University of Pennsylvania — Full-Time Lecturer in Physical and Life Sciences

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking qualified applicants for one full-time lecturer position to begin January 1, 2020.  The responsibilities of the position are divided between development and teaching duties (80%) for the Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate (PHPB) and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) programs and (20%) oversight/administration for the BAAS Physical and Life Sciences (PLSC) concentration.  The candidate will develop and teach an online foundational Life Science course, two – four terms per year. In addition, the candidate will teach one on-campus face-to-face course in Biochemistry each Fall and Spring term for the PHPB.  The oversight/administrative duties for the position include, but are not restricted to: 

  • collaborate with members of the online learning team for development and production support designing and developing the foundational Life Sciences online course and additional courses in subsequent years; 
  • oversee the development and production support of a foundational Physical Sciences course and additional course in subsequent years;
  • ensure high quality, high impact instruction that delivers exceptional learning outcomes;
  • engage with students to offer guidance in a positive, inclusive, and engaging learning environment;  
  • identify and recruit talented instructors as needed, provide support or coaching to those instructors;
  • suggest recommendations for improvement to content, assessment, or facilitation strategies;
  • Serve as point-of-contact for the PLSC courses for students in the program, and for LPS departments such as marketing, recruitment, advising;
  • review course syllabi from other institutions as part of the Transfer Credit process. 

This 12-month position is eligible for reappointment for up to an additional two years, based on an annual performance review and approval of the Dean.

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in one of the Life Sciences, commitment to undergraduate and continuing education, previous online course development and teaching experience are required.

Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/69101.  Include a cover letter that details your qualifications for the position and online teaching experiences, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, syllabi and actual examples (videos) of online classes taught, and contact information for three people who have agreed to serve as a reference.  The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters.  Questions may be addressed to: Dave Bieber, College of Liberal and Professional Studies (dbieber@sas.upenn.edu, 215-573-4395).  Review of applications will begin immediately, and the process will continue until the position is filled. 

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies is committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://diversity.upenn.edu/diversity_at_penn).   Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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