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Visiting Lecturer, Biology
Mercer University

Date Posted May 13, 2024
Title Visiting Lecturer, Biology
University Mercer University
Macon, GA, United States
Department Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Microbiology
    Biology - General


Application Instructions:


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Job Title:

Visiting Lecturer, Biology






College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences


Primary Job Posting Location:

Macon, GA 31207



Additional Job Posting Locations:

(Other locations that this position could be based)



Job Details:

The Department of Biology at Mercer University seeks to hire a visiting Lecturer of Biology in the broad area of molecular biology with a preferred specialty in microbiology. This position is full time as a nine-month faculty position that begins August 1st, 2024 and requires teaching and some service to the department. This is a one-year visiting appointment with the possibility of renewal.



Responsibilities include teaching seven courses (27 hours) per academic year at the undergraduate level, including the molecular-based introductory biology course, microbiology for nursing majors, and preferably microbiology for biology majors. In addition, the successful candidate will support the work of the department by attending and contributing to department meetings and by participating in faculty development.



A master's degree (or higher) in Biological Science or related field with a strong emphasis in a field related to molecular biology from an accredited college/university is required. Coursework in microbiology is strongly preferred. A promise of excellence in teaching in the context of a liberal arts college and membership in Phi Beta Kappa are considered added advantages.


Selection of the final candidate is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.


Candidates should complete a brief online application and attach these required documents.


1) A cover letter of interest, 2) current CV, and 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population while promoting inclusion and equity in the STEM classroom.


Finalists will send, upon request, three letters of recommendation and unofficial graduate transcripts with personal information redacted. The successful candidate must also submit official transcripts prior to employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Job Family:

Faculty Math and Sciences


EEO Statement:



Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.




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Contact Information

  • Craig Byron
    Mercer University


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