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Job ID: 160664

Rice University

Date Posted Jun. 14, 2021
Title Lecturer
University Rice University
Houston , TX, United States
Department BioSciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Biology - General

The BioSciences Department at Rice University ( in Houston, Texas has an open, full-time, non-tenure track instructional position, starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. Rice University is among the top 20 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best national universities and is ranked #6 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in 2021.

The responsibilities of this position include teaching in our undergraduate laboratory courses, many of which are course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), as well as in lecture courses. Depending on rank, this position may also include departmental and university service commitments including advising undergraduate students, serving on committees, and related activities. Faculty in similar positions are encouraged to develop ideas for new courses, implement innovative pedagogical approaches, and seek internal and external support for such activities. This position is a potential long-term career path opportunity. Our career path teaching faculty ranks generally start at Lecturer followed by Assistant, Associate, and Full Teaching Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a life sciences field and college-level teaching experience is required. The ideal candidate will have broad training in biology as well as experience in more than one of the following fields: biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, ecology, neuroscience, and/or evolutionary biology. Rice University seeks to expand access, diversity, and inclusion as key part of its Vision for the Second Century. In this spirit, we welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences and those who have the skills, knowledge, and commitment to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.

Review of applications will begin July 23, 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter describing background and interests, a curriculum vitae with a 2-page maximum statement of teaching philosophy and interest and three letters of recommendation.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a life sciences field and college-level teaching experience is required.

  • Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

    Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

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