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Visiting Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Dominican University
Job Location:
River Forest, 60305

Job Title: Visiting Lecturer, Biological Sciences

FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)

SALARY RANGE: $55,500 - $65,000

Department: Department of Biological Sciences

Reports to: Dean of Rosary College of Arts and Sciences

Status:  Full-time

Date Job is Available: 2024-2025 Academic Year

Position Type: non-Tenure Track

The Department of Biological Science is seeking a Visiting Lecturer for the 2024-2025 academic year. Preferred qualifications include experience with in-person college teaching and history of teaching Anatomy & Physiology and/or Microbiology. Successful candidates will have a record of supporting first generation, multilingual, Black, and Latinx student populations with demonstrated effectiveness in classroom high impact practices.


The course load is 24 credits across two semesters. For the fall, this would be two sections of Anatomy and Physiology, each with a lab, and one section of Microbiology (lecture-only). For the spring, courses can be negotiated based on subject area expertise and/or needs of the University. These courses are well developed, and the visiting faculty member would receive a complete set of course materials and mentorship from a full-time faculty member who is also teaching in this sequence. Attendance at some university meetings required, along with some individual meetings with students.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master’s Degree and experience in college teaching.


Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.

To Apply

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of 3 references.

A background screening is required.

EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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