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University of Nevada, Reno: Lecturer, Biology (Physiology), Academic Faculty (non-tenure track)

(posted 2017-11-01)


The Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a Lecturer (non-tenure track) to develop a new laboratory course in comparative animal physiology to complement an existing lecture course. The Department is developing a separate Physiology track for our majors. The successful applicant will be responsible for designing lab exercises, trouble-shooting issues that arise in labs, assisting with and overseeing the preparation of materials for the labs, and supervising teaching assistants. Other course assignments will depend on departmental needs and expertise of the successful applicant but may include comparative animal physiology lecture or courses in human anatomy and physiology. Experience in developing online courses, especially with virtual lab component is welcome.

The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on campus, spanning a wide range of life sciences. Strengths include neuroscience, ecology, and evolution. The department has approximately 375 Neuroscience majors, 1000 Biology majors, 60 graduate students, 27 tenure-ladder faculty, and 7 lecturers. Extramural awards average ~ $4 million/yr.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

PhD degree in Physiology or related field

The following materials must be submitted with your application:
Resume/CV
Cover letter
Statement of teaching philosophy
Contact information for three professional references

Closing date: 12/01/2017

Contact: Sharee Williams (775) 682-8795, shareew@unr.edu