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Saturday, February 18

  1. page DBER-Concept Inventories edited Biology Concept Inventories and Assessments Sites with lists of concept inventories San Diego …

    Biology Concept Inventories and Assessments
    Sites with lists of concept inventories
    San Diego State Univ- Center for Teaching and Learning- Concept Inventory list (2014)
    Q4B Univ. British Columbia- list of validated concept inventories this group has created
    ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)-annotated list of some concept inventories.
    Topic specific concept inventories

    Cell and Molecular Biology
    Newman, D. L., Snyder, C. W., Fisk, J. N., & Wright, L. K. (2016). Development of the Central Dogma Concept Inventory (CDCI) Assessment Tool. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 15(2), ar9.
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Tuesday, February 14

  1. page Meetings of Interest to Members edited ... SABER Twin Cities, MN July 26-29, 27-30, 2017 American Society of Microbiologists - Conf…
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    SABER
    Twin Cities, MN
    July 26-29,27-30, 2017
    American Society of Microbiologists - Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASM-CUE)
    Austin, TXDenver, CO
    Improving University Teaching
    Not in 2017
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Saturday, February 11

  1. page Jobs & Positions in Science Ed edited ... 2/11/207 The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a…
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    2/11/207
    The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a permanent 9 month Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lecturer position, effective July 1, 2017, to join a vibrant department with a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices and research. The position involves teaching 2 classes per semester and significant involvement in science education research. We seek a dynamic person who is prepared to redesign and teach undergraduate biology courses, primarily at the introductory level, in a large-enrollment setting, using pedagogy informed by biology education research. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline, and participate in obtaining grant support for curricular and pedagogical improvements.
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    content knowledge.
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    apply:
    Visit

    Visit
    http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/114427
    Candidates must submit:
    1. A letter of interest
    2. A CV (including courses taught)
    3. A concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness.
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    the cover letter.letter
    Full consideration will be given to applications received on or before March 3, 2017.
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    protected veteran.
    http://www.bio.unc.edu/

    http://www.bio.unc.edu/

    2/4/2017
    UC San Diego, Division of Biological Sciences- Postdoctoral position.
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  2. page Jobs & Positions in Science Ed edited Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research 2/11/207 The Department of Biology at the Uni…

    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    2/11/207
    The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a permanent 9 month Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lecturer position, effective July 1, 2017, to join a vibrant department with a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices and research. The position involves teaching 2 classes per semester and significant involvement in science education research. We seek a dynamic person who is prepared to redesign and teach undergraduate biology courses, primarily at the introductory level, in a large-enrollment setting, using pedagogy informed by biology education research. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline, and participate in obtaining grant support for curricular and pedagogical improvements.
    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with at least one semester of full-time college teaching as instructor of record using research-validated pedagogy. Candidates should have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom and have strong interdisciplinary content knowledge.
    To apply:
    Visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/114427
    Candidates must submit:
    1. A letter of interest
    2. A CV (including courses taught)
    3. A concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness.
    We require 2 letters of reference (at least one of which must address the candidate’s potential as a teacher). Please include the names and contact information for 2 references in the cover letter.
    Full consideration will be given to applications received on or before March 3, 2017.
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
    http://www.bio.unc.edu/

    2/4/2017
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    Postdoctoral position.
    The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego invites applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position to join a collaborative team in biology education research (Drs. Ella Tour, Lisa McDonnell, and Stanley Lo). The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to ongoing research that examines how undergraduate and graduate students develop critical thinking and scientific argumentation skills as they progress in their education.
    Applicants should either have a PhD in biological or biomedical sciences with an interest in discipline-based education research or have a master’s degree in biological or biomedical sciences with a PhD in science education, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, or other equivalent areas.
    The candidate should be able to work well both independently and as a team and must be comfortable managing multiple competing deadlines. Demonstrated experience in STEM education research or with quantitative research methodologies is preferred. The candidate should also be interested in qualitative and mixed-methods research.
    The position start date is negotiable but with an ideal start date of around the time of June 1, 2017. One year of internal funding is available for this position. Candidates may elect to be considered for summer teaching assignments. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding.
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    is filled.
    UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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Friday, February 10

