POSITION OPEN: Graduate Student Reader, LS110 Career Exploration in Life Sciences – Winter 2019


Life Sciences 110 is a career development course designed for life sciences majors. LS110 is a 2-unit P/NP course and will be offered in Winter and Spring Quarters 2019 on Wednesday’s from 4:00-5:50pm.

To learn more about the course, please visit: https://ceils.ucla.edu/ls110

The Graduate Student Reader position is a great opportunity for graduate students interested in mentoring and teaching. The position is a 25% position, no more than 9 hours/week. You are required to attend class and a 1 hr prep meeting for the first 5 weeks only, when you will assist with facilitating group work. Class meets Wednesday’s from 4-5:50 pm. Familiarity with resumes and cover letter writing is preferred. Please complete this google form application and I will contact you for an interview.

Requirements:
Applicants must be graduate students interested in helping support, encourage, coach and mentor Life Science undergraduates with their career development. Students can work up to 9 hrs per week. Some weeks will require more time, some less, depending on the grading.

Responsibilities:

  1. Reviewing and giving feedback on resumes and cover letters
  2. Reviewing and grading informational interview reports, self-reflection assignments, and final  career portfolios.
  3. Reviewing answers to students’ online questions and keeping track of attendance
  4. Attending the first 5 classes of the quarter that meet from 4:00-5:50 pm on Wednesdays  starting January 19h, 2019
  5. Attending 1-hour prep meeting for the first 5 weeks.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Rachel Kennison at rkennison@ceils.ucla.edu

Job Opportunities

Coordinator of Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Professional Development Programs - UCLA Graduate Division

Payroll title: Senior Administrative Analyst

Classification:  PSS 4

Hiring range:  $58,100 – $63,500 ($4,842 – $5,291 month)

Full range:  $58,100 – $115,100

Closing Date:  February 22, 2019

About UCLA: Founded in 1919, UCLA is one of the ten campuses of the University of California system.  The campus has a current enrollment of more than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students in over 100 areas of study.  As a leading public research university located in Los Angeles, one of the most heterogeneous regions in the world, UCLA is dedicated to teaching, research and public service while creating an environment that celebrates the rich diversity of our campus and the communities we serve.

About the Graduate Division:  The UCLA Graduate Division (www.gdnet.ucla.edu) is responsible for the overall quality and progress of graduate education at UCLA.  As the administrative core for graduate programs, the Division oversees all processes concerning graduate student fellowships/scholarships, admissions and outreach; oversees student and academic affairs for continuing graduate students; conducts institutional research; and provides services for postdoctoral and visiting scholars.  The division manages a budget of $58 million for student support needs and $12 million in operating funds and is comprised of approximately 47 full-time employees.

The Position:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Services, the Coordinator of Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Professional Development is responsible for engagement and services pertaining to cross-campus collaborative professional development for postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. The incumbent coordinates all facets of professional development activities in the Graduate Division for postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, including assessment of the current portfolio; strategic planning and new initiatives; collaboration with campus partners; budget maintenance, and project reporting to support the Assistant Dean and Dean.  Major responsibilities include maintaining and cultivating key campus partnerships working with Graduate Division colleagues to develop and implement a portfolio of professional development services that complement existing campus activities; serving as a key advisor to the Vice Provost & Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Vice Provost, and campus leadership on graduate student and postdoctoral scholar professional development initiatives and trends; representing graduate student and postdoctoral scholar professional development services to the larger community, both on and off campus; and serving as Graduate Division liaison on campus and UC workgroups as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in high-level analysis of information, problems, situations, practices or procedures to define the problems or objective. Identify relevant concerns or factors, patterns, tendencies and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in writing concise, logical, and effective prose to compose business correspondence, memos, procedures, manuals, training materials, and reports.
  • Demonstrated skill in using the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) to generate documents and perform functions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects with minimal supervision. Skill in demonstrating initiative, prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner often with conflicting priorities, multiple constituent demands, pressure of deadlines, and a heavy workload.
  • Ability to monitor a programmatic budget and to collaborate to prepare funding requests and report.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with campus administrative and student services departments.

