Smith College: Lecturer in Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time, one-year position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin July, 2017. Specializations should include the area of bioinformatics and molecular/cellular biochemistry. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach four courses for the academic year, including an upper division course in bioinformatics with an associated computation-based laboratory, the first of a two-semester introductory series in biochemistry (focused on the structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids), and an upper division seminar in the candidate’s area of specialization. Additionally, this position provides an opportunity to work with faculty willing to act as collaborators and mentors. The candidate may join the laboratory of a departmental faculty member with whom his/her research interests aligns in order to both gain experience in mentoring research students and, if appropriate, advance their own research. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine a clear and demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level with an active research program.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. A faculty of outstanding scholars interacts with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Exceptional resources to support research and teaching include the Centers for Molecular Biology, Proteomics, and Microscopy, and Imaging. The Department of Biological Sciences collaborates closely with various programs and departments, including Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Biomathematical Sciences, Data Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry, and Engineering. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as collegial opportunities for teaching and research. Further details about the Department of Biological Sciences at Smith may be found at

Submit applications at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, a research statement, and two confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin April 18, 2017.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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last updated 29-Mar-2017