Lecturer in Biology
Johns Hopkins University
United States


Lecturer in Biology

Requisition #: A-127983-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program: Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: Open until filled

General Description

The David S. Olton Program in Behavioral Biology, housed in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time, open-rank teaching faculty member with a strong background in organismal biology with expertise in Behavioral Evolution, Neuroethology or Evolutionary Neuroscience. This position will join existing tenure- and non-tenure-track faculty affiliated with the program and will contribute to the program's educational mission through teaching and advising undergraduate students.  Specific teaching assignments include an introductory course, Human Origins (organismal to human evolution), an advanced Behavioral Evolution Laboratory that employs modern comparative methodological techniques, Senior Seminar in Behavioral Biology, and two courses of the applicant's design (one first year seminar and one upper-level course).  Additional duties include mentoring the research of talented undergraduates, participating in curriculum development, and academic advising.? If desired by the candidate, opportunities are available to teach during the summer to secure summer funding. 


Johns Hopkins has established a non-tenure track for faculty involved primarily in education. This position will be filled at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level with a renewable contract, commensurate with the candidate's experience and current rank.??A Senior Lecturer appointment requires teaching with distinction for no fewer than five years at a similar university. The appointments of Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor require a record of teaching experience and seniority commensurate with that of tenure-track Associate Professors and Professors.? Criteria for promotion include excellence in teaching, educational publications, curriculum development, and pedagogical innovation.? The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits options including health and retirement plan participation.  The target start date is January 2024, but we are flexible and would consider an earlier start date for candidates who apply early and are poised to transition to this position.


A Ph.D. is required in a relevant discipline, and teaching experience is essential.?

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page description of past research and potential projects involving undergraduates, teaching evaluations, and the names of at least three references.  The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, in order to receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials no later than September 15, 2023.  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Rebecca Swisdak (rswisdak@jhu.edu).

To apply for this position, visit: apply.interfolio.com/127983

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
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