Lehigh University, Department of Biological Sciences

Position ID:Lehigh-Department of Biological Sciences-TAP [#20287]
Position Title: Teaching Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Organismal Biology
Starting Date:2022/08/15
Appl Deadline:2022/08/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/27)
Position Description:   URMs  

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, >100 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. 

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement including examples of innovative approaches and practices, (4) a statement of visions for and contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion, and (5) at least three letters of recommendation. Optional supplemental materials of the candidate’s choosing are also welcomed. 

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 Teaching Faculty Search Committee Chair, inbios@lehigh.edu. For more information about the department please see: www.lehigh.edu/~inbios. 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 (https://advance.cc.lehigh.edu/) 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://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty (see https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career).

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Further Info:
Department of Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
111 Research Drive, B-217
Bethlehem, PA 18015