Benefits:  The University offers a competitive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, disability and life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan and optional retirement savings plans known as 403(b) and 457(b) plans. The appointee will also accrue hours for vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis.  The Graduate Division also provides funding for staff development. For further information, contact our Budget & Personnel Office at (310) 825-2755, or email tmonsanto@grad.ucla.edu.

Apply: For a more complete job description and list of qualifications and to apply for this position please visit the career opportunities page at www.chr.ucla.edu and look for requisition # 29613 in the job listings.

2019 Curriculum Fellows Program - Harvard University

Harvard Medical School (HMS) seeks talented early-career scientists interested in a career in education to apply for a three-year fellowship within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Curriculum Fellows work closely with committed members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate biomedical education and training. Fellows have gone on to careers as directors of curriculum in a variety of academic programs, leaders in centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, faculty at teaching-focused undergraduate institutions, and administrators of higher education.

The majority of each fellow’s time is spent serving the curricular and programmatic goals of the specific academic department or graduate training program that hires them (see above for the current openings). In addition, fellows create curricular and para-curricular programming for biomedical graduate training across HMS, gain experience in the application of evidence-based teaching practices, and are provided with highly individualized professional development opportunities. Fellows are expected to contribute to the HMS community by attending and presenting in workshops, an education journal club, and pedagogy-focused seminars. Collaborations to improve training across the HMS Program in Graduate Education are encouraged and opportunities may exist to teach undergraduate courses and/or conduct discipline-based educational research (DBER) — in both cases either in- or outside the scope of the fellows’ primary service.

Suitable candidates will have a PhD in a scientific field that adequately prepares them to develop graduate-level curricula specific the hiring program or department. Demonstrated interest and experience in scientific teaching is required, preferably at the graduate or undergraduate level. The fellowship is intended for early-career scientist-educators. Therefore, applications from candidates with more than 5 years of postdoctoral research or teaching experience are discouraged. Fellows are appointed as Research Associates, with possible promotion to the rank of Lecturer contingent on experience and performance.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are welcome to apply for more than one of these positions with a single application. Candidates will be interviewed by phone or Skype before selections are made for on-campus interviews.

Applicants should email a single PDF document containing:

(1) a letter of application that clearly identifies the specific curriculum fellow position or positions to which you are applying, including your interest in and qualifications for the position

(2) a curriculum vitae

(3) a statement of teaching philosophy

Address emails to cfp@hms.harvard.edu, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Co-Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Include the names and contact information of three references, who will be contacted during the review process. The review of applications will begin Tuesday, February 19th, 2019. Curriculum Fellows are located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, MA.

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Lecturer Part-time in Physiology - University of Washington

Position Title: Lecturer Part-time-Temporary position in Physiology

Location: Seattle, Washington

Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/58830

Position Description:

The Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a non-tenure eligible Lecturer Part-time-Temporary position. The position is a Mentored Teaching Opportunity (MTO) co-teaching Biology 220 courses under the mentorship of Dr Jennifer Doherty. Biology 220 is a large undergraduate introductory lab course in plant and animal physiology. The course is taught in an intensely active style including in-class activities, clicker questions, daily reading quizzes and weekly practice exams. Applicants should have a strong scientific background in physiology and a willingness to grapple with these subjects at the introductory university level in a classroom of 300-400 students. This position provides for 100% FTE support during both Autumn and Spring quarters (3 months each), but without funding for the interim Winter quarter. The successful applicant will be appointed as a Lecturer Part-time-Temporary in the department of Biology. This position is not eligible for tenure, and this position is not eligible for permanent residency.