  1. page Meetings of Interest to Members edited ... Gordon Research Conference Stonehill College, Easton, MA July 17-19, 21-23, 2017 SABER …
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    Gordon Research Conference
    Stonehill College, Easton, MA
    July 17-19,21-23, 2017
    SABER
    Twin Cities, MN
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  2. page National Meeting 2017 edited ... {STSSphoto.jpg} Bruininks Building along Mississippi River REGISTRATION- opens March Apri…
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    Bruininks Building along Mississippi River
    REGISTRATION- opens MarchApril 1, 2017
    Registration includes
    coffee and tea each morning,
    box lunches Fri-Sat-Sun,Sat-Sun,
    reception/appetizers on Friday
    banquet on Saturday
    plus registration materials.
    Early Bird Reg
    till June 14,21, 2017
    Regular Reg
    after June 14,21, 2017
    Faculty-full time, Staff
    and Administrators
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    $50
    Registration is a 2 step process
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    -REGISTRATION- Open MarchApril 1
    Print out last page to use as temporary receipt
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    PAY- Open MarchApril 1
    a. PAYPAL- ONLY after you registered in step one above
    b. By check- send to address below.
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Monday, February 6

  1. page Meetings of Interest to Members edited ... Kennesaw Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has an extensive list *2017* ??????…
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    Kennesaw Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has an extensive list
    *2017*
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    Lilly Conference West
    Pomona, CA
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    Experimental Biology
    Chicago, IL
    TRUSE
    dates in 2017 TBD
    Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education

    June 13-16, 2017
    Association of Biology Laboratory Educators (ABLE) Conference
    Madison, Wisconsin
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    Academy for IntergrationIntegration of Research,
    Threshold Concepts Conference
    June 23-27, 2017
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    International Society of the Learning Sciences
    in USA
    July 7-8 2017 - Minneapolis
    TRUSE
    Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education

    July 9-14, 2017
    Gordon Research Conference
    Stonehill College, Easton, MA
    July 13-16,17-19, 2017
    SABER
    Twin Cities, MN
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    American Society of Microbiologists - Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASM-CUE)
    Austin, TX
    July , 2014
    Improving University Teaching
    Not in 2017
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Saturday, February 4

  1. page Jobs & Positions in Science Ed edited Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research 2/4/2017 UC San Diego, Division of Biological…

    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    2/4/2017
    UC San Diego, Division of Biological Sciences- Postdoctoral position.
    The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego invites applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position to join a collaborative team in biology education research (Drs. Ella Tour, Lisa McDonnell, and Stanley Lo). The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to ongoing research that examines how undergraduate and graduate students develop critical thinking and scientific argumentation skills as they progress in their education.
    Applicants should either have a PhD in biological or biomedical sciences with an interest in discipline-based education research or have a master’s degree in biological or biomedical sciences with a PhD in science education, learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, or other equivalent areas.
    The candidate should be able to work well both independently and as a team and must be comfortable managing multiple competing deadlines. Demonstrated experience in STEM education research or with quantitative research methodologies is preferred. The candidate should also be interested in qualitative and mixed-methods research.
    The position start date is negotiable but with an ideal start date of around the time of June 1, 2017. One year of internal funding is available for this position. Candidates may elect to be considered for summer teaching assignments. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding.
    To apply, please email a cover letter describing your background, future goals, and fit for this position; a curriculum vitae (CV); and a one-page summary of your educational research interests to Dr. Ella Tour at etour@ucsd.edu. Please be ready to provide three letters of reference. For full consideration, all materials must be received by March 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
    UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

    1/31/17
    School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln- Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Biology
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Tuesday, January 31

  1. page Jobs & Positions in Science Ed edited Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research 1/31/17 School of Biological Sciences at the…

