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Senior Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology- Non-tenure track

Apply now Job no: 492753
Work type: Non-tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment.

Widener University’s Department of Biology seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Senior Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor beginning fall 2022 academic year. Candidates who have expertise in Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. This role will join a supportive environment in the Department of Biology, with a history of close collaboration between non-tenure track teaching faculty and tenure-track faculty in teaching and scholarly pursuits.  Title will depend on highest degree.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teaching responsibilities will include introductory microbiology and/or anatomy & physiology lecture and laboratory courses for pre-health majors, as well as other courses relevant to the candidate’s expertise. 
  • Engage in the use of inclusive pedagogy and mentoring practices aimed at student success.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Academic citizenship at all levels within the university OR developing research programs conducted with undergraduate students that result in publication of research activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Candidates must have completed at least their M.S. by December 2021 (terminal degree preferred). 


  • Prior teaching experience is (at least 1-2 years as primary course instructor).
  • Ph.D. degree-holder is preferred.


  • Candidate may be required to teach laboratory classes scheduled early (starting 8:00am) or late (ending 8:50pm).

 For full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and a teaching philosophy as a single pdf by December 3, 2021 at Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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