The goal of this unusual appointment is to provide opportunities to learn and practice cutting-edge active learning techniques in a challenging environment with strong mentorship and lines of support. This opportunity is intended for those who already have significant teaching experience and want to master their craft. At the conclusion of this opportunity, the outgoing MTO instructor should be comfortable with implementing active learning in a large course with a diverse population of vulnerable students of great potential. This will likely be the largest and most challenging class that you will teach, and it will also likely have the most staff and assistance you will ever have to teach a class. Importantly, active learning techniques shift the ratio of teacher talk:students work from traditional lecturing (100:0) to a more active, equitable and ambitious classroom (40:60). With better student outcomes, these techniques require greater required skill and practice.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach 50-minute class sessions to a class of 200-700 undergraduates using materials primarily adapted from Dr Doherty:
    • In Autumn 2019, the MTO instructor will teach a small percentage of class sessions (25-35%) and complete a proportional amount of exam writing, course design, etc.
    • In Spring 2020, the MTO instructor will teach a larger percentage of class sessions (70-80%) and complete a proportional amount of exam writing, course design, etc.
    • The appointment will span two non-consecutive quarters from 9/16/2019 – 12/15/2019 and 3/16/2020 – 6/15/2020.
  • Attend all class sessions taught by Dr Doherty
  • Write exam questions and grades or oversee grading for class exams, quizzes and/or practice exams
  • Meet regularly with Dr Doherty and the rest of the Bio220 teaching team to discuss both practical and pedagogical issues
  • Work closely with the Course Coordinator on Bio220 logistics
  • Please note:
    • This commitment will require time throughout the week. The MTO instructor must be on campus for the duration of the quarters worked.
    • Bio220 has a full-time Course Coordinator that will provide support, guidance, and logistical administration in addition to a full team of Teaching Assistants and help from support staff.
    • Dr Doherty’s previous class materials will be available; the MTO instructor may adjust class materials to their style but should not plan to re-create large amounts of the course wholesale.
    • A PhD or foreign equivalent is required at the time of appointment.
    • Interviewees should expect to give a live demonstration of their teaching to a mixed group of faculty, staff and students at their interview.

Previous MTO instructors have noted that this is an opportunity to work with a large and diverse group of fantastic, hard-working, creative students during an extremely formative time in their scientific and professional development. In other words, this is a chance to help shape the next generation of scientists.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a strong background in either animal or plant physiology (using Autumn 2019 to learn as much of the other course content as possible to be able to teach extensively in both fields). Typically, this means a PhD or foreign equivalent required at the time of appointment.
  • Applicants must have a previous teaching experience. This position will require full-time effort on campus during the appointed quarters.

Application Instructions

Application packages should include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Preferred deadline is 10 February 2019. Application remains open until position is filled. Questions about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair Ben Wiggins at benlw@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Lecturer Part-time in Molecular and Cellular Biology - University of Washington

Position Title: Lecturer Part-time-Temporary position in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Location: Seattle, Washington

Position URL: apply.interfolio.com/59082

Position Description:

The Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a non-tenure eligible Lecturer Part-time-Temporary position. The position is a Mentored Teaching Opportunity (MTO) co-teaching Biology 200 courses under the mentorship of Dr Mandy Schivell. Biology 200 is a large undergraduate introductory lab course in molecular and cellular biology. The course is taught in an intensely active style including in-class activities, clicker questions, daily reading quizzes and practice exams. Applicants should have a strong scientific background in molecular and cellular biology with a willingness to grapple with these subjects at the introductory university level in a classroom of 300-400 students. This position provides for 100% FTE support during both Autumn and Spring quarters (3 months each), but without funding for the interim Winter quarter. The successful applicant will be appointed as a Lecturer Part-time -Temporary in the department of Biology. This position is not eligible for tenure, and this position is not eligible for permanent residency.

