Mercer University

The Department of Biology at Mercer University seeks a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with with an emphasis in Biology for majors and non-majors. A minimum of a master’s degree in a biological science from an accredited college/university is required. Candidates with a PhD are highly desirable. Applicants should demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching and advising. Duties will consist of teaching 6-7 undergraduate courses per academic year that may include introductory biology, non-majors biology, introductory environmental science, or human anatomy and physiology, and then some specialty that is complementary to our department’s current offerings. Candidates should access to complete an online application and submit a cover letter of interest, a current CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a diversity statement in which the candidate outlines their experiences in promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in the STEM classroom. A teaching profile will be requested with three recommendation letters when we have a shorter list of candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Mercer University is a private institution distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to use their learning to create, discover, and serve. Mercer offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in twelve divisions that includes the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), a medical school, and an engineering school, to name a few. The selective, residential, and undergraduate-only CLAS enrolls over 1,900 students. Among the incoming freshmen in 2020, 27% are 1st generation college students, 37% are Pell-eligible, and 49% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. Mercer CLAS hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. Mercer’s Department of Biology has 16 faculty members, over 300 majors and minors, and offers degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as well as Neuroscience. For additional information about Mercer University and the Department of Biology email the search committee chair Dr. Craig Byron, or consult the following websites:

Mercer University is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability employer.

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds