Lecturer - Microbiology


: $102,855.00 - $169,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full-time (100%) Lecturer, non-tenure-track position beginning in Fall of 2019. We would like to fill an academic year Lecturer position to teach Microbiology courses including (but not limited to): General Microbiology (Microbio 310), Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (Microbio 265), and Introduction to Biotechnology Laboratory (Microbio 385). The position would also serving as the Department Safety Coordinator.

Essential Functions

Examples of duties:

* Teaching or co-teaching (50%) large lecture sections (>200 students) each semester.
* Teaching or co-teaching (50%) introductory laboratory courses on the general practices of microbiology and biotechnology.
* As Department Safety Coordinator, work with EH&S to ensure that all members of the Microbiology department conduct their research in a safe manner. This includes attending monthly EH&S safety meetings, distributing new policies to departmental members, answering questions from faculty, staff, and students, and conducting monthly spore tests for Microbiology Department autoclaves located in Morrill.

Other Functions

* Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
* Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean's strategic priorities.
* Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

* Master's degree in a biological science.
* Experience in experimental aspects of microbiology and biotechnology laboratory techniques.
* Knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry.
* Laboratory experience and familiarity with proper use and maintenance of laboratory instruments.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise others.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., schedule may vary

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should provide the following in their application packages: (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Klaus N?sslein, and provide names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to write a letter of recommendation; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a statement of teaching interests. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. In addition to application materials above, candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (

Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in 2019.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Feb 28 2019 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close:

Associated topics: bacteria, biology, biotechnology, genome, immunobioengineering, microbiology, neurobiology, physical, toxicologist, virus * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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