The goal of this unusual appointment is to provide opportunities to learn and practice cutting-edge active learning techniques in a challenging environment with strong mentorship and lines of support. This opportunity is intended for candidates with PhDs in hand who already have significant teaching experience and want to master their craft. At the conclusion of this opportunity, the MTO should be comfortable with implementing active learning in a large competitive course with a diverse population of vulnerable students of great potential. This will likely be the largest and most challenging class that you will ever take on, and it will also likely be the most staff and help you will ever have to teach a class. Importantly, active learning techniques shift the ratio of teacher talk: student work from traditional lecturing (100:0) to a more active, equitable and ambitious classroom (40:60). With better student outcomes, these techniques require greater required skill and practice.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach 50-minute class sessions to a class of 300-500 undergraduates using materials primarily adapted from Dr Schivell:
    • In Autumn 2019, the MTO instructor will teach a small percentage of class sessions (25-35%) and complete a proportional amount of exam writing, course design, etc.
    • In Spring 2020, the MTO instructor will teach a larger percentage of class sessions (70-80%) and complete a proportional amount of exam writing, course design, etc.
    • The appointment will span two non-consecutive quarters from 9/16/2019 – 12/15/2019 and 3/16/2020 – 6/15/2020.
  • Attend all class sessions taught by Dr Schivell
  • Write exam questions and grade or oversee grading for class exams, quizzes and/or practice exams
  • Meet regularly with Dr Schivell and the rest of the Bio200 teaching team to discuss both practical and pedagogical issues
  • Work closely with the Course Coordinator on Bio200 logistics
  • Please note:
    • This commitment will require time throughout the week. The MTO instructor must be on campus for the duration of the quarters worked.
    • Bio200 has a full-time Course Coordinator that will provide support, guidance, and logistical administration in addition to a full team of Teaching Assistants and help from support staff.
    • Dr Schivell’s previous class materials will be available; the MTO instructor may adjust class materials to their style but should not plan to re-create large amounts of the course wholesale.
    • A PhD or foreign equivalent is required at the time of appointment.
    • Interviewees should expect to give a live demonstration of their teaching to a mixed group of faculty, staff and students at their interview.

Previous MTO instructors have noted that this is an opportunity to work with a large and diverse group of fantastic, hard-working, creative students during an extremely formative time in their scientific and professional development. In other words, this is a chance to help shape the next generation of scientists.

  • Teach 50-minute class sessions to a class of 300-500 undergraduates using materials primarily adapted from Dr Schivell:
    • In Autumn 2019, the MTO instructor will teach a small percentage of class sessions (25-35%) and complete a proportional amount of exam writing, course design, etc.
    • In Spring 2020, the MTO instructor will teach a larger percentage of class sessions (70-80%) and complete a proportional amount of exam writing, course design, etc.
    • The appointment will span two non-consecutive quarters from 9/16/2019 – 12/15/2019 and 3/16/2020 – 6/15/2020.
  • Attend all class sessions taught by Dr Schivell
  • Write exam questions and grade or oversee grading for class exams, quizzes and/or practice exams
  • Meet regularly with Dr Schivell and the rest of the Bio200 teaching team to discuss both practical and pedagogical issues
  • Work closely with the Course Coordinator on Bio200 logistics
  • Please note:
    • This commitment will require time throughout the week. The MTO instructor must be on campus for the duration of the quarters worked.
    • Bio200 has a full-time Course Coordinator that will provide support, guidance, and logistical administration in addition to a full team of Teaching Assistants and help from support staff.
    • Dr Schivell’s previous class materials will be available; the MTO instructor may adjust class materials to their style but should not plan to re-create large amounts of the course wholesale.
    • A PhD or foreign equivalent is required at the time of appointment.
    • Interviewees should expect to give a live demonstration of their teaching to a mixed group of faculty, staff and students at their interview.

Previous MTO instructors have noted that this is an opportunity to work with a large and diverse group of fantastic, hard-working, creative students during an extremely formative time in their scientific and professional development. In other words, this is a chance to help shape the next generation of scientists.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a strong background in either animal or plant physiology (using Autumn 2019 to learn as much of the other course content as possible to be able to teach extensively in both fields). Typically, this means a PhD or foreign equivalent required at the time of appointment.
  • Applicants must have a previous teaching experience. This position will require full-time effort on campus during the appointed quarters.

