Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research


8/23/2017
Preceptor at Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences- Molecular and Cellular Biology
the link to ad is below:
https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7716

8/23/2017
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology Education in the Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA)
The link to the ad is below.
https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176544772&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20-%20Biology%20Education



8/22/2017
Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment- UC Davis
Job #JPF01734-Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - HUMAN ECOLOGY
Recruitment Period
Open date: July 21st, 2017
Next review date: October 16th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: April 1st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Description
The Department of Human Ecology, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is seeking applicants for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) for an academic year (9-month), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. LPSOE faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods.
A successful candidate will be expected to carry out high-level and innovative teaching in these areas and consistent with the broad goals of the department. The appointee may be assigned not more than five lower and upper division undergraduate courses (e.g., HDE 100A Infancy and Early Childhood, HDE 100B Middle Childhood and Adolescence, HDE 100C Adulthood and Aging, HDE 103 Cross-Cultural Study of Children, HDE 120 Research Methods in Human Development) per year in departmental undergraduate curricula as assigned by the department chair; assignment quantities are based on enrollment, scope (classroom, field, laboratory) and needs of the unit as well as career stage of the appointee.
The LPSOE will have a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, and develop a successful discipline-based educational research program in human sciences, with a primary focus on lifespan development, developmental trajectories, and/or development in context. The appointee will have undergraduate advising responsibilities. The appointee will also be expected to demonstrate continued professional growth and enhance their value to the University. Examples of professional growth include the following contributions and achievements: (i) research and publication in the candidate’s subject-matter discipline, (ii) pedagogical or curricular innovation, (iii) research and publication on pedagogy, (iv) professional activity in professional organizations, and (v) academic leadership within the University beyond normal service obligations.
Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to human development: innovative teaching methods for large enrollment undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, ability to identify, develop and assess effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations (i.e., ethnic minority, first generation college students, etc.), conducting applied education research, especially as related to student engagement and working with diverse populations as consistent with a successful scholarship of teaching and learning.
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Human Development, Developmental Psychology, or a related field at the time of appointment, preferably with postgraduate experience, and with a general focus on lifespan development, developmental trajectories, and/or development in context.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by Monday, October 16, 2017 to be assured full consideration. Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu. Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed four pages), and a diversity statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 4 references. For more information on this position and UC Davis in general contact the search committee chair at Adrienne Nishina (anishina@ucdavis.edu).
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UC Davis is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and was the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.
http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.html
UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work‐life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.
http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.htm
UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019. Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.
The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and deans’ offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. Eligibility for POP services is limited to full-time Academic Senate Ladder Rank faculty (including Lecturers with Security of Employment (LSOE), Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment (SLSOE)), and Cooperative Extension Specialists.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis-- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Job location
Davis, CA
Documents
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Description of Research Background - (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Statement of current and proposed Teaching and Science Education Research - (not to exceed four pages)
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants.
Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.
References 4-6 references required (contact information only)


8/15/2017
Biology Science Education Faculty Position--Brigham Young University
The Department of Biology at Brigham Young University invites applications for an open faculty position in biology science education. This hire is part of a department initiative to strengthen our program in science education and is intended to further establish program excellence in scholarly research, graduate mentoring, and science teacher education. We seek a discipline-based education researcher who specializes in theory-driven, quantitative research and demonstrates use of learning theories as well as a broad background in the biological sciences. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a strong research potential in science education evidenced by a record of scholarly publications and extramural grants. A PhD or post-doctoral experience in biology education (or equivalent) is required. The successful applicant will teach courses in introductory biology as well as in biology education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is an open rank, continuing faculty status position (BYU’s equivalent of tenure track) with an anticipated start date of Fall 2018.Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a completed BYU employment application form. Applicants should provide names and contact information for three references; letters of recommendation will be requested for those candidates that make our short list. Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Jamie Jensen
Science Education Faculty Search
4102 LSB
BYU-Department of Biology
Provo, UT 84602, USA
(Jamie.Jensen@byu.edu)
We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2017.
Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.


8/15/2017
Science Education Specialists --Biology Program at the University of British Columbia
The Biology Program at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) is enhancing its support for teaching and learning initiatives by creating two new positions for Science Education Specialists (SES) one of whom will be housed in the Department of Zoology and one in the Department of. These will be staff positions who will work closely with teaching faculty to coordinate and support scholarship of teaching and learning projects, advise faculty teaching and learning practices, and assist with course and curriculum revisions, pedagogical improvement projects, and assessment of teaching and learning effectiveness. Initial appointments will be for three years, with possibility of renewal.
We are seeking individuals with a background in any area of the Biological Sciences and experience in teaching and pedagogical development. A graduate degree in Life Sciences or equivalent experience is required.
Successful candidates will bring expertise in evidence-based education in the context of undergraduate life-science education. Experience in curriculum development and assessment of teaching effectiveness is considered an asset.
The SESs will join a vibrant educational community both within Biology and across the Faculty of Science, and will receive training and ongoing professional development from the Faculty of Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight) and the Biology Program.
We anticipate interviewing in mid-September, and start date is flexible.
For complete job requirements and to apply, visit the UBC Human Resources Careers site, and search for Science Education Specialist.
jobs 27161 and 27305
http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php


8/8/2017
Sr. Lab Technician - University of Delaware
|Job ID: 104806 | Pay Grade: 27N | Deadline: Open until Filled
CONTEXT OF JOB:
Under the general direction of the Director and primary supervision by the Lab Coordinator, the Senior Lab Technician will assist in the implementation of the educational program of the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories (ISLL) by ensuring all laboratory and class material support is provided which involves various combinations of biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics pedagogical innovations. The Senior Laboratory Technician will have a strong background in many science disciplines and be expected to collaborate closely with laboratory technicians and managers in Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Physics to ensure that all requisite materials and support is available as we deliver world-class interdisciplinary and collaborative science curriculum in cutting edge facilities. Under limited supervision, assists faculty members, Preceptors, and graduate students in preparing and implementing all laboratory activities in the ISE Lab (generally about 100 lab sections per week). Independent judgment and thorough understanding of the application of scientific techniques are required.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • • Prepares experiments, assembles equipment, constructs and demonstrates use of teaching apparatus for all chemistry/biochemistry, biology, physics and microbiology integrated lab scenarios.
  • • Prepares chemical reagents, solutions, media and reagents for quantitative use in instructional laboratories
  • • Responsible for safety training and compliance particularly adhering to the chemical and biological use protocol.
  • • Attends and conducts certain aspects of laboratory staff meetings during the Fall and Spring semesters, and during the Winter and two Summer Sessions.
  • • Maintains laboratory equipment which may include troubleshooting and making minor repairs; ensures equipment is in working order.
  • • Maintains and controls inventories; initiates orders; receives, checks and stocks all orders of supplies and/or parts and equipment.
  • • Maintains and cares for laboratory plants and animals for assigned courses.
  • • Assist in pick up and deliveries of supplies.
  • • Assist with development and testing of new investigative lab equipment. Coordinates with department machinist to facilitate construction of required number of replications.
  • • Assists with the writing of protocols for student experiments for the lab manuals and syllabi.
  • • Keeps records and writes reports as required.
  • • Observes and monitors students in instructional labs checking that good safety practices are followed including monitoring students in the use of toxic or corrosive materials.
  • • Responds to student inquiries.
  • • Supervises other unit personnel, such as student workers.
  • • Performs other related duties as assigned.
ENVIRONMENTAL/OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES:
Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a field of science and 2-3 years of laboratory support experience. related progressive experience beyond a high school diploma or GED may be substituted for required education.
  • • Basic computer skills (spreadsheets, real-time data acquisition devices, word processing, etc.).
  • • Knowledge of instructional methods.
  • • Mechanical aptitude.
  • • Familiarity with use of appropriate supplies, tools and equipment.
  • • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • • Ability to work effectively with a team of faculty members, preceptors, graduate teaching assistants, undergraduate fellows, and students enrolled in courses.
  • • Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Required to have flexibility regarding scheduled work hours from semester to semester depending on current course requirements. Must have a valid vehicle operator’s license for pick up and deliveries of supplies. Requires dexterity in handling delicate and hazardous materials and the ability to accurately discern colors and measure laboratory materials. In certain units, employment is dependent upon passing a University-specified medical evaluation related to the use of respiratory protection equipment.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

8/7/2017
Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Teaching and Learning--University of Minnesota
The primary role of this Teaching Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning (https://cbs.umn.edu/academics/departments/btl) is to provide high-quality biology instruction, with an emphasis on creation and delivery of open-ended laboratory course instruction through use of innovative teaching approaches that further the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. Successful candidates must have experience in bioinformatics or computational biology that will complement existing strengths in the Department and facilitate teaching in those areas.
Responsibilities:
80% Teaching
  1. Provide high-quality instruction in CBS courses. This will include: teach courses that support the integration of basic research into student-focused experiences; work as part of a team to deliver existing courses to the College's majors and contribute to integration of student-centered activities in non-majors courses; train and supervise graduate teaching assistants for laboratory courses.
  2. Develop new research projects in the area of bioinformatics/computational biology.
  3. Continue personal growth within the profession, keep current with the field, and broaden knowledge and expertise through activities such as reading primary literature, attending workshops/presentations at local and national meetings. It is expected that these efforts will enhance the Teaching Assistant Professor’s own teaching and will also benefit the wider CBS community through interaction between the Teaching Assistant Professor and colleagues.
10% Scholarship
  1. Engage in research related to teaching and the instructional process.
  2. Disseminate research findings via professional meetings, publications, etc.
  3. Cooperate with colleagues to develop grant proposals to advance funding for instruction and scholarship of teaching and learning.
10% Service
  1. Provide service through participation in governance of CBS and/or the University through membership in committees and leadership in professional organizations.
  2. Contribute to the development of the profession through participation in national and/or international associations, publication, and/or other related activities.
  3. Provide guidance in instruction and course development to CBS colleagues.
  4. Informally advise students regarding both coursework and broader academic or career goals.
Essential Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. degree in a biological science, with emphasis in genomics / bioinformatics / computational biology; or Ph.D. in computer science or another science field, with a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience in biological research.
  2. Expertise in use of databases for biological research and in appropriate applications for data analysis, including writing R code and troubleshooting existing R code.
  3. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Two years of postdoctoral experience with some emphasis in computer-based biological research.
  2. Experience with appropriate software applications, programming languages, and/or computational and online tools relevant to biological research.
  3. Experience teaching in active classroom settings and in supervising undergraduate research.
  4. Strong interest in focusing on undergraduate teaching and in linking undergraduate research to classroom experiences so as to promote student engagement in research.
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop clear, appropriately demanding expectations of students, effectively meet teaching responsibilities, and achieve successful student learning outcomes.
  6. Interest and ability to conduct pedagogical research.
How to Apply (applications must be submitted online):
  1. Visit: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/
  2. Search Job ID# 318716

8/1/2017
Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington
The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates with strong quantitative analysis skills for a full-time postdoctoral position to evaluate the effectiveness of an institution-wide faculty development project: CAUSE for transformation: The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Student Education project. CAUSE is an NSF-funded project that will be comprised of faculty from seven major undergraduate departments (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Computer Science, Public Health). The core of the program is a 2-year Exploration and Implementation experience that helps participants learn evidence-based teaching methods, supports them during initial implementation of the methods, places them in a community of practice, and provides “graduates” with opportunities for professional advancement as a CAUSE Fellow.
The position will be under the supervision of Drs. Mary Pat Wenderoth and Jennifer Doherty in the UW Biology Department and Dr. Deborah Wiegand in the UW Chemistry Department. The postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students—locally through the UW DBER community and nationally through participation in meetings such as the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER).
Candidates must have:
  • a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a STEM discipline, STEM education, public health, statistics, measurement or a closely related field completed in the last three years
  • strong quantitative analysis skills
  • success in publishing and presenting research findings
  • demonstrated interest in education research
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Preference will be given to candidates who have, or are willing to acquire, expertise in the following:
  • faculty development
  • Bloom analysis of exams
  • classroom observation protocols (i.e., PORTAAL)
  • project management
  • web-based data collection and database management
The postdoctoral fellow responsibilities include:
  • collection and management of databases for student demographic information, PORTAAL scores, Bloom scores, student exam performance, and ATI, SCII, ETLQ survey results
  • quantitative analysis
  • assistance with the bi-weekly faculty development meetings of the CAUSE fellows
  • project logistics
  • training and mentoring undergraduate research assistants
  • creating annual reports for each CAUSE fellow with a summary of PORTAAL scores, Bloom scores and observed achievement gaps in exam performance
  • being lead author on research publications and meeting presentations
The position is full-time (100% FTE) 12-month appointment with a salary of $47,484, including benefits (Research Associate, UW Job Code 0148). The position is intended to be a two or three-year position, contingent upon satisfactory performance, available funding and university policies.
To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the your education research interests, and (3) a curriculum vitae to doherty2@uw.edu in one PDF file named “CAUSE Postdoc LastName FirstName.pdf”. Please be ready to provide telephone numbers of three references and a sample publication if requested. Review of applications will begin Sept 1, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The ideal starting date is November 2017, but is negotiable.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

7?31/2017
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative- Postdoctoral position
The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE) at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks two post-docs in the areas of physics, biology or chemistry education to join an HHMI-funded project focusing on fostering a culture of inclusivity and equity in the natural sciences. Additional teaching and/or research activities may be negotiated, with particular flexibility to pursue research questions related to inclusivity and equity.
The program develops faculty to proactively recruit and mentor targeted students in undergraduate researchand creates new course materials to improve reflective and metacognitive strategies. Postdocs will work with PIs to develop and implement workshop materials, design and administer evaluations, and interview faculty and student participants. Additionally, post-docs will have opportunity to contribute to activities that develop an inclusive, college-wide faculty/student and student/student community.
The position is fully funded through HHMI and CASTLE; the joint funding enables flexibility for non-HHMI related work, joining ongoing discipline-based education research projects within the Science & Mathematics Education Research Collaborative (SMERC) or teaching courses in the appropriate discipline (physics, biology or chemistry) or within the Learning Assistant program. A non-full time appointment to allow time for personal projects may be negotiated.
FTE salary: ~$50,000 depending on experience, with full benefits.
Start date & term: January of 2018; exact date negotiable. Initial appointment will be for one year (renewable for another year).
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education discipline
  • Desire to engage fully with the Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative journal clubs, research group meetings and other activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity in both teaching and research foci, and familiarity with contemporary efforts to achieve equity and foster an inclusive environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in STEM education research
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Ability/desire to participate in associated CASTLE programs
How to apply: Applications will be accepted through RIT’s online portal at http://bit.ly/2ux4bs4. Additonal information can be found on the CASTLE webpage at http://www.rit.edu/castle/about/hhmi.
Contact: Dina Newman (dlwsbi@rit.edu) or Scott Franklin (svfsps@rit.edu) with any questions.

7/31/2017
Fixed-Term Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences-College of Natural Science-Michigan State University
The College of Natural Science at Michigan State University welcomes applications for a full-time, 9-month, fixed-term faculty position beginning January 1, 2018. The position is renewable based on satisfactory performance. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to work with faculty to develop and teach capstone writing courses for life-science majors, including those in our Human Biology Program. These writing intensive capstone courses will provide senior-level students with opportunities to integrate critical and scientific thinking skills with foundational knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. Students will also develop their abilities to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information in the biological sciences. Candidates for this position should have both disciplinary expertise in the biological sciences and a record of proficiency with scientific communication.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or an equivalent discipline, scientific writing experience, and undergraduate teaching experience. The candidate must have a strong commitment to student success and to creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse group of students. The candidate must also be committed to continued professional development and is expected to become part of the vibrant community of scholars engaged in improving STEM education at MSU. Prior experiences in course or curriculum development and use of evidence-based pedagogical strategies to teach scientific writing at the undergraduate level are highly desirable.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a scientific writing sample (e.g. research manuscript, medical communication, technical report, science blog post, news article), and a teaching portfolio (limited to 10 pages) consisting of a teaching philosophy with documentation of philosophy implementation such as syllabi, assessments, student evaluations, or personal reflections to http://careers.msu.edu (Job No:453469). The applicant should also arrange for 3 letter of recommendation to be submitted to the posting. The letters should address both the candidate’s teaching and writing experience.
Review of applications with begin September 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions regarding the position to Cori Fata-Hartley, Human Biology Program Director and Chair of the Search Committee (fatahart@msu.edu).
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.


7/31/2017
Development Scientist, Edvotek, Inc.
Edvotek, Inc. is seeking a Development Scientist to support product development and science education professional training. Edvotek is the world's leading supplier of biotechnology kits and equipment designed specifically for education. Since our founding in 1987 we have been dedicated to demystifying biotechnology and inspiring students to choose a career in science.
The successful candidate will help to research, design, and implement curriculum and experiments for K-12 and college level biotechnology education. Ideal candidates must possess excellent written and oral English skills, extensive laboratory experience, and knowledge of molecular biology techniques. Leading candidates will have substantial independent research experience resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals. The individual must be well-organized and must possess strong problem solving skills. Job duties will also include customer service and technical support. Teaching and outreach experience preferred. Occasional travel required.
Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a monthly transit stipend.
Requirements:
· M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology, or a related field.
· Two years experience with modern biological/biotechnological laboratory techniques.
For more information or to apply, contact: jobs@edvotek.com
Edvotek is an equal opportunity employer and will consider candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other condition protected by applicable law.

7/31/2017
Three Post-Doctoral Research Associates-STEM Education Research-Michigan State University
The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) in the CREATE4STEM Institute at Michigan State University will be seeking candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate positions for research on assessment of STEM learning. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.
We are expanding our NSF-funded project to develop resources for analyzing undergraduate learning in the field of physiology. The selected Research Associate will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Education, Natural Science, and Engineering and will provide liaison to our partner institutions. Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.
Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in the life sciences or STEM education with experience in discipline-based education research (DBER) in biology. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM education researchers. Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team:
  • disciplinary expertise in physiology
  • disciplinary expertise in biology
  • STEM education research
  • assessment of learning
  • learning progressions
  • qualitative research methods
  • statistical analysis
  • machine learning
  • publishing and presenting research findings
  • database development
  • web site development
  • mentoring of undergraduate researchers
Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with education and experience and the appointment will be on an annual basis with renewal/reappointment contingent on a successful performance.
A complete application package will consist of a cover letter, CV, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. The review of application materials will continue until the positions are filled.
Contact Kevin Haudek (haudke@msu.edu) or Mark Urban-Lurain (urban@msu.edu) about your interest or possible candidates.
To apply, go to: http://careers.msu.edu and search for AACR or position 451270 or 438349 Applicants for either posting will be considered for all three positions.
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7/22/201
Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology Education Research-Department of Biological Sciences-Purdue University
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephanie Gardner in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a discipline-based education research field, science education, or learning sciences; have experience with mixed-methods research; have a strong research record; and have demonstrated interest in undergraduate science education. The primary responsibility of the person in this position is to contribute to a collaborative biology education research study aimed at revealing undergraduate student competence and difficulties with data handling and graphing in both analog and digital formats. Data from the study will be used to refine and expand a digital graphing tool in collaboration with California State University-Fullerton and SimBiotic Software company. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in qualitative research methods including clinical interviewing and thematic coding of interview transcripts. Specific activities of the fellow include:

  • Conducting think-aloud graphing interviews with undergraduate biology students
  • Thematic coding of interview transcripts and text data from interviews conducted at Purdue and collaborating sites
  • Analysis of participant graphing behaviors and the resulting graph artifacts
  • Contributing to the direction of the project and its products through participation in team discussion of data and instructional development
  • Dissemination of findings at science education meetings and journal articles

The successful candidate will have the opportunity for excellent professional development in the area pedagogy and instructional design through formal workshops at the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence (http://www.purdue.edu/cie/workshops/index.html), informal mentoring, and the opportunity to contribute to the design of instructional materials to teach graphing. In addition, the fellow will interact with the developers at SimBiotic Software to quickly iterate on the graphing tool based on observations of students, and to brainstorm, provide feedback, editing, and participate in the iteration process on the assessment modules developed on the project. Purdue University has a large Biological Sciences department and one of the largest STEM education research communities in the country.

This full-time, twelve-month appointment can begin as early as September of 2017 and is contingent upon successful performance (with possible renewal for up to two years total). Candidates should submit electronically to Dr. Gardner (sgardne@purdue.edu):

1) a letter of application explaining why you are interested in the fellowship, what relevant experience you have, and how the position fits into your long-term professional goals

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) A two-page summary of research accomplishments

4) The names, titles, and contact information of at least two professional references.

Salary will be $48,000-$49,000, commensurate with experience and be accompanied by full University benefits. Application review will start on August 1st and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found.



For more information please contact Dr. Stephanie Gardner (sgardne@purdue.edu).

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.




7/17/2017
The University of Maryland is hiring a Research Associate in STEM Education to start in September 2017
The position:
We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to split time between conducting research and leading the development of a thriving community of faculty who teach Introductory Physics for Life Science (IPLS) classes.
Research topics may include (but are not limited to):
  • ● How faculty create courses from collection of curricular materials, use online resources, and engage in online communities
  • ● How user interfaces can affect course design
  • ● How community building activities such as workshops and social media can help faculty incorporate, adapt and maintain innovative instructional methods in their teaching.
Community building activities may include (but are not limited to):
  • ● Conducting in-person and online workshops for physics faculty
  • ● Seeding and facilitating online discussions
  • ● Learning about and engaging in best practices for creating thriving online communities
The project:
IPLS-Portal is a collaborative project between the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and 8 colleges and universities to create a web portal to collect and curate curricular materials developed for Introductory Physics for Life Science (IPLS) classes, and to sustain a community of educators dedicated to iteratively improving instruction in these courses. The project started approximately one year ago and we have conducted initial research into how physics faculty plan IPLS courses, categorize curricular materials, create curricular materials, and collaborate with other instructors in their course planning and implementation. We have a large collection of interview and focus group data available for analysis for a wide variety of investigations. Over the next 3 years, the project will create a large database of interdisciplinary curricular materials that is easily searchable and browsable, support faculty in adapting these materials, help faculty design new IPLS courses that fit their specific circumstances, and sustain a community educators interacting and learning through the portal. We aim to create a thriving community of IPLS instructors who share stories, ideas, and materials through professional development workshops and extended online and in-person interactions. Finally, we will conduct extensive research into the use of the database and the curricular materials therein, and the evolution of the community of users.
Preferred qualifications:
  • ● PhD/EdD in STEM field or physics/science education
  • ● Enthusiastic learner (because this project will involve research in many different areas, your ability to learn is more important than extensive experience in relevant areas)
  • ● Understands how to listen and draw out people’s experiences and perspectives (e.g. in the context of interviews)
  • ● Experience with research into faculty/teacher change, instructional change, institutional change, and/or faculty/teacher professional development
  • ● Experience with an existing online community of educators
  • ● Experience with qualitative research including interviewing and video analysis
  • ● Strong communication and writing skills and a willingness to improve them
  • ● Strong time management and organizational skills and a willingness to improve them
  • ● Ability to work with a geographically distributed team
Logistics:
  • Employer: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Location: Preferably in the DC area, but will consider hiring someone who would work remotely
  • Supervisors: Primary supervisor Chandra Turpen, with additional advising by a team of researchers at the University of Maryland (Joe Redish), Montgomery College (Raluca Teodorescu), and the American Association of Physics Teachers (Sam McKagan and Adrian Madsen).
  • Start date: Prefer September 2017, but will be flexible for the right candidate
  • Time commitment: Prefer full-time, but will be flexible for the right candidate
  • Length of appointment: 1-year contract, renewable up to 3 years
For more information:
To apply:
Please submit the following to Chandra Turpen at Chandra.Turpen@gmail.com:
  • ● Cover letter, including:
Why you are interested in this position
Why you are a good fit for this position
Your preferred start date
When you received or expect to receive your PhD or EdD
Your preferred work location (College Park, MD; or elsewhere)
Your preferred full-time or part-time status (ranging from 50% to 100% time)
  • CV, including:
List of publications
Education, research, and community-building experience
Contact information for three references




7/13/2017
Postdoctoral Associate - 1701685-Stony Brook University
https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701685
Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an attached resume)
Doctoral Degree or foreign equivalent degree in Ecology and Evolution,
Evolutionary Biology or related field in hand by August 15, 2017.
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong background in statistical methodologies. Prior published work
using Rasch/IRT psychometric methods. Prior experience working with
faculty in large, introductory biology courses. Experience managing
large datasets. Strong communication skills. Familiarity with the
content of introductory biology courses. Publication record.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in
the department of Ecology & Evolution. The incumbent will work on
NSF-funded grant project seeking to advance the adoption of
open-response assessment in large undergraduate biology course. These
assessment will be used in order to help the faculty better understand
students thinking and learning difficulties as well as to design
instructional resources to address these difficulties.
The primary responsibility of this position is the development,
application, analysis and interpretation of assessment data. In
addition, the Postdoctoral Associate will also have responsibility to
analyze how faculty use the assessments in their teaching.
The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments
are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of
Stony Brook University.
Development, collection, analysis, and interpretation of assessment data.
Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific
journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
Meetings with faculty and research team to discuss research methods and results.
Database management
Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific
Conferences and Meetings.
Special Notes: Due to the unique research goal of this project, this
position is designed to be part-time, as ideal candidate could
maintain a concurrent teaching assignment (part-time). Some weekend
hours may be required. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private
educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research
Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the
availability of funding FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the
overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met
to maintain FLSA exemption.
Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the
University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or
the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700.
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copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling
(631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University
Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

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our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.
About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research
programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's
scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500
faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine,
Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care
provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association
of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National
Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting
world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities
such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron
Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New
York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed
by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the
Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user
of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative
research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.


