Lecturer, Biological Sciences, full-time (non-tenure track)

Ohio University
Athens, OH
November 13 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio seeks applicants for a Lecturer, Biological Sciences. This is a full-time, non-tenure track teaching faculty position responsible for non-majors Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab courses. The primary responsibilities are to coordinate and teach the large lecture courses of BIOS 1300/1310 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, recitation sessions and multiple sections of the associated laboratory courses. This lecture/lab course is required for pre-nursing students and other health sciences professions. Responsibilities also include the training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants; team collaboration with other faculty within and outside the department; and mentoring students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds. Academic advising and service to the department are also responsibilities of this position. The ideal candidate will have a record of outstanding undergraduate teaching as demonstrated by assessments of teaching effectiveness, participation in professional development programs on teaching practices, experience in a health care field and proficiency with innovative practices in instructional design and technology.  Consideration will be given to candidates with team leadership and/or management experience, and those familiar with student learning outcomes established by the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.


Ohio University is located in Athens, Ohio amidst scenic state parks and a national forest. Athens is a family-friendly, inclusive community rich in music, art, and food culture, located and in proximity to Columbus, Ohio and Charleston, West Virginia. Recently, Athens was rated the Best College Small Town by the readers of USA Today. For more information about Athens, Ohio please visit http://www.ci.athens.oh.us/ .


Ohio University has a history of excellence dating back to 1804 when it was established as the first university in the Northwest Territories. We are a Research II institution with a demonstrated and sustained commitment to diversity in our campus community enrolling over 22,000 students on the Athens campus and more than 10,000 students on five regional campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences includes over 450 full time faculty members and contains 19 departments (including 14 doctoral programs), 16 centers, 9 institutes and 8 special programs. For further information, please visit http://www.ohio.edu.


The Department of Biological Sciences is the largest of 19 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University and presently enrolls over 1100 majors. Currently, we have 24 tenure-track faculty, 12 non-tenure track (teaching) faculty, 6 support staff and 55 graduate students. Due to the large enrollment and complexity of the course, the successful candidate will have faculty team support and mentorship. The culture in Biological Sciences is cooperative and inclusive. Learning outcomes and lab design are already established, however, course design and implementation is ultimately the responsibility of the instructor. Additionally, excellent rapport has been established with the College of Health Sciences and Professions and they are fully supportive of the efforts from our faculty.


Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences or closely related field and teaching experience.


To apply or for more information please visit http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/29159.  The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by December 14, 2018.


Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

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