Application Instructions

Application packages should include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Preferred deadline is 10 February 2019. Application remains open until position is filled. Questions about this position should be sent to the Search Committee Chair Ben Wiggins at benlw@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

ETS’s Research & Development (R&D) division is now accepting applications for the 2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs.

They are seeking graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program and early career scientists who are interested in research opportunities in the field of educational research, assessment or related fields. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • career and technical education
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive science
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • noncognitive measures
  • process data modeling and analysis
  • psychometrics
  • speech recognition and processing
  • statistics
  • teaching and classroom research
  • validity and fairness

This program provides opportunities for early career scholars to work with ETS researchers on a variety of cutting-edge topics, including foundational research as well as research embedded in real-world testing programs. Selected fellows work on research projects and conduct independent research that is relevant to ETS’s goals under the mentorship of research scientists or psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their doctorate within the past three years. This year, we are seeking applications in the following areas of expertise: measurement, psychometrics and statistics; process data modeling and analysis; and artificial intelligence.

Application Deadlines: February 1, 2019 (preliminary) and March 15, 2019 (final)

Visit here for more information.

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program

ETS’s Research & Development (R&D) division is now accepting applications for the 2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs.

They are seeking graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program and early career scientists who are interested in research opportunities in the field of educational research, assessment or related fields. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • career and technical education
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive science
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • noncognitive measures
  • process data modeling and analysis
  • psychometrics
  • speech recognition and processing
  • statistics
  • teaching and classroom research
  • validity and fairness

This program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician.

Application Deadlines: December 28, 2018 (preliminary) and February 15, 2019 (final)

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Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

ETS’s Research & Development (R&D) division is now accepting applications for the 2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs.

They are seeking graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program and early career scientists who are interested in research opportunities in the field of educational research, assessment or related fields. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • career and technical education
  • cognitive psychology
  • cognitive science
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • noncognitive measures
  • process data modeling and analysis
  • psychometrics
  • speech recognition and processing
  • statistics
  • teaching and classroom research
  • validity and fairness

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2019. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

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Tenure-Tack Faculty Positions - Cal State Los Angeles

The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State Los Angeles is searching for teacher-scholars in all departments! Cal State LA is a comprehensive urban  university with a highly diverse population, recently ranked #1 in the nation for the upward mobility of its students. We are committed to the inclusive classroom and seek to hire faculty who will be committed to undergraduate and masters-level diverse student learning, as well as to developing funded research and projects with federal, local and regional partners. We invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science, and for a Visiting Professor in Engineering Education. More detail on each position as well as application information can be found at www.calstatela.edu/ecst/faculty-search.

Tutoring Job for UCLA STEM Major

Life in Body, a private tutoring and educational coaching company based in LA, is expanding. We’re looking for our next set of tutors and one-on-one educational support team members.

Currently, we’re seeking academic coaches who specialize in mathematics. A BA degree in a subject within the math field is required. Experience teaching, especially individuals with learning differences (like auditory processing issues, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) is preferable.

While our focus is on academic expertise, we work closely with students, and frequently accommodate learning or emotional disabilities.

An ideal fit for our team includes interest in, or experience with, mindfulness/meditation/stress reduction. The person must also be very organized. These skills are company values, but are most important for student modeling. Other organizational values include: Shame-free learning, trust, mentorship, embodied approaches, strategy-based teaching, and creative thinking.

Compensation depends on scheduling availability and experience with education… and runs considerably higher per hour than industry standards!

If you’re interested, please send an email to galia@lifeinbody.com . Feel free to share with qualified prospective applicants.

We’re excited to meet new collaborators!