7/12/2017
Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education (OPS Job Opening 41732, Postdoctoral Scholar) School of Teacher Education, Florida State University
The Science Education research group at Florida State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to join our ranks under the supervision of Sherry Southerland (in collaboration with Lama Jaber, Miray Tekkumru Kisa, Patrick Enderle, Ellen Granger and Zahid Kisa). This position is C&G funded. The project that the Scholar will be assigned to is a 4-year NSF-funded project entitled Learning Through Collaborative Design (LCD): Professional Development to Foster Productive Epistemic Discourse in Science, with an available start date as early as September 2017 (or later until the position is filled).
The LCD project is designed to investigate the role of a specific professional development activity-- collaborative design around curricular materials-- in supporting teachers’ professional growth to enact productive epistemic discourse in biology classrooms. Productive epistemic discourse involves classroom talk and interactions that allow students to create meaning and understanding through constructing explanations, engaging in argument from evidence, and evaluating and communicating information. The outcomes of LCD promise to provide more equitable access to meaningful science learning and instruction, in the form of productive epistemic practices, for those students who are not typically engaged in such sense-making opportunities in science.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will serve as a general project manager to oversee day-­to-day operation of the project. He/she will be involved in all aspects of the project with special attention to the data collection and analysis, and the dissemination of findings through conferences and publications. Job activities include:
  • Co-lead and co-facilitate professional development sessions in the Design-Implement-Analyze cycles of the LCD project;
  • Engage in the ongoing analysis of data during the LCD-PD cycles, especially in the first year of the study;
  • Build educational research skills and a research agenda specific to epistemic discourse and teacher learning. Given the collaborative nature of this project, the post-doctoral researcher will have abundant experiences to collaborate on writing conference papers and manuscripts for journals with others, but he/she will also be expected to take the lead on publications;
  • Participate in regular research meetings to discuss, develop, and refine analytical tools and protocols that the LCD project will use to examine epistemic discourse and teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes with respect to the role of talk and discourse in the classroom;
  • Engage in collaborative data viewing and analysis sessions with a group of researchers and graduate students, specifically aimed at identifying and characterizing productive epistemic discourse in classroom interactions; and
  • Mentor undergraduate students and/or graduate research assistants in the science education research group, with guidance from science education faculty.
We are seeking candidates who have a Ph.D. in Science Education, Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, Teacher Education, or related fields, with preferably the following qualifications:
  • Experience in science education research with a commitment to equity;
  • Experience working with practicing or pre-service K-12 science teachers (especially high school teachers);
  • Experience teaching in public schools, preferably in the high school grades;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with researchers, teachers, and other school personnel;
  • Knowledgeable about and/or have interest in research on epistemic discourse and/or teacher learning;
  • Experience with data collection, particularly in public school settings; and
  • Background in sciences, preferably in Biology.
Salary: $51,000-$55,000 depending on experience, with full benefits.
Start date: Fall 2017 or Spring 2018; exact date negotiable.
Term: Initial appointment will be for one year (renewable for up to 3 additional years).
Application procedure:
Interested candidates should submit applications through the FSU job application system (www.jobs.fsu.edu, OPS Job Opening 41732, Postdoctoral Scholar) including the following materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and why you are a good fit;
  • A research statement; and
  • The names and email addresses of three references.
For any questions about the position or the application process, please email Dr. Sherry Southerland at ssoutherland@fsu.edu.
The Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University’s community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.




7/10/2017
Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Biology Education- Radford University, the University of Pittsburgh, the College of William and Mary, Unity College, and the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
A postdoctoral position is available with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project (https://qubeshub.org), with investigators at Radford University, the University of Pittsburgh, the College of William and Mary, Unity College, and the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (http://bioquest.org).
Project: In brief, the project aims to facilitate greater penetration of quantitatively rigorous curriculum and experiences in undergraduate biology programs across the country. As part of the larger project, QUBES develops and supports online Faculty Mentoring Networks that partner geographically distributed faculty who wish to incorporate more quantitative approaches in their teaching with a mentor who has expertise and experience doing just that. The focal idea is to provide support, guidance, and faculty development during the implementation and assessment of curricular change rather than just before. Read more about the Faculty Mentoring Networks and the larger project here: www.qubeshub.org .
Position: The postdoctoral research position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will be involved in curriculum development, faculty development, web communications, and assessment of the QUBES Faculty Mentoring Networks. The position will include teaching responsibilities in the Department of Biology at Radford University, providing opportunities for implementing and assessing innovative curriculum first-hand. The work will be supervised most directly by Dr. Jeremy M. Wojdak at Radford University, but will include close interactions with the Project Director, Dr. Sam Donovan at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Kristin Jenkins, the Executive Director of BioQUEST.
Qualifications/ Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field, preferably including experience/expertise in biological mathematics or statistics. Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated a strong interest in undergraduate STEM education. Indications of interest in STEM education include participation in professional development programs (e.g., FIRST IV, HHMI Teaching Fellows program, or participation in CIRTL, or coursework in education/pedagogy), experience with outreach (e.g., GK12 project, directing REU program or summer program for high school students), or publications on undergraduate education projects.
We desire applications with strong verbal and written communication skills, good social and organizational skills, and a robust work ethic. Familiarity with statistics (R or equivalent) and the analysis of educational or program assessment data is desirable, as is experience working with diverse faculty and student populations.
Benefits and Opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with career interests in science education – by the nature of the mentoring network project, the postdoctoral researcher will have frequent opportunities to connect and interact with a wide swath of faculty interested in quantitative biology education across the country. This position will allow the postdoctoral researcher to gain meaningful teaching experience and robust professional development as an instructor. The project team has a wealth of experience in STEM education pedagogy, scientific publishing, and grant writing, and training in these areas will be available.
Salary will be commensurate with experience, and includes Radford University’s competitive benefit package. The candidate will initially be hired for one year, with an annual extensions possible contingent on performance. Grant funding will provide support for travel to conferences and project team meetings.
Radford University is a comprehensive, midsize public university nestled in the New River Valley along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Radford provides a diversity of outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic programs for approximately 10,000 students. Renowned for teaching excellence and a focus on strong faculty/student bonds, the innovative use of technology in the learning environment and a vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to engage both faculty and students in teaching, research, and public service as scholars and citizens. Our faculty is proud of our students and their accomplishments. We seek new colleagues who will work to promote their development and help them pursue their aspirations as well as contribute to our versatile and collegial intellectual community. Additional information about the university can be found at http://www.radford.edu. The surrounding region affords a diversity of cultural and recreational activities along with several excellent school systems. The university is within a few hours drive from both the Washington, D.C., and the Charlotte, NC, areas.
Application: Questions and applications should be forwarded to Dr. Jeremy Wojdak, Radford University, jmwojdak@radford.edu . Applications should include a CV, a statement of research and career interests including relationships between applicant’s interests and QUBES project goals and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time. The ideal starting date is Spring Semester 2018 (January) or earlier; interviews will continue until the position is filled.
Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify beginning June 1, 2011. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

6/29/2017
Biochemistry Faculty Associate (lecturer) position available at UW-Madison:
http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495537/biochemistry-faculty-associate
Working Title: BIOCHEMISTRY FACULTY ASSOCIATE
Degree and area of specialization:Ph.D. in a biochemical, molecular biological, or related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Requirements for the position include:
1) a deep interest in the molecular basis of biological processes;
2) a dedication to employing evidence-based, effective teaching methodologies;
3) strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
4) the ability to master the range of software required for a large-enrollment course including the UW's Canvas course management system, chemical-drawing software, presentation software, and active-learning software and technology for student in-class responses.
Position Summary:
This departmental position provides technical, organizational, and teaching support for our large-enrollment undergraduate course, Biochemistry 501, and fosters the incorporation of evidence-based, effective teaching methodologies.
Principal duties:
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
1) teaching a section of the course during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters;
2.1) maintaining students' point totals from exams, quizzes, "clicker questions," etc. and tabulating grades;
2.2) managing the course website, syllabus, etc.;
3) assisting faculty in creating materials for class presentation;
4) coordinating the efforts of graduate-level teaching assistants;
5) leading some discussion sections and holding office hours for students;
6) overseeing an undergraduate peer-mentoring system;
7) contributing to creating exams, problem sets, and solutions manuals;
8) serving as an ombudsman for students enrolled in the course.

6/28/2017
K – 12 OUTREACH COORDINATOR -CENTER FOR THE PHYSICS OF LIVING CELLS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
The Department of Physics invites applicants for a full-time K-12 Outreach Coordinator. The successful candidate is expected to establish programs with local secondary schools that incorporate educational tools and scientific concepts from the Center for Physics Living Cells laboratories into middle and high school science curriculum. For full consideration, application materials must be received by June 30, 2017. Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

6/26/2017
Position Description
The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University seeks a graduate student to work as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Rebekka Gougis. The student will be supported on an NSF-funded project, Asynchronous Discussions to Engage Students in Scientific Argumentation (ADESSA). This project seeks to establish instructional methods that compel students to cognitively frame discussion tasks in ways that promote authentic scientific argumentation, as well as identify factors related to group composition (e.g., gender) that affect the degree to which students engage in scientific argumentation. The research assistant will help in data collection, transcription of group discussions, qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, and manuscript writing. The graduate student is expected to develop and pursue his/her novel research questions related to the project. Such research questions should be related to scientific argumentation, such as how students justify claims, how students interpret evidence cited by others with conflicting viewpoints, how students consider dissenting views, and how these factors differ between face-to-face and online learning environments. Support is available for two years; support beyond two years will be made available through a teaching assistantship. It is expected this graduate student will begin study in January 2018, although fall admission is possible if the application process is expedited.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science with minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Minimum of 150 on each part of the GRE (quantitative and verbal)
  • Minimum of 4 on the GRE analytical writing test
  • 2 years teaching experience at either secondary or post-secondary level
  • Genuine interest in post-secondary science education research
  • Ability to gain admission into a School of Biological Sciences graduate degree program

How to Apply
Email Rebekka Gougis (rldarne@ilstu.edu) expressing interest and ideas for post-secondary science education research. Please attach an up-to-date CV that includes undergraduate GPA. Women and applicants who belong to under-represented groups in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.


6/16/2017
SIMBIO is looking for Biology Content Specialist
We're getting in touch to spread the word about a new position in our Missoula, MT office. We're looking for someone who is bright, detail-oriented, and personable with exceptional communication skills and experience teaching undergraduate biology.The job will involve becoming an expert on our content and systems in order to help instructors find modules that will work well for their courses and to support instructors already using our materials. The person we hire will participate in content development and will travel to conferences to demo modules and conduct workshops. SimBio's Missoula office is full of fun and interesting people who share a passion for finding innovative ways to improve science education. And Missoula is a great place to live - in fact, it was just named one of the 25 best towns EVER, by Outside Magazine!
If you know anyone who might be interested, here's a link to the complete job description:
**Job Opening: Biology Content Specialist**
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Eli Meir and the SimBio Sales Team
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SimBio (formerly SimBiotic Software)
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6/14/2017
Data Science Curriculum Fellow in Biomedical Informatics
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Location: Boston, MA
Category: Faculty - Science
Type: Full Time
The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Harvard Medical School (http://dbmi.hms.harvard.edu) invites applications for a Data Science Curriculum Fellow, associated with the Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) programs (http://informaticstraining.hms.harvard.edu).

The MBI programs offered by DBMI provide an intellectual framework for the systematic and sound use of quantitative methods to increase agility with such methods in their respective domains. The programs include an intensive, hands-on boot camp, a range of foundational courses in quantitative and biomedical subjects, as well as courses in emerging areas such as precision medicine, data science, and data visualization. All students are expected to complete a capstone research project and to participate in a seminar series.

The MBI Curriculum Fellow will play a key role in developing the educational offerings of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and will:
  • Develop or identify Biomedical Informatics-related content and materials for courses and serve as the primary instructor or provide instructional support to the associated teaching faculty.
  • Take a lead role in planning and mentoring the capstone research projects.
  • Work with the MBI Director and faculty to expand the MBI curriculum and keep it current.
  • Mentor teaching assistants.
  • Pursue additional opportunities to improve Biomedical Informatics education through collaborations and the adoption of novel course formats.
  • Liaise with other Harvard departments and affiliates engaged in data science teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Contribute to program delivery and coordinate appropriate follow-up to drive continuous course and program improvement.
  • Develop, implement, and support paracurricular activities, including symposia, recruitment events, social and career development initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the program manager to foster a positive learning environment for MBI students and be a continuous presence with the student cohort.
  • Provide administrative support, including the preparation of annual reports for university stakeholders together with the program manager.
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives and program development.

Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in a Biomedical Informatics-related field (i.e. computational biology, computer science, etc)
  • Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Postdoctoral research or teaching experience (preferred)

Job Skills and Competencies:
  • Demonstrated quantitative expertise and experience with biomedical data
  • Proficiency with R and/or Python (preferred)
  • Familiarity with practices related to collaborative and reproducible scientific work
  • 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 and technological innovations, 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
We aim to recruit a postdoctoral scientist who is committed to both the practice and the teaching of Biomedical Informatics and who is drawn to an academic environment. The MBI 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 discipline based educational research (DBER) projects. Curriculum Fellows 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. You may also include evidence of teaching effectiveness or links to relevant work. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline for full consideration of 5 PM Eastern Time on July 7th, 2017. The CF position and its associated academic appointment is a one year appointment, renewable for three years, and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are hired at the rank of research associate or Lecturer, commensurate with experience. The ideal start for the position is on or before August 1, 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.

5/19/2017
Postdoctoral Scholar-University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources and Department of Biochemistry are looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar to help us transform life sciences and STEM education by integrating new technologies into the classroom. We are an interdisciplinary group of life sciences educators, researchers, and technology innovators who are incorporating hands-on, interactive, simulation-based learning into biology courses.
The Scholar will develop new (or modify existing) simulation-based learning lessons and design research questions or analyze existing data related to students’ thinking about biological systems. Example research directions include investigating: changes in student reasoning while using computer simulations, individual and group construction of conceptual, logical, or mathematical models, and transfer of modeling skills among biological scales and scenarios.
Essential duties for the Scholar include:
  • Investigating undergraduate students’ systems thinking skills;
  • Working closely with the content and software expertsto help develop, implement, and study lessons on biological systems using computer simulations;
  • Developing and refining system thinking assessment tools to be used in combination with simulation-based lessons;
  • Initiating research on student learning related to modeling (conceptual, logical, or mathematical) or model-based reasoning;
  • Statistically analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Working closely with Graduate Teaching Assistants and faculty to maximize student learning using simulations at UNL and other universities.
Minimum qualification: Ph.D. in a biology discipline, or M.S. in a biology discipline and Ph.D. in science education.
Additional qualifications: Candidates should have teaching experience with knowledge of curriculum and assessment development, especially open-ended assessment. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop and pursue unique research questions and publish this work in discipline or science education journals. Candidates should also demonstrate their ability to work with a team, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in related education research, and participate in the growing science and math education research community at UNL.
We seek candidates who can start as early as this summer or fall of 2017. The start date is negotiable. The position is for one year with renewal for a second year dependent on performance review. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
If interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Joe Dauer: jdauer2@unl.edu
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.


4/21/2017
Neuroscience Research Assistant Professor - Binghamton University
The Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University will hire a Research Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2017. This full-time position is for a three-year duration and candidates must have graduate degree before starting. This position is for Neuroscience (open to Ph.D.'s with a neuroscience background).
FRI Neuroscience is a highly successful program in which a Research Assistant Professor guides freshmen and sophomores in innovative research that advances the field of neuroscience. The Research Assistant Professor shapes the research theme. For example, past FRI cohorts have employed rodent models to interrogate neurobiological mechanisms of disease under the guidance of the Research Assistant Professor conducting research in that area. Essentially, this position will entail teaching large numbers of college students (~30 per cohort) how to conduct authentic research and, in doing so, will help students develop the professional skills desired by graduate schools and employers. Within that process and working with a faculty advisory team, the Research Assistant Professor maintains and/or expands his/her research program. The Research Assistant Professor reports to the FRI Director, but also works closely with the faculty team of the Neuroscience research stream. In sum, FRI provides an excellent training program for new PhDs and, thus, is an exceptional postdoctoral transition that positions the Research Assistant Professors for a wider array of future STEM positions (from full range of higher education institutions to STEM education research).
Information about the FRI program and the faculty team for this research stream: http://binghamton.edu/freshman-research-immersion/streams/current-research-streams/index.html
https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83544
Application materials required: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching science research, and contact information for three references to: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

4/21/2017
University of Wisconsin, WISCIENCE Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning
Please help us to recruit excellent candidates for a Faculty Associate (non-tenure track) position, the Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning at the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE), UW-Madison. The application portal is here: Job Posting

The person in this position directs the Teaching Fellows Program, which is part of the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, and is the Course Director of our biological sciences first-year seminar courses, which are taught by the Teaching Fellows. Feel free to contact me or the search and screen committee chairperson, Dr. Amber Smith (amber.smith@wisc.edu), if you have any questions.


4/4/17
Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington
The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates to fill two full-time postdoctoral positions to work on the NSF-funded Learning Progression on the Development of Principle-based Reasoning in Undergraduate Physiology (LeaP UP) project. This project will develop a learning progression documenting how undergraduates come to master principle-based reasoning in Physiology across the undergraduate curriculum. We will create machine-gradable, constructed response assessments that will be used to describe current trends in student understanding as they move through the undergraduate curricula at R1s and community colleges. The project is a collaboration between UW BERG and the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) at Michigan State University. The positions will be under the supervision of Drs. Jennifer Doherty and Mary Pat Wenderoth in the UW Biology Department.

The postdocs will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students—locally through UW BERG and nationally through AACR and participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST).
Candidates must have:
  • a Ph.D. in biology, biology education, learning sciences, physics education or a closely related field completed in the last three years
  • success in publishing and presenting research findings
  • demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Preference will be given to candidates who have, or are willing to acquire, expertise in the following:
  • physiology (plant or animal), ecophysiology or neurobiology
  • qualitative educational or psychological research
  • instrument development and validation
  • project management
  • web-based data collection and database management
  • statistical data analysis
The postdoctoral fellow responsibilities include:
  • conducting and analyzing student interviews
  • developing and refining the learning progression framework
  • contributing to the development of assessments
  • managing data collection, database production and project logistics
  • directing the development of scoring rubrics and coding processes
  • mentoring undergraduate research assistants
  • being lead author on research publications and meeting presentations
The positions are full-time, 12 month appointments, with salaries of $47,484, including benefits (Research Associate, UW Job Code 0148). The positions are intended to be two or three-year positions, contingent upon satisfactory performance, available funding and university policies.
To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the your education research interests, and (3) a curriculum vitae to doherty2@uw.edu in one PDF file named “LeaP UP Postdoc LastName FirstName.pdf”. Please be ready to provide telephone numbers of three references and a sample publication if requested. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The ideal starting date is June 1, 2017, but is negotiable.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

3/31/2017
CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University
Applications are invited for four post-doctoral (fixed term) research associates in the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. The successful candidate(s) will provide leadership for all aspects of three research projects housed in CREATE (Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments).
Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to:
  • develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for 6 – 12 science education
  • support the design and development of research
  • design, develop and implement professional development with both urban and suburban schools and teachers, which encompass a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds
  • developing assessments of student learning
  • collecting, organizing and analyzing data
  • provide management and leadership for assigned project
  • work with team to plan and write reports, conference papers and journal articles that disseminate the research
  • make presentations at regional and national conferences
The candidates will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/).
The appointments are initially for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education
Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 5138). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.
Review of applications will begin on 4/4/17 and continue until the position is filled.
Beginning salary is $47,500 (100%)
Please inquire with Sue Carpenter (carpen16@msu.edu) regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for August 1, 2017.
MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabiliti

3/29/2017
Associate Director for Integrated Life Sciences Undergraduate Program- University of Maryland
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) and the Honors College of the University of Maryland are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of the Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Program (www.ils.umd.edu).
Integrated Life Sciences is a living-learning program in the Honors College that is designed for accomplished honors students interested in different disciplines in the life sciences, including biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, and biomedicine. This program offers a unique undergraduate experience, involving a two-year residential program, an honors track of four interdisciplinary science courses, and facilitated opportunities for meaningful research, clinical, and service experiences.
Major duties of the Associate Director include: (1) teaching one of the core courses in the ILS curriculum, (2) managing the day-to-day operations of the program, (3) supervising ILS professional staff, faculty fellows, and teaching assistants, (4) coordinating admissions, recruiting, and orientation, and (5) overseeing internal and external communications.
This appointment is for 12 months at the level of regular, full-time exempt staff. Some evening and weekend work is required. Ph.D. in a life sciences discipline is required and postdoctoral teaching or research experience is preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date: 6/19/2017, in order to ensure some overlap with current associate director.
Interested candidates should apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50318 (Position Number 117379). Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including prior teaching experiences at the undergraduate level), statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. For any questions about the duties of the position, please contact the ILS Director, Dr. Todd Cooke at tjcooke@umd.edu. For any questions about the search process, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Katerina Thompson at kaci@umd.edu.
The University of Maryland is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its program, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

3/26/2017
The Cotner lab at University of Minnesota seeks a post-doc for 1-2 years (or more, pending funding). Duties include: Collaborating with Andamio Games (https://www.andamiogames.com/), Biology Teaching and Learning (BTL), and Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota; teaching in the non-majors course series; and researching one or more of the following: STEM equity, STEM games in a k-12 setting, and course-based undergraduate research experiences for non-majors. The selected candidate will: serve as the scientific consultant on a Phase II “Serious STEM Games” project (NSF funded), to develop educational games centered on metabolism; teach Biology 1003 in Spring 2018 (department funded), and conduct Biology Education Research aligned with personal and PI goals (PI funded).
Essential Qualifications: PhD in the natural sciences; documentation of evidence-based teaching; interest in the above topics
Preferred Qualifications: Peer-reviewed publications in both the natural sciences and discipline-based education research
I'd love this individual to start in June, but can be flexible. I'll begin reviewing applications late March.
The details for access are:
Applicants can apply by:
1) Visiting http://www1.__umn.edu__/ohr/employment/
2) Clicking on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation
3) Searching Job ID# 316032


3/26/2017
Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Biology Education
A postdoctoral position is available with the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project (www.qubeshub.org ), with investigators at the Radford University, the University of Pittsburgh, the College of William and Mary, Unity College, and the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (http://bioquest.org ).
Project: In brief, the project aims to facilitate greater penetration of quantitatively rigorous curriculum and experiences in undergraduate biology programs across the country. As part of the larger project, QUBES develops and supports online Faculty Mentoring Networks that partner geographically distributed faculty who wish to incorporate more quantitative approaches in their teaching with a mentor who has expertise and experience doing just that. The focal idea is to provide support, guidance, and faculty development during the implementation and assessment of curricular change rather than just before. Read more about the Faculty Mentoring Networks and the larger project here: www.qubeshub.org .
Position: The postdoctoral research position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will be involved in curriculum development, faculty development, web communications, and assessment of the QUBES Faculty Mentoring Networks. The position will include teaching responsibilities in the Department of Biology at Radford University, providing opportunities for implementing and assessing innovative curriculum first-hand. The work will be supervised most directly by Dr. Jeremy M. Wojdak at Radford University, but will include close interactions with the Project Director, Dr. Sam Donovan at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Kristin Jenkins, the Executive Director of BioQUEST.
Qualifications/ Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field, preferably including experience/expertise in biological mathematics or statistics. Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated a strong interest in undergraduate STEM education. Indications of interest in STEM education include participation in professional development programs (e.g., FIRST IV, HHMI Teaching Fellows program, or participation in CIRTL, or coursework in education/pedagogy), experience with outreach (e.g., GK12 project, directing REU program or summer program for high school students), or publications on undergraduate education projects.
We desire applications with strong verbal and written communication skills, good social and organizational skills, and a robust work ethic. Familiarity with statistics (R or equivalent) and the analysis of educational or program assessment data is desirable, as is experience working with diverse faculty and student populations.
Benefits and Opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with career interests in science education – by the nature of the mentoring network project, the postdoctoral researcher will have frequent opportunities to connect and interact with a wide swath of faculty interested in quantitative biology education across the country. This position will allow the postdoctoral researcher to gain meaningful teaching experience and robust professional development as an instructor. The project team has a wealth of experience in STEM education pedagogy, scientific publishing, and grant writing, and training in these areas will be available.
Salary will be $47,500 per year, and includes Radford University’s competitive benefit package. The candidate will initially be hired for one year, with an annual extension possible contingent on performance and continued funding. Grant funding will provide support for travel to conferences and project team meetings.
Radford University is a comprehensive, midsize public university nestled in the New River Valley along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Radford provides a diversity of outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic programs for approximately 10,000 students. Renowned for teaching excellence and a focus on strong faculty/student bonds, the innovative use of technology in the learning environment and a vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to engage both faculty and students in teaching, research, and public service as scholars and citizens. Our faculty is proud of our students and their accomplishments. We seek new colleagues who will work to promote their development and help them pursue their aspirations as well as contribute to our versatile and collegial intellectual community. Additional information about the university can be found at http://www.radford.edu. The surrounding region affords a diversity of cultural and recreational activities along with several excellent school systems. The university is within a few hours drive from both the Washington, D.C., and the Charlotte, NC, areas.
Application: Questions and applications should be forwarded to Dr. Jeremy Wojdak, Radford University, jmwojdak@radford.edu . Applications should include a CV, a statement of research and career interests including relationships between applicant’s interests and QUBES project goals and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time. The ideal starting date is Fall Semester 2017 (August); interviews will continue until the position is filled.
Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.



