Clemson University: Multiple Teaching-Track Positions Intro Bio, Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Biology, Animal Physiology

Posted on January 6, 2022
Expires: April 06, 2022

Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for up to three full-time, 9-month Lecturers to begin August 15, 2022. We seek candidates with interest and experience in teaching Introductory Biology and delivering courses and laboratories in areas including, but not limited to, evolutionary biology, organismal biology, ecology, animal physiology, and cell biology. We are expanding our faculty with dedicated, innovative individuals who will strengthen and broaden student-centered learning in the Department.

Teaching responsibilities during the academic year would include a combination of the following: 1) Introductory Biology for majors or non-majors; 2) undergraduate lecture and lab courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise and in areas of departmental need; and 3) online courses for the online M.S. in Biological Sciences program. There are also summer salary opportunities available for teaching on-campus, online, and study abroad.

Successful candidates will have a desire to join fully in the varied activities of our large department and to take on service responsibilities as they progress through the non-tenure ranks of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Principal Lecturer. Salary level will be commensurate with education and experience, and a benefits package is included.

Department Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University includes faculty with expertise across the areas of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; microbiology; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; and environmental toxicology to advance the University’s discovery mission and to provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department, located within the College of Science, is home to 50 full-time faculty, including 16 lecturers, supporting research and degree programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Environmental Toxicology. The Department’s student population includes over 1700 undergraduate students in the B.A. and B.S. degree programs in Biological Sciences and the B.S. degree program in Microbiology. The Department also has 70 graduate students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology and 200 students in the online M.S. program in Biological Sciences for Science Educators. For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University, please visit the Department’s website at



Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated successful experience teaching university-level biology lecture and laboratory courses and have a strong interest in online teaching.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items through Interfolio at (1) cover letter detailing why the applicant would like to join the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests with attention to describing strategies for fostering diversity and inclusion; (4) course evaluations, peer evaluations, or other evidence of past teaching performance; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references*.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Christine Minor, chair of the search committee ( For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 24, 2021. The position will remain posted until the position is filled.

*Note: References will not be contacted until the final stages of the interview process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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