Lecturer in Biology, renewable position

Posted on September 21, 2023
Expires: October 15, 2023


The Department of Biology at Lafayette College is looking for candidates passionate about teaching introductory biology and dedicated to recruiting and retaining students in STEM. We invite applicants who are committed to excellence and equity in undergraduate education to apply for a Lecturer position, to begin Fall 2024. The Lecturer position is a two-year renewable position, with potential opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Demonstrated effectiveness using inclusive teaching practices is essential.

The Biology Department offers three courses in its introductory sequence (Biol 111, 112, and 113). The successful candidate will teach the first two courses (Biol 111 & 112). The first course focuses on evolution, organismal physiology, and ecology. The second course focuses on cell and molecular biology. Both majors and nonmajors populate these courses. The teaching load is 3 courses/semester. More information about the department is available at http://biology.lafayette.edu.

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.


Applicants should hold a PhD in a field of Biology and have broad or integrative training across the field.

Application Instructions

Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference. In the cover letter and/or teaching statement, candidates should address how their teaching and/or service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as articulated in the College’s diversity statement: (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement). All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/132294. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2023. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Mike Butler, Search Committee Chair, at butlermw@lafayette.edu. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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