Academic Professional & Lecturer of Biology

Position ID: 38229
Georgia Southern University
College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biology
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Job Class: 
Academic Professional, Lecturer
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Aquaponics Academic Professional and Lecturer—Search #67509

College of Science and Mathematics / Biology – Armstrong Campus

The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Aquaponics Academic Professional and Lecturer. This position is located on the Armstrong campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Biology at the Armstrong campus consists of a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who excel at providing transformative experiences to students. Our faculty are highly committed to engaging students in academic and research pursuits in and out of the classroom. Our facilities and instrumentation include a greenhouse, herbarium, 3D printer, and next generation sequencer and the faculty have access to instrumentation and facilities available at the Statesboro campus.  The department collaborates with the College’s Foram Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center (SARC), a joint venture between the College and the Foram Foundation that integrates aquaculture with hydroponics to support faculty and student research in aquaculture, hydroponic agriculture and sustainability.  Our faculty and students thrive as life-long learners in the incredible natural research setting of south Georgia, which includes the coastal plain, sea islands and estuaries in and around the communities of Savannah, Statesboro and Hinesville

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair and SARC director, the Aquaponics Academic Professional and Lecturer will teach 1-2 courses each academic term, curate SARC facilities, and supervise student staff. The position is an academic 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree in Biological Sciences, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Biological Sciences, by 31 December 2017
  • Experience related to fish husbandry and hydroponics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aquaculture and/or hydroponic farming experience
  • Experience maintaining recirculating aquaponics systems
  • Teaching experience

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins February 15, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and, three letters of reference. Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name). Letters of recommendation in PDF format should be sent separately via email to the search chair. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jennifer Zettler, Search Chair, Search #67509

Department of Biology

Armstrong Campus

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-344-2714

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Jennifer Zettler
Phone Number: 
(912) 344-2714
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