Visiting Genetics Lecturer

Location
Wheaton, Illinois
Salary
Not specified
Posted
March 24 2021
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Biology at Wheaton College (IL) seeks candidates for a one-year appointment as a full-time Visiting Genetics Lecturer to begin August 2021. A PhD (or ABD) in genetics or closely-related field is required. Candidates with strengths in a systems biology/bioinformatics approach to genetics are especially encouraged to apply.  The Visiting Genetics Lecturer will have the opportunity to compete for a probable full-time, tenure-track Genetics position to begin in Fall 2022.  The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated team of teacher-scholars, with expanding teaching and scholarly opportunities in bioinformatics, neuroscience, and public health anticipated in the coming years. 

The Lecturer will be expected to (1) teach upper-level genetics and associated laboratories, (2) coordinate the genetics laboratories (planning the laboratories and managing the laboratory teaching assistants), (3) teach a combination of introductory and/or non-majors biology lecture courses and laboratory sections, and (4) possibly teach one course in his/her specialty area. Lecture and labs may include both in-person and online instruction. Adherence to COVID-19 protocols is expected.

Information about the Biology curriculum, including BIOL 356 Genetics, is located at https://catalog.wheaton.edu/undergraduate/arts-sciences/biology/#coursestext.

Please address any questions regarding this position to the Chair of the Biology Department, Dr. Ray Lewis, raymond.lewis@wheaton.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

WHEATON COLLEGE is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant.  Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body.  We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom.  For more information about Wheaton College visit www.wheaton.edu.

Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.