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Biology: Visiting Assistant Professor in Cell Biology and Genetics

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #20724
  • 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: Visiting Assistant Professor in Cell Biology and Genetics

POSITION: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Biology invites enthusiastic applicants for an instructional academic staff position of Visiting Assistant Professor (official title: Lecturer) for the 2024-2025 academic year to begin August 19, 2024. We seek candidates with expertise in cell biology/genetics or related areas. 

QUALIFICATIONS: At minimum, a Master's degree in Cell Biology/Genetics (or a related area) is required from an accredited institution. Candidates must be work-authorized in the United States. Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates is highly desired. Demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff is an asset. 

DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 15 contact hours during the fall and spring semesters in Foundations of Biology I (introduction to cell biology, genetics, evolution, and microbiology), Genetics Inquiry (lab/discussion course involving methods of genetic and genomic analysis), and/or Molecular and Cell Biology (current concepts in molecular/cell biology).  Opportunities to teach additional courses may be available depending on the candidate's specific area of expertise. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience and qualifications.

THE UNITThe Department of Biology currently has 15 faculty, 3 instructors, a lab manager, a greenhouse/animal care manager, and approximately 600 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 and visibility of the preprofessional and professional health science programs. 

Departmental facilities include a variety of teaching and research laboratories, standard cell and molecular instrumentation, equipment and facilities for cell culture, gel and blot documentation systems, a real-time PCR system, and shared access to conventional and confocal fluorescence microscopes and transmission and scanning electron microscopes. In addition, we have three greenhouses and an animal care facility. Research is supported by both external and internal grants, and we participate in the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Internal funds are also available to support faculty and student travel to professional meetings.

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UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 10,500 students and 1,200 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. UWEC is home to the UW System's only Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, which supports research collaborations between faculty and undergraduates, and hosts an annual Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. UW-Eau Claire's campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city.

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The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, 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 ample employment opportunities. The valley is just 90 miles from the international airport and the cosmopolitan center of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 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: Visiting Assistant Professor in Cell Biology and Genetics position (Job ID # 20724) 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
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 15, 2024. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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).

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