3/21/2017
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biology Education Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder
The department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research. This postdoctoral associate will join a collaborative group of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty and Discipline Based Education Researchers across the College of Arts & Sciences. The postdoctoral associate will learn and apply methods from social science and educational psychology to investigate how students’ backgrounds and identities interact with learning and persistence in biology. They will have the option to work on research related to: 1) the role of strong disciplinary interest and career goals in student success, persistence, resilience, and matriculation to advanced degree programs or 2) how various student identities interact with content in Ecology and Evolution to influence student learning.
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. A Ph.D. in the life sciences, science education, or a closely related field is required. Strong candidates will have experience in research about teaching and learning in Biology or another STEM field or will demonstrate a strong interest and motivation to learn about and conduct this research. Experience with qualitative research methods or a strong desire and motivation to learn and apply these methods is preferred.
Responsibilities will include 1) designing, conducting, and analyzing qualitative research; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; 3) assisting in the development of educational interventions related to the research; and 4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. If it is of interest, the candidate may pursue teaching opportunities that arise during their postdoctoral tenure.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to Lisa Corwin via email: lisa.corwin@colorado.edu. Applications should be submitted by April 21st for full consideration.
The start date for this position is flexible, but no later than August 15, 2017. Questions about the position should be directed to Lisa Corwin at: lisa.corwin@colorado.edu. The position will remain open until filled.
This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.


3/9/2017
Fixed Term Instructor Position in Integrative Studies in Biological Science
Michigan State University
Center for Integrative Studies in General Science and the Department of Integrative Biology
Job Title: Specialist-Teacher
Personnel Subarea: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS
Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month
Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff
Employment %: 100
Salary Range: 45,000 to 60,000
Position Summary: The Center for Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) and the Department of Integrated Biology in the College of Natural Science are jointly seeking a fixed term faculty instructor to teach and support curriculum development of undergraduate general education science courses in the biological sciences. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (9 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching integrative science courses to non-science majors (e.g., Applications in Environmental Science; Applications in Biomedical Science).
The teaching responsibilities will typically be two to three sections per semester, depending on engagement in other efforts. Opportunities are available to participate in ongoing efforts to build online courses; to collaborate with researchers engaged in cutting-edge research in disciplinary-based science education, assessment and evaluation; and to teach summer semester classes.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields or in science education with a biological emphasis, and strong evidence of experience in teaching undergraduate science courses are required. Preferred candidates will have employed in-class active learning and/or inquiry-based modes of instruction and be proficient and current in the use of instructional technology.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV including related experience, and a statement of teaching philosophy including interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 5052). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation, which specifically highlight their teaching experience and education efforts, and service work, to be uploaded to the same posting. Review of applications will begin on April 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Stephen Thomas, Chair of the Search Committee (thoma549@msu.edu) or to Gabe Ording, Director of the Center for Integrative Studies (ordingga@msu.edu)
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities

3/3/2017
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)-- at MIT
-Teaching and Learning Laboratory (T+LL), to contribute to T+LL’s ongoing programs and activities and develop new services as needs arise. Responsibilities will include working with MIT faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructional staff to support teaching and learning through the implementation of research-based practices and pedagogies via workshops, individual consultations, and classroom observations; monitoring current developments in higher education STEM teaching and learning; serving as a liaison between the STEM teaching and learning community and MIT; developing online multimedia resources for MIT educators highlighting evidence-based classroom practices and findings from the learning sciences; disseminating information about teaching and learning activities at the Institute through T+LL’s blog; collaborating with other T+LL staff in the redesign of its website; supporting T+LL’s two certificate programs for graduate students and postdocs--the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) and the Educational Technology Teaching Certificate Program (ETCP); and assisting T+LL’s associate directors for assessment and evaluation in studies related to the effectiveness of pedagogy, curriculum, and education technology.
TL+L’s mission is to jointly partner with MIT educators to create an educational environment where students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.
This is a two-year term appointment.
Job Requirements
REQUIRED: at least two years’ experience in educational development or related field; college-level teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of the issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in STEM higher education; excellent writing and presentation skills; talent for listening carefully and communicating tactfully; and ability to work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, science education, or a STEM discipline. Job #14526-P
Starting salary range: $65-80,000

3/3/2017

Two Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Biology Education Research at the University of Minnesota – Twin CitiesThe Department of Biology Teaching and Learning in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota seeks two postdoctoral research associates interested in conducting research on biology teaching and learning at the undergraduate level.One postdoctoral scholar will work under the supervision of Dr. Anita Schuchardt to pursue research about the effect of student engagement in constructing and testing models of scientific phenomenon on student learning. Dr. Schuchardt is particularly interested in how mathematical modeling and computational modeling can be incorporated in to science curricula to help students achieve a better understanding of scientific mechanisms and improve their computational thinking and quantitative reasoning.The other scholar will work under the supervision of Dr. Abdi Warfa to contribute to ongoing research that seeks to characterize the nature of teacher discourse moves used by biology faculty in reform environments and to quantify their impact on student learning and/or examining the effectiveness of modeling activities on student cognition.Applicants should have either a PhD in biology, biochemistry or related sciences with some experience in biology teaching or education research; or have a Master’s degree in these fields with a PhD in science education, learning sciences or equivalent areas.Responsibilities will include co-advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research assistants, participating and contributing to an established journal research club, and seeking external grants for research projects.The position start date is negotiable with an ideal start date of July1, 2017. One year of internal funding is available for each position with the possibility of second year renewal depending on funding availability, performance, and project needs. The base salary is $48,000 per year, and includes benefits as established by the University HR department.To apply, please go to the following website: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. The job identification number is: 315891. To be considered complete, the application must include the online application, a cover letter, a one page summary of educational research interests and future goals, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Questions about these positions can be directed to Drs. Anita Schuchardt (aschucha@umn.edu) and Abdi Warfa (awarfa@umn.edu). Please indicate whether you wish to work with Dr. Warfa or Dr. Schuchardt at the top of your cover letter. For full consideration, all materials must be received by April 2, 2017. Review of the applications will continue until the positions are filled.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


3/1/2017
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Simulation-driven Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Research at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
The successful candidate will develop interactive teaching modules and assessments focused on enhancing student understanding of biological processes as dynamic systems using online simulations as part of ongoing efforts to transform undergraduate biochemistry education. This postdoc will be part of an NSF-funded collaboration led by Karin van Dijk, Rebecca Roston, and Tomas Helikar from the Department of Biochemistry and Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences. They will also join a vibrant community of discipline-based education researchers at Nebrask
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or a related field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have interests in or experience with biology education research, interactive teaching, student assessment, concept maps, and/or simulation software tools. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the project leaders and other faculty.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and review learning activities (including instructions and rubrics; NOTE: previous experience with simulations is not required, although it is welcomed)
  • Assist with the integration and troubleshooting of the activities and curriculum in the classroom
  • Manage the integration of the curriculum in an on-line platform for community-driven dissemination
  • Work with the group and faculty to identify core concepts for assessment and to ensure all curriculum and assessment is accurate and up-to-date
  • Work closely with software design experts by providing feedback to help develop modules that will facilitate the delivery and use of simulation-based content in a highly intuitive fashion.
Initial appointment is for one 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 Tomas Helikar (thelikar2@unl.edu). Application review will begin on March 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start will be in May 2017 (although it can be sooner or later based on mutual agreement).
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

3/1/2017
Washington State University: Postdoctoral research associate in undergraduate biology education
This postdoctoral associate will join a collaborative research team of faculty in the School of Molecular Biosciences, School of Biological Sciences, and Department of Teaching and Learning. The postdoctoral associate will learn and apply theory and methods from social and cognitive psychology to investigate undergraduate teaching and learning in biology and/or biochemistry. S/he will have the option to collaborate on research related to (1) the role of formative assessment and feedback in promoting self-regulated learning and metacognition, (2) visualization and visual literacy in the molecular life sciences, (3) scientific argumentation in undergraduate biology and biochemistry, and/or (4) the role of non-content instructor talk on student resilience/retention in the major.
Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success with scholarly writing and excellent verbal communication skills. A Ph.D. in the life sciences, science education, or closely related field required. Experience with qualitative research methods, regression analysis and/or multilevel modeling, or a strong interest in learning these methods is required. Other preferred qualifications include experience with undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: (1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research; (2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and (3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers, Washington State University.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and interests, and contact information for three professional references to the corresponding posting number (see above) through the Washington State University Human Resources website at https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/30789.
The anticipated start date is negotiable, but no later than July 1, 2017. Questions about this position should be directed to Erika Offerdahl (erika.offerdahl@wsu.edu)
The position will remain open until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by June 1st for full consideration.
Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see www.esceleinse.wsu.edu/).

2/25/2017
Invitation to Apply for Biology Education Postdoctoral Research Associate at South Dakota State University
The Department of Biology & Microbiology at South Dakota State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education and research. Our research group is situated at the intersection of research in STEM higher education, cognitive psychology, and computer modeling, and focuses on 1) how undergraduates develop expertise in biological concepts, including the roles of curriculum and classroom environments on this progression, and 2) the role of scientific practices such as modeling and argumentation in facilitating students’ conceptual mastery. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant research agenda around education research in undergraduate biology. In addition, the postdoc will develop and deliver student-centered, practice- and concept-driven curriculum in large-enrollment introductory college biology courses
Required Qualifications
Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in biology (any discipline) by the anticipated start date of August 1, 2017, and a strong interest in developing excellence in biology education scholar ship and research. The abilities to prioritize tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning, and to handle a variety of demands simultaneously are critical. Applicants must be self-motivated, creative individuals who have excellent interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills, and who can work both independently and as part of collaborations.
Preferred Qualifications
We seek candidates who consistently demonstrate creativity, initiative, and curiosity; who have experience working with diverse populations; and who have some knowledge of national science education reform efforts. Some formal teaching experience is especially desirable. Experience developing curriculum units, developing and using a variety of assessments, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills are preferred but not required

Salary and Appointment

This postdoctoral research associate position is a 12-month, full-time, salaried, and benefited position at South Dakota State University, in Brookings SD. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional one year.

Application Procedure

To apply for the postdoctoral research associate, please send a single application file (PDF) consisting of the following to SDSU.BioMicro@sdstate.edu:
1) a letter of interest in the position, including your career goals, no longer than 2 pages,
2) a current curriculum vitae,
3) statement of teaching philosophy, no longer than 2 pages, and
4) a statement of current and potential future research plans and goals, no longer than 2 pages.
Please name the PDF file with the applicant’s last name followed by “Postdoc App”, e.g. “Smith Postdoc App.PDF.” Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent confidentially to the same email address. The successful applicant will need to pass a criminal background check.
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Application Review Timeline

Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 2, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017.

Questions?

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Anne-Marie Hoskinson, PI and Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Microbiology, South Dakota State University, annemarie.hoskinson@sdstate.edu.


2/11/2017
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. 1. A letter of interest
  2. 2. A CV (including courses taught)
  3. 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
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
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
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

The Undergraduate Research Coordinator leverages their scientific expertise to manage student involvement in biological sciences undergraduate research. Through coaching, developing workshops, and serving as a point of contact for both students and faculty, the Coordinator helps CBS undergraduate students navigate experiential learning opportunities relating to the biological sciences. In addition, the Coordinator facilitates the internship process and prepares students for the graduate school process and work in biology-related professions.

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
  • Guide CBS students as they initiate contact with faculty members and navigate the process for participating in undergraduate research (Examples include, but are not limited to, directed research for credit, summer research programs, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), paid employment, and internships.)
  • Coach students to articulate the skills they gain through research
  • Advise students on the preparation of application materials, including appropriate referrals to on-campus resources for application development (for Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program awards, summer research internships, etc.)
  • Advise students throughout the internship search process and develop supporting educational materials
  • Prompt reflection for a student’s motivation to pursue graduate education and assist students in the application process
  • Review personal statements and resumes to provide feedback on content, clarity, flow, and overall quality
  • Conduct mock interviews with students and provide feedback intended to improve performance
Establish collaborative relationships with faculty who are interested in mentoring undergraduate research projects
Student Program Development
Employer Relations
Professional Development
minimum qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a science-related field
  • Knowledge of undergraduate research processes and ability to help students develop appropriate skills and strategies to obtain a research position
  • Ability to initiate projects and programs and see them through to completion
  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and support of diverse students
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database management
  • Demonstrates an understanding of highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Open to learning new content areas such as employer relations, application of career and student development theories, and the role of intentional learning outcomes for program development
preferred qualifications
  • A terminal degree in the biological sciences
  • Prior experience working with undergraduate research, working with high achieving students, and developing workshops and online resources
  • Familiarity with employers in the biological sciences
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Experience facilitating communications between faculty mentors and undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of instructional and educational technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex teams with multiple stakeholders
The position can be found on the U of M employment website by entering the Job ID 315359into the keyword search function. Directions for applying can be found here: http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

1/25/2017
University of Colorado, Boulder-- Post-doc position
Please share with those who might be interested and consider applying for a postdoctoral level position to lead an innovative approach to teaching evaluation across a variety of departments at the University of Colorado Boulder.
https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07865&lang=en
This project takes a systematic, and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focusing on the deployment of scholarly evaluation tools and processes we use in teaching evaluation. It is part of a broader approach to educational change that is being coordinated through our STEM Institutional Transformation Action Research (SITAR) project in the Center for STEM Learning (CSL). Notably however we are not limiting our change to STEM departments and seek to support change across our campus.
This is an initial 12-month appointment beginning as early as Mar 1, 2017, and is potentially renewable pursuant to university policies and dependent upon funding. The salary is set by funding source at $50,000 per year, and includes benefits as established by the university HR department. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM, humanities and social sciences departments at CU..
The postdoc on this project will act as both a facilitator and researcher on the project. As a facilitator, the postdoc will actively support departmental change through facilitation of departmental working groups that seek to identify scholarly measures of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, the postdoc will partner with faculty professional development experts in facilitating efforts as well as institutionalizing and scaling the process for improved teaching evaluation.
Our goal is to begin reviewing applications on Feb 3, 2016, and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.
The leads on the project team consist of Noah Finkelstein, Joel Corbo, and Mark Gammon (CU Boulder) and Daniel Reinholz (SDSU)
Please share this post broadly with your colleagues. Don't hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein (noah.finkelstein@colorado.edu) with any questions.

1/24/2017
University of South Carolina- 2 DBER positions
The University of South Carolina is initiating a series of new Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) positions in the sciences. The first two of these searches are starting in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) and the Department of Biological Sciences. We anticipate two more positions next year and two the year after that, to help build a core of DBER researchers across the science departments. The Biology position is open to any sub-discipline area in biology (http://www.biol.sc.edu) and the SEOE position is open to any discipline within the broad science areas of the school (http://www.seoe.sc.edu/). For more information, please visit: http://www.biol.sc.edu/positions-available
or http://www.seoe.sc.edu/positions-available.
Review of applications for the Biology position will begin 1 February 2017 and review for the SEOE position will begin 15 February 2017. Both positions will remain open until filled.
Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested in either position. If there are questions, do not hesitate to contact Claudia Benitez-Nelson (cbnelson@geol.sc.edu) or Alan White (arwhite@mailbox.sc.edu).

1/18/2017
Postdoctoral Fellow Position- Yale Center for Teaching and Learning
The Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites applicants for a postdoctoral associate position for up to two years. This position will focus on researching the effects of the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching for undergraduate science faculty. Specifically, the postdoctoral associate will research instructors’ implementation of evidence-based teaching methods (e.g., active learning, formative assessment, inclusive teaching), student outcomes, and the influence of institutional environment on classroom change.
Applicants should have or expect to complete a Ph.D. before starting the postdoctoral position. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in social sciences such as evaluation or psychology, as well as experience in experimental methodology, longitudinal design, and web-based data collection (using programs such as Qualtrics). S/he should have an interest in studying the effect of training programs on college instructors’ teaching methods, institutional environment, and student outcomes. Candidates from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields with an interest in discipline based education research will also be considered.
The candidate should be able to work well both independently and in a team, and must be comfortable managing multiple competing deadlines and reporting relationships. The candidate should have a desire to work from an interdisciplinary perspective and collaborate with colleagues across traditional academic divisions. Proficiency with advanced statistical techniques (such as multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling) is required. Demonstrated involvement in STEM-related projects and/or multi-site grant-funded research projects is preferred.
The position start date is negotiable around the time of June 15th, 2017. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. To apply, please email a Curriculum Vita (CV) and a cover letter describing your background, future goals, and why you believe you would be strong fit for the current position to evaluation.ctl@yale.edu. Please be ready to provide references and a sample publication (paper, poster, or presentation) if requested. For full consideration, all materials must be received by March 31, 2017 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Evaluation Group is led by Evaluation Director, Mark Graham. We take an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and systems based approach to education. Our external collaborative includes work with evaluation experts at Cornell’s Office of Research on Evaluation, as well as science education experts at the University of Connecticut, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

1/17/2017
Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Research at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The successful candidate will develop interactive teaching modules and assessments focused on enhancing student understanding of biological processes as dynamic systems using simulation-based models as part of ongoing efforts to transform undergraduate biochemistry education. This postdoc will be part of an NSF-funded collaboration led by Karin van Dijk, Rebecca Roston, and Tomas Helikar from the Department of Biochemistry and Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences. They will also join a vibrant community of discipline-based education researchers at Nebraska.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or a related field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have interests in or experience with biology education research, technology-driven interactive teaching, student assessment, multivariate statistical analyses, concept maps, and/or simulation software tools. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the project leaders and other faculty.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and review simulation-based learning activities (including instructions and rubrics; NOTE: previous experience in computational modeling is not required, although it is welcome)
  • Assist with the integration and troubleshooting of the activities and curriculum in the classroom
  • Manage the integration of the curriculum in an on-line platform for community-driven dissemination
  • Work with the group and faculty to identify core concepts for assessment and to ensure all curriculum and assessment is accurate and up-to-date
  • Work closely with software design experts by providing feedback to help develop an on-line technology that will facilitate the delivery and use of simulation-based content in a highly intuitive fashion.
Initial appointment is for one 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 Tomas Helikar (thelikar2@unl.edu). Application review will begin on February 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start will be in May 2017 (although it can be sooner or later based on mutual agreement).
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

1/17/2017
The University of South Carolina -School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE)- 2 Assistant Professor DBER positions
University of South Carolina is initiating a series of new Discipline-Based Education Research positions in the sciences. The first two of these searches are starting in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) and the Department of Biological Sciences. We anticipate two more positions next year and two the year after that, to help build a core of DBER researchers across the science departments. The SEOE position is open to any discipline within the broad science areas of the school (http://www.seoe.sc.edu/). For more information, please visit: http://www.seoe.sc.edu/positions-available.
Review of applications for the SEOE position will begin February 15, 2017.

12/12/2016
University of South Carolina- Assistant Professor Biology Education Research
The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Biology Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER). Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vibrant, extramurally funded DBER research program in any area of biology education research. We are especially interested in a focus on scholarship of teaching and learning, learner-centered teaching strategies, and evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment practices. This position is part of an anticipated series of new DBER faculty positions in the sciences. Candidates will have a PhD in an appropriate field of biology, research experience in teaching and learning at the university level, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. This person will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, in courses appropriate to his/her expertise.
Applications should be emailed in PDF format to, Peggy Breeland, Administrative Coordinator, Biology Education Research Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (//breeland@mailbox.sc.edu//). Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a statement (4 page max) describing research accomplishments, future DBER research plans, teaching interests, and teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to the committee and provide a list of the names, mail and email addresses, and phone numbers for those referees. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, close to mountains and coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University as one of only 40 public institutions with “very high research activity”. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 33,000 students on the main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of an increasingly sophisticated greater metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000.
The Department of Biological Sciences (http://www.biol.sc.edu/) is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,600 Undergraduate Students, 45 Graduate Students, 15 Postdoctoral Associates, and 42 Faculty representing a broad range of research areas, including Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Plant Sciences and Neuroscience.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

12/7/2016-
Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University
The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University anticipates hiring a tenure track faculty with a focus on Biology Education and Research. The position is at the assistant professor rank and is a traditional nine month appointment. The successful candidate will establish a robust, externally funded research program in teaching at the postsecondary level. The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate teaching in biological sciences for majors and non-majors as well as collaborate with faculty in designing or revising biology courses or elements of courses including the development of innovative and effective assignments, activities and instructional approaches.

Additional responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds; service to the department, college, university, and community; training graduate and undergraduate students emphasizing biological education research topics and approaches. Expectations also include designing and facilitating workshops and courses on biology pedagogy. For details about the position and department, see niu.edu/biology/educationresearcher.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in biology, science education, (or closely related field) with a significant emphasis on biology education.
  • Evidence of implementation of research-based, high-quality instruction of students in biology
  • Excellence in teaching courses for biology majors and non-majors
  • Demonstrated research and publication record in biology or biological education
  • Potential for securing external funding
  • Potential for supervising research students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to provide leadership with the pedagogical aspect of biology education
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple audiences
  • Ability to teach, mentor, and support students from diverse backgrounds
Northern Illinois University is a research university with a diverse student population of 19,000. NIU is in DeKalb, IL, an affordable and growing community situated between the Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas. The university has strong connections to other regional research and education institutions
Application Process:
Submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and statement of research, and complete contact information for three professional references to biologysearch@niu.edu. Review of applications begins January 6, 2017, and preference will be given to applications received by this date although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, contact the search committee chair Dr. Jon Miller at jsmiller@niu.edu. Proposed Start Date: August 14, 2017.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification

12/5/2016
Colorado State and University of Colorado-Boulder
Application are invited for two post-doctoral level positions to work on a new grant: a multi-institution educational transformation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (award #1626565). The overall project seeks to improve undergraduate STEM education at Colorado State University (CSU) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels.
This project takes a holistic approach to change, focused on shifting departmental structures and culture through a new type of departmental working group called a Departmental Action Team (DAT). Postdocs on this project will be expected to facilitate DATs and be part of the project research team.
This is an initial 12-month appointment beginning as early as January 1, 2017, which is potentially renewable for up to two additional years, pursuant to university policies and funding. The salary, as set by our grant’s budget, is $50,000 per year, and includes benefits as established by the university HR department. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM departments at CU and CSU.
The postdoc on this project will act as both a facilitator and researcher on the project. As a facilitator, the postdoc will actively support departmental change through facilitation of DATs. Additionally, the postdoc will partner with faculty professional development experts in facilitating efforts as well as institutionalizing the DAT model on campus.

As a researcher, the postdoc will engage in all aspects of the project’s research activities, including:
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Developing expertise in analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Developing and utilizing instruments.
  • Assisting in the dissemination of findings.
Our goal is to begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2016, and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.
The CSU posting can be found here: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38949
The CU posting can be found here:https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=07555&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WEV4ZGyet3k.mailto

11/22/16
Faculty Position in Biology at Michigan State University
The Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a biology faculty position in the Academic Specialist Appointment System. This is an academic year faculty position that starts August 16, 2017. Candidates must have disciplinary or pedagogical research interests in Biology or Biology Education; be broadly trained in biology; and be enthusiastic about joining the community of teaching-focused faculty within LBC. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching a diverse undergraduate student body using student-centered pedagogical techniques. Experience with instructional strategies that engage students in active learning and an interest in collecting data on student learning (i.e., DBER) are especially desirable. The successful applicant will focus on teaching undergraduate biology lectures and laboratories in LBC. The position offers exciting opportunities for candidates interested in teaching in a small, liberal-arts college environment with all of the resources provided by a large “Big 10” research university. Applications received before January 20, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For full details, including application instructions, visit: http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty/openPositions.cfm.
LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; veteran status; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

11/21/2016
The Biology department at Arrmstrong State University is accepting application for a full-time, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a candidate with a teaching and research interest in science education.
Please visit the Armstrong State University HR website for more information (https://jobs.armstrong.edu/postings/4974). The job description is below:
Armstrong State University is a student-centered undergraduate teaching institution that values engaging students in classroom learning experiences and supervised research. The successful candidate will embody the teacher-scholar model by demonstrating excellence in teaching, an ability to initiate and maintain a productive research program involving undergraduate students, a commitment to mentoring and advising students and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Teaching duties will include introductory and upper-level biology courses commensurate with the applicant’s experience and interests, ISCI 2001 Life/Earth Science for Early Childhood Educators, and BIOL 3500 Topics in the Life Sciences for Educators. It is expected that the applicant will cooperate with the College of Education when teaching the education service courses.
The research expertise is open, but preference will be given to those with demonstrated scholarly accomplishments and experiences in science education, education outreach, and/or research that can utilize existing departmental resources.

11/15/16
The School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is searching for a full time post-doctoral position in science education research. The position will oversee an ongoing science literacy and citizen science programs of the Nebraska Canid Project (swiftfox.unl.edu), a large collaborative research program housed at UNL. The position will include: 1) managing a citizen science project/classroom undergraduate research experience (CURE) aimed at documenting endangered species on private lands by recruiting undergraduate to install camera traps on family farms and ranches 2) developing and conducting science education research.

The successful applicant will investigate the effect of student participation in a statewide citizen science/CURE program on knowledge of complex socio-environmental systems, conservation knowledge, scientific skills such as hypothesis development and modeling, and decision-making of the students. Ongoing data collection includes students’ mental models, surveys, and other quantitative and qualitative assessments.

Candidates should have PhD in a science education research or in a general ecology/conservation field with significant interest and experience in science education research. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research and have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience. The candidate must have experience working with diverse groups and have strong communication (verbal and written) and excellent organizational abilities. Website design knowledge and ecology related field-experience are a plus.

