Lecturer in Endocrinology/Neuroscience
The College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University and the Department of Biology invite applications from qualified candidates for appointment to three newly created non-tenure track positions at the rank of Lecturer. The rank of Lecturer is a one-year renewable contract position with the potential for promotion to higher non-tenure-track ranks. Applicants are expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate biology teaching in both major and non-major courses and possess a strong appreciation for the mission of the University and its student-centered focus. In addition, applicants may develop scholarly research programs focused on engaging undergraduates. We are seeking candidates with expertise in at least one of the following topical areas:
· Population Genetics:The ideal applicant would have substantial experience in applying next generation sequencing techniques and data analysis to research questions in conservation, ecology or evolution.
· Endocrinology/Neuroscience: The ideal applicant would have expertise in the relationship between the endocrine and nervous systems and in applying this knowledge to research questions in the biological sciences.
· Ecosystem Ecology: The ideal candidate would have expertise in climate science and be able to apply this knowledge to research on the effects of climate change in terrestrial and/or aquatic systems.
In addition to teaching courses in the candidate's area of specialization the faculty members filling these positions will play a major role in teaching courses in the foundational core of the university (First Year Seminar, Critical Thinking) and the biology major core courses (Concepts in Biology I and II, Genetics and Evolution, and Ecology and Evolution).
Applications must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, advanced degree transcript (unofficial is sufficient for the application process), a statement describing teaching philosophy, a statement describing research interests and three letters of reference. Digital application materials must be submitted through the Sacred Heart University Online Application Portal to be considered. Review of applications will begin October 14th, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.