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Lecturer in Ecology

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The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia ( invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs.

We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on the translation of ecological science into policy, management, or other applications (via the A.B. degree). The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively support a growing academic program, and have excellent organizational skills. Eligible candidates must have a PhD in Ecology, or terminal degree in a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy.

This posting is for a 9-month academic position with an additional 1-month of summer salary provided for programmatic duties. Responsibilities include teaching 4 to 5 courses per year, including introductory courses in general ecology and/or environmental science, a service-learning course focused on environmental management or policy, and other courses to be developed based on expertise and programmatic needs. The successful candidate will also contribute to the program by advising upper-level undergraduates, coordinating student internships, promoting degree programs, and participating in orientation, recruitment, and commencement events. Lecturers at the University of Georgia are eligible for rank promotion as per UGA guidelines:

To apply, candidates should electronically submit their application at Applicants should submit, in PDF format, the following items:   a) cover letter indicating career goals; b) curriculum vitae; c) 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring; d) name and contact information (address, email and phone) for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications.

A separate file with evidence in support of teaching excellence can also be uploaded, but should be limited to 10 pages (items could include course syllabi, letters from students taught, peer teaching evaluations, or excerpts from student evaluations). Applications should be received by 24 Nov 2019 to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is Jun-Aug 2020.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA ( is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour’s driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene.

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