The post-doctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment, renewable for a second year, with a salary of $48,500, including benefits. To apply send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu). The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Lincoln, Nebraska (pop. 265,000) is a great place to live, work, and play. It boasts a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere with a burgeoning social scene. In 2013, Lincoln topped Gallup’s annual wellbeing index, which ranks wellbeing in six categories: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. (http://go.unl.edu/53va)


11/5/2016
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- BIOLOGY (BOTANY) - Missouri Western State University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August 2017. Expertise in plant systematics, plant evolution, or plant conservation is required, and familiarity with the flora of Missouri is preferred. Opportunities to teach and develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise will be available. Primary teaching responsibilities will be organismal biology for majors, plant systematics, and local flora. Other teaching responsibilities might include general biology for non-majors and participation in distance education. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong commitments to teaching, mentoring undergraduate student research, and sustained scholarly activity. Available resources include the Leo Galloway Herbarium collection, and nearby access to the natural resources and personnel of state and federal agencies. An earned doctorate is required by the start of employment. Qualified applicants must submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest addressing position qualifications, vitae, unofficial transcripts, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, one-page research plan involving undergraduates, copies of pertinent publications, and contact information for three references to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U. S. An appointment is not final until documents are provided. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 2, 2016. For inquiries about the department please visit http://www.missouriwestern.edu/biology. EOE

11/4/2016
Assistant Professor of Science Education: Florida International University, Department of Teaching and Learning
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 512486 at facultycareers.fiu.edu.
Florida International University’s Department of Teaching & Learning invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Science Education. FIU has a close relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fourth largest school district in the nation, providing the largest number of new teachers to the district with 35% of M-DCPS teachers already possessing an FIU degree. Thus, candidates must demonstrate strong ability in developing future science teachers as well as working with in-service science teachers. Furthermore, advancing STEM education is a core value across FIU, with science education research and evidence-based practice at the forefront of that commitment. As such, candidates must show a strong research background and will be expected to establish/maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations, mentoring of undergraduate/graduate researchers). The successful candidate will also be required to provide service to their department, college, and/or university.
Preferred background includes:
  • • Earned doctorate in science education or in a related field with expertise in science education research
  • • Scholarly activity (grant funding, publications, etc.) commensurate with experience
  • • Science teaching experience with preference given to those with at least 2 years teaching experience at the elementary and/or secondary level
  • • Strong leadership and communication skills

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research statement as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and
contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application.
To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 13, 2016. Review will continue until position is filled.

11/1/2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) invites applications for 2 full-time positions in Education and Human Resources Programs, based at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC. The two positions include a
*Program Director, STEM Education Research, Math (ID 1039). The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Research Fellow to work with a team in the Education and Human Resources Programs unit on a community-driven effort to develop and provide resources and online tools for a community of current and prospective education researchers and college, faculty and administrators who lead university STEM teacher education programs to stimulate research and innovation in STEM teacher preservice education. Applicants should have a demonstrated background in mathematics education research.
*STEM Program Director (ID 1064). The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks a STEM Program Director to conceptualize, develop, write, and manage grants for major STEM education initiatives related to recruitment, retention, and advancement of racial/ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in STEM education and careers. Projects include a career and workforce skills development conference with 1,000 participants from 300 institutions for STEM undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff. This position serves as liaison to funders, advisory group, and related AAAS offices.
For more details about duties and responsibilities and requirements, please see the attached documents.
Applications can be submitted online at https://www.aaas.org/page/employment-aaas

10/22/2016
The Bok Center for Teaching and Learning <http://bokcenter.harvard.edu> at 
Harvard is looking for an Associate Director for Science, who will 
cultivate excellence in teaching and learning, and support pedagogical 
innovation and experimentation in the sciences. This position will lead 
Bok Center programming in the natural sciences and engineering for faculty 
and graduate students; and support efforts to strengthen undergraduate 
science education at Harvard, increase active learning across the disciplines, and help foster inclusive classroom environments.
This 
position will:
 
 

-Consult with faculty and other instructors about topics that include 
effective teaching strategies and course and curricular improvement.

- Collaborate with faculty in designing or revising science courses or 
elements of courses; this may include developing innovative assignments, 
activities, and instructional approaches, as well as syllabi

- Design and facilitate workshops and courses on pedagogy.

- Collaborate with Bok Center senior staff to mentor graduate students 
who work intensively with the Bok Center on teaching-related activities. 

- Generate online resources about teaching, in collaboration with 
colleagues at the Bok Center; this may include written materials and other types of media. Participate in projects to document and share effective teaching at Harvard.

- Provide support for new initiatives that convene faculty to discuss 
topics of current interest in higher education.



*Basic Qualifications*
 
Ph.D. in a STEM field. At least five years experience developing and 
teaching undergraduate courses.
 



*Additional Qualifications*
 
Degree in the life sciences preferred. Experience with faculty and/or 
graduate student development, including experience leading workshops about 
teaching. Knowledge of evidence-based practices in teaching and learning. 
Experience applying science education research to curricular innovation. 
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills necessary, as well as 
strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with 
diverse constituencies required. 
 



For more information and to apply, please visit: *http://bit.ly/2dZW935 
<http://bit.ly/2dZW935>*


10/18/2016
Assistant Teaching Professor- UC San Diego
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor with responsibilities centered on undergraduate education. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship.
The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to develop and teach undergraduate lab and lecture courses for Biology majors in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics. The incumbent will also advance science education beyond UCSD through professional activities such as research in science teaching methodologies, participation in writing textbooks and/or creating on-line teaching materials. The incumbent will also support the integration of genomics and bioinformatics into courses taught by other faculty in Biology. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences and/or have well developed plans to accomplish such goals.
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or Computer Science, or a related field, and have substantial experience in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics as evidenced by scholarly achievement in these areas (e.g. publications and/or conference presentations). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:
• Significant university-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success at the undergraduate level as co-instructor or sole instructor
• A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and/or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education
• Demonstrated ability or potential to serve as a leader in the educational program of the Division of Biological Sciences
Initial review of applications will commence on November 14, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants must submit (at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01232):
• Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and the basis of your interest in the position (one page maximum)
• Curriculum vitae (for publications, abstracts or conference presentations involving bioinformatic analysis to which you contributed, please describe your contribution in 1-3 sentences as an annotation in the publication list)
• A description of 1-3 research problems you addressed using bioinformatics explaining the approaches taken and illustrating the breadth of your experience in bioinformatics (1-2 pages)
• Statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
• Teaching evaluations if available
• Statement of proposed activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. education research; 1-2 pages)
• Electronic copies (in PDF format) of up to 3 publications
• Statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html (1-2 pages)
Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html

10/11/2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Project Director for Science in the Classroom (SitC) to plan, direct, and implement activities of project(s) including managing financial and staff resources in order to raise awareness and participation of the overall program. 

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Conceptualizes content and plans and implements program activities for Science in the Classroom (SitC). Oversees daily operations and develops and monitors program budgets
  • Supervises professional and support staff (one visiting scholar, one Research Associate, with the potential for an expanding staff) including assigning work, monitoring work progress, providing training, conducting performance reviews, and recommending changes in staff salaries
  • Solicits input from and work with advisers in terms of the long term direction of SitC
  • Oversees work done with consultants and vendors
  • Works with evaluators on impact issues
  • Reviews and edits science content for inclusion in SitC resources (multi-disciplinary papers across many different fields of science) and for additional science resources related to EHR projects
  • Develops strategies for serving needs of different target populations interacting with SitC, e.g., educators (high school, 2-year colleges, those teaching non-majors), graduate students, post-docs
  • Conceptualizes and may organize meetings, conferences, and symposia, delivers seminars and conducts other community outreach activities to explain project issues and increase public awareness and understanding of issues, attends and presents at scientific meetings
  • Develops proposals for program funding from federal and private sector organizations, interacts with funders and potential funders
  • Remains current on the education research literature related to SitC and relevant AAAS education efforts. May be asked to summarize recent education research for conferences, seminars, and other writing opportunities
  • Initiates design and development of new projects, including identifying and securing grant funding and integrating projects into the larger vision of EHR
  • Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of projects in coordination with other Directorate projects and programs
  • Develops partnerships with other organizations undertaking related work
  • In collaboration with fellow Program Directors and Directorate Head, may formulate policy for project(s). Stays abreast of project issues and serves as advocate for project or program issues at professional, governmental, and community meetings and hearings
  • May oversee and direct multiple projects
  • Depending on program, position may have national or international scope

Minimum requirements

  • Position requires advanced university or college training leading to a PhD degree in a STEM discipline
  • Five to seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in program development and management
  • Two to three years’ experience supervising others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project issues and research, including an understanding of the related research literature; project management skills including grant proposal development, budget management, and personnel management; ability to use independent judgment to make decisions and guide project effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
To apply, visit https://www.aaas.org/page/employment-aaas
click "browse jobs"
search for "Project Director, Science in the Classroom"
questions? Contact Melissa McCartney mmccartn@aaas.org

10/11/2016
Academic Assessment Analyst- Davidson College
Apply now Job no: 492254
Categories: Staff
Department: Office of Teaching Learning and Research
Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts institution committed to:
1.reimagining the liberal arts through curricula based on students doing original work inside and outside of the classroom;
2.educational excellence and access in an inclusive community; and,
3.helping students discover their passion and talents to make a disproportionate impact on the world.
We are a culture that builds on the successes and failures of our academic and co-curricular programs so that we can continually improve the student learning experience at Davidson.
The Academic Assessment Analyst will play a major role in helping guide Davidson's future by assisting faculty and staff in evaluating our students' learning outcomes both in the classroom and beyond the classroom. This person will:
  • • promote best practices in assessment strategies and tools,
  • • develop and disseminate within Davidson? new strategies and guidelines for programmatic assessment,
  • • assist in program design and data collection plans, and
  • • consult with academic units (academic departments and programs, including the Center for Teaching and Learning, undergraduate research programs, and institutional program grants that fall within Academic Affairs) to help them develop and maintain the capacity to assess student learning outcomes.
The assessment analyst will report to the Associate Dean of Faculty and will work closely with the Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research.
Essential duties:
  • • Assessment Strategies and Tools (20%). Consults with faculty and staff to develop assessment strategies, tools (including metrics of success) and processes for defining and collecting data to assess learning outcomes.
  • • Program Evaluation, Reports and Analyses (30%). Develops evaluation plans related to the Center for Teaching and Learning, existing and new institutional initiatives (e.g., Strategies for Success) and institutional grants in Academic Affairs (e.g., Mellon). Works with faculty and senior administrative staff to prepare reports and analyze data re: academic departments, initiatives, and programs. (Includes SACS analyses and reports).
  • • Education Innovation (20%). Provides leadership and support for enhancing teaching and learning through evaluation and integration of effective educational innovations that incorporate educational innovations.
  • • Research in Assessment and Educational Innovation (20%). Actively engages in the scholarship of learning assessment, attends conferences and educational workshops. Researches and identifies new trends and techniques as applicable.
  • • Committee Staffing (10%). Serves on the College's Curricular Assessment Committee and participates in other relevant policy, project, or planning committees as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in social sciences, educational research or related field required, Ph.D. is preferred. Five or more years of direct experience in higher education assessment preferred. Significant experience in regional accreditation processes is preferred. Knowledge of institutional research is helpful. The ability to navigate multiple priorities and excellent organizational and communications (verbal and writing) skills are required.
Preferences:Ph.D. in education, educational psychology, assessment, program evaluation or related field. Record of scholarly publications related to educational assessments or program evaluations
Ability to study large data sets using visualization tools (e.g., Tableau).
Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.
Advertised: 08 Sep 2016 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 28 Oct 2016 Eastern Daylight Time

10/6/2016
Are you a creative investigator who excels at working collaboratively and pushing disciplinary boundaries?
Then we want to hear from you. The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is hiring one tenure-track faculty in the area of Animal Physiology and one teaching-track faculty in the area of Physiology Education. Successful candidates require:
  • PhD in Physiology or related field
  • post-doctoral experience
  • Expertise that complements current faculty
  • Demonstrated Commitment to graduate and undergraduate education
  • Evidence of commitment to equity and diversity
  • Teaching experience
Positions are 9-month appointments starting the fall of 2017. Major responsibilities include varying levels of teaching, research, and service to the University, depending on the position.
Interested in joining the CBS faculty? Visit the college’s hiring website for detailed information (http:z.umn.edu/cbsfacultyhiring). Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2016.
Find out what makes Minnesota a great place to work and live. Learn more about theCollege of Biological Sciences theUniversity of Minnesota and theTwin Cities.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.

10/4/2016
POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN EDUCATION RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL AQUATIC CHEMISTRY (CREST-CAChE)
Florida International University is seeking to fill a post-doctoral position for our newly funded NSF CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE). The primary objective for this post-doctoral researcher will be to work with scientists and educators involved with the CREST program to develop and evaluate proposed educational activities for the Center. Competitive candidates will have content knowledge in biology, ecology, chemistry, or environmental sciences, with experience and/or interest in education research.
The NSF-funded CREST-CAChE program supports interdisciplinary research among multiple departments, such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environment, Public Health, and Computer Sciences, and provides research and professional development opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The scientific focus of CREST-CAChE is to address the sources, transport, transformation and ecosystem responses to contaminants, excess nutrients, pollutants and other natural stressors, under changing land-use and environmental conditions. The proposed work will be performed across three landscape transects which are characteristic of the interwoven systems of South Florida: natural, agricultural, and human/urban.
CREST-CAChE will design two Discovery Courses for undergraduates to provide research experiences in environmental science and pique their interest in STEM careers. Students will carry out authentic research using existing datasets and/or collecting CREST-CAChE data to experience the excitement (and challenges) they would encounter in a research career. Students will be required to interpret how their research results impact their South Florida community and then present these results to the community. The goal is to allow students to develop their identity as scientists while experiencing the social relevance of their work first hand, thus motivating pursuit of environmental science research careers.
The CREST post-doctoral associate will lead development and evaluation of the Discovery 1 and 2 courses for CREST undergraduates, as well as assist in mentoring graduate student assistants. Workload for this position may require travel between the two FIU campuses (Miami and Biscayne Bay). The postdoctoral associate will be co-mentored by faculty in the STEM Transformation Institute and the departments of Chemistry and Biology. FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change that utilizes evidence-based instructional practices and engages in multidisciplinary collaborations across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Engineering & Computing.
Candidates for these positions should have completed their PhD in a STEM field related to environmental science and/or aquatic chemistry with significant interest in developing education research expertise or a PhD in a relevant science education research field (e.g., biology, ecology, chemistry, environmental sciences). The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research, and have strong quantitative research skills and experience, including survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation, and HLM.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to crestcache@fiu.edu.For more information, please call 305-919-4021.
Minimum salary $47,000
Starting date November 1st, 2016 or at candidate’s earliest availability.
Additional postdoctoral positions in discipline-based education research are also available within the STEM Transformation Institute, so please visit stem.fiu.edu.
FIU is a Carnegie engaged public research university, classified as R1 highest research activity, and offers more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs. FIU is the largest majority minority RI institution in the US, with a student population of over 50,000. FIU is a vibrant, student-centered public research university, ideally located in Miami, that is worlds ahead in its commitment to learning, research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity so that our graduates are prepared to succeed in a global market. CREST CAChE is a joint venture between FIU’s [[file:/C:\Users\gardinal\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\inwe.fiu.edu|Institute for Water and environment]] (InWE.fiu.edu) and the [[file:/C:\Users\gardinal\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\stem.fiu.edu|STEM Transformation Institute]] (STEM.fiu.edu).//

10/3/2016
FACULTY POSITION IN BIOEDUCATION
Faculty in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado are searching for a colleague to join a vibrant academic unit focused on student success. The position is at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure track) and is a traditional nine month appointment. The successful candidate will contribute to our unique PhD program in Biological Education which specializes in training biologists to be experts in their disciplines as well as outstanding college biology teachers. Required qualifications include a doctorate, research experience in teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, and evidence of using learner-centered teaching strategies. Teaching responsibilities include courses in biology and biological education. Additional responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds; service to the school, college, university, and community; conducting research in biological education; training graduate and undergraduate students emphasizing biological education research topics and approaches; applying for grants; and publishing original research. For details see https://careers.unco.edu. For questions, contact the search chair at scott.franklin@unco.edu. Review of applications begins October 31, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. UNC is an AAEO employer.
Screening Criteria
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Biology, Science Education, or related field
  • Evidence of using learner-centered teaching strategies
  • Demonstrated research and publication record in biological education
  • Potential for or past success securing external funding
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in biological education
  • Potential or past experience in supervising research students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to provide leadership with the pedagogical aspect of our Ph.D. program in Biological Education and collaborate with current faculty
  • Ability to teach undergraduate biology courses in a biomedical field with preference given to applicants able to teach courses in anatomy, physiology or genomics/proteomics-type technologies
  • Teaching experience at the university level
  • The ability to mentor and support students from diverse background
Requested Start Date: August 14, 2017

9/30/2016
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biology Education
Department of Biology
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
The Department of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position with a research focus in Biology Education starting August 2017. The successful applicant will also support the Biology Education concentration of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSE). Responsibilities include: establishing an independent program in biology education research, disseminating scholarship in peer-reviewed forums, seeking external funding to support research, teaching undergraduate courses in biology and/or graduate courses in the MSE program, and providing service to the university and professional community. Additional responsibilities include mentoring MSE Ph.D. Biology Education students and actively participating in professional organizations. The tenure-track position is advertised at the Assistant or Associate level. The search committee welcomes and encourages people who currently hold rank to apply for this position.
Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a terminal degree in Biology Education, Science Education or Biology (or in a closely-related field) with a significant focus in biology education research by the appointment date; a master’s degree or at least 18 hours of graduate-level coursework in biology; a background in current trends in science education research; evidence of success in biology education scholarship; evidence of implementation of research-based, high-quality instruction; and an ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple audiences. Experience in applying for external funding also welcomed.
MTSU Description:
MTSU is a DRU classified institution, located in Murfreesboro, TN, 30 miles southeast of metropolitan Nashville that has a mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service. It is one of the largest universities in the state, with approximately 23,000 students enrolled. MTSU began offering a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Science Education in fall 2010 and is one of the only universities in the country to offer this unique doctoral degree specifically in disciplinary-based education research. The MSE program currently supports 34 doctoral students with about a quarter of those enrolled in the Biology Education concentration. The Biology Education concentration currently employs four dedicated faculty housed within the Department of Biology. MTSU’s Department of Biology also supports master’s and doctoral degrees in biology content. For more information about the university and the department, please visit our web site at http://www.mtsu.edu/biology/.
Application Process:
To apply for the position, go to https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit your application online. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Academic Affairs at 615-898-5128. A complete application packet will include: A cover letter highlighting qualifications relevant to research, teaching and service; a current curriculum vitae; a teaching philosophy statement; a research statement; up to three current publications (if relevant); and a list of up to three references. The position will remain open until filled, but the committee will begin reviewing applications November 14th, 2016.
Dr. Grant Gardner serves as chair of the search committee. Specific inquiries into the position can be sent to Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu. General questions regarding the Department of Biology can also be directed to Dr. Lynn Boyd Lynn.Boyd@mtsu.edu, Biology Department Chair.
Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.
MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

9/30/2016 PostDoctoral Position in Biology Education Research- Michigan State University
Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral research position to work on an NSF-Funded project in K-12 biology education research under the direction of Drs. Peter White and Louise Mead at Michigan State University. This is intended to be a four-year position, pending successful annual performance reviews.
Overview: The recent synthesis of science education research embodied by the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) provides an inspiring vision for the high standards we know to be important for the future success of both our students and our nation. However, few or no curricula exist in the field of biology that have taken on the challenge of integrating these three dimensions of science: the core ideas of biology, the science and engineering practices, and the crosscutting concepts-to support all students in building toward sophisticated understandings of biological phenomena. In this project, we intend to develop and research learning materials with a focus on two related areas of life science: the molecular basis for genetics and the process of evolution by natural selection. These two areas are documented as being difficult to teach and learn. They are also interlinked, spanning multiple biological scales, yet have historically been taught separately. Recent development in integrative case curriculum by the Evo-Ed project (www.evo-ed.org) provides the needed content for a connected set of lessons that can be used as the basis for generating and researching three-dimensional teaching materials aligned with the performance expectations of the NGSS. We will examine how, and how far, students can progress when learning from coherent sequences of learning materials that employ the principles of three-dimensional learning.
Required Qualifications: A PhD in one of the following fields is required: biology, biology education, or K-12 education (paired with a BSc or an MSc in Biology). Candidates must demonstrate a strong knowledge of K-12 biology teaching and/or research, and have a working knowledge of the NGSS. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, knowledge and use of web-based technologies, a working knowledge of multivariate statistics and databases, and skills in managing and coordinating a study at a national scale.
Responsibilities: The postdoc will work closely with Drs. White and Mead on the design, development and testing of curriculum materials, data collection and analysis, and working with teachers. The postdoc will play a significant role adapting Evo-Ed’s integrative cases of evolution for a K-12 setting. This will include the development of learning outcomes and activities for middle- and high school classrooms. The postdoctoral research associate will be involved in preparing publications arising from the research conducted in this project. They will participate in manuscript planning, data analysis, drafting manuscript sections, submitting to appropriate journals, and responding to manuscript reviewer comments.
To apply: Submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Peter White (pwhite@msu.edu). Review of application materials will begin on Monday October 31 and continue until the position is filled.

9/28/16
Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education- University of Maryland
University of Maryland Biological Sciences Program (bsci.umd.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to assist with an NSF-supported project to change the institutional culture of teaching and learning in the biological sciences. The candidate would be responsible for working with a learning community of approximately 20 faculty members from three Biological Sciences departments to develop and assess active learning teaching approaches in a four-course introductory biology sequence. The project has three complimentary foci: faculty professional development in the scholarship of teaching and learning, the use of linked activities across the four-course sequence to build coherent learning progressions, and student instruction in metacognition and learning to learn. The candidate is also expected to assist with project-level assessment, including conducting classroom observations and interviews, data management, and data analysis. The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for a second and third year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and the ideal starting date is November 1, 2016.
The position requires a PhD in biology or biology education, familiarity with active learning pedagogies, and experience with statistical data analysis. Experience in education research is highly desirable. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Kaci Thompson (kaci@umd.edu). For more information and to apply, go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/46066.

9/28/2016
Full Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty in Ecology and Evolution- Tulane University
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position (Professor of the Practice) in ecology and evolutionary biology. Professors of the Practice are appointed through renewable three- to five-year contracts, which include benefits but do not lead to tenure. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and have faculty teaching experience at the university level. We seek an individual with a commitment to excellence in majors and non-majors undergraduate instruction and the scholarship of teaching; experience in active learning classrooms is of particular interest. The incumbent will (1) support Introductory Biology as well as teach intermediate and advanced level courses that complement and expand expertise in our department, (2) have opportunities to engage undergraduates in research through lab courses, independent projects, and Honors Theses, and (3) be expected to participate in academic advising and departmental and university service. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester.The appointment will begin August 1st, 2017.
Submit the following to https://dossier.interfolio.com/apply/37449: 1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of teaching experience and proficiency, with specific examples of successful active learning strategies implemented in the classroom, a description of how you will leverage your research experience to enrich undergraduate teaching and mentoring (evaluations and/or sample course materials are optional), and a list of potential course offerings, and (3) the names and addresses of three professional references who can address teaching experience. Review of applications will begin October 21st 2016, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Donata Henry, Senior Professor of the Practice
Levy Professor for Integrated Discovery & Community Engagement
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

9/27/2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Education Research at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
The successful candidate will develop interactive teaching modules and assessments focused on enhancing student understanding of the structure and function of macromolecules using physical three-dimensional models as part of ongoing efforts to transform undergraduate biochemistry education. This postdoc will be part of an NSF-funded collaboration led by Karin van Dijk, Rebecca Roston, and Tomas Helikar from the Department of Biochemistry and Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences. They will also join a growing community of discipline-based education researchers at Nebraska.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or a related field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have interests in or experience with biology education research, interactive teaching, student assessment, multivariate statistical analyses, and/or structural viewing programs. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the project leaders and other faculty.
Initial appointment is for one 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 Brian Couch (bcouch2@unl.edu). Application review will begin on Oct 16, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start will be in Jan 2017.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
Brian A. Couch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

9/23/16
The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota seeks two teaching assistant professors to contribute to innovative, evidence-based education within our growing department. Both positions are teaching-intensive and include expectations for scholarship and service, including engaging in research related to biology teaching and learning and providing guidance to colleagues in areas of the Teaching Assistant Professor’s expertise.
Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs): The primary role of the Teaching Assistant Professor in CURES position in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is to provide high-quality biology instruction, with an emphasis on open-ended laboratory course instruction, using innovative teaching approaches that further the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. Candidates must have experience in bioinformatics or computational biology in order to complement existing strengths in the Department and facilitate teaching in those areas.
Job ID: 311801
Physiology: The primary role of the Teaching Assistant Professor in physiology is to provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in physiology, and to work as an team member on improving the undergraduate curriculum in physiological biology. The successful applicant will employ innovative, evidence-based teaching that advances the undergraduate teaching mission of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and the University of Minnesota. Candidates must have a background in physiology that complements existing strengths in the Department and teach in those areas. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in comparative physiology.
Job ID# 313293
To apply:
· visit http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
· click the appropriate red button in the middle of the page
· enter the job ID number in the space for labeled "Job Opening ID"
· click the search button
· click the blue link with the position title
· click the yellow apply button at the bottom of the page

9/22/16
The Department of Biology at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Master Lecturer to begin Spring 2017. This is a non-tenure accruing faculty member who will work with the Biology Majors Executive Committee (BMEC) and its Director in administering the undergraduate biology majors, which are offered jointly by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Master Lecturer will 1) serve as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the majors, and in this capacity work closely with the BMEC, the staff and faculty advisors in CALS and CLAS; 2) refine, teach, and coordinate a cross-college capstone course required for all students in the majors; 3) perform scholarship of teaching; and 4) provide administrative management of the Biology Majors Office and represent the Director in his/her absence.
  • Serve as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Biology Majors (BA and BS), working closely with the cross-college Biology Major Executive Committee, staff and faculty advisors in CALS, and staff advisors in CLAS.
  • Identify best practices, particularly evidence based, in undergraduate Biology education nationally (and internationally as appropriate), evaluate possible fit at UF, and introduce to our faculty.
  • Serve as the course director for a cross-college capstone course required for all students in the majors, including scaling up the course to accommodate growth in the majors and evaluation of the course. In particular, use the data provided by the capstone course assessments to help us identify student learning outcomes and program goals where we fall short, where we excel, and work with us to find ways to improve our curriculum content and delivery.
  • Perform additional scholarship in teaching, in particular mining the wealth of institutional data available to assess pathways to graduation, efficacy in educating diverse audiences, trajectories of our majors following graduation, etc. Identify and promote best practices here at UF within the institution and beyond, possibly via scholarly publications.
  • Provide administrative management of the Biology Majors Office and represent the Director of the Biology Majors in her/his absence. Interface with UF Online Coordinator. Supervise the Biology Majors Office staff position(s), currently the Program Assistant. Approve time and leave for office staff. Write annual staff appraisals.

