Job Title: Foundations of Biology Lab Lecturer and Program Leader Positions
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Foundations of Biology Lab Lecturer and Program Leader Positions
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for three full-time Lecturers on 8- or 12-month bases for authentic research 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 positions are for Foundations of Biology Laboratory Course Developers who will work as a team to improve existing, and develop new, authentic research laboratory courses. Duties include teaching 1-2 sections per term, curriculum development, course assessment, instructor hiring and training, and administrative oversight (makeup lab scheduling, disability accommodations, grade monitoring, lab accident reporting, student/instructor grievances). One position may be as Program Leader with responsibilities including coordinating the course developers, planning each term’s offerings, and working to integrate the Foundations of Biology Lab curriculum vertically with upper division labs.
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. Applicants should indicate their interest in the Program Leader position in their letter of application; a vision statement will be requested after initial application review. 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 Department of Biological Sciences is available at: http://www.biology.pitt.edu.