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Davidson College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology 

Davidson College

The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position inorganismal biology and biostatistics, beginning 01 July 2019. The area of specialization is open and may include physiology, evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation biology, or related fields.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology (or related field) by July 2019, ability and interest in teaching biostatistics, and teaching experience in introductory organismal biology. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, which may be met through a combination of an introductory organismal biology course (BIO112/114) plus lab, biostatistics (BIO240), and the possibility of offering of an upper-level organismal/ecological biology course plus lab/field component in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins 05 January 2019. Application materials include a detailed cover letter with discrete sections describing: 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests, and 3) how teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and names and contact information of references.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

See https://www.davidson.edu/news/biology-news/181030-two-year-visiting-assistant-professor-of-biology-in-organismal-biology-and-biostatistics- for more details.

Instructor in Microbiology - Oregon State University

POSITION

Instructor in Microbiology. The Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time, 12 month renewable position. The appointment is intended to be a long-term professional teaching position with opportunities for promotion and advancement. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the departmental undergraduate teaching and academic advising program. Instructors in the Department of Microbiology contribute to the continued innovation of the department’s undergraduate curricula and academic programs and participate in faculty governance. Apply by 10 December 2018 for full consideration; closing date: 15 January 2019; start date: 1 February, 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences majors delivered through the Department of Microbiology, at a level of about 10 courses per year. Instruction is delivered throughout the year in a variety of formats, including lecture, laboratory, distance learning, and experiential. The assignment includes in the form of lecture courses, laboratory courses (including courses with combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment), and Ecampus (online) courses, as needed. Course assignments may include BHS 323 Microbial Influences on Human Health, BHS 329 Mechanisms of Disease, BHS 316 Principles of Immunology, MB 302 General Microbiology, MB 303 General Microbiology Laboratory and involvement in orientation, capstone and professional development courses, as well as the Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC). The successful candidate is also expected to provide academic advising to about 75-100 undergraduate BHS or MB majors, provide assistance to help student reach their educational goals, promote the learning goals of BioHealth Sciences or Microbiology majors through experiential activities, supervise and train graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, participate in educational outreach activities, and serve on departmental and institutional committees. Contribution to an inclusive department-wide culture of providing equal learning opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS

The position requires a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or a related field, one year of instructional or teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing equal opportunity and diversity. Preferred qualifications are formal experience in teaching in large lecture and online formats, in teaching a laboratory class, in undergraduate academic advising, experience or interest in teaching scientific writing, participation in
community outreach events or in experiential learning activities for students, as well as research or professional experience in a medically-related field of microbiology.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/, posting P02544UF

Provide:
1. CV/resume
2. Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position (1 page).
3. Statement of your teaching and advising philosophy.
4. A list detailing your teaching experience. Please be sure to include the following: 1) each class taught, 2) the level of the class (undergraduate, graduate, combined), 3) term/year offered, 4) where offered, 5) type of class (lecture, lab, recitation, etc), 6) number of students in class, 7) format of class (on-campus, online, both), 8) teaching role for the class (primary instructor, co-instructor, GTA, etc), 9) details about contribution to class development/design. (Upload as “Other Document 1”)____________
5. Document describing how your teaching philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion in the classroom and broader community (1 page)
6. Names and contact information of three professional references, their email addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
Screening Criteria that will be used by the Search Committee
Required
1. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or related field
2. One year of instructional or teaching experience
3. Demonstrated commitment to enhancing and promoting equal opportunity and diversity
Preferred
1. Formal experience in teaching in a large lecture format
2. Formal experience in teaching a laboratory class
3. Formal experience in teaching an online course
4. Formal experience in undergraduate academic advising
5. Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching scientific writing
6. Participation in community outreach event or in experiential learning activities for students
7. Research or professional experience in medically-related field of microbiology
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Assistant/Associate Professors in Department of Biology - Baylor University

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution,
consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to
Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching,
research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier-one research
institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro
Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/), and academic strategic plan, Illuminate
(www.baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral
programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.
Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty positions within the Department of Biology:

Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks
applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Global Change Biology with
emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. We seek candidates whose work is advancing our understanding of
how climate change, landscape/waterscape transformations, species interactions, or biological invasions
are affecting coupled human-natural systems at local, regional and/or global scales. Successful candidates
will be expected to contribute to the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) and
emerging and existing university-wide initiatives in Global Health or Tropical Disease Biology, as
appropriate for their research focus. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent, and
externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals;
contribute strongly to research; collaborate with faculty across many disciplines at the University; mentor
and support graduate students; integrate undergraduates into research; and teach at both the graduate and
undergraduate levels. Service to the University, community, and profession is expected.

