Non-Tenure Track Lecturer Biology

University of Central Arkansas

United States

November 11, 2021


Position Details Posting Number F0512021

Working Title Non-Tenure Track Lecturer Biology Department Org 362000 - Biology Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Lecturer is responsibe for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is non-tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position with opportunities for promotion. Typical appointments begin at the Lecturer I rank. However, experienced candidates may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer II. The primary teaching responsibility will be Microbiology for Human Affairs, which is a microbiology course for pre-nursing students. The candidate will also serve as the microbiology course coordinator. Candidates must show a commitment to work collaboratively to support diversity and inclusion. A desired start date is Jan. 1, 2022; however, accommodations can be made to start August 2022.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of Microbiology. Capability and expertise to utilize the skills listed below.

Skills Considered Essential for Success

-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of student development theory. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations, and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to compile statistics into reports. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature. -Demonstrate follow-up contacts and consultations in a timely manner.

Required Education and/or Experience

M.S. degree and higher education teaching experience required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred) University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 01/16/2022

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 10/05/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references to the on-line application process at https: // Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Brent Hill, Chair of Biology ( Applications will be reviewed starting Oct 13th. However, applications will continue to be evaluated after this date until the position is filled. The Department of Biology has 33 full-time faculty, approximately 700 undergraduate majors, an interdisciplinary Environmental Science program, and a growing Master's program that currently enrolls 30 graduate students. Please visit our website for more details https://

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  • Curriculum Vitae
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  • Teaching Philosophy
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