Faculty Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Biology

Utah Valley University

United States

July 16, 2022


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Position Title Faculty Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Biology

Position Category Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT) Summary

The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position, to begin in August 2022. We seek an outstanding candidate who can teach a combination of human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology and/or general biology I.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing inclusive, data-driven pedagogies. Teaching responsibilities for this position include: Human Anatomy (ZOOL 2320), Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (ZOOL 1090), Microbiology for Health Professionals (MICR 2060) and/or General Biology I (BIOL 1610). Candidates may be asked to teach other courses based on their area of expertise, as needed by the department. Applicants with experience and interest in teaching hybrid and/or online instruction are especially encouraged to apply.

Non-tenure-track lecturer positions require 15 hours of teaching per semester and include an expectation of service to the department or discipline. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to engage in professional development, and to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to promote the university's mission and values.

UVU is committed to preparing all students for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. We value and promote collegial relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the community. We acknowledge and seek to address the needs of populations who are underserved as well as students with varying levels of academic preparation. As such, we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who are eager to help construct and maintain a culture of inclusion within biology education and research, and who act with a resolute commitment to eliminate barriers to college access, success, and completion. UVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access employer.

Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the state of Utah with over 28,000 undergraduate students, and one of a few in the US offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. As an open-enrollment institution, UVU serves a diverse population that includes many working, non-traditional (24+ years old), and first- generation students. UVU is located in Orem, Utah, at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Masters of Science in Biology or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of theory and practice relevant to introductory biology, anatomy, physiology, or microbiology. Knowledge of the relevance of Biology to the individual and society Knowledge of online learning platforms and of effective online pedagogies. Skills in the design and instruction of engaged, active-learning pedagogies. Ability to communicate in written and verbal form with various students, faculty, and others. Ability to work collaboratively with students and support staff. Ability to develop curriculum and teach and design courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in teaching Biology or related field at the college level.

Physical Requirements

Frequent standing, sitting, and walking; continuous ability to see, hear, and speak; Able to lift up to 10 pounds; frequent fine hand manipulation as associated with the use of a computer.

EEO Statement

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Benefits Summary

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA Exempt Pay Range DOQ

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Open Date 05/02/2022 Review Start Date 05/08/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Must include a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement uploaded as “Other document #1”. The statement should describe the candidate's contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, their understanding of these topics, and specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at UVU.

Reference letters are not required. Instead please provide a list of 3-5 references uploaded as “Other Document #2” who may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a verbal exchange and/or a letter of recommendation.

Required Teaching Philosophy is encouraged to include evidence for teaching effectiveness based on your philosophy.

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // www. uvu.jobs/postings/27890

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is your highest level of education
  • High School or equivalent
  • Associates degree
  • Bachelors degree
  • Masters degree
  • PhD
  • PhD (ABD)
  • Terminal Professional Degree (MD, DO, DVM etc)
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Other Document #1
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document #2
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts # 1
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