Job Title: Three Foundations of Biology Lab Instructor Positions
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Three Foundations of Biology Lab Instructor Positions
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for three full-time Lab Instructor positions on 8-month bases in Foundations of Biology Labs with anticipated start dates of 27 August 2018. These positions are outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have an MS or PhD in biology. The courses include both guided inquiry and authentic research lab experiences for early career undergraduates. The positions entail teaching either 4 sections of two different lab courses, or 5 sections of one lab course, each semester. In addition, services will be provided to the leadership team, including writing quizzes and assignments, reviewing content of student assessments, and leading small groups during instructor training sessions. Administrative duties could substitute for some teaching and would include overseeing preparation of media and reagents, training and supervising student workers, evaluating equipment and supplies prior to purchase, overseeing repair of existing equipment, and troubleshooting new lab procedures.
Qualifications & Requirements Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting 8 January 2018; review will continue until the positions are filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointments require administrative and budgetary approval.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Further information about the courses is available at http://www.biology.pitt.edu/node/3580