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The Department of Biological Sciences is currently hiring for the following positions:

Lecturers (2)
Academic Advisor

Lecturers - Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University is seeking two full-time, 9-month Lecturers in Biological Sciences to begin August 15, 2021. We seek candidates who will contribute innovative teaching and student-centered learning in our B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences and online M.S. in Biological Sciences for Science Educators.

Teaching responsibilities will include: 1. undergraduate lecture and lab courses, specifically introductory biology and possibly physiology, evolution, cell biology, microbiology, or other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise, and may include 2. online M.S. courses, such as ecology, evolution, scientific writing, animal or plant biology, microbiology, cell biology, or teaching pedagogy-experimental design and analysis. There are summer salary opportunities available for teaching on-campus, online, and study abroad.

The Department supports faculty development at all ranks, and promotion through instructional ranks is expected for these renewable, non-tenure track positions. Salary level will be commensurate with education and experience, and a benefits package is included.

Department Description
The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University harnesses faculty expertise across the areas of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; microbiology; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; and environmental toxicology to advance the University’s discovery mission and provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department, located within the College of Science, is home to 50-plus full-time faculty, including 16 lecturers, supporting research and degree programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Environmental Toxicology. The department’s student population includes ca. 70 graduate students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology and 200 in the online M.S. program in Biological Sciences for Science Educators. There are 1650-plus undergraduate students in B.A. and B.S. degree programs in Biological Sciences and Microbiology.

For additional information, see the full position here or contact Yanzhang (Charlie) Wei, Chair of the search committee ( To apply:  For full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 15, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.  

Academic Advisor
Apply by October 25, 2021 - Job ID 106111
See full description and apply here -

JOB SUMMARY: Serve as academic advisor for students in the Department of Biological Sciences.  Assist faculty and staff advisors in management of the advising center.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Student Advising: Independently advise and counsel undergraduate students concerning degree progress, scheduling conflicts, course selection and registration, and academic standing.  Work with students to develop a program leading to a timely graduation while directing them toward their chosen career goals. Prepare and coordinate academic forms and conduct analysis of degree progress for graduation.  Prepare, administer, and document materials for advising and registration. Refer students to appropriate campus resources/services as needed.

Student Recruitment & Orientation:  Assist in the recruitment and advising of potential and accepted students, providing them with information regarding courses, transfer credit evaluation, degrees, and other departmental information. Participate in departmental/college recruiting and retention activities and contribute to recruitment/retention strategy development and implementation.  Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of spring & summer new student orientation sessions.

Academic and Student Support Services:  Advise and assist students planning to change their major to biological sciences and microbiology. Work with faculty and staff in the department to recommend and insert edits into the Undergraduate Handbook. Identify barriers within academic advising and curricula, and present information to advising director.

Perform other advising-related duties, complete special projects, serve on committees, and attend events as requested by the Supervisor or Department Chair.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree and experience in student services programs.
WORK SCHEDULE: Standard Hrs: 37.5
MILITARY EQUIVALENCY: Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.