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/498729/lecturersr-lecturermaster-lecturer


9/20/2016
University of California, San Diego
The TA Professional Development Specialist will use skills as a seasoned, experienced training and development professional to resolve a wide range of training issues and needs assessments. Develop new training programs, and work on complex training courses of diverse scope. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering training and development programs.
  • Provides support to improve teaching and learning outcomes. Develop and deliver instruction and provide instructional support to graduate students and the larger UC San Diego teaching community. Serve as liaison between FA Faculty Advisors, the Teaching + Learning Commons, and TAs to share information and resolve differences.
  • Applies professional training and development skills to resolve and address a wide range of training issues and needs assessments. Apply teaching and learning theory and put it into practice with in depth understanding of the higher education field.
  • May assume responsibility for specific training programs and initiatives. Manages the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar (SGTS) program. Teaches the College Classroom workshop series multiple times per academic year. Serves as UCSD's primary CIRTL member, fulfills CIRTL university membership obligations, implements evidence-based CIRTL practices into TA training programs.
  • May consult with instructors to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology. Consults with Educational Technology Services to develop web-based resources for TAs. Develops and maintains current content on the Commons' website pages related to TA professional development.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with others in a diverse environment and at all levels in the organization to prioritize work assignments, conduct analysis and develop recommendations. Collaborates with departments to assist in design of more complex, discipline-specific TA training programs to address issues of diverse scope that are aligned with organization strategies.
  • Partners with Teaching + Learning Commons' Writing + Critical Expression Hub to prepare TAs supporting writing-in-the-discipline assignments. Partner with the Commons' Triton Acheivement Hub to support TAs who contribute to departmental tutoring centers via train-the-trainer models.
  • Collaborate with the Commons' Assessment Director to develop evaluative tools to assess the efficacy of the TA professional development programs and services that are part of a continuous model of improvement.
  • Regularly lead specific workshops on higher education pedagogy relevant to the campus population that includes, but is not limited to: how students learn, diversity and inclusion, and use of instructional technology.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum one (1) year teaching or training experience. Thorough knowledge of training and development, performance management and workplace learning. Ability to apply knowledge to achieve successful organizational outcomes.
  • Proven strong experience with applying adult learning theories and education methodologies.
  • Strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong skills in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective delivery of training.
  • Thorough knowledge of current training programs and trends.
  • Strong skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new training courses to meet organizational needs.
  • Thorough knowledge of delivering TA training programs and thorough knowledge of higher education.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • A background check is required.

http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=84356

9/7/2016
Director for First-year Science Programs at Binghamton University
Binghamton University seeks a director to head its science undergraduate teaching initiative, which supports innovative, evidence-based first-year undergraduate science education through academic programming, faculty development, and educational research. The director will collaborate in the design, implementation, and assessment of new and current faculty-driven first-year undergraduate science initiatives. This position supervises educators and administrative personnel associated with the University’s Freshman Research Immersion (FRI), a three-course sequence of CUREs (course-based undergraduate research experience) that involves STEM departments and programs campus-wide (http://www.binghamton.edu/freshman-research-immersion/). This position collaborates with faculty to broaden the impact of biological research through first-year undergraduate education. The director must have a PhD and additional experience in an area of biological research that aligns synergistically with the research strengths of the Department of Biological Sciences; track record of biology education scholarship; and a record of success in obtaining grant funding and other external resources. The director is expected to actively seek grant funding to support science education programming. This tenure-track appointment is planned at the associate professor level; however, qualified applicants may be considered at other levels.
https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75846
Application materials required: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected reprints and preprints, statements of research and teaching interests, and list of at least three references to: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Additional Information: Binghamton University is one of the four doctoral granting universities in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

8/25/2016
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware (www.bio.udel.edu) invites applications for two full-time continuing track (CT) assistant professors who desire to teach biological sciences with an emphasis on introductory biology. We seek individuals to work in a team-based, collaborative environment focused on an interdisciplinary introductory biology and general chemistry curricula. The ideal candidate should be interested and experienced in active learning and inquiry-based laboratory instruction. Experience with curriculum development, assessment and evidence-based application of learning theory, as well as an interest in utilizing classroom technologies are strongly desirable. Other responsibilities will include student advising and service responsibilities. CT faculty also have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research initiatives.
The University of Delaware has been a national leader in student-centered pedagogy and has invested in outstanding teaching facilities (www.isll.udel.edu). The Department of Biological Sciences is proud of providing a strong and supportive setting for teaching in the context of a vibrant and collaborative research community. CT faculty are eligible for promotion and sabbaticals and receive full and generous benefits as part of their compensation package.
Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs to apply and read the “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single PDF document that includes: a) a letter of interest; b) a curriculum vitae; c) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and d) the names and contact information for three professional references. Any questions can be directed to Tina Fontana (tfontana@udel.edu) or to Dr. Gary Laverty (laverty@udel.edu), Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until October 7, 2016 for full consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.
Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, biology education or a related field at the time of application as well as previous teaching experience.

8/22/2016
Michigan State University -Post-Doctoral Research Associate- STEM Education
Posting # 3784
The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) in the CREATE4STEM Institute at Michigan State University seeks candidates to fill a one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate position in STEM teaching and learning. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.
We have received additional NSF funding to expand our collaborations on these projects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Research Associate will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Education, Natural Science, and Engineering. Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.
Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a natural science, engineering, or STEM education. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators. Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team:
  • disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline
  • STEM education research
  • curricular and assessment implications of NGSS
  • assessment of learning
  • faculty professional development for reformed teaching
  • computational linguistics / natural language processing
  • database management
  • web site development
  • multivariate statistics and computer modeling
  • qualitative research methods
  • experience publishing and presenting research findings
Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with education and experience.
A complete application package consists of a cover letter, CV, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. Review of application materials will continue until the position are filled.
Apply online:
https://jobs.msu.edu Search for position 3784
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

8/19/2016
Baylor University-Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education
Baylor seeks to fill the following post-doctoral faculty position within the Academy for Teaching and Learning:
Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) seeks applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education. The ATL Teaching Fellow will teach introductory-level STEM courses and develop and implement programs to enhance STEM education. The ATL Teaching Fellow may also conduct research on STEM pedagogy, contribute to STEM curriculum development and redesign, initiate and/or manage grant proposals for external funding in STEM disciplines, conduct research on teaching and learning in STEM courses, create materials for STEM educators, and provide training for teaching assistants and/or graduate student instructors of record. The Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor’s singular institute devoted to teaching development, will oversee the fellowship. However, the ATL Teaching Fellow will have significant opportunities to interact with faculty and staff in his or her academic discipline.
The position is an academic calendar (ten-month) appointment with a competitive salary and the possibility of renewal for one additional year depending upon funding and performance. The preferred start date is Aug 14, 2017. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline in hand at the start of this appointment. Ideal candidates will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, articulate strong interests in education research, show proficiency with grant writing, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and articulate relevant research questions and directions of inquiry in his or her field. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate evidence of research potential. Applicants must submit the following materials by October 15, 2016: (1) cover letter, (2) statement of teaching philosophy, (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (4) current CV and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. All required materials should be submitted to Dr. Lenore Wright, Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, One Bear Pl. 97189, Waco, TX, 76798. Digital materials may be submitted to atl@baylor.edu Review of application materials will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. For additional details and application information please visit the following website: www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.
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.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EO 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.

8/6/16
UC-San Diego -Teaching & Learning Development Specialist (TLDS)
#83528 Teaching and Learning Development Specialist (TLDS)
http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=83528
The Teaching & Learning Development Specialist (TLDS) will provide expertise to support innovative teaching and learning. The University seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as TLDS in the Center for Engaged Teaching (CET). The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with faculty* to plan, develop, and deliver instruction and provide instructional design support. The incumbent will report to the CET Director and work with a team of talented TLDSs. The TLDSs will consult with faculty on design, its processes, methodologies and timelines. They will also partner with faculty in the development of instructional materials, assessments and media-rich learning objects attending to research-based effective practices.
Responsibilities will include the development, structuring and editing of learning materials and assessment tools as well as creating and managing a system of course improvement, using faculty development as a foundation to implement new teaching and assessment methodologies. The TLDS researches and stays current on active learning methods, and works with faculty to integrate these methods into the curriculum. The position also supports faculty in acquiring resources that will inform and develop their skills in evidence-based course delivery methods.

8/2/16-
Academic Coordinator – Biology- UC-Riverside
The DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE invites applications for a career-level Academic Coordinator position in Biology. Responsibilities include identifying and selecting teaching assistants for biology laboratory courses; directing instruction and training of teaching assistants; annual strategic planning related to teaching projections, classroom scheduling, and equipment budgets; managing day-to-day administration of biology laboratory courses, websites, and databases; implementing and evaluating innovative changes to laboratory course content, instructional technology, or related instructional development with biology faculty; writing grant applications to support curriculum development efforts; regularly engaging in scholarly efforts benefitting the teaching and learning community at UCR; and actively participating in departmental and university service activities.
Administration of teaching laboratories includes working with laboratory prep staff to acquire, prepare, and distribute supplies for course experiments, organizing instructional materials for courses, supervising student work in the laboratory setting, regularly meeting with and overseeing teaching assistants, and maintaining regular office hours.
Required:
Ph.D. in the Biological sciences and professional background of academic training and experience.
Demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level and experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences. Demonstrated ability to develop, evaluate, and improve instructional materials and experimental protocols, establish procedures and methods that accommodate laboratory experiment needs, and to work effectively with faculty to develop cutting-edge, research-based, undergraduate laboratory courses. Demonstrated ability to conduct experiments, make in-progress modifications of procedures, evaluate and interpret data, including experience in formal assessment of learning outcomes. Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.
Strongly Preferred: Demonstrated teaching experience in courses with topics that include cellular and molecular biology, physiology, animal and plant diversity, ecology and evolution. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing active learning strategies in laboratory courses. Demonstrated knowledge of discipline-based education research. Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively in a diverse community of coworkers and students.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience, statement of research, statement of contributions to diversity, and 3 to 5 confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00608 . Review of applications will begin on September 2, 2016.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

7/18/2016
UC Davis- Associate Director for Instructional Research and Development.
The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE - http://cee.ucdavis.edu/) at UC Davis is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director for Instructional Research and Development. These are exciting times instructionally at UC Davis and the Associate Director position is right at the heart of the action! We will continue the recruitment until filled and will have our first applicant review July 23rd.
Position description, link to apply and links for additional information are below.
Position Description: The Associate Director for Instructional Research & Development (AD-IRD) partners with the Associate Director for Learning & Teaching Support (AD-LTS) and reports directly to the Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness (AVP-EE)/Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) Director. As a working manager/leader, the AD-IRD leads research and development of new methods, technologies and tools that translate educational findings into effective solutions that anticipate and address faculty and institutional needs with respect to instructional innovation, improvement and effectiveness.
Partnering with faculty and targeted instructional learning and innovation communities, the AD-IRD collaboratively conducts research and development focused on complex instructional issues and problems that impact curriculum, instruction, and assessment approaches and strategies with the goal of maximizing student outcomes, learning and success while improving departmental instructional outcomes and accountability. This work is meant to advance core undergraduate instructional capacity and capability across UC Davis and to provide collaborative leadership for academic program- and institution-level improvement and change efforts.
The AD-IRD provides management, administrative and budgetary oversight for the IRD programs, initiatives, and staff (2-5 academic and non-academic) managing and mentoring small teams that may include researchers, educational researchers/specialists, post-doctoral scholars and students (graduate and undergraduate).
For additional details and to apply go to: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=314376
Learn more about the Center for Educational Effectiveness at: http://cee.ucdavis.edu/
Learn more about Undergraduate Education at UC Davis: http://ue.ucdavis.edu/


7/12/16
School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)- full time post-doc
The School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is searching for a full time post-doctoral position in science education research to commence in March 2016. The position will oversee the science literacy and citizen science programs of the Nebraska Canid Project (swiftfox.unl.edu), a large collaborative research program housed at UNL. The position will include: 1) managing a citizen science project aimed at documenting endangered species on private lands by recruiting undergraduate to install camera traps on family farms and ranches 2) developing and conducting science education research.
The successful applicant will investigate the effect of student participation in a statewide citizen science program on knowledge of complex socio-environmental systems, conservation knowledge, scientific skills, personal identity and decision-making of the students. Data collection may include students’ mental models, surveys, and other assessments.
Candidates should have PhD in a science education research or in a general ecology/conservation field with significant interest and experience in science education research. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research and have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience. The candidate must have experience working with diverse groups and have strong communication (verbal and written) and excellent organizational abilities. Website design knowledge and ecology related field-experience are a plus.
The post-doctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment, renewable for a second year, with a salary of $47,000, including benefits. To apply send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu). The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

6/17/16
12-month Fellowship Available at the American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Education Board, based in Washington, DC, has an opening for a 12-month ASM Headquarter Fellow. The Board sponsors science education conferences, professional development courses, research and teaching fellowships, a journal, curriculum guidelines and teaching resources. Its programs are targeted to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, future faculty, beginning scientists and undergraduate educators. The fellow will have the opportunity to explore a non-academic and non-research career that allows him/her to gain knowledge and develop skills to launch new faculty development programs.
The fellow will assist in planning and sponsoring courses to increase quantitative and computational understanding among undergraduates through the development, design and testing of innovative curriculum activities and approaches. The fellow will have primary responsibility for all aspects of program planning, design, development and delivery of online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses targeted to undergraduate faculty and future faculty and in collaboration with volunteers and staff.
A successful application will have understanding about how data is used to support foundational knowledge about the microbial sciences. Equally important is understanding about challenges students encounter in applying mathematical and computational concepts to biology and effective approaches to increase learning. The course outcomes will address competencies that improve scientific reasoning and thinking through data analysis and interpretation. This fellowship positions ASM Education to be a leader in addressing numerous challenges around big data management and the preparation of undergraduates for emerging areas in science and the scientific workforce.
The fellowship is available immediately. Applications are reviewed as they are received through August 1. For more information visit
http://www.asmcareerconnections.org/jobseeker/job/29000337/Education%20Scientific%20Training%20Fellowship/American%20Society%20for%20Microbiology/?str=1&new=1&t735=124&max=25&vnet=0&long=1
Amy L. Chang | Education Director
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036
202.942.9264 direct | 202.737.3600 main | 202.942.9329 fax

6/17/16
Executive Director, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science
Job # 16-06-16-01-0457
The University of Texas Austin seeks an executive director to head the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES), the undergraduate teaching innovation initiative in the College of Natural Sciences. TIDES aims to catalyze, support, and showcase innovative, evidence-based undergraduate science and math education through student programming, faculty and future faculty development, and educational evaluation. Candidates with an active research program in STEM education may be eligible for a tenure-track / tenured position, depending on qualifications and departmental fit. Application review begins July 18, 2016.
The executive director will:
- Administer TIDES, including setting budget and budget priorities, implementing strategies for enhancing innovative teaching that are aligned with College and university-level recommendations, and supervising faculty and personnel associated with the College's undergraduate research programs, including the Freshman Research Initiative.
- Collaborate in the design, implementation and assessment of new faculty-driven initiatives in education.
- Facilitate and deliver professional development on evidence-based teaching and mentoring for current and future faculty.
- Oversee the evaluation of program effectiveness, including impact on student progress and success.
- Actively seek extramural funding to support TIDES programming and partner with the CNS External Relations office to promote and fundraise for TIDES programming.
- Serve on the Dean's leadership team.
Required qualifications: Doctoral degree in a science, math, or related field. Knowledge of science and math education research, with a preference for a publication history in this area; experience leading undergraduate education initiatives; and experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have at least five years of experience promoting teaching professional development or institutional change. Proven supervisory and budget management skills. A record of success in obtaining grant funding and other external resources. Professional demeanor and excellent communication skills are required. Applicants must be willing and able to travel. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications: More than the above experience. Publication history in science or math education research. Specific experience in funding, managing, and evaluating undergraduate research programs. Experience leading and supporting instructional change in higher education.
The full job posting and online application form are available at: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160616010457
This is a security sensitive position; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

6/13/16
Michigan State University, Plant Biology Department

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology Education
Full-time position to begin September 2016 for one year, with possibility for renewal. The postdoctoral research fellow will work on an NSF-funded study investigating contextual factors that impact the teaching practice of early-career faculty at universities and colleges. The project is a collaboration between investigators at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Qualifications: PhD in an area of biology or biology education and demonstrated interest in undergraduate biology teaching and research. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, knowledge and use of web-based technologies, a working knowledge of multivariate statistics and databases, and skills in managing and coordinating a study at a national scale.
Responsibilities: The postdoc will be responsible for collecting and managing large datasets, including building and maintaining relational databases that include multiple kinds of data. During the project, the postdoc may pursue questions about the teaching and learning of biology using appropriate research designs and methods and will have an opportunity to teach an introductory biology course with the PI. In addition, the postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with expertise in many facets of biology education at MSU, UW-Madison, and nationally. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop substantive credentials in teaching and educational research that are fully integrated into their science expertise.
To apply: Submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Diane Ebert-May (ebertmay@msu.edu). Review of application materials will begin June 25 and continue until the position is filled.


School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University
The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a non-tenure-track academic professional position at the level of Instructional Professional. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016 or later. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position renewable on an annual basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.
The successful candidate will participate in the delivery of new innovative introductory undergraduate biology courses, and will evaluate and study the impact and effectiveness of these new courses. This position will be expected to assist individual faculty in the design and implementation of active learning environments to enhance student learning, with an emphasis on large classes and laboratory instruction. In addition, this position will help design and deliver professional development workshops and seminar courses on student learning and scientific teaching for SOLS faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a natural science field or science education with cross-training and experience in life sciences or education. The successful candidate will have a record of expertise in and commitment to biology education, and at least two years teaching experience.
Candidates with experience in the following are preferred: developing and assessing curriculum, planning and implementing professional development programs for faculty, post-doctoral students, and graduate students; conducting educational research; and digital technology in the classroom.
Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in both research, and teaching. The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus is committed to reflective curricular development, with a focus on student-centered education and teaching excellence.
To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, representative publications, and an item of choice that represents your approach to teaching in undergraduate science classroom in a single pdf file to solsfacultysearch@asu.edu. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is June 8, 2016; if not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Vice President of Education, Institute of Systems Biology, Seattle, WA

TheInstitute for Systems Biology(ISB) is a Seattle based nonprofit biomedical research organization led by co-founder and President Lee Hood, MD, PhD. ISB’s mission is to revolutionize science with a powerful systems approach to predict and prevent disease and enable a sustainable environment.
From its inception in 2000, education has been an integral part of ISB’s mission. Under the leadership of Valerie Logan Hood, ISB created the Center for Inquiry Science which today, as theLogan Center for Education, promotes contemporary science, engineering and mathematics education and works to make quality STEM education available for all. On an annual basis the Center works with 30 school districts in the Puget Sound area as well as with many of Washington’s institutions of higher education offering professional development for teachers, administrators, and undergraduate faculty.
In addition to the Logan Center, ISB is home to multiple education efforts. ISB’sCenter for Systems Biologyhas extensive training, professional development, and outreach programs. Also, Senior Vice-President and Director of Research and Education Nitin Baliga has spearheaded the award winningSystems Education Experiences(SEE)– program and has recently launchedProject Feed 1010.
All of ISB’s education programs are self-sustaining, relying on grants, fee for service contracts, and philanthropic donations. To synthesize, advance and create new K-12 and undergraduate education programs, a new Vice President of Education position reporting to the Sr VP and Director of Research & Education has been created. Concurrently serving as the Director of the Logan Center, the individual selected for this position will be responsible for developing strategies to fund, advance and promote all ISB STEM programs, ensure the continued success of the Logan Center, and maintain and develop new partnerships with school districts, community colleges, universities, community groups, state and federal agencies, corporations, and foundations.
Key Job Responsibilities:
As the Vice President of Education
  • Develop and update an ISB education strategic plan that aligns with ISB’s mission and vision and incorporates contemporary educational research and best-practices in education.
  • Provide broad oversight and evaluation for all ISB education programs to ensure programs are aligned with ISB’s education strategic plan.
  • Serve as liaison to regional and national stakeholders ensuring partnering and alignment with appropriate state and national education programming.
  • Work with ISB’s Development and Communications offices to identify and secure philanthropic funding, host special events, and promote ISB’s education programs.
  • Identify, secure and administer grants for education programs.
  • Manage special projects.
As the Director of the Logan Center for Education
  • Ensure programmatic excellence in all services provided by the Logan Center and develop and implement comprehensive program evaluation.
  • Manage the Logan Center including responsibility for securing philanthropic, grant and other funding, managing the Center’s annual budget, and developing forward-looking revenue and cost projections. Responsible for the Center’s grant and contract compliance and reporting.
  • Recruit and retain outstanding staff for the Logan Center. Set standards for and evaluate the performance of staff and provide recommendations to Human Resources on Center staff retention, promotion and salary adjustments. Oversee the professional development of Center staff.
Qualifications:
  • A MA/MS in science, science education or related field plus a minimum of 10 years of working in science education, preferably in programs focused on educational change. PhD strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to: secure grants and raise funds for education programs; work effectively with educators at all levels (teachers, administrators and faculty); form and maintain productive partnerships with school districts and institutions of higher education, non-profit groups and business partners
  • Experience in managing complex educational reform programs in education; proven leadership, communication and team building skills; highly developed ability to prepare written communications and proposals; demonstrated competence in budget management.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communications skills; able to work effectively with a variety of people in a diverse workforce; adaptable to changing work requirements; willing to multi-task; high degree of professional integrity; strong client service orientation.
  • All ISB staff members are expected to have baseline technical skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately over email, the intranet/forum, etc. Employees should be able to use Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint at a functional level.

Georgia Institute of Technology-2 Biology Teaching Faculty positions

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the top ranked institutions in the country and
ranks as one of the best places to work. The School of Biology in the College of Sciences
invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure-track Academic Professional faculty
positions beginning August 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological science.
(1) Academic Professional: Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories
Ideal candidates should have experience teaching undergraduate biology courses and an
interest in innovative undergraduate laboratory instruction. This position will require teaching,
laboratory curriculum development, and supervision and professional development of teaching
assistants in biology laboratory courses. Preferred candidates will have expertise in one or more
of the following subject areas: cell & molecular biology, genetics, ecology, or evolution. In
addition to overseeing the introductory biology labs, the successful candidate may also teach in
core biology courses in his/her area of expertise, depending on curricular needs
(2) Academic Professional: Teaching Faculty and Academic Advisor
Ideal candidates should have experience teaching undergraduate biology courses and an
interest in innovative undergraduate instruction. This position requires expertise in some
combination of ecology, evolution, population biology, organismal biology, cell & molecular
biology, statistics, anatomy, or physiology. In addition to teaching 5 biology courses per year
and contributing to curriculum development, the successful candidate will also be responsible
for academic advising of undergraduate biology majors, as a member of a team of academic
advisors in the School of Biology. The primary teaching responsibilities in this position will be in
freshman and sophomore level courses. The successful candidate may also teach upper-level
biology and TA development courses depending on his/her expertise and on curricular needs.
Salary and rank for both positions will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
These positions are renewable, 12-month, non-tenure-track appointments. Candidates should
submit their application as a single PDF that contains: a letter of application designating the
position(s) of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching experiences,
sample course syllabus, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three
professional references. Submit applications at http://searches.biology.gatech.edu. An applicant
interested in both positions need only submit a single application. Review of applications will
begin May 18th, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Send questions to Dr. Chrissy
Spencer, Academic Professional Search Chair, chrissy.spencer@biology.gatech.edu. Georgia
Tech is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the
Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986.


STEM Transformation Institute Program Manager Position

Florida International University, Miami, Florida
A Program Manager position is available at Florida International University (FIU) to coordinate administrative functions for the STEM Transformation Institute including carrying out the Institute’s mission with the leadership team; collaborating on Institute policy development; managing collaborations among faculty, other FIU offices and external partners; guiding research proposal development; developing content for communications outlets; and assisting with internal and external events. The STEM Transformation Institute is a multidisciplinary collaboration across the FIU Colleges for the research and development of effective educational practices that lead to substantial increases in the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, graduating FIU. Undertaking this challenge requires partnerships with local K12 systems and colleges, businesses and industry, foundations, and national education leaders in order to create an educational landscape that supports all students, coming through multiple pathways, and leading to a productive workforce. The STEM Institute capitalizes on the unique skills that FIU’s diverse student population brings to their learning and ultimately the workforce. The Institute serves as a living laboratory that disseminates practices, policies, and STEM professionals across the nation.
Specific Duties: Management of STEM Institute activities; assisting with STEM education research proposal development; researching and developing background materials, data and reports for meetings; events and presentations; participating in the long-term strategic planning for the Institute; serving as a liaison to faculty and professional staff in the Institute; Coordinating the communication efforts for the Institute; and coordinating Institute special events, official functions and dignitary visits. The Program Manager will also request and prepare content information from Institute faculty and staff for newsletters, website and social media, and work with external relations personnel to prepare brochures and communications about special events. The manager will also serve as a point of contact for Institute-related enquiries and liaison with external agencies, partners and community leaders. The manager will also collaborate with staff to manage budgets.
Qualifications and Applications: Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a STEM or relevant field. Preference will be given to candidates with PhDs and/or related experience. Candidates are expected to have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills. Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience and interest in STEM research and education. Please send application materials to **//stem@fiu.edu//**.