    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    1/31/17
    School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln- Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Biology
    The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Biology. This is a non-tenure-track position with a renewable contract. The applicant will be expected to teach high-enrollment introductory biology courses as a primary assignment. The applicant will play an important instructional and leadership role in the sequence of introductory courses for all life sciences majors across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Areas of instructional expertise could include Cellular Biology/Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, or Ecology/Evolution. Additionally, prior experience could include instruction in large introductory lecture and laboratory classes and/or research on college science education. The applicant will benefit from interacting with the active community of Discipline-Based Educational Researchers across science departments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
    Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Biology, Biology Education, or related disciplines. Preferred qualifications include one semester post-doctoral teaching or research experience.
    To learn more about the University of Nebraska and the School of Biological Sciences, visit http://biosci.unl.edu.
    Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_160254. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the faculty form. Attach a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching strategies/experience/interests, and a summary of research experience. Combine the statement of teaching and the summary of research into one document and attach as “Other Document.” Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
    The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

    1/30/2017
    Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program- post-doctoral position
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Monday, January 30

  1. page Jobs & Positions in Science Ed edited Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research 1/30/2017 Harvard Medical School Curriculum F…

    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    1/30/2017
    Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program- post-doctoral position
    The Harvard Medical School Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) is seeking a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop and support courses and programming relevant to the infectious disease training of graduate students at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). The CF will also play a key role in the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium (IDC), a University-wide affiliation of graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows engaged in infectious disease research.
    The IDC Curriculum Fellow will work independently and in collaboration with HMS and HSPH faculty to:
    - Support the ongoing development of microbiology and infectious disease-related courses offered through the HMS Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
    - Generate infectious disease-related content for inclusion into a masters-level course at HSPH and provide instructional support to the associated teaching faculty
    - Provide intellectual and administrative support for a new joint HMS/HSPH graduate program in bacteriology
    - Work with the student leadership of the IDC to develop and support new and existing educational, social and career development initiatives
    - Pursue additional opportunities to improve infectious disease education at Harvard through collaborations, new paracurricular programming and the adoption of novel course formats
    Qualifications:
    - An earned doctorate in an infectious disease-related field (i.e. bacteriology, parasitology, virology)
    - Post-secondary teaching experience
    - Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)
    Job Skills and Competencies:
    - Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty and administrative partners to develop new courses and educational/training opportunities
    - Experience applying pedagogical best practices, including evidence-based teaching methods, to the classroom
    - Ability to advise faculty on the application of evidence-based teaching practices to existing courses
    - Strong oral and written communication skills
    - Strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to successfully plan and implement programs and events
    - Ability to work independently to identify and implement optimal solutions to diverse problems
    - Effective mentorship skills
    The IDC Curriculum Fellow is a member of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program, a science education community that functions as a training program for early career scientist-teachers while contributing to the development and oversight of high quality, innovative graduate education at Harvard. Pedagogical training is incorporated into the fellow’s course- and program-based efforts and includes opportunities to design and conduct educational research (DBER) projects. CFs receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the appointment.
    To apply:
    To be considered for this position, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please include the names and contact information of three references, who will be asked to supply letters or will be contacted by phone early in the application screening process. The deadline for all application materials is 5 PM Eastern Time on March 1st, 2017. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one year appointment, renewable for three years, and is non-tenure-track. The ideal start for the position is on or before April 15th, 2017 at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
    Address applications to Bradley Coleman, Ph.D.
    Co-Director, Curriculum Fellows Program
    Via Ms. Naima Abdullahi (cfp@hms.harvard.edu)
    Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer.

    1/26/2017
    University of Minnesota - Undergraduate Research Coordinator
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    biology-related professions.
    Student

    Student
    Support and Coaching
    Coach and support CBS students pursuing undergraduate research, internships, and applications to graduate school
    ● Provide support to CBS students through individual and group appointments related to undergraduate research, graduate school and internships
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