The Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for two, full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Lecturer positions starting August 2024. We are looking for faculty members with demonstrated expertise in a plant-related discipline and potential for outstanding and innovative teaching, especially for first-year students. Teaching expectations for each lecturer are 4-6 courses per year; these will likely include introductory-level courses in botany and general biology for life science majors and non-majors. We encourage creativity in our instructional faculty and the potential exists to design new courses. Responsibilities also include undergraduate advising and service at the department and college level.
UVM is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. We seek a new faculty member who can advance the values of Our Common Ground (i.e., openness, respect, responsibility, integrity, innovation, and justice) through their teaching, mentoring, and service. The position is within UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and successful applicants will help us achieve the college’s mission to create critical thinkers and problem solvers to build resilient, sustainable, inclusive, and healthy communities and environments.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the life sciences, related to plant biology. Applicants should have a demonstrated potential for excellent teaching and mentoring, strong scientific skills, and a dedication to innovative teaching and professional development. Successful applicants will have a sustained commitment to equity and inclusion in their professional endeavors.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to advancing the diversity and inclusive excellence of the institution. Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.uvmjobs.com/. Please upload a PDF file containing the following, separate elements: 1) A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy statement as it relates to the position; and 4) a statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont. All required materials must be submitted to receive consideration. After the initial review of applications, references may be contacted to submit their letters directly to the search committee chair. Review will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled. We anticipate a start date of August 2024. Salary will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the search committee chair: Laura Hill, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology, Laura.Hill@uvm.edu
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