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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 August 13, 2021 - Job ID 105884
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JOB SUMMARY:  With supervision, provides academic advising/mentoring for Biological Sciences and Microbiology undergraduate majors. Performs activities related to recruiting and retention. Participates in special program events, workshops, and other student-related activities. Provides a welcoming and supportive office atmosphere. Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES: Undergraduate Academic Advising: Under supervision of the Student Services Manager, supports student success in academic programs by monitoring individual progress against established degree requirements and providing corrective action, as needed, to ensure student success. In both one-on-one and group settings, provides guidance and recommendations to current and prospective students regarding course selection and registration, career overview, academic program changes, graduation requirements, transfer credit evaluation, course substitutions, and personal development.

Student Services: Refers students to appropriate campus services, as required by the student's circumstances. Participates in freshman and transfer orientation. Assists with department and College of Science undergraduate events and workshops.

Recruiting and retention: Under supervision, supports recruiting activities with prospective students by providing accurate information regarding the admission process, degree requirements, career opportunities, and facts about Biological Sciences academic programs. Participates in family visits and other recruiting events. Participates in college retention activities and retention plan development. Assists with department, university, and college recruitment activities.

Performs other duties, completes special projects, serves on committees, and attends events as requested by the supervisor or department chair.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education Bachelor's Degree;  Work Exp 0+ years
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.