Lecturer in Introductory Genetics and Evolution

The Department of Biology at Duke University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Lecturer level, to start in July or August 2018.  This position is responsible for developing and coordinating the laboratory exercises for Biology 202L Genetics and Evolution: 

Introduction to genetics and evolution. The hire will also supervise a team of teaching assistants, teach at least one laboratory section personally, oversee the course management site, and assist with assessments both in the lecture and laboratory portions of the course. Topics covered include Mendelian inheritance, quantitative genetics, genetic mapping, evidence for evolution, natural selection, genetic drift, kin selection, speciation, molecular evolution, and phylogenetic analysis. Relevance to evolution of infectious disease, human hereditary disorders, and social implications of genetic knowledge are also discussed.  The course serves approximately 600 students per year over two semesters.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological science and strong experience in teaching at the collegiate level.  Experience with active learning and other evidence-based pedagogies preferred. The application should be pdf files that include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, and letters of recommendation from three referees are required. Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online, job # 10942.  Applications received on or before May 15, 2018 will be given full consideration.

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End Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018