Full-Time Faculty: Lecturer, Biology (Microbiology), College of Arts & Sciences

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As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges-2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools-2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu
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Job Description:

The Sacred Heart University Department of Biology invites applications from qualified candidates for appointment to a non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer in the field of Microbiology for AY2023-24. Applicants are expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching in both major and non-major courses and possess a strong appreciation for the mission of the University and its student-centered focus. In addition, applicants have the opportunity and support to develop scholarly research programs that engage undergraduates. We are seeking candidates with broad expertise and research interests in microbiology or related fields.  Experience and interest to collaborate with our Brewing Science Certificate program would be considered a plus.

In addition to teaching Microbiology, the successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of courses at diverse levels within the undergraduate Biology major programs. Teaching responsibilities could include courses in the introductory course sequence for biology, courses in the University core curriculum, and/or upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.    



PhD in Microbiology or a related field in the biological sciences are invited to apply (ABD considered).  Significant teaching and post-doctoral experiences preferred.

The successful candidate will actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed. They will also participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and then apply that understanding to guide their approach to all aspects of their job and the community as a whole. They will demonstrate that we are “Stronger Together” as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion’s Mission and Vision statements.


Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should upload: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, advanced degree transcript (unofficial is sufficient for the application process), and contact information for three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin October 14th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.