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Full-time Lecturer in Biology
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Full-time Lecturer in Biology
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - General
    Sciences - General

The Department of Biology at Tufts University seeks a full-time faculty member beginning September 1, 2023. Teaching responsibilities will include a multi-section laboratory course in Molecular Biology (Bio50), a Molecular Biology lecture course to complement an existing course offering (Bio105), and contribution to another course or courses that match the candidate’s expertise. Additional responsibilities will include undergraduate advising and service to the department and university.



Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in an area of Molecular Biology and show evidence of successful teaching in intermediate biology courses and laboratory settings. Candidates should have experience or invested interest in student-centered pedagogical techniques and developing inclusive classrooms. They should clearly describe how they will utilize effective teaching and mentoring to promote success and career enhancement of underrepresented students in STEM.  

This is an academic year, benefitted, non-tenure-track position with initial appointment for 2 years and is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at Tufts University are unionized ( with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), sample syllabi for molecular biology lecture and lab courses, teaching evaluations if available, and two letters of recommendation. The DEIJ statement should demonstrate your knowledge of barriers facing under-represented groups in higher education and highlight your own efforts and plans to advance DEIJ in the biology curriculum.  All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at

Please contact staff assistant to the chair/faculty Geneva Frank at with any questions.  Review of applications will begin January15th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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