Department of Biology
Job Opportunities in the Emory University Biology Department

The Department of Biology at Emory University invites applications for three lecture track faculty positions.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with a strong commitment to pedagogy and a specific interest in teaching and advising undergraduates from a diversity of backgrounds. Applicants having prior experience with evidence-based teaching practices are encouraged to apply; postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Faculty appointments will be made at the lecture track rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer commensurate with current academic standing and achievement (see description of ranks and terms at Established over 20 years ago, Emory College has one of the strongest and longest-running teaching tracks in the country with over 100 lecture track faculty.

Successful candidates will demonstrate experience and ability to teach introductory biology and/or upper level lecture and lab courses including, but not limited to, comparative vertebrate anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or genetics. In addition to teaching, commonly four courses per year, successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the academic life and governance of the Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.

The appointee will join a cohesive group of tenure track (27) and lecture track (11) faculty working collaboratively in the teaching, research, and service missions of Emory University. Department of Biology faculty are committed to creating a respectful community of educators and scholars and seek colleagues who are eager to nurture and support growth of students, staff, and faculty, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, first generation and international community members, as well as community members with disabilities, among others (

Emory is a top 20 research university located in Atlanta, a culturally diverse city of historical significance in the modern civil rights movement. Atlanta ( offers a variety of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities with a mild climate.

Application procedure:
Application materials are submitted via Interfolio using the following link and include the following materials:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)
3) A statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy.
4) A statement detailing your experience and philosophy regarding teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and/or contributions to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.¿
5) Any additional information related to professional development, pedagogical scholarship or evidence of teaching effectiveness that speaks to your commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduates. 
Items 3-5 should not exceed six pages combined.

Review of applications will start April 1, 2022; to ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by May 1, 2022.

For technical assistance with Interfolio, contact or call (877) 977-8807. For questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee Patrick Cafferty, PhD at

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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