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Biology: Lecturer

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #17454
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Biology: Lecturer

NOTE: This is an initial one-semester assignment.

The Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time instructional academic staff position at the rank of Lecturer to begin January 2022. We are searching for a broadly-trained biologist who can teach a variety of introductory and majors' courses in general biology, human biology, ecology, biological inquiry. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction and embrace the university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity.


At minimum, a master’s degree is required from an accredited institution. A degree within the umbrella of biology is preferred. Demonstrated evidence of successfully teaching introductory general biology, human biology or ecology at the collegiate level is required. Experience teaching large lectures is a plus as well as demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to on-line modes of delivery.


The successful candidate will have a teaching commitment of approximately 15 contact hours per week in a combination of 2-3 course preparations (possibly with lab) in courses in, or related to General Biology, Human Biology and/or General Ecology.  Assigned coursework will depend on experience, areas of expertise and needs of the department. Opportunities will also exist to optionally engage in teaching elective courses during winter or summer sessions. The candidate may also provide service to the Department, College, University and/or community. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience and full benefits will apply. The position is being initially posted as a no-intent-to-renew through May 2022.


The Department of Biology currently has 16 faculty, 4 instructors, a lab manager, a greenhouse/animal care manager, and approximately 900 Biology majors including 100 Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors. Department members are dedicated to teaching and are actively involved in research with undergraduates as demonstrated by co-authored presentations and publications. The Department is affiliated with the Institute for Health Sciences on campus, which is a consortium of academic departments and programs that support the advancement of the pre-professional and professional health science programs.

Departmental facilities include a variety of teaching and research laboratories, field equipment, and modern cell and molecular biology instrumentation, equipment, and facilities. Human, and general biology labs are equipped with pedagogical technology, hands-on and computer simulation models. In addition, we have three greenhouses and an animal care facility. Research is supported by both external and internal grants. Internal funds are also available to support professional development and travel of all departmental members.


UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. UW-Eau Claire's campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city.

Eau Claire is a vibrant community of over 67,000 located in the Chippewa Valley. It was recently featured in Time Magazine, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a new “it” city for millennials due to its ever expanding entrepreneurial, local food, art and music scenes. The surrounding scenic countryside also offers plentiful access to rivers, public parks, and seasonal outdoor recreational activities. It is affordable, has major medical facilities, outstanding public schools and diverse employment opportunities. The valley is just 90 miles from the international airport and the cosmopolitan center of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.


Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process.  If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Biology: Lecturer position (Job ID # 17454) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application including statements on your approach to teaching Human A&P and why you are interested in a career at UWEC;
  • Curriculum vita;
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript;
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct additional inquiries to: Leah Davis (Academic Department Associate)

To ensure consideration, please submit completed on-line application by September 30, 2021. However, screening may continue until position is filled. 


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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).