Pool – Lecturer, Molecular Biosciences

Updated: 26 days ago


Undergraduate Biology Program

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus and the Molecular Biosciences program invite qualified scholars and professionals to apply for lecturer positions. Lecturers are untenured, non-tenure-track members of the faculty. Positions vary and are dependent upon the need, if any, each semester for development and/or instruction of course(s). Primary role is instruction, with no obligations to perform research or service. The appointment dates will vary based on the type of lecturer appointment and the timeframe for the preparation and instruction of the course(s).

A successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins. Any employment with the University of Kansas is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. Appointments are one semester, renewable and subject to review, funding, and adequate student enrollment.

This position will be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by supervisor.

Job Description

100% -  Lecturer Duties:     
Teach and/or develop a specified number of undergraduate courses per semester for the Molecular Biosciences program at the University of Kansas Edwards campus.

  • Common examples of courses for which lecturers would be needed (but not limited to):
    BIOL 600 – Introduction to Biochemistry
    BIOL 400 – Fundamentals of Microbiology
    BIOL 350 – Principles of Genetics
    BIOL 430 – Molecular Biology Lab
    BIOL 402 – Microbiology Lab
  • Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the lecturer must make arrangements for a substitute.
  • Identify needed reagents and equipment, ensure adequate supplies levels are maintained for assigned class, communicate ordering needs to the Molecular Biosciences Program Director.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold regular office hours for students enrolled in classes taught.
  • Be available for reasonable scheduling of appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • Adhere to all Departmental, campus, and University policies.
  • Lecturers may work with Program Director to determine format and schedule for course(s).  Courses may be cotaught with other appointed Lecturers under circumstances requiring diverse expertise.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Master’s degree in a biology-related field.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant professional work experience.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned PhD in biology-related field.
  • Evidence of prior success in teaching, preferably at the undergraduate level (e.g. course evaluations, supervisor ratings).
  • Experience in delivering both in-person and online courses.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Brendan Mattingly
    Program Director, Molecular Biosciences

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application requires: 1) on-line application; 2) current curriculum vitae/resume; 3) a cover letter; 4) two professional references.
    Applications will be reviewed and considered for teaching positions as needed.

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    Position Number

    01200290; 01200291; 01200292

    Primary Campus

    Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus

    Advertised Salary Range

    $6,000 per course, per semester


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