Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


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Lecturer in Biology Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

The Program in Biology at Brown University is seeking applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer with expertise in Immunology and Microbiology and teaching experience. The position involves teaching four courses per year, formal academic advising, and service to the Program in Biology. Two of the four courses will be Immunology and Microbiology. The Lecturer will also teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate Biology courses, based on their expertise and Program needs. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include academic advising of first year and sophomore students, advising of concentrators in the Biological Sciences, and service associated with the undergraduate program. 

We seek candidates who will contribute to the overall intellectual culture of the Program in Biology. Lecturers are included in faculty meetings, have the opportunity to advise undergraduate research projects, and contribute to curricular innovation. The Program in Biology values inclusive teaching and advising, innovative pedagogy, and welcomes candidates interested in researching STEM education within the context of their teaching. The initial appointment would be for a 3-year period with potential for renewal.

The Program in Biology strives to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community, and so we are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching, advising, service, and scholarship (if applicable) can further our efforts. Brown University aims to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment, and its detailed vision and action plan for realizing this commitment is articulated in Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion. The Program in Biology is similarly committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to the excellence, diversity, and inclusivity of our academic community. We ask the candidates to report any relevant experience, including work with diverse constituents, and plans in their teaching statements.

The position is expected to start with the fall 2021 semester. In selecting candidates, we will consider evidence of effective teaching, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and compatibility with the area needs and interests of the Program, as well as potential for effective participation in department or university activities.

Founded in 1764, Brown University is a leading Ivy League research university where students and faculty collaborate to address the defining challenges of a complex and changing world. Its campus is in vibrant Providence, Rhode Island, ranked as one of the 20 most ethnically diverse cities in the United States, with more than 40% of its residents identifying as Hispanic and 16% Black or African American. It boasts vibrant immigrant communities that are well represented in the city's leadership and education system, as well as its civic and cultural organizations. One of Rhode Island's most attractive attributes is the diversity of the people who have made the state their home.

Brown University is located in Providence, RI, on Narragansett Bay, an hour from Boston and three hours from New York City. Providence has been consistently rated among the Northeast's most livable cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities. Brown offers a competitive benefits package including a tuition aid program for dependent children and a range of programs and services to assist in balancing work, personal, and family commitments.

Brown's Handbook of Academic Administration provides the summary of policies, regulations and benefits applicable to faculty and academic administration at the University.

Position Requirements:

PhD in the Biological Sciences.

Scholarly and/or teaching experience in Microbiology, Immunology, or related fields.

STEM teaching and curriculum design experience.

Ability to work collaboratively with different stakeholders: students, faculty, senior administrators and staff.

Excellent verbal and oral skills, appropriate in consultative, collaborative and more formal presentation situations. 

Experience teaching online is preferred. 

Experience with college advising preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.  Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by May 1, 2021.   Interested individuals should upload a letter of interest,  a teaching statement, a diversity statement (which can be included in the teaching statement) and curriculum vitae addressed to Laurent Brossay, Ph.D. and Katherine Smith, Ph.D. at http://apply.interfolio.com/84965

Final candidates will be asked to provide at least three letters of reference to be submitted through the application website.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Internal Number: 84965