Wellesley College

Instructor in Biology Laboratories

Department of Biological Sciences

The Wellesley College Department of Biological Sciences seeks a full-time instructor to teach undergraduate biology laboratories at all levels of the curriculum. Wellesley College is a diverse community: 52 percent of the class of 2023 identify as students of color; students come from all 50 states and 87 countries; 18% identify as first-generation college students; and almost 60% of our students receive financial aid. The Biological Sciences department is devoted to improving equity, enhancing student experiences of community, engagement and belonging, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the department, college community, and the curriculum. We believe that the diversity of students and faculty is central to our shared intellectual growth and development. We are committed to respecting the identities, abilities, educational backgrounds, and aspirations of all our students. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to and familiarity with inclusive pedagogies are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Instructor in Science Laboratories (ISL) candidate should have a broad training in biology with an advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in a discipline of the biological sciences. Preference will be given to applicants with training at the organismal level in the areas of physiology and/or ecology. Duties include laboratory teaching and preparation, participation in the design of laboratory curricula and the writing of laboratory guides, student advising, writing of letters of recommendation, and service on departmental and college committees. There is also an expectation that the successful applicant will possess competency in the teaching of scientific writing and introductory statistics. Many ISLs play an active role in developing inclusive pedagogies and mentoring underrepresented students to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment. ISLs are voting members of the faculty who participate actively in departmental and college service. The position is available starting in July of 2021 for an initial 1-year term, with the possibility of longer-term contract renewal based on performance. The selected candidate will be joining a strong and supportive community of instructors who are dedicated to educating a diverse student population with commitment to equity and inclusion.

Applications should include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, which should include details about the candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and descriptions of inclusive pedagogical practices, 4) three letters of recommendation, and 5) a list of Wellesley College Biology Department courses (www.wellesley.edu/biology/curriculum/courses) with laboratory sections that the applicant feels they are qualified to teach. Materials should be submitted by visiting our application web site (**https://career.wellesley.edu). If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials online, please email us (working@wellesley.edu). The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 15, 2021.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Inclusive Excellence, and we encourage persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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Last updated: 2021-03-18