Florida International University’s STEM Transformation Institute is seeking to fill
at least 6 post-doctoral researcher positions for multiple projects, including, but not limited to:
  • NSF-funded project "Beyond Active Learning: Learning Assistant (LA) Supported Pedagogies in Large Lecture Science Courses." Our work will investigate how active learning methods and undergraduate Learning Assistant support contribute to the learning gains, achievement, retention, and persistence of learners and is in collaboration with University of Colorado Denver and North Dakota State University.
  • Curricular reform initiatives underway in introductory general chemistry courses, including implementing an alternative general chemistry course (Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything – CLUE). The research will involve administering and analyzing various assessments within the courses to measure the impact of the alternative curriculum at FIU on both cognitive and affective domains.
  • NSF-funded research project “American Physical Society (APS) Bridge Program”. The research involves survey development and deployment, interview and other qualitative research on graduate students (including periodic travel to APS Bridge Sites), analysis of primary and secondary data sources, and dissemination activities within the APS and the broader PER/graduate education communities
  • FIU’s Project UP:LIFT (University Paradigm: Learn, Interact, Facilitate, Transform) that is an institution-wide initiative to deploy state of the art evidence-based instruction and advanced classroom assessment throughout critical Gateway and STEM courses. The project will employ both research-focused and teaching post docs to implement and study classroom practices.
The primary objective of all post-doctoral researchers will be STEM education research; however, we will instantiate several teaching postdocs, a hybrid design that integrates teaching experience with research activities to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practice while preparing the candidate for an academic career. We invite candidates to apply to one or more of the initiatives above from all STEM disciplinary backgrounds, with preference given to those with significant experience in education research.
FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change that utilizes evidence-based instructional practices and engages in multidisciplinary collaborations across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Engineering & Computing. Hallmark programs include a Learning Assistant (LA) program that impacts over 20,000 student enrollments in 10 STEM disciplines annually; Modeling Instruction at the high school and college levels; and multiple HHMI- and NSF-funded research projects. STEM Institute faculty leadership includes Laird Kramer, Eric Brewe, Maria Fernandez, Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin, Rita Teutonico, and Sonia Underwood. The STEM Institute is also in the midst of hiring additional DBER hires across the STEM disciplines. These faculty are joined by 12 postdocs and staff, over 60 Faculty Fellows across campus, as well as dozens of graduate and undergraduate researchers.
Candidates for these positions should have completed their PhD in a science education research field (e.g. science education, or biology, chemistry, or physics education) or in a STEM field with significant interest in developing education research expertise. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research, and have strong quantitative research skills and experience, including survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation, and HLM. Experience with the R software package and network analysis would be an added benefit.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to **stem@fiu.edu**. Please indicate which project you are specifically interested in pursuing and how your qualifications specifically suit you for that position. For more information, please email stem@fiu.edu or contact any of the faculty listed above.

Department of Biology at UNC-Greensboro is searching for a full time Academic Professional to develop and implement contemporary, evidence-based instructional approaches within our introductory level (General Biology; GB) courses (classrooms and labs), develop a GB teaching assistant training and assessment program, participate in external STEM grants and research, engage in community-based STEM activities, and teach and advise students in our undergraduate program. We are seeking an energetic and well-trained individual with evidence of experience and dedication to improving STEM education at the introductory College/University level and the retention and recruitment of undergraduate students in STEM fields.
This is a 10-month position from August 15, 2016 to June 15, 2017 with an initial contract period of 3 years that is renewable upon review. Starting salary is $57,000 per 10-month appointment. Submit your cover letter, a personal statement on teaching philosophy that addresses the challenges listed above, your curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to UNCG’s Job Search website position #950.
You may view the posting as a search committee member by visiting the following link: http://jobsearch.uncg.edu/hr/postings/3641.
Please contact Helen Sedwick in Biology - 12204 at 336-334-4405 if you have any questions.

4/19/2016
The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking an Assistant Director of Biology Teaching and Learning. The candidate hired into this new position will work closely with the Director, Dr. Elisabeth Schussler, to sustain and expand an already vibrant and collaborative introductory biology reform initiative aligned with the NSF and AAAS Vision and Change recommendations.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for the following:
· teach 1-2 courses per year, comprised of introductory biology lecture (organismal or cellular, depending on biological expertise) and /or first year studies courses for freshman or transfer students.
· work with the Director and other departmental faculty to assess Biology degree learning outcomes
· assist with professional development efforts for biology faculty and graduate students focused on practices that improve student success in biology
· help expand the Vision and Change reforms in introductory biology to other introductory and upper level courses
· work with the Director and Biology Advisor to create programs to enhance student success and retention in the Biology major
· assist with course delivery coordination and make curricular changes as needed
· publish research and write grant proposals as time allows
As this is a new position, other initiatives may become part of the position as emerging needs are identified.
Minimal qualifications: 1) A PhD in either a Biological Science or Biology Education, but with significant graduate coursework in Biology, 2) teaching experience in introductory biology, and 3) a demonstrated interest in teaching, curriculum development, course assessment, and student success. Must have the ability to work efficiently on multiple projects at the same time, and interact well in a collaborative environment.
Preferred qualifications include the above, plus: 1) Experience and success teaching large introductory lecture courses, 2) experience with course and / or program assessment or biology education research, including scholarly biology education publications, 3) experience with course curriculum development or program development to foster student success, and 4) experience writing grant proposals.
The position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty Lecturer position, renewable on a yearly basis, with the opportunity for promotion after 5 years. Ideal starting date is August 1, 2016, but negotiable. Salary will be between $50,000-60,000, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate, and full benefits are included. The University of Tennessee and Knoxville, Tennessee, are dynamic and growing communities located close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and many other natural areas.
To apply, send a cover letter addressing the qualifications stated above, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Elisabeth Schussler, Director of Biology Teaching and Learning, Division of Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 37996 (eschussl@utk.edu). Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin May 23, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

4/14/16
Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education Research at the University of New Hampshire
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in biology education under the direction of Dr. Melissa Aikens in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. This individual will primarily work on an NSF-funded research project that aims to measure life science majors’ attitudes towards using math in biology courses. The project seeks to characterize the landscape of attitudes, including whether there are differences by gender or race and ethnicity, and whether courses that integrate biology and math can change students’ attitudes. The individual will be responsible for data collection and analysis and will be expected to communicate the results through publications and conferences. The individual will also have the opportunity to develop and pursue a research question of his/her own related to the teaching and learning of biology.
Candidates must have either a Ph.D. in the life sciences with demonstrated interest in science education research or a Ph.D. in science education with significant biology coursework. Candidates should also have strong statistical skills and demonstrated success with scholarly writing. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Desirable qualifications include experience with instrument development and validation or experience conducting education research. The ideal candidate will have experience mentoring undergraduate researchers and knowledge of best practices in teaching.
This position is a one year (12 month) appointment, renewable upon mutual agreement for a second year. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references using the following link:
http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/20988
Please direct any questions you have to Melissa Aikens at melissa.aikens@unh.edu. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A start date in May is preferred, but is negotiable.


4/12/16
MSU hiring Associate/ Full Professor of STEM Education
The College of Education, College of Natural Science, College of Engineering, and the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University seek a Tenure system faculty scholar at the associate or full professor level in STEM education. This position is part of an ongoing priority initiative in STEM education at MSU and, more broadly, the Global Impact Initiative to recruit leading scholars to the university.
http://create4stem.msu.edu/job/associate-full-professor-stem-education/4344

4/7/2016
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Columbia University in New York City invites applicants for the position of Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives and Programs (FTIP). Reporting to the Associate Provost and Executive Director of the CTL, the Director of FTIP will direct a team to create programs and services to serve the professional development needs of faculty across the entire university.
--The recently established CTL provides professional development and support services for the Columbia teaching and learning community, and partners with faculty, students, departments, and schools to improve and advance teaching performance, implement best practices, and promote innovations in pedagogy, curriculum design and the effective use of media and digital technologies. The Center has a diverse, talented team of 35+ staff who are committed to Columbia’s mission to knowledge and learning at the highest level.
--The Director of FTIP will lead a team to design and implement programs and services for faculty to foster professional development in pedagogy, course and curriculum development, mentorship, and academic success. Working with the Executive Director, the Director of FTIP will establish collaborations with other administrative offices, Schools, and departments to develop faculty communities of practice, and integrate sustainable initiatives to enhance teaching excellence. The successful candidate will collaborate with other members of the CTL staff to develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs for faculty and departments. The Director will lead initiatives in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and lead teaching as inquiry approaches in course and curricular development. Successful candidates are expected to develop SoTL projects and author peer reviewed publications. A track record in mentoring SoTL initiatives is desirable.
--In collaboration with the Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation and the Executive Director, the Director of FTIP will be expected to develop and design metrics, to measure the impact of the Center’s work in supporting and enhancing faculty teaching and mentorship, and student learning outcomes.
Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have
· An earned doctorate (PhD) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience including managerial experience in an academic teaching center for faculty development
· Significant teaching experience at the collegiate level and demonstrated record of teaching excellence
· Nationally recognized track record in the scholarship of teaching and learning, including peer reviewed national publications
· Demonstrated experience in creating and leading successful faculty development programs across the disciplines, including the facilitation of learning communities and/or communities of practice
· Significant experience providing faculty consultations and faculty teaching observations
· Demonstrable knowledge of the literature and research in teaching and learning, higher education, and academic leadership
· Evidence of strategic planning and evaluation skills
· Creative, innovative thinking, with an openness to inclusive dialogue
· Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, and mentorship skills
· Record of active participation in, and contribution to national and/or international professional organizations in teaching and learning
· Demonstrable evidence of strong organizational skills and program development
· Demonstrated commitment to the cultivation of diversity and inclusivity in the higher education setting
Preferred Qualifications:
· Successful track record in grant writing
· Experience and/or familiarity with faculty teaching and learning needs at a major research university
· Experience organizing and leading teaching and learning conferences
· Track record of leadership positions in a relevant national or international professional organization
For immediate consideration please apply online at:
https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=153990

4/7/2016
Director, Center for Advancement of Teaching and Scholarship
Goucher College (Maryland) is seeking a founding director for the newly-formed Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Scholarship. Reporting to the associate provost for faculty affairs, the director will support and advance faculty in their roles as excellent teachers, active scholars, and engaged mentors. Drawing on research and best practices, the director will offer innovative pedagogical programming and coordinate professional development services for faculty at all stages of their careers, and will situate the center as a leader in pedagogical innovation among liberal arts colleges, with racial equity and equity in general as a core principle of teaching excellence. In close collaboration with the associate provost for faculty affairs, the director will develop and implement a strategic plan for the center that emphasizes teaching innovation and effectiveness; reflects evidence-based learning strategies to support the success of all students, including students from underrepresented groups; and contributes to the support of faculty as scholars and mentors.
The leader and collaborator hired into this position will develop a range of programming and resources to enhance faculty understanding and practice of a variety of pedagogical approaches aimed at enhancing course designs and materials, assessment strategies, teaching effectiveness and learning, particularly in the realm of cultural, gender, and race/ethnic differences, and interpretations of and responses to classroom dynamics and teaching evaluations. The director will also develop and organize teaching institutes in order to respond to discipline-specific needs, such as in STEM fields, and to meet the needs of first generation students; develop faculty affiliations and learning communities to enhance center programming and pedagogical and scholarly opportunities; and provide programming that supports faculty as active scholars and engaged leaders. The incumbent will be responsible for organizing and leading the institute for new faculty, which includes orientation, a mentoring program, and a year-long faculty development program; and creating and leading a faculty advisory council to guide center programming and support. In addition, the director will have oversight and responsibility for maintaining operational excellence with respect to staffing, budgeting, programming, social media, and website for the center.
Qualified applicants will possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree; an established record as an administrator, which includes at least three years of experience in a teaching and learning center, preferably in a leadership role; experience as a teacher within a higher education environment; evidence of ongoing scholarship within an academic discipline or the fields of teaching or learning; a strong understanding of academics in a liberal arts setting serving a diverse student body; and the ability to gain the confidence of faculty to catalyze support and enthusiasm for promoting the educational mission of Goucher College. To be successful in this position, candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with faculty across disciplines, evidence of a commitment to diversity and equity in the classroom and higher education, a record of participation in national organizations on college teaching and higher education, and extensive knowledge of current theories of learning, curricular design, and innovative teaching approaches.
Goucher sits on 287 wooded acres, approximately 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs, and under the leadership of Dr. José Bowen, a leader in the field of pedagogical innovation, Goucher was recently named one of U.S. News and World Report's "Top 10 Most Innovative Schools." In addition to encouraging innovation, Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
Applications received by April 25, 2016 will be assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who are able and willing to begin employment on or before July 1, 2016. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
To apply for this position please visithttp://goucher.interviewexchange.com. Online applications must include the following materials:
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • An application letter that addresses the vision the candidate has for the center, and salary requirements
  • Supporting evidence of innovative programming
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Biology (2 positions)- Emory UniversityRequisition ID: 60801BR
Position: Faculty
Type: Full Time
Job Summary:
Emory University’s Oxford College seeks applicants for two Biology Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions (one year and two year) to begin Fall 2016. Each successful candidate will teach two courses with laboratories in introductory biology covering topics in cell biology, genetics and molecular biology. The position offers opportunities for faculty development in inquiry-based teaching, access to a variety of teaching resources, and mentoring students in undergraduate research.
Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biology or related field by May 2016 and desire a teaching-focused career in a liberal arts college setting.
Additional Job Details:
One of Emory’s nine academic divisions, Oxford College provides 900 freshmen and sophomore students with a liberal arts intensive program for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree. The College is fully residential and occupies Emory’s historic campus 36 miles east of Atlanta. A new, state-of-the-art science facility designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM opened in January, 2016. Recommendations of Vision and Change and PULSE are guiding principles for the Biology faculty.
Applicants must submit with their applications a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Review of completed applications will begin by April 15, 2016.
For more information and to apply, please go to
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=60801br


4/6/2016- UNC-Greensboro, Dept of BiologyThe Department of Biology at UNC-Greensboro is searching for a full time Academic Professional to develop and implement contemporary, evidence-based instructional approaches within our introductory level (General Biology; GB) courses (classrooms and labs), develop a GB teaching assistant training and assessment program, participate in external STEM grants and research, engage in community-based STEM activities, and teach and advise students in our undergraduate program. We are seeking an energetic and well-trained individual with evidence of experience and dedication to improving STEM education at the introductory College/University level and the retention and recruitment of undergraduate students in STEM fields. Minimum requirements are a PhD by August 15, 2016 in Biology, Science Education, or a related field. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. This is a 10-month position from August 15, 2016 to June 15, 2017 with an initial contract period of 3 years that is renewable upon review. Starting salary is $57,000 per 10-month appointment. Prospective applicants should apply through UNCG’s Job Search website by creating an application for position #950. Submit your cover letter, a personal statement on teaching philosophy that addresses the challenges listed above and your curriculum vitae to UNCG’s Job Search website position #950. Arrange for three reference letters to be sent to Ms. Helen Sedwick at 321 McIver Street, 312 Eberhart Building, Greensboro, NC 27412.


3/28/2016Georgetown University Department of Biology
Two full-time non-tenure-line positions using active learning teaching methods.
The Department of Biology at Georgetown University invites applications for two full-time non-tenure-line positions, to start by August 15, 2016. Teaching responsibilities include courses for majors and non-majors in the areas of genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, and/or physiology. Duties may also include teaching in our yearlong introductory sequence. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology or related field and demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for science education. Non-tenure line teaching positions are nine-month appointments in which effort is devoted primarily to instruction, but departmental service and professional development are also expected. Non-tenure-line faculty may teach in our summer school or participate in educational research initiatives for additional compensation. Georgetown University currently has a framework for retention and promotion of non-tenure line faculty. Applicants should send a brief cover letter summarizing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references.
Applications should be sent via email as pdf files to biology@georgetown.edu, please use “NTL Assistant Professor Position” in the
SUBJECT line. If sending by regular mail address to NTL Assistant Professor Position, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 571229, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1229. Potential applicants can contact Dr. Anne Rosenwald (anne.rosenwald@georgetown.edu) with questions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continueuntil the position is filled.


3/14/2016Postdoctoral Position: STEM Education Research at the University of Washington
Full-time Postdoctoral Position (Research Associate, UW Job Code 0148) for 18 months (100% FTE), beginning September 1, 2016, to work on the STEM-Dawgs program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The grant is supporting the development and analysis of new programs to increase the academic success of underprepared and underrepresented students and their retention in STEM majors.
Candidates should have completed their PhD in a STEM discipline or STEM education in the last 3 years, and have well-established skills in either 1) statistical analysis of complex datasets, or 2) qualitative educational or psychological research, in addition to a demonstrated interest in acquiring further skills in both quantitative and qualitative discipline-based education research. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills. English fluency is required. We prefer candidates with experience in project management and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level.
Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will undertake qualitative research on the impact of two STEM-Dawgs projects: 1) a course-based undergraduate research experience, and 2) a companion course for underprepared students in general chemistry. In addition, the post-doc will pursue qualitative and quantitative research on the impact that competitive majors have on STEM retention, and assist with ongoing work studying/evaluating achievement gaps in introductory STEM courses. The postdoc will be expected to co-author publications communicating the results of these studies.
The postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students—locally through the UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) and nationally through participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER).
The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Scott Freeman in the Biology Department.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. Scott Freeman (srf991@uw.edu). Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.



3/12/16- Tenure track DBER position in BiologyCalifornia State University, Stanislaus is seeking applicants for a new tenure-track position in biology with specialization in DBER and cell/molecular biology or genetics. In short, the ideal candidate would be a cell/molecular biologist/geneticist with a DBER background who wants to focus on scholarship of teaching and learning in our lower and upper-division majors courses in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. This job is now posted on the three following websites. Please see the links below for full job description and application procedure.
CSU Stanislaus Website Link: https://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Faculty%20Affairs/Positions/biology_educator_announcement_3-11-16_0.pdf
Higher Ed Job Link: https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176233661
CSU Careers Website Posting Link: https://careers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=54484



3/10/16
University of British Columbia-
Biodiversity Instructor, Department of Botany
Part of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative
The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track faculty teaching position at the rank of Instructor I. UBC Botany (www.botany.ubc.ca) is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level. A PhD in algal, fungal, or bryophyte biology is required, with preference for experience in collections-based research. The candidate is expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The Instructor will teach first year biology, as well as biodiversity teaching, including organismal biology courses (e.g., phycology, mycology, and/or bryology) and participation in collections-based education through the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. As a member of the UBC Professor of Teaching stream, the candidate is expected to demonstrate promise of educational leadership in enhancing biodiversity awareness throughout the Biology curriculum, as well as contributing to the sustainability pathway in Biology. The Instructor is expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. The service component may include curatorial and outreach duties in the UBC Herbarium. The successful candidate must possess strong communication, leadership, and collaboration skills in order to build bridges between the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Biology program. Experience in scientific outreach or curriculum development related to biodiversity or organismal biology is desirable. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Closing date for all applications is March 21, 2016. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Application Instructions: Applications should include a CV, contact information for references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching philosophy, and a one page statement on the importance of biodiversity teaching. Applications should be directed to Jessica Sui, Botany Faculty HR Manager, (jobs.botany@ubc.ca).


3/9/2016Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University
The Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites applicants for a postdoctoral associate position for up to three years. This position will focus on researching the impact of the Summer Institutes on Undergraduate Education Program (SI). Specifically, the postdoctoral associate will research how instructors implement Scientific Teaching methods after attending an SI and how institutional environment influences such teaching efforts.
Applicants should have or expect to complete a Ph.D. before starting the postdoctoral position. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in social sciences such as evaluation or psychology, as well as experience in experimental methodology, longitudinal design, and web-based data collection (using programs such as Qualtrics). S/he should have an interest in studying the effect of training programs on college instructors’ teaching methods, institutional environment, and student outcomes. Candidates from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields with an interest in discipline based education research will also be considered. The candidate should be able to work well both independently and in a team, and must be comfortable managing multiple competing deadlines. The candidate should have a desire to work from an interdisciplinary perspective and collaborate with colleagues across traditional academic divisions. Proficiency with advanced statistical techniques (such as multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling) is required. Demonstrated involvement in STEM-related projects and/or multi-site grant-funded research projects is preferred.
The position start date is negotiable between now and early June 2016. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. To apply, please email a Curriculum Vita (CV) and a cover letter describing your background, future goals, and why you believe you would be strong fit for the current position to evaluation.ctl@yale.edu. Please be ready to provide references and a sample publication (paper, poster, or presentation) if requested. For full consideration, all materials must be received by March 31, 2016.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports teaching, tutoring, and writing and technology-enabled learning programs at Yale. As part of it’s commitment to evidence based education, the CTL also supports research and evaluation on scientific teaching efforts nationally. The CTL Evaluation Groupis led by Evaluation Director Mark Graham. We take an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and systems based approach to education. Our external collaborative includes work with evaluation experts at Cornell’s Office of Research on Evaluation, as well as science education experts at the University of Connecticut, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Nebraska at Lincoln.



3/1/2016Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment - Biological Sciences- University of California Santa Barbara
The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara jointly invite applications for a position of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (PSOE). The successful candidate will assume responsibility for courses in Introductory Biology for majors and non-majors, and a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Courses will cover topics in biochemistry, cell biology, development, genetics, animal and plant physiology, ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a record of teaching excellence with experience and expertise in the appropriate disciplines. The appointment is for the academic year with the option of additional summer quarter teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position requires a PhD in biology or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching experience and interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), and three to four letters of recommendation from persons with the ability to evaluate the candidate.
Submit applications electronically at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00687. Information about the Departments can be obtained from the website: https://www.lifesci.ucsb.edu. The review of applications will begin March 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

We are seeking an applicant with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and a broad working knowledge of pedagogy, including active learning methods.


2/11/2016CREATE for STEM Institute- Michigan State University
http://create4stem.msu.edu


Posting Number:
2776 -
https://jobs.msu.edu
External Closing Date:
02-23-2016
Job Title:
Research Associate


Major Administrative Unit/College:
College of Education
Primary Department:
40000100 CREATE FOR STEM - EDUCATION
Position Employee Group:
Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS
Appointment Basis:
Annual Year, 12 months
Appointment Status:
Fixed Term Academic Staff
Employment %:
100
Faculty: Salary Range

Support Staff: Pay Minimum
$45,000.00
Position Summary:
Help to design and validate measures of understanding of science ideas, practices and various affective measures; collect, organize and analyze quantitative data; code, analyze and organize qualitative data from classrooms to support decisions of quantitative findings; support writing manuscripts for publications and various reports.
Faculty: Minimum Qualifications

Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education.
Desired Qualifications:
Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume/CV

Cover Letter

Research Interests
Number of Reference Letters Required:
3
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a CV, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu.
Department Website Address:
create4stem.msu.edu
Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:
Joseph Krajcik/Director/krajcik@msu.edu
Union Affiliation
Non Union

2/10/2016
STEM Education Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Pennsylvania seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to enhancing STEM education. Under the direction of Penn’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Fellow will engage with faculty from a variety of STEM disciplines. In particular, the Fellow will participate in a joint project between CTL and STEM faculty to develop a program to help students better transfer their learning across courses. As part of this venture, the Fellow will collaborate with faculty to identify course needs and compile online modules to help students take what they have learned in one course and successfully apply it in another course. The Fellow will also participate in the assessment of this project and additional STEM teaching initiatives. Finally, the Fellow will take part in CTL’s program supporting active learning in STEM classes. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
Candidates from all STEM fields are welcome. Because many of the skills students will need to transfer across courses are mathematical, we seek a candidate proficient with at least introductory calculus. Candidates should be interested in finding ways to use technology to support learning. Experience with active learning and/or educational research, while not required, is welcome. The ability to work collaboratively and to engage with a variety of disciplines is essential.
Review of applications will begin immediately; new applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter and CV by email to Sara DeMucci, (sdmucci@upenn.edu), with STEM Education Postdoc as the subject.


University of Washington: Biology – Senior Lecturer or Lecturer, Full-time, competitive recruitment (AA16618)
The Department of Biology at the University of Washington invites applications for one to two 100% FTE permanent, 9-month fulltime Lecturer (0179) or Senior Lecturer (0117) position in Biology, commencing as soon as 16 August 2016. Lecturer and Senior Lecturer titles are not tenure eligible.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses per year primarily in physiology and/or cell and molecular biology, including large and small lecture courses and labs. The successful candidate will benefit from interactions with faculty in the Department of Biology, whose research spans all areas of biology, and the UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG). https://sites.google.com/site/uwbioedresgroup/
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in biological science with a strong background in physiology or molecular and cellular biology. Applicants must have a history of effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate level, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, strong discipline-specific content knowledge, and a demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom.
Application: Candidates should complete an online application <http://www.biology.washington.edu/lecturer/search> that includes a letter of interest, a CV, a 1-2 page statement of experience, and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy.
Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide a 10-minute teaching video illustrating their use of evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Questions about the search should be sent to Dr. Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh (lizvanv@uw.edu).




