• Visiting Instructor

Georgia Southern University

The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for a visiting instructor position (#12021), with primary teaching responsibilities to include Introductory Biology, Environmental Biology, and Biodiversity on the Armstrong and Liberty campuses.

At Georgia Southern, visiting instructors normally teach fifteen credit hours per semester, hold regular office hours, and participate in school meetings and activities. Collegiality is essential. All visiting positions are non-tenure track, academic-year (9/10 month) appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The second year would be a terminal year, without exception.

At Georgia Southern University, we celebrate diversity in all its forms, including every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veteran status, ability, and LGBTQ+ identity. We are seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s or doctoral degree in Biology or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Biology courses by August 1, 2020.

  • Commitment to teaching that is consistent with the College’s priorities for the Department and the mission of the University.

  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

  • Commitment to work in a diverse academic and professional community and to implement diversity initiatives in the classroom as delineated by the University, College, and Department.

  • Ability to teach Introductory Biology, Environmental Biology, and Biodiversity lecture and lab classes.

  • Must be able to work on both Armstrong and Liberty campuses.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience in biology or related field.

  • Experience with the development and delivery of academic courses in both traditional and online formats.

  • Experience teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and laboratory courses.

  • Previous experience teaching one or more of the courses listed within Required Qualifications.

We will begin screening applications as they are received. The position starts on August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, including a verifiable statement regarding authorization to work, unassisted, in the US; a curriculum vitae; names, contact information, and email addresses of at least three professional references.

Contact: Dr. Scott C. Mateer , Search 12021; eMail: smateer@georgiasouthern.edu; 912-344-3101

The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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