The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus of Arizona State University invites applications for a full time, benefits eligible position in Biology at the Lecturer level to begin in August 2021.
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (https://newcollege.asu.edu/mathematical-natural-sciences-degree-programs) at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computing, environmental science, forensic sciences, statistics, mathematics, pharmacology/toxicology and physics. Successful candidates will primarily be expected to provide innovative instruction in biology and related fields, and to contribute service to the university and the profession. Faculty can participate in university-wide graduate programs.
The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences, and achieving diversity that reflects the U.S. population.
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU’s New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.
Essential Functions of Lecturers:
The individuals filling these positions will teach up to four lectures or labs per semester, within the areas of biology, ecology, environmental sciences, ecotoxicology, genetics or other related fields within the candidate’s area of expertise. Work with colleagues within and outside the department to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success, and provide other departmental service as assigned.
1. Masters degree in biology or closely related field by the time of appointment
2. Experience teaching college level courses.
3. Ability and commitment to work with diverse populations and encourage student success.
1. At least five years’ experience teaching at the college level, additional graduate coursework beyond the Masters degree
2. Experience using course management software such as Canvas
3. Experience in collaborative teaching efforts with other disciplines
4. Service at the departmental level.
5. Experience or demonstrated commitment to incorporating the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching and research.
Instructions to Apply
Applications deadline is February 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Complete applications must include (1) cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a summary of student evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence (such as syllabi, class projects, or other innovations); (4) a statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; (5) names, phone numbers, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references; (6) unofficial transcripts. Arizona State University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/82106.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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