Anatomy & Physiology Lecturer

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
Full Time Academia Education Science

Job Description

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in Anatomy and Physiology to begin in August 2020. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success in teaching large enrollment biology courses, particularly classes in anatomy and physiology, and will be expected to teach multiple sections of our 200-level Anatomy and Physiology class sequence, as well as upper division anatomy and physiology courses, as needed. These courses support our departmental programs as well as those of other campus units. The successful candidate should be conversant with core physiology/anatomy topics at the level of cellular function (e.g. immunology, signal molecule-receptor interactions), organ systems (e.g., musculo-skeletal, cardiac, renal system, etc.) and concepts related to whole-organism homeostasis (e.g., endocrinology, thermoregulation, energy balance). 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in collaboration with department faculty and staff , seek out regular professional development around student success, and perform service roles in the Department.

Research and other forms of scholarship activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for them.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned Master's in Biological Sciences or in a closely related field conferred by August 17, 2020
  • At least one year experience teaching physiology and anatomy at the college level
  • Complete hiring packet

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, MD, DVM, DPT, DNP, or a terminal degree in a closely related field conferred by August 17, 2020
  • Two or more years of experience teaching a physiology and/or anatomy course as the instructor of record.
  • Experience using quantitative, problem-solving-based, and/or comparative approaches when teaching anatomy/physiology.
  • Experience with traditional and non-traditional course delivery including the use of active learning techniques and student-centered teaching practices.
  • Experience with a Learning Management System, such as Blackboard LMS, as well as other online learning platforms.
  • Expertise in best practices related to teaching in STEM, learning strategies and college success skills, resiliency and/or at-risk students.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Experience working and interacting with people from a wide variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2020.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604867, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy, including information about your approaches to working with diverse and at-risk students;
  4. names and contact information for three references;
  5. copies of transcripts; and
  6. evidence of effective teaching (teaching evaluation data, quotations from students, peer observations, etc.).

Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

Address questions to: Dr. Adonna Rometo, Chair of Physiology Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, PO Box 5640, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ  86011,

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website  or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Education Requirements

Other Graduate Degree



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