The Department of Biology has 20 graduate faculty and is in a period of expansion with three concurrent
tenure-track searches underway. Our graduate programs in the areas of 1) Ecology, Evolution, and
Organismal (EEO) Biology, and 2) Cell, Molecular, Health and Disease (CMHD) Biology are growing
rapidly and we have received significant investment from the University to increase our research
capabilities. These disciplines are also being bridged by a Departmental emphasis on global health,
including the development of a 4+1 BS/MS Biology of Global Health program to complement our current
undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs in Biology. The successful candidate will have office and
laboratory space in the Baylor Sciences Building, a 500,000 ft2 state-of-the-art structure equipped with
research labs, teaching technologies, and shared analytical facilities including the: Molecular Biosciences
Center, Mass Spectrometry Center, Center for Microscopy and Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
(NMR) facility, and the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) facility.

Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search Committee Chair,
Dr. Thad Scott at GlobalChange_Biology@baylor.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning
10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please electronically submit a letter
of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae,
transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of
recommendation in one PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site:
https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the
doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Assistant Professor in Comparative Mammalian Physiology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences
(www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position
(Assistant Professor) in the area of comparative mammalian physiology. We are specifically
seeking a candidate whose research is relevant to human disease and health with training in
vertebrate physiology including (but not limited to) integrative physiology, metabolic
physiology, environmental physiology, endocrinology or stress physiology. Successful
candidates will show a strong record of innovative and integrative research or future potential
and will be expected to establish a competitive and externally funded research program that
contributes to broader departmental goals as well as emerging and existing university-wide
initiatives in Global Health. Further, this candidate will contribute to service and leadership
within the department, the university, and the scientific community. The Department of Biology
has 20 graduate faculty and is in a period of expansion with three concurrent tenure-track
searches underway. Our graduate programs in the areas of 1) Ecology, Evolution, and
Organismal (EEO) Biology, and 2) Cell, Molecular, Health and Disease (CMHD) Biology are
growing rapidly. This comparative mammalian physiology position is a position critical to the
ongoing research success of both our EEOB and our CMHD faculty members in Biology as well
as various other departments. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be
submitted by 11/01/2018. Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field
of study. Salary and rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is
filled. Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search
Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Trumble, at Mammalian_Physiology@baylor.edu. To apply,
please electronically submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching
philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three
persons willing to provide letters of recommendation as a single PDF file through the iApply
application system at our Human Resources site: https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this
position will be required to submit official transcripts for the doctoral degree in advance of a
campus visit.

Associate or Full Professor in Cancer Biology / Immunology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences
(www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) invites applications for an Associate to Full Professor faculty
position in Cancer Biology or Immunology. Successful candidates will have established an
internationally-recognized research program. Applicants must provide evidence of significant
research productivity sustained through external funding and demonstrated by an excellent
publication record.

