Lecturer of Biology (Faculty)

Indiana University East

Department: IU East Natural Science & Mathematics

Position Summary:

IU East At A Glance
Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio and beyond a broad range of bachelor’s degrees, selected master’s degrees, and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options.

Indiana University East challenges students to grow intellectually and personally in a supportive and scholarly environment where faculty teaching skills and participation in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and artistic work enhance learning opportunities for all.
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Job Description

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, a primarily undergraduate institution, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Biology (with a focus on Anatomy and Physiology). A start date of January 1, 2024 is preferred, but a start date of August 1, 2024 is possible. Candidates must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and provide on-going support for student success in and out of the classroom. Lecturers are expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester and participate in service activities appropriate to their position. Online delivery of programs is an important aspect of IU East’s enrollment strategy and preference will be given to candidates with interest in online education.

The Department of Natural Science offers BS degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Human Life Science. In addition, we contribute to several IU-wide online programs, including the BA degree in Sustainability Studies, as well as Graduate Certificate/Master of Arts for Teachers programs in Biology and Chemistry. We also teach general education for all majors, as well as biology courses for students in nursing.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach anatomy and physiology courses, including a 400-level advanced physiology course. Teaching may also include other biology courses, depending on qualifications and school needs.
  • Coordinate all sections (both in-person and online) for human anatomy and physiology.
  • Improve the human anatomy and physiology laboratory for students by developing new experiments, including the incorporation of our new Anatomage table, and by implementing novel and/or evidence-based pedagogies, where appropriate.
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school and campus academic policies.
  • Collect assessment data and participate in departmental strategies to improve the program and the general education curriculum.
  • Advance the school and campus mission through service, such as advising, curriculum design, and participation in faculty governance.
  • Establish professional rapport with diverse populations within the university and community.

Diversity Statement

Indiana University East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students. The campus is dedicated to being a strong partner in enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic development of the region it serves through community and civic engagement.

AA/EEO Statement

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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Basic Qualifications


  • Earned Master’s degree in biology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learner-centered instruction.
  • Ability to teach human anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level to both science and nursing majors.
  • Willingness to teach both in-person and online.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways with others who are culturally different from self.

Campus Contact for Questions:

Shannon Snapp
Human Resources Coordinator

Required Documents

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application
  • List of references
  • Unofficial copy of graduate transcript(s)

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