Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biology Education Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The successful candidate will conduct biology education research focused on transforming teaching and assessment practices in introductory biology at UNL. Primary responsibilities will include developing innovative instructional approaches and collecting data to understand how these activities impact student learning. This postdoc will join a growing community of discipline-based education researchers, and this position supports broader efforts to advance undergraduate life sciences programs at UNL through the establishment of a campus-wide introductory biology course series.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in a biology or biology education field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have experience in biology education research, interactive teaching, mixed-methods research, advanced statistical analyses, and/or student assessment. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, and be able to interact with other faculty.
Initial appointment is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed to Dr. Brian Couch (email@example.com). Application review will begin on April 6, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. This position will begin during summer 2015.
Citizen Science Faculty at Bard College
Bard College's Citizen Science Program is a science literacy program required of all first year students, regardless of intended major. Held in January, this short, intense academic program introduces our students to scientific thinking by engaging them in problem-based learning classroom, computing and laboratory experiences. We are currently accepting applications from excellent scientists who are interested in undergraduate education. More information can be found at http://citizenscience.bard.edu, and the job posting can be found at http://www.bard.edu/employment/employment/descriptions.php?listing_id=1142099.
STEM Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Michigan
The successful candidate will collaborate with CRLT staff on implementing programs for instructional improvement in STEM and the health sciences, consult with instructors about teaching, and contribute to assessment and evaluation projects. The postdoctoral research associate is a two-year fixed term staff position beginning April 1, 2015 and ending June 1, 2017 (negotiable).
University or college teaching experience
PhD degree in STEM field or PhD degree in another field with extensive experience interacting with STEM or health science instructors
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Ability to take directions, assume independent responsibility and provide follow-up
Strong attention to detail and the ability to successfully plan and implement program details
Some flexibility in work schedule
Event planning and instructional consulting/mentoring
Experience with educational research, educational measurement, assessment or evaluation
Experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis
Experience promoting the effective use of instructional technology in the classroom
Working knowledge of statistical, analytic and reporting software (e.g., SPSS)
Administrative experience in a higher education setting
Familiarity with the University of Michigan or a large research university context
Familiarity with the mission of CRLT
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
Neuroscience Lecturer Positions 2015-2016 at Lake Forest College
The Neuroscience Program and the Biology Department seeks one or more part-time lecturers to teach multiple courses during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Fall semester needs include a 300-level advanced elective course (lecture-only) and a 400-level Senior Seminar course for neuroscience and biology majors. The spring semester need is specifically for a 300-level course in Molecular Neuroscience (lecture and two laboratory sections), a core offering in the Neuroscience major.
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 47 states and 81 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects active participation in the College community.
Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required, plus previous experience teaching undergraduates. Applicants should electronically send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and up to two letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Shubhik DebBurman Professor of Biology
Chair, Neuroscience Program Lake Forest College firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.