Faculty are expected to participate in Baylor University’s mission and to demonstrate
commitment to service in the larger community. The successful candidate is expected to develop
their internationally recognized research program, sustain external funding, publish in major
journals, and excel in teaching and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The rank
and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition to faculty labs, the
University houses state-of-the-art instrumentation, including centers for microscopy and
imaging, mass spectrometry, and molecular biosciences. Additional University resources include
the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), a high-capacity research computing
core, as well as the Synthesis and Drug-Lead Discovery Laboratory.
Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is
filled. Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search
Committee Chair, Dr. Myeongwoo Lee at CancerBiology_Immunology@baylor.edu. To apply,
please electronically submit a letter of application, a statement of current and planned research (4
pages maximum), a statement of teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and
the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation as a
single PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site:
https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts
for the doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Regular Lecturer in Biology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks
applications for a Lecturer in Biology. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, eligible to
progress toward Senior Lecturer rank. Teaching responsibilities include multiple sections of
undergraduate courses, including genetics and introductory biology. We seek an individual who has a
well-established track record of developing student-centered learning activities for lecture and innovative
curricula for lab courses. Candidates will be expected to promote a culture of discovery through
excellence in teaching. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm to include their research expertise in
teaching through the development of both independent and course-based undergraduate research
opportunities that include collaborative activities with other faculty members.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates must have a doctorate in a field of biology. Salary and rank will be commensurate with
experience and qualifications. Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact
the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mark Taylor at BioLecturerSearch@baylor.edu. To apply, please
electronically submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae,
transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of
recommendation as a single PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site:
https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the
doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Science and Math Education Faculty Cluster Hiring at the University of Utah

This initiative involves all four departments in the College of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy) as well as the College of Education.  For the 2018-19 academic year, they are seeking applicants who would be placed in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics & Astronomy.

For more information on this initiative, please visit the search website (https://csme.utah.edu/2018-search/) or contact the search coordinator, Emily Gaines (emily.gaines@utah.edu).

CSU-LB - Lecturer positions available Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Lecturer positions are available for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 at California State University – Long Beach. Recent Ph.Ds and post-docs interested in teaching are encouraged to apply to our department. Entomology  (Biology 316), one of my classes, is scheduled for TTH 8-11:45 AM.  It is worth six weighted teaching units, which is enough for benefits.  If the successful candidate would like additional teaching assignments, we anticipate openings in ecology, evolution, and introductory biology.

Please have potential candidates send a letter of interest and a current CV at Dessie.Underwood@csulb.edu.

Fall semester classes begin August 27 and end Dec 12 with finals after that.  Spring classes begin Jan 22 and end May 10, 2019.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Microbiology at LaSalle University

The Department of Biology at La Salle University invites applications for a full time, Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor position in Clinical Microbiology starting in August 2018. We seek a dynamic person to join a department serving undergraduate biology majors, allied health majors, science-education majors, and pre-health professional candidates. Teaching responsibilities include lecture sections of the undergraduate course for Nursing and Health Science students in Clinical Microbiology. The candidate will also be expected to coordinate and teach laboratory sections for the course.

More info can be found at the link below.  Please feel free to circulate this info to any individuals who may be interested.
http://www.lasalle.edu/ employment-opportunities/ employment-opportunity-single/?id=878

UCLA Postdocs Longitudinal Investment in Faculty Training (UPLIFT) Program

NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Scholar Positions at the University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship Opportunity: UCLA Postdocs Longitudinal Investment in Faculty Training (UPLIFT)

The UCLA Postdocs Longitudinal Investment in Faculty Training (UPLIFT) program at UCLA supports postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences who have a demonstrated interest in teaching, research, mentoring, and supporting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. UPLIFT combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, with pedagogical training provided through workshops and courses, as well as faculty mentored teaching assignments at our partner institution, California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). The program is expected to facilitate the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia.

The program is sponsored through Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), supported by the division of NIGMS at NIH. A major goal of IRACDA is to produce a workforce in STEM with a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduates, particularly at institutions that have a history of training students underrepresented in higher education. In addition to motivating the next generation of scientists at our partner institution, another goal of IRACDA, and more specifically our UPLIFT program, is to foster interactions between UCLA and CSULA faculty that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching.

The UPLIFT program invites prospective applicants in the biomedical sciences to apply. These postdoctoral awards are for up to three years of support.  Typically, the UCLA research mentor pays the first year and UPLIFT pays years 2-4.

To apply for UPLIFT, please visit our program website: https://ceils.ucla.edu/uplift/program-application/

Career Resources

[Resource] Science Magazine – 2018 Career Handbook
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