Job Title: Biological Sciences Education Administrator (Program Director)
Agency: National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number: DUE-2016-0005
SALARY RANGE:$108,887.00 to $169,686.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, January 22, 2016 to Tuesday, March 22, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:AD-0401-04
POSITION INFORMATION:Full-time. - Permanent.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:04
DUTY LOCATIONS:FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Recent changes in Federal Appropriations Law requires Non-Citizens to meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching thisCitizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS:No

Available Formats:HTML: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427355200


1/25/16
Postdoctoral Position in DBER at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant position in Discipline-Based Education Research under the direction of Dr. Marilyne Stains (https://sites.google.com/site/marilynestains/). The successful candidate will primarily work on a NSF-funded research project (NSF CAREER #1552448) designed to characterize STEM faculty members' knowledge base for teaching, instructional practices, progressions of this knowledge and these practices over time, as well as influences of context on these progressions. Duties will include collecting, managing, and analyzing video tapes of STEM classrooms, course artifacts, interviews, and surveys.
Preference will be provided to candidates who earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Education or a Ph.D. in other DBER disciplines. A record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed science education journals will be highly valued. Desirable qualifications include knowledge and application of best practices in higher education teaching, learning, and assessment, as well as experience with faculty development. The successful candidate will have a substantial background in quantitative and/or qualitative research design and methods, be able to work independently, and multi-task. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Applicants interested in this position should email a cover letter and a resume to Dr. Marilyne Stains at mstains2@unl.edu; they should also arrangefor three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Dr. Marilyne Stains at mstains2@unl.edu by the deadline. The application deadline is February 10th 2016. Start date can be as early as March, 1st 2016.

1/20/2016
UC RiversideCLUSTER HIRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)UCR is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation. For more information about UCR’s hiring initiative please go to http://clusterhiring.ucr.edu.
In collaboration with the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Bourns College of Engineering, the Graduate School of Education is leading a search for five outstanding scholars who study teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. We invite applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured (open rank) positions in this area. The position will commence as early as June 30, 2016, or as negotiated.
We seek to hire a multi-disciplinary cluster of faculty whose research focuses on understanding how students learn and ways to enhance their learning of STEM in formal K-12 or college classrooms, informal settings, and distance and/or online learning. Research that focuses on improving learning across diverse groups (e.g., English language learners, students from low income families or other groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM) is particularly welcome. While GSOE will be administering the search, successful candidates may reside in any school or college that allows them to collaborate with appropriate researchers to understand and improve teaching and learning in elementary, secondary, and higher education. In addition to teaching and advising Ph.D. and M.A. students, responsibilities include contributing to our Teacher Education Program and undergraduate education minor programs through teaching math and science methods courses.
Examples of programs of research that could fit in this cluster could include:
• _Research on how students, at the elementary through undergraduate level, learn mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or computer science, with a focus on developing effective teaching strategies and tools (e.g., cognitive tutors; electronic textbooks) that can accelerate this learning.
• _Research on the relationship between instructional practices (e.g., design of tasks, nature of discourse during discussion); teacher professional development; and learning among diverse groups of students in STEM fields.
• _Research on opportunities that broaden student interest and participation in STEM fields, particularly among underrepresented groups.
• _Development of technologies that promote learning and development of evaluation instruments to measure that learning.
Qualifications include expertise and demonstrated capacity for conducting research and teaching in K-20 STEM education, an emerging or established record of influential research and scholarly publications,
success or potential for success in obtaining extramural research grants, and commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and student mentoring. A doctorate in mathematics education, science education, engineering education, learning sciences, cognitive psychology, or a related social science is required by time of appointment, June 30, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have experiences collaborating on a research team and an active research agenda that focuses on research questions consistent with UCR STEM faculty. Academic rank will be contingent upon the individual's level of accomplishments in scholarly activity, as well as experience securing and directing grants, teaching, mentoring graduate students, and service. Salary and research support will be commensurate with an appointment within the University of California system. Review of the applications will begin February 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants at the Associate or Full level should submit materials to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00523 and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, teaching evidence, diversity statement and names and contact information of 5 references.
Applicants at the Assistant level should submit materials to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00522 and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, teaching evidence, diversity statement and 3 letters of reference.

1/6/16
Tenure-Track (Probationary*) - Department of Biological Sciences
Minnesota State University, Mankato
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful incumbent will be expected to teach courses in several of the following areas: Laboratory Experiences for Elementary Teachers (BIOL 480/580); Biology Teaching Methods & Materials (BIOL 485/585); Biology of Women (BIOL 102); and lecture in and coordinate Our Natural World (BIOL 100). The faculty team for Our Natural World (BIOL 100) presents six large-group lectures per week, designs weekly laboratories and discussions, writes and coordinates exams, and supervises 12-16 graduate teaching assistants. An important aspect of this position is effectively contributing to the professional development of students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a sustainable research/scholarly program and conduct research. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in professional organizations and serve on departmental and university committees.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Doctorate in a biological science; or a doctorate in biology education, science education or related field with a master's degree in a biological science. Doctorate must be conferred on an official transcript by February 1, 2017.
Dissertation research in biology education, science education, or related field; OR a successful research record in an education field that includes, but is not limited to, extramural funding, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and/or postdoctoral experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctorate in biology education or science education.
One (1) full year of science teaching at the primary or secondary level in the United States.
Science teaching licensure at the primary or secondary level.
Demonstrated ability for research/scholarly activity.
Teaching experience in college courses similar to those listed in the responsibilities.
University teaching experience in a large enrollment, general education, biology course.
Post-doctoral experience.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Feasibility of research/scholarly activity at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a comprehensive university of 16,000 students located at the bend of the Minnesota River, 85 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. The Department of Biological Sciences has 700 undergraduate students pursuing BS degrees in Biology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biotechnology, and Environmental Science and 45 graduate students seeking MS degrees in Biology and Environmental Sciences. The Department currently has over 20 tenure-track faculty. Additional information about Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly athttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm.
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Cover Letter
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your undergraduate and graduate programs
A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests
Contact Information:
Dr. Beth Lavoie, Chair, Search Screening Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
Minnesota State University, Mankato
242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5499
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email: bethann.lavoie@mnsu.edu
APPLICATION INFORMATION
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 12/23/15
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 22, 2016.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 08/15/2016

12/2015
UC Davis Dept of Plant Biology is seeking to hire a lecturer with expertise in modern scientific education and pedagogy. The term "lecturer" may be a bit misleading; this is a tenure-track position and would be better described as "teaching professor". The ideal candidate would be an excellent teacher and be well-versed in current pedagogical methods and research on scientific education. The candidate would be expected both to teach as well as to serve as a resource for current professors looking to implement active learning into their teaching. A degree in plant biology is *not* required; the successful candidate would have the opportunity to teaching a variety of subjects across the biological sciences.
Although the application website lists an initial deadline of Dec 1 they are encouraging new applications to be submitted. The position is open until filled but applicants should apply soon.
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The Department of Plant Biology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). Faculty in LPSOE positions are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder ranked faculty. LPSOE/LSOE faculty are Academic Senate Faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education and on the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate biology classes in areas such as genetics and genomics, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology and systems and synthetic biology. They will be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, by having a research program in biological science education and by working with other faculty to develop, implement, and assess course learning objectives and new pedagogical methods. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or science education, preferably with postdoctoral training in scientific research, teaching or education. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas as related to life sciences education: teaching undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, use of computers and online media in instruction, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, conducting life sciences education research, as consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date: open until filled. Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00380. Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. The administrative contact is Lisa Blake, lmblake@ucdavis.edu, and the faculty contact is Julin Maloof, plbsearch2014@ucdavis.edu. More information on the Plant Biology department and the College of Biological Sciences is available online: (http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/; http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/index_js.html)

12/22/2015
Postdoctoral Fellow in Evolution & Medicine: Education Resources Development and Online Learning
Salary: $40,000 – 48,000, Salary is negotiable based on the candidate’s experience and ASU salary scales.
Reference # 11450
Full‐time
The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University (ASU), and Founding Director Dr. Randolph Nesse, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Education Resources Development and Online Learning. Anticipated start date is August 1,2016. This is a full‐time (1.0) benefits‐eligible, fiscal year (July 1 ‐ June 30) appointment. The successful candidate will be co-mentored by Dr. Nesse, an expert in evolutionary medicine and Dr. Sara Brownell, an expert in undergraduate biology education research. As a physician, Dr. Nesse’s research on the neuro-endocrinology of anxiety led to a series of publications that established the field of evolutionary medicine. Dr. Brownell is a neuroscientist whose research is focused on biology education.
Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the program. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see http://provost.asu.edu/postdoc.
The successful candidate will help curate existing online resources in evolutionary medicine, participate in the development and delivery of new innovative evolutionary medicine courses, both in‐person and online, and will evaluate and study the impact and effectiveness of these resources and courses. The Fellow will help develop a project plan to build courses that will initially be offered to ASU and ASU online students and later to medical personnel all over the world. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary faculty in a growing field of study to develop, implement, and research innovative curriculum and other resources related to evolution and medicine.
While specific technology expertise is not required, an ideal candidate would demonstrate a strong interest in the applications of technology in higher education, and would have an aptitude for developing and assessing new approaches to learning and how they are best supported by new technologies. This, together with experience in curriculum development and teaching, will allow the Education Resources Fellow to provide disciplinary and pedagogical expertise in creating innovative and rigorously assessed learning experiences. The Fellow may have supervisory responsibilities that include the training and mentoring of staff and/or student interns.
This Postdoctoral Fellows Program is a service and training program designed for early career scientist‐teachers who are interested in an academic pathway involving curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the interdisciplinary field of Evolutionary Medicine. Fellows will receive mentorship to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the fellowship and have an opportunity to participate in the ASU Science Education Group, the Evidence‐based Teaching seminar series, as well as the Biology Education Research Lab.
The Center for Evolution & Medicine is a university-wide Presidential Initiative whose mission is to establish evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine, worldwide. As an interdisciplinary unit, and a member of ASU’s BioDesign Institute, the postdoctoral fellow will have multiple opportunities to work in collaboration with faculty from a wide-range of disciplines. The Center brings leading scientists to ASU to join existing faculty in research that demonstrates the power of evolutionary biology to address problems in medicine and public health.
The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) is a creative hub for research and teaching excellence at Arizona State University. Fast becoming a global leader in life science education and discovery faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, work together to support an environment of interdisciplinary research to inspire and transform life science students by providing an innovative learning experience that prepares them to thrive in a dynamic and demanding world. SOLS aims to improve life by stimulating scientific discovery and solving critical problems at the intersection of the life sciences and society.
By the start date, candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology, biology or other natural science or science education field that provides an extensive background in evolutionary biology. Cross‐training and experience in education is desirable. Candidates with experience in the following are preferred: developing and assessing education resources; conducting educational research; and using developing digital resources for online and classroom use. The successful candidates will have a commitment to science education, must have outstanding writing and organizational skills, demonstrated capacity for independence and innovation, and the ability to work as part of a team.
To apply, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that states your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, names of three references, and an item of choice that represents your approach to teaching in undergraduate science classroom to evmedsearch@asu.edu. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is January 15, 2016; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

12/17/2015
The Associate Director for Science and Learning at Harvard will oversee programming in the natural sciences and engineering at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Work with the Harvard teaching community to develop and implement teaching practices based on the science of learning. Consult with faculty, departments, and instructional programs in the natural sciences and engineering. Develop programming to support faculty and graduate student teaching fellows in creating and implementing innovative pedagogical methods. Partner with other senior staff at the Bok Center to support and share teaching innovations among Harvard faculty. Direct the Active Learning Initiative to assist faculty in all fields with implementing active learning in their classes and to disseminate effective practices for active learning. Disseminate information about evidence-based pedagogy. Develop and lead workshops and courses for faculty and graduate student teaching fellows in the sciences. Collaborate with departments to develop effective practices for graduate student training about teaching.

For more information and to apply, go to: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs, and search for requisition 37590BR under Auto Req ID.
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12/4/2015
The Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, full-time tenure-track science education faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level for the new WSU Spokane Health Science STEM Education Research (HS-STEM-ER) Center. The HS-STEM-ER Center, which is currently in development, is grounded in well-established relationships with regional K-12 schools and higher education institutions. We seek creative and collaborative scholars with established scholarly records to help define and carry out the Center research agenda and related outreach and professional development efforts, as well as contributing to a growing Mathematics and Science Education graduate and undergraduate program. Based on scholarly record, this faculty member will be considered for a Boeing Science Education Professorship.
Washington State University is a land-grant doctoral/research institution with faculty and programs on four campuses. WSU Spokane is an entrepreneurial urban campus focused on health science education. The WSU Spokane campus, which lies at the heart of a developing University District and at a premier location along the Spokane River, houses both WSU Spokane and Eastern Washington University programs. The mission of the WSU Spokane HS-STEM-ER Center is to guide excellence in health science STEM education research, teaching, and learning at WSU, the state, and beyond by supporting health science STEM education research and related outreach programs and professional activity.
Responsibilities
• Conduct scholarly research on science education and/or STEM pipeline-related topics.
• Solicit external funding to support the research, outreach, and professional development goals of the HS-STEM-ER Center.
• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in science education and STEM education and mentor graduate students in science and mathematics education.
• Participate in an interdisciplinary statewide WSU team committed to effective graduate and undergraduate teacher education through teaching, mentoring, and service.
• Contribute to the HS-STEM-ER Center’s collaborative planning and efforts.
• Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with professionals in K-12 schools, regional universities, and community agencies.
• Initiate and participate in STEM, health science, and/or science education at the local, state, and national levels.
Additional Information
Screening will begin on December 14, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, two samples of scholarly work (under the “Publication 1” and “Publication 2” document), graduate transcripts (under the “Other” document), and a current comprehensive curriculum vita, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references, and be prepared to obtain an additional three letters of recommendation upon request. For additional information, contact Naomi Proett at naomi.konis@wsu.edu.
Anticipated Start Date08/16/2016
https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/22762

11/30/2015-
IRACDA Post-Doc position- Tufts University
We would like to tell you about an exciting postdoctoral training program that is in place at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and hope that you will pass information about this opportunity on to your graduate students. This program, called TEACRS (Training in Education and Critical Research Skills), is funded by the Institution Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) mechanism of NIH-GMS.
TEACRS is designed to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area. The training is supplemented by workshops on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, and scientific presentations. The training components are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.
The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2016 is March 1. Later applications will be considered if positions are available. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than two years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process.
For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please visit our website, or contact Claire or Jordan with questions.
Claire Moore
TEACRS Program Director
Claire.Moore@tufts.edu

11/30/2015-
STEM focused Instructional designer- Wayne State
Wayne State University recently received an NSF-funded five year IUSE grant to support institutional change efforts related to improving undergraduate STEM courses. In support of this new initiative, we seek a person with a doctorate in a STEM discipline and a keen interest in evidence-based learning and pedagogy to join our team as a STEM-focused instructional designer.
We invite applications from candidates with a commitment to teaching and the skills to work with instructors and departments from across the STEM disciplines as they address complex teaching and learning issues.
I would also be glad to answer your questions as well as any from potential applicants. Please do circulate this invitation to anyone you think it may be of interest to, as well.
Dr. Mathew L. Ouellett
Associate Provost and Director, Office for Teaching and Learning
Wayne State University

11/19/2015
University of Kansas- Managing the TRESTLE project
The University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence seeks a Course Transformation Program Director to help implement and evaluate a three-year, multi-university initiative to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at research universities. The position is a three-year position funded by an IUSE grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The course transformation program director will serve as the project manager for the TRESTLE (Transforming Education, Stimulating Teaching and Learning Excellence) network project, led by KU, which seeks to improve STEM education through course transformation and community building. The Course Transformation Program Director will also coordinate the course transformation efforts being implemented at KU through the Center for Teaching Excellence, an organization that serves to build community among faculty members and stimulates educational innovation and research on learning. The Course Transformation Program Director reports to the PI and co-PIs and is a key member of both the CTE leadership team and the TRESTLE network leadership team.
Areas of Responsibility**
Coordinating TRESTLE project logistics (50%), including:
  • Facilitating communications among the seven institutional partners and multiple participants. Scheduling and planning project events, including TRESTLE network meetings and workshops. (10%)
  • Supervising and mentoring graduate student assistants hired to support the project. Supervising and mentoring undergraduate students who will be conducting teaching observations for the project. (5%)
  • Coordinating assessment of the research activities, including working with external consultants who will assist with the assessments. Conducting and overseeing project data collection, management, and analysis. (15%)
  • Contributing to scholarly presentations and publications. (10%)
  • Writing reports and monitoring budget. (10%)
Coordinating CTE’s course transformation program (50%), including:
  • Working with CTE leaders to coordinate on-campus efforts in course transformation, including the teaching postdoctoral fellows program. (10%)
  • Overseeing the work of the teaching postdoctoral fellows. (10%)
  • Planning and facilitating the on-campus teaching postdoctoral fellow training program on course transformation strategies, discipline-based education research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. (10%)
  • Working directly with postdoctoral fellows to assess student learning. (10%)
  • Developing workshops and training for faculty and instructors to promote teaching strategies that encourage active learning, educational effectiveness, student engagement, and classroom inquiry. (10%)
Required Qualifications
  1. 1. An earned doctorate by date of appointment.
  2. 2. Experience teaching courses in higher education.
  3. 3. Five years of experience with evidence-based teaching approaches and assessment of student learning.
  4. 4. Demonstrated project management and data management experience, and data analysis skills.
  5. 5. Experience coordinating research on teaching and learning and/or with human subjects.
  6. 6. Evidence of active involvement in local, regional, or national discussion on teaching and learning in higher education.
  7. 7. Strong communication and collaborative skills with diverse audiences, including administrators, faculty members, staff, and students. Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, departments, and schools.
  8. 8. Strong written communication skills, as demonstrated by examples of prior work and application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. 1. Significant involvement with programs in learning assessment and course redesign, hybrid/blended learning, or online teaching.
  2. 2. Demonstrated background in the scholarship of teaching and learning and evaluation of student learning, educational research, or discipline-based educational research in a STEM field.
  3. 3. Record of publication in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  4. 4. Good judgment, strong initiative, timely delivery, and detail-oriented, as verified by former supervisors.
Terms of Appointment
This is a 12-month, three-year appointment at the level of Program Manager. The Course Transformation Program Director serves at the pleasure of the PI of the TRESTLE project, Andrea Greenhoot.
Application
Applicants must include a curriculum vita, a two-page statement of interest addressing the position qualifications, and names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references who may be contacted.
Application review begins on Monday, November 9 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is January 4, 2016.
For more information, contact Judy Eddy at jeddy@ku.edu

11/11/2015
University of Northern Colorado
Director, Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute
PositionNumber: F99375
The University of Northern Colorado seeks a nationally acclaimed leader in science and mathematics education to serve as the next Director of the Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute. Founded in 1987, the MAST Institute is committed to equitable and systemic reform that strengthens mathematics, science and technology education at all levels through the education of students, professional development of teachers and college faculty, and the creation of new knowledge on how to most effectively educate the next generation of STEM professionals. The institute provides leadership and coordination for projects and programs that seek to improve formal and informal mathematics and science education within the university, the state, and the nation.
The Director will provide leadership and vision that will advance the Institute’s standing as a national leader in science and mathematics education research and programming. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, the Director facilitates liaisons for the MAST Institute to the Dean, the faculty and staff of the College of Natural and Health Sciences and College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, other higher education institutions and professionals, and Colorado school systems. The Director supervises, supports and mentors the staff of the Institute and coordinates the activities of an interdisciplinary faculty group from the sciences (Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Science Education), the Mathematical Sciences, and various UNC educational disciplines, all of whom are committed to improving the quality of P-20 science and mathematics education through research and professional development opportunities. The Director is expected to maintain scholarly activity commensurate with the goals of the MAST Institute and aggressively pursue grants and contracts in support of MAST Institute projects. As a member of the College’s faculty, the Director is also expected to exhibit continuing engagement in teaching and service at a level appropriate to the Institute duties and participate as a faculty member appointed to one of the College’s academic Departments and Schools. The position is a tenure-eligible, 9-month appointment. Summer support will be available from the College during the first summer of appointment.
MinimumQualifications:
· An earned doctorate or other terminal degree from an accredited institution and in a discipline represented in the College of Natural and Health Sciences and appropriate to an appointment in one of the following Schools or Departments: Biological Sciences; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics & Astronomy.
· Experience in research, policy, practice and advocacy for evidence-based teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines.
· A distinguished record of achievement in mathematics or science education and in teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient to warrant appointment as an Associate Professor or Professor in one of the above-listed Schools of the College. Rank and tenure decisions will be consistent with the successful candidate's qualifications and policies of the relevant School or Department.
· Extensive experience in securing and administering grants and sponsored contracts funded through federal programs, corporations and/or foundations.
· Documented experience and effectiveness in collaborating with P-20 educators and administrators and/or with higher education personnel on scholarly and outreach projects that promote formal and informal learning opportunities.
· Commitment to making meaningful contributions to the UNC instructional and research missions. It is anticipated that the successful candidate’s work in his/her home discipline will constitute 20% of the Director’s academic year workload; the balance of work (80%) would be devoted to leadership, management, and scholarship in the MAST Institute.
· Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated leadership and ability to forge meaningful collaborations.
· A commitment to shared governance and collaborative decision-making.
PreferredQualifications:
Preference will begivento applicants withhigher education administrative experience
Salary andBenefits:
Salaryiscommensuratewith qualifications and experience. Benefitsavailable include health,life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection ofseveral defined contribution retirementprograms.Dependentsand spouses of UNC employees whoareemployedas 0.5FTE oraboveareentitled to andeligible for Dependent Tuition Grants.Thesetuitiongrants willcover in-statetuition charges. Furtherrequirements mayexist.Other benefits maybe available based onposition. Opportunities for summer instruction maybe available.
RequestedStart Date:
July 1, 2016.
ApplicationMaterials,Contact, andApplicationDeadline:
Screeningofapplicationswill begin on December 7, 2015 and will continue untilthe position isfilled.Interested personsshould applyonline at https://careers.unco.eduandselect “View/ApplyforFacultyPositions” then choose “Director, MAST Institute.”Applicationdocuments to be submitted online arealetterof application/cover letter,acurriculumvitae, an unofficial graduate school transcript andthe names and contact information of at least threereferences. A statementof the candidate’s vision for the advancing the Institute’s standing as a national leader in mathematics and science education research, policy, and practice should besubmitted viathe online application process in the“Other Document”category.Questions regarding the position may be directed to: Dr.Susan Keenan,Chair Search and Screen Committee, College of Natural and Health Sciences,University of Northern Colorado, susan.keenan@unco.edu

11/1/2015
The Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position.
This position will focus on documenting and studying the spread of research-based instructional strategies across our College of Engineering and our College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the use of social network analysis, teaching observations, and interviews. The individual in this position will work closely with the Principal Investigators to assess and evaluate a large institutional change project aimed at improving STEM instruction across the University. These activities will help us develop a better understanding of how STEM departmental structures and faculty communities support or hinder the use of effective teaching practices.
Required qualifications include the ability to self-direct a research project and a completed Ph.D. degree preferably in science education, engineering education, faculty development, organizational psychology, or related fields. Desired qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively across departments, ability to conduct a social network analysis, knowledge of research-based instructional strategies for STEM, and experience with classroom observation protocols.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate position may be a part-time or full-time appointment depending on the qualifications and availability of the candidate. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding. The anticipated start date is January 2016, but is negotiable. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information for three references to Geoffrey Herman at 217-300-3579 or glherman@illinois.edu.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

11/2/2015
Assistant Professor—Biology, Southern Connecticut State University
Specialization: Biology Education
Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: This position seeks an individual with a passion for science education. The candidate should have a strong interest in biology pedagogy and is expected to advise biology teaching certification students as well as assist in conducting program reviews for the biology department. The position is expected to teach some combination of the following: non-majors and/or majors introductory courses (including labs) in genetics, zoology, botany, microbiology and/or human biology; and/or upper level majors or graduate courses in their area of specialization. Position will have a role in coordinating labs for non-majors and service courses. The candidate will advise all biology certification education majors.
The successful candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.
Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.
Required Qualifications: A Ph. D. in Biology or an Ed. D. in Biology Education is required. Candidates must have experience teaching at the college/university level, and should have experience with pedagogical research in the biological sciences (K-12 and/or higher education).
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants with experience teaching at a university of similar profile in the United States with one or more years of postdoctoral experience. However, applicants with recent publications and grant funding will be considered if ABD, but must have an earned doctorate by May 2017. A record of scholarship, recent external funding for research, and experience teaching genetics and microbiology will be highly ranked. One or more years experience with teaching and/or outreach to K-12 students will also be valued in a candidate.
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research philosophy, copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of four references to
Biology Search Committee Chair: BIOsearch1@southernct.edu. All application materials must be submitted electronically. In order for your application to be given full consideration, materials must be received by Monday, November 30th, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

10/29/2015
Assistant Professor--Life Sciences Education--Weber State University
The College of Science and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Weber State University invite applications for a tenure-track position in Life Sciences Education starting in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach science education courses for preservice teachers, 2) teach lower division and other Life Sciences courses in the candidate's area of specialization as needed, 3) provide outreach to local K-12 schools and districts, 4) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 5) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, and 6) develop collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science.
The successful candidate will be jointly appointed to

a position shared between the WSU Center for Science and Mathematics Education (http://www.weber.edu/CSME) and one or more of the three life sciences departments in the College of Science (see http://www.weber.edu/COS).
Minimum

requirements include:

  • ● A doctorate in Biology/Life Sciences Education or a related field. Candidates who expect to complete a doctorate by the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester also will be considered.
  • ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • ● Evidence of teaching excellence and experience applying pedagogical best practices at the undergraduate and/or K-12 level.
  • ● A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research, to mentoring undergraduate researchers, and to integrating research interests into the classroom.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • ● Experience working with underrepresented groups.
  • ● Experience teaching in the K-12 setting.
  • ● A record of teaching relevant courses.
  • ● Experience with professional development of K-12 teachers.
  • ● Interest in and ability to build partnerships with local schools, school districts, and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).
Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college needs. The College of Science embraces both missions through its programs, and will occupy modern classrooms and other facilities in a new science building that is scheduled for completion in 2016. Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history, and is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found atwww.visitogden.com.
To apply, complete the online application athttp://jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, three letters of reference
, which address the candidate’s qualifications for this position, must be mailed to Life Sciences Education Search Committee, College of Science, Weber State University, 1415 Edvalson St. - Dept. 2501, Ogden, UT 84408-2501. Highest priority will be given to applications received by January 4, 2016, although screening will continue until the position is filled.

