Lecturer in Biology
University of Washington
United States

Lecturer in Biology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Part Time Lecturer in Biology

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for a Part-Time Lecturer of Biology in the Division of Science and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS).  This is a part-time non-tenured position with a 9-month service period and will begin September 16, 2023. The successful candidate will teach 6-7 courses in biology in the 2023-24 academic year (80% - 86% FTE). These courses will include the introductory biology sequence along with their respective laboratory sections and may also include developing a 3-credit upper division research experience course for undergraduates. Courses will be distributed across three academic quarters with no more than three courses assigned in any single quarter. This position is renewable, contingent on funding and curricular need. The course load/FTE for reappointments may be variable across years.

UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. The successful candidate is expected to support diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching and learning.

The salary for this position will be $700 - $745 per month for 9-months per 6-credit laboratory course ($6300-$6600 total per lab course; base annual salary for 80% FTE = $37,800) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs.


This position requires an earned master’s (or foreign equivalent) in biology or related field at the time of appointment.  The successful applicant will have been the instructor of record for at least two section(s) of biology with a laboratory component. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We regret that we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this position at this time.


To apply, please submit the following via the Interfolio system:

  • A detailed letter of interest delineating your interests, qualifications, and relevant teaching experience (two-page maximum).  The letter should detail how your professional work has supported the success of individuals from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as a teaching portfolio or student or peer evaluations of teaching.

  • A curriculum vitae

  • Names and contact information for three professional references, with letters available upon request.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin September 11 and will continue until the position is filled.  For further information, e-mail Maureen Kennedy, Division Chair, at mkenn@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Apply now

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For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877)997-8807.

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