Teaching Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US)
October 30 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University is seeking a full-time, Teaching Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology, to begin in August 2022. Eligible applicants will have a Ph.D. in biological sciences, expertise in the use of innovative and interactive scientific teaching practices in both introductory and advanced level courses, and experience in assessment of student learning outcomes. This position carries an initial three-year appointment, with an expected start in August 2022. Subsequent renewal and promotion based on performance and continued need is possible, following Lehigh’s promotion system for teaching faculty.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the teaching of large introductory courses (Integrative and Comparative Biology and Laboratory, greater than100 students) in addition to upper-level labs and courses in the Candidate’s field of expertise. The candidate will also have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students in independent research projects.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the  nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic  community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000  undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members.  Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area with a reasonable cost of living. Over  820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City  and Philadelphia.

For additional information contact:


or by mail
Teaching Faculty Search Committee
Department of Biological Sciences 
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20287 to apply for this position.

Application review will begin on December 1, 2021. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering  http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award.  Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.  Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

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