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Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Biological Sciences


University of Pittsburgh

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Position Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position on an 8-month basis with an anticipated start date of 27 August 2018. This position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review.


The position entails teaching one course per term (1/3 total effort) and advising undergraduate students (2/3 total effort; approximately 1000 students shared with a team of five advisors). Advising duties include meeting one-on-one with students to discuss course selections, progress in their chosen major, resources and opportunities at the university, and career planning. The advising team develops programming such as CV workshops, career info sessions, and the Departmental Senior Recognition Ceremony.

Application Information

Applicants can apply online at: Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference.

Institution Information

University of Pittsburgh - Department of Biological Sciences.

Additional Information

Applications will be reviewed starting 8 January 2018; review will continue until the position is filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointment requires administrative and budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Further information about advising and the Department of Biological Sciences is available at:

Contact Information

Dr. Suzanna Gribble -


Required Qualifications

  • This position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review.

  • Applicants must have an MS or PhD in biology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal undergraduate advising experience is not required, but we seek an individual who can apply relevant academic or non-academic experiences to the guidance of students with diverse scientific interests and career aspirations.