10/22/2015Assistant Dean, Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences at Princeton
The Graduate School at Princeton University seeks an Assistant Dean of Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the Graduate School, this individual will also have a dotted reporting line to the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (LSI). The Assistant Dean will have primary responsibility for the recruitment, retention, and success of students underrepresented in the life and other natural sciences (e.g., students of color, women, low income and first generation college students, LGBT students).
Responsibilities: Pipeline programs: The Assistant Dean will help run the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Department of Molecular Biology and LSI. This individual will help select the students for the program, find suitable placements in faculty laboratories, mentor the students while they are at Princeton and help to teach and organize the summer program as a whole. The Assistant Dean will also organize visits of students and faculty members from minority-serving institutions interested in the life and other natural sciences during the summer. Princeton is developing a number of programs to prepare recent college graduates for admission to competitive doctoral programs in the natural sciences. The Assistant Dean may be asked to take a role in these emerging activities.
Recruitment: The Assistant Dean will host prospective students, organize recruiting efforts, foster relationships with minority serving institutions, and represent academic departments at recruiting activities off-campus. As part of the graduate admissions process this individual will help to identify promising candidates, work with faculty committees to recommend students for admission, and serve as a resource and advocate for diversity. Tracking of recruitment and admissions data will be required for assessment purposes.
Programming and support: The Assistant Dean will work with faculty to create and maintain student enhancement and retention programs within the natural sciences. This individual will provide programming for the development of technical skills not taught in the typical graduate classroom, serve as an advisor for affinity groups, will work with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion to implement diversity and inclusion programming at orientation and throughout the year, develop and assess interventions to improve self-efficacy, and provide career development programming in the natural sciences to ensure successful outcomes. The Assistant Dean will also be the primary liaison to the campus organizations for underrepresented students in the natural sciences.
Mentorship: The Assistant Dean will mentor students in the natural sciences and related disciplines, throughout their tenure at Princeton. This individual will meet with incoming students to identify those who may require more extensive mentoring and skill development, provide students with information about navigating the University culture, closely monitor the progress of students, work with faculty and students to create individualized academic plans to ensure educational equity upon graduation, and proactively aid students during key academic milestones. The Assistant Dean will facilitate the resolution of concerns with the directors of graduate studies and advisors.
Management: The Assistant Dean will supervise a full-time program coordinator, oversee the reporting and assessment of this work, and seek government/corporate funding to support diversity and inclusion activities in the natural sciences.
Position requires: Four - six (4-6) years of work experience in higher education; teaching and mentoring experience in a research-intensive environment is strongly desired.
A Ph.D. is required (with a preference for a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline, especially in the life sciences).
Strong administrative abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills and cultural competencies in order to interact with a wide range of individuals, from undergraduate summer students to senior faculty and administrators in the sciences, both inside and outside the University.
Strong communication (oral and written) skills and proficiency at public speaking is required.
Applicants should be data savvy and able to collect and evaluate recruitment, enrollment, and retention data for reporting and assessment purposes.
Occasional travel and work on evenings and weekends work is required.
The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.
Preferred qualifications: Experience working with diverse student populations is strongly desired.
To apply, submit your application for requisition # 1500837 at the following link: **https://jobs.princeton.edu** .


10/20/2015Tenure Track position in DBER at University of Detroit Mercy
The Biology Department at the University of Detroit Mercy seeks a qualified teacher scholar, who has completed a Ph.D. in biology, with a background in discipline-based science education research, and who has a strong interest in advising pre-health professionals. Faculty teaching responsibilities include introductory level courses, and expansion of the Department’s expertise with the development of courses within their area of expertise. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of scholarship and a commitment to engaging undergraduates in research. Cover letter should include personal teaching philosophy and experience, and the proposed integration of research into the undergraduate curriculum. Personal research laboratory is provided.
The Biology Department includes eleven full-time faculty, offering a variety of advanced undergraduate courses including human genetics, human anatomy, pathophysiology, public health microbiology, immunology and plant biology. The Biology departments focus is on undergraduate education, and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The Department and College of Engineering and Science is deeply committed to the Detroit Renaissance through participation in projects such as the NIH ReBUILD Detroit Program, to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups entering careers in biomedical research. Based on a strong foundation in undergraduate research, the four Detroit-based higher education partner institutions are supported in their efforts by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its national BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) Program.
Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Interested candidates should apply by emailing a single portable document file (pdf) containing a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, a one-page statement of personal teaching philosophy and experience, a one-page statement of proposed integration of research into the undergraduate curriculum, as well as three recommendation letters to Greg Grabowski at grabowgm@udmercy.edu. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins on October 15 and continues through December 15, 2015.
Gregory M. Grabowski, M.S., Ph.D.

Chairperson, Biology Department


10/20/2015Auburn University - College of Sciences and MathematicTenure Track Position in Science EducationThe College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, with research interests in the area of science education. The home department of the successful candidate will be in one of COSAM's participating departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geosciences, and Physics), according to the background of the candidate. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in science education and collaborate with a growing cadre of STEM education researchers within the college.Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, innovation ofevidence-based, active-learning course development/delivery, and efficacy of student-led teaching methods in the learning process within the STEM classroom/lab. Duties also will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research.A Ph.D. in one ofthe science disciplines of the above participating departments, a record of scholarly accomplishments in science education research,and at least one year of research/teaching experience beyond the Ph.D.are required. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2016) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 48th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence offering Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctor's degrees. Its fall 2014 enrollment of 25,912 students includes 20,629 undergraduates, and 5,283 graduate students. There are 1,209 full-time instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research plans, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of at least three references when submitted electronically at https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/_____.Review of applications will begin 15 December 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

10/7/2015
Baylor University- Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education

Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) seeks applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education. The ATL Teaching Fellow will conduct research on teaching and learning in undergraduate STEM courses and laboratory settings and teach introductory-level courses each semester. The fellow will also contribute to curriculum development and design, initiate and/or manage grant proposals for external funding in STEM reform, and complete other relevant projects. The Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor’s singular institute devoted to teaching development, will oversee the fellowship, but the fellow will have significant opportunity to interact with faculty and staff in his or her discipline.

The position is an academic calendar (10 month) appointment with a competitive salary and the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year. The preferred start date is Aug 15, 2016. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a STEM discipline, demonstrated excellence in teaching, strong interests in education research, and proficiency with grant writing. Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written skills. To apply, please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Lenore Wright, Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, One Bear Pl 97189 Waco TX 76798. Please direct all inquiries to: atl@baylor.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For position details and application information please visit: www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.
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 provides a vibrant campus community for a diverse student body of over 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris


10/6/2015

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biology Education


Department of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in Biology Education starting August 2016. Although housed in the Department of Biology, the successful applicant will also support the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSE). Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program in biology education, disseminating scholarship in peer-reviewed forums, seeking external funding to support research, teaching undergraduate courses in biology and/or graduate courses in the MSE program, and providing service to the university and professional community. Additional responsibilities include mentoring MSE Ph.D. Biology Education students and actively participating in professional organizations. The tenure-track position is advertised as open rank. The search committee welcomes and encourages people who currently hold rank to apply for this position.
Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a terminal degree in Biology Education, Science Education or in Biology with a significant focus in biology educational research by the appointment date; a strong background in current trends and issues in science education research; evidence of success in biology education scholarship; evidence of implementation of research-based, high-quality instruction; and an ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple audiences. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree or significant graduate-level work in biology and experience in applying for external funding.
MTSU Description:
MTSU is a DRU classified institution, located in Murfreesboro, TN, 30 miles southeast of metropolitan Nashville and has a mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service. It is one of the largest universities in the state, with approximately 23,000 students enrolled. MTSU began offering a Ph.D. in Integrated Mathematics and Science Education in Fall 2010 and is one of the only universities in the country to offer a unique doctoral degree specifically in disciplinary-based education research. The MSE program currently supports 36 graduate students with about a quarter of those enrolled in the Biology Education concentration. The Biology Education concentration currently employs four dedicated faculty housed within the Department of Biology. MTSU’s Department of Biology also supports master’s and doctoral degrees in biology. For more information about the university and the department, visit our web site at http://www.mtsu.edu.
Application Process:
To apply for the position, go to https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit your application online. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Academic Affairs at 615-898-5128. A complete application packet will include: A cover letter highlighting qualifications relevant to research, teaching and service; a current curriculum vitae; a teaching philosophy statement; a research statement; up to three current publications (if relevant); and a list of up to five references. The position will remain open until filled, but the committee will begin reviewing applications November 9, 2015.
Dr. Grant Gardner serves as chair of the search committee. Specific inquiries into the position can be sent to Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu. General questions regarding the Department of Biology can also be directed to Dr. Lynn Boyd Lynn.Boyd@mtsu.edu, Biology Department Chair.
Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.

9/30/2015
Inviting applications for postdoctoral associate in biology education research
The Department of Genetics at The University of Georgia seeks a postdoctoral associate in biology education research. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in biology along with demonstrated interest and experience in research about the teaching and learning of biology.
This individual will participate in NSF-funded research on teacher expertise among undergraduate biology instructors. This research aims to elucidate the expertise instructors need to effectively implement active-learning strategies in large undergraduate courses. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to teach an undergraduate biology course using active-learning strategies with mentorship from an experienced instructor. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia.
The postdoctoral associate will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. Ph.D in biology is required, and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This position will be renewable for up to two years with annual salary of $40,000 with benefits, and may begin as early as Jan. 1, 2016.
The successful candidate will be organized, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be prepared to work collaboratively. Experience with education research methods is also required. Other preferred qualifications include experience with instrument development and validation, experience creating high-quality videos, and experience teaching undergraduate biology. Questions about the position should be directed to Tessa Andrews (tandrews@uga.edu, 706-542-3340).
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on college teacher expertise; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; 3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.
To apply for this position, please submit the following to Tessa Andrews via email (tandrews@uga.edu):
1. current curriculum vitae,
2. a letter of interest in the position (no more than 2 pages),
3. a statement of long-term research interests and career goals (no more than 2 pages and does not need to be specific to the project described above), and
4. contact information for three professional references.
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin Monday October 26 and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
C208A Davison Life Sciences Complex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3340
Lab website: http://andrewslab.genetics.uga.edu/AndrewsLab/Home.html

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2016
Department of Biology---Job #7652

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Biology invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Molecular and/or Cell Biology.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Expertise in Molecular Biology and/or Cell Biology;
• Record of effective teaching, at least at the graduate teaching assistant level;
• Commitment to teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of methodologies;
• Record of, or potential for, involving undergraduate and graduate students in research and scholarly activities;
• Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
• Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
• Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:
http://www.humboldt.edu/aavp/sites/default/files/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%20Policy%20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research program. Instructional assignments may include an introductory course in Cell/Molecular Biology, upper division courses in Genetics and Genetics Laboratory, and one or more of the following upper division or graduate level courses (depending on the background of hire): Advanced Molecular Biology, Evolution, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Virology and/or Immunology. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the Department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Dedication to superior instruction of undergraduates is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt. The Department of Biological Sciences is known for providing students with balanced and well-rounded degrees in Biology, Botany, and Zoology. We also have an active graduate (Master’s level) program in Biology. Resources for study include the following: molecular biology and tissue culture core facilities; environmental scanning, scanning, and transmission electron microscopes; the newly renovated Telonicher Marine Laboratory; a 90 ft. oceangoing vessel; and environmental chambers. For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/biosci/
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vitae;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);
• Statement of teaching philosophy;
• Teaching Evaluations (if available);
• Recent publications, (if available – list of links to full publications acceptable);
• Names and contact information for at least three references that will be sending recommendation letters (a minimum of three signed letters of recommendation must be emailed or mailed separately from the other application materials);
• Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757;
• Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Submission of the application materials, except for letters of reference, should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
biology7652@humboldt.edu
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 9, 2015. Early response is encouraged.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Biology, or Humboldt State University to:
Mark S. Wilson, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-5557
Email: biology7652@humboldt.edu

9/21/2015
The University of Northern Colorado, School of Biological Sciences, invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenure track or tenure eligible) nine month appointment. Preference will not be given to a particular rank; all applicants will be judged in accordance with their years of experience. Applicants should have a doctorate in biology or science education (or closely related field) with demonstrated experience in biological education research and a commitment to teaching excellence. Successful candidates are expected to develop an active research program in biological education, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as service at the school, college, university, and community level. A more detailed vacancy description is attached. To apply go to https://careers.unco.edu. For questions, contact the search chair at mitchell.mcglaughlin@unco.edu. Review of applications begins November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. UNC is an AAEO employer.

9/15/2015
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Discipline Based Education Research (DBER) in Ecology and Evolution – #719642 ---- University of Colorado at Boulder

Specialization - Expertise in education research in the fields of ecology and/or evolutionary biology (EEB). The department will consider applications from individuals with an EEB background and evidence of successful education research in the discipline.
Rank - Tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor
Start Date - August 17, 2016
Qualifications - Applicants must have a Ph.D. in either (1) Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field or (2) Education with a strong emphasis and background in biology. Applicants are expected to have experience in discipline-based education research at the post-secondary level. Post-doctoral experience in ecology and/or evolution education research is desired. Applicants should provide evidence of or show potential to secure extramural funding for education research.
Responsibilities – The candidate will (1) establish an independent research program in ecology and evolution education research; (2) contribute to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) provide teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) perform service for the department, university, and profession.
General Information – The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) is strongly committed to undergraduate education and a nationally recognized leader in STEM education. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is committed to providing a student-centered learning environment for our students and actively participates in the larger network of educators and scientists advancing STEM education at CU and various partner institutions. The faculty roster for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology includes 32 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 4 instructors. The department offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in ecology and evolution. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/ebio/). The University of Colorado desires to establish a community of discipline-based education researchers (DBER) in its IPHY (Integrative Physiology), EBIO (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), and MCDB (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) departments. The DBER position for MCDB has already been filled. This year separate searches are being conducted for DBER positions in IPHY and EBIO. It is anticipated that the successful Ecology and Evolution applicant will develop collaborations within the department as well as with broader campus initiatives and programs in STEM education.
Application Procedure - Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #719642. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications and an explanation of how your expertise adds synergy to existing strengths in the department; (2) separate teaching/mentoring and research statements; (3) current curriculum vita; and (4) names and e-mail addresses of three references who have specific knowledge of your research or teaching skills, or both. They will be asked to submit their letters through Jobs at CU.
The deadline for applications is November 4, 2015. Additional information can be obtained by e-mail to Andrew Martin (andrew.martin-1@colorado.edu). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.
After November 4th, you will be redirected to CU Careers, our new career site. In order to access this posting, please use the keyword search for posting #719642.

9/14/2015
Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University
Assistant Professor- tenure track.
The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (75% Teaching, 20% Research, 5% Service). The successful candidate filling this position will join a diverse group of over 45 faculty dedicated to scholarship through teaching, research, extension and public service, and who support an enthusiastic and dynamic population of over 500 undergraduate students engaged in a wide range of activities. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching mission of the department by teaching or co-teaching approximately 2 courses per semester including leading an introductory undergraduate course in animal breeding and genetics, and instructing and contributing to teaching of other animal science courses as appropriate, such as introductory animal science, anatomy and physiology, or advanced animal breeding. The successful candidate will conduct and publish research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in STEM disciplines with a focus on the animal sciences, including student learning outcomes and assessment, as well as participate in collaborative research in animal breeding and genetics. Establishment of a competitively funded program to support scholarly work is expected. The candidate will also engage in co-curricular activities including undergraduate research. Advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected, as well as service in the form of outreach and leadership activities within the university, greater community and profession.
Candidates must possess a PhD in animal science, dairy science, genetics, or closely related field. Demonstrated experience and training in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning is required. Candidates must be knowledgeable in and have the ability to assess and use student learning outcomes data within the department. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills and be able to lead and work within teams of animal scientists with various disciplinary foci.
Interested applicants should submit to https://jobs.msu.edu Posting #1760 - a letter of application including statement of teaching and research qualifications, a vision statement outlining goals and philosophy for undergraduate teaching, copies of graduate school transcripts, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. For questions about the application process, please contact Robbyn Davenport, 517-355-8383, smithro@msu.edu. For questions about the position, please contact, Dr. Cathy Ernst, 517-432-1941, ernstc@msu.edu. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Michigan State

9/12/2015
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position for Education Research in Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado- Boulder
Specialization - Expertise in education research in physiology, which is defined as the study of biological function spanning molecules to populations. The department will consider applications from individuals with a physiology background and evidence of successful education research in the discipline.
Rank - Tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor
Start Date - August 17, 2016
Qualifications - Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physiology or a related field and are expected to have experience in teaching, mentoring, and research in discipline-based education at the post-secondary level. Post-doctoral experience in physiology-based education research is desired. Applicants should provide evidence or show potential to secure extramural funding for physiology education research. Individuals will be expected to teach one of the core courses for the undergraduate degree in integrative physiology, plus one additional course in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Responsibilities – Responsibilities are: (1) to establish an independent research program that includes or consists entirely of physiology-based education research and is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) to contribute to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) to provide teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) to perform service for the department, university, and profession.
General Information - The faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 24 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers the B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1900 and 70 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys). The University of Colorado desires to establish a core of discipline-based education researchers (DBER) in its IPHY (Integrative Physiology), EBIO (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), and MCDB (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) Departments with the goal of building a community of biology education researchers. The DBER position for MCDB has already been filled. This year separate searches are being conducted for DBER positions in IPHY and EBIO. It is anticipated that the successful integrative physiology applicant will develop collaborations with this team as well as with the current STEM education program in CU’s other science departments.
Application Procedure - Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02866. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, research goals, an explanation of how your expertise adds synergy to existing strengths in the department, and teaching qualifications; (2) current curriculum vita; (3) three original research articles; and (4) names and e-mail addresses of three references who have specific knowledge of your research/teaching skills. They will be asked to submit their letters through Jobs at CU. Applicants who use a portfolio service such as Interfolio are to list the assigned, unique email address of the recommendation provider. That portfolio address will receive an automated email and will upload your reference.
Applications will be accepted until November 3, 2015 and the review will begin soon after continuing until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (marsha.cook@colorado.edu). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu


9/2/2015
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applications for a Director of First-Year and Retention Programs in Science at the faculty associate level (PVL# 83832). A short description with a link to the full position description is below:

The Faculty Associate for First-Year and Retention Programs in Science is responsible for programs and courses to support first-and second-year UW-Madison undergraduates in science, with a particular emphasis on serving underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students. The person in this position will be responsible for directing and developing programming for the new campus BioCommons at Steenbock Library, a collaborative initiative to support biology-interested students by simplifying access to resources and opportunities, building community, encouraging involvement with beyond-the-classroom learning, and helping students integrate their learning. S/he will also direct the IMPACT Peer Leader Program and associated course and the STEM Orientation Boot Camp for incoming students and develop and teach other related courses.

For more information see: http://go.wisc.edu/l2s6su

8/26/2015
Biology Education Postdoctoral Fellowship with an Emphasis in Cognitive Psychology at San Francisco State University

SEPAL,The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, at San Francisco State University (SFSU) invites applications for a unique Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology Education Research with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology. The position is renewable for up to 2 years and may begin as early as January 1, 2016.
The Team
Funded by a National Science Foundation Education Core Research award, this SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellowship position will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Kimberly Tanner. Professor of Biology at SFSU, with extensive opportunities for collaboration with and supervision by Dr. John D. Coley, Director of the Categorization and Reasoning Laboratory at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. We also anticipate appointing a second Postdoctoral Fellow who will be based at Northeastern (NU). The Postdoctoral Fellows at NU and SFSU, along with PIs Coley and Tanner, will form the core of an interdisciplinary research team that will collaboratively investigate the influence of informal understandings about biology on formal learning of biological concepts.
The Project
Research and theory development in cognitive psychology and science education research remain largely isolated from each other. Biology education researchers have documented persistent scientifically inaccurate ideas, often termed misconceptions, among biology students across biological domains. In parallel, cognitive and developmental psychologists have described intuitive conceptual systems"teleological, essentialist, and anthropocentric thinking" that humans use to reason about biology. We hypothesize that seemingly unrelated biological misconceptions may have common origins in these intuitive ways of knowing, and that relations between the two have important implications for biology education. To test these hypotheses, we are assembling an interdisciplinary team to investigate linkages between intuitive ways of thinking and biological misconceptions. Prior publications related to the research effort can be found at:
http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar8.full.pdf
http://www.lifescied.org/content/11/3/209.full.pdf+html
The Position
The Postdoctoral Fellow???s responsibilities will include collaborating in designing measures of intuitive biological thinking and scientific misconceptions, collecting data from populations including but not limited to undergraduate biology majors, non-majors, and faculty, supervising data coding and entry, conducting analyses to gauge the relations between intuitive thinking and biological misconceptions, and co-authoring publications. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to pursue other professional opportunities within SEPAL, including mentoring undergraduates in biology education research, pursuing additional lines of research, and potentially teaching biology courses. This fellowship is designed to prepare an individual who is an aspiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) and who intends to apply for positions in university biology departments at the end of their fellowship
Required and Preferred Qualifications
Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology or life science education, and a strong interest in developing excellence in biology education scholarship and research. The abilities to prioritize tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning, to collaborate with many stakeholders, and to handle a variety of demands simultaneously are critical. Candidates must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional travel, weekends, and extended hours during periods of intense activity. The following attributes, experiences, and knowledge are preferred: creativity and curiosity, experience working directly with culturally diverse populations at many levels, successful record of publishing graduate research, assessment development experience, qualitative and quantitative assessment analysis skills, experience with databases, in-depth knowledge of national science education reform efforts, and formal teaching experience. We seek self-motivated, creative individuals who have excellent communication skills (interpersonal, written, and public speaking) and who can work both independently and as part of a team effort
Salary and Appointment
This Postdoctoral Fellowship position is a full-time, salaried, and benefited position at San Francisco State University. The position is annually renewable, dependent on performance and continued grant funding, which is anticipated. Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications of the candidates. San Francisco State University offers excellent benefits packages.
Application Procedure
To apply for the SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellowship positions, please submit the following to SEPAL Program Administrator, Trisha DeVera, via email (deverat@sfsu.edu):
1) a letter of interest in the position, (no more than 2 pages),
2) a current curriculum vitae,
3) a statement of long-term research interests and career goals, (no more than 2 pages and need not be specific to the projects described above),
4) a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 2 pages), and
5) the names of three professional references, including their current position, relationship to the applicant, and phone and email contact information.
Application Review Timeline
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions?
Questions about the position should be directed to SEPAL Director, Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, (kdtanner@sfsu.edu).
More information about SEPAL can be found at: http://www.sfsusepal.org/.

8/25/2015
Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Education Research and Evaluation
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis(NIMBioS) requests applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Evaluation, available immediately.

This Fellow will assist in development and evaluation of a Quantitative Biology Concept Inventory (QBCI) to assess the impact of biological constructs and examples on student quantitative comprehension. The Fellow will have primary responsibility for all aspects of data collection, coordinating focus groups and obtaining professional review of QBCI. A successful applicant will have prior experience in evaluation of educational efforts in science, with a Ph.D. in Evaluation, Science Education, Mathematics Education, or a related field. Experience in interdisciplinary research, statistical methodology, or undergraduate teaching will also be considered as positive factors in evaluation of candidates.
The Fellowship is for two years at an annual stipend of approximately $51,000. For a full description of the position, qualifications, and application process, please visit: <http://www.nimbios.org/positions/>
The position will remain open until filled, and is available to start immediately.
University of Tennessee

8/10/15
Tenure-Track Instructor Position in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences in Forest Biology
Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor 1 level (tenure-track towards Professor of Teaching) in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus). The Faculty of Forestry teaches programs in Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Resources Management, Forest Sciences, Urban Forestry and Wood Science. The department’s research covers the natural sciences from genomics and genetics through to populations, ecosystems, and landscapes, with a common focus on the forest and its connected systems.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate level both locally and in our international teaching program, with up to three months per year teaching in China or other non-Canadian venues. A Ph.D. degree, evidence of excellence in teaching of undergraduate students in the classroom and in the field, and demonstrable commitment to innovative teaching approaches are essential. Experience with mentoring of undergraduate students doing research projects will be an asset, as will experience teaching abroad and in culturally diverse classrooms. Research in pedagogy, experience with curriculum development and professional associations supporting STEM education, and integration of innovative teaching practices and technologies into the curriculum is highly desirable. An international perspective on forest ecosystems and conservation will be valuable. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in a field relevant to forest ecology (e.g., forest biology, soils, dendrology, systematics, urban forests, landscape ecology and ecosystem classification) and with experience with field-based, experiential learning.

This is a tenure-track position. A person at the Instructor I rank is eligible following the initial appointment period for review and promotion to the Instructor II rank, and then for further review and tenure and promotion to the Senior Instructor rank. For information on the review process and criteria for each of these ranks, please see Art. 3, Part 4 of the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Your application should include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, statement of teaching interests relevant to the position, three recent publications or written works that highlight your contribution to the field, and full contact information for three individuals that can provide reference letters. Please also indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Please email your application in one PDF file to FCS.Instructor@ubc.ca . For information on the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, see www.forestry.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015. The expected starting date for this position is January 1, 2016 but an alternative date may be arranged.

Questions should be directed to: Dr. John Richardson, Head of the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences (john.richardson@ubc.ca)

7/23/15
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics/Chemistry Education at Michigan State University
Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics or Chemistry Education in the CREATE for STEM Institute and the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will work on a team developing an assessment to explore how students make connections across introductory physics, chemistry, and biology courses.