Iowa State University Lecturer in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700156

Working Title Lecturer

Advertised Employing Department Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Appointment Type Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date January 1, 2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term May 15, 2020

Number of Months Employed Per Year 9

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GCDB) at Iowa State University invites applications for a non-tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This position will have a leadership role in a multi-section undergraduate genetics laboratory course and will also contribute to other related courses. This position is expected to employ evidence-based teaching practices and to continually improve courses through iterative assessments of student learning. The successful candidate will have outstanding organizational skills, the ability to build and work well with teams towards pedagogical goals, and scholarly expertise in the field of molecular genetics.

Required Education and Experience

PhD in life sciences or related discipline.

Experience teaching life sciences courses at the college level.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience teaching genetics classes, especially large-enrollment or laboratory courses.

Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement in the area of teaching and learning, as evidenced by assessments of student learning, participation in grant-funded projects with educational aims, or participation in related training opportunities.

Demonstrated ability or potential to excel as a course director for a multi-section course.

Evidence of commitment to creating inclusive classrooms that support learners from diverse backgrounds.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Jo Anne Powell-Coffman

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Additional Information

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Statement of qualifications. Summarize qualifications for the position, addressing each of the listed preferred qualifications. Please attach as “Other Document(s) 1.”4) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/26/2017

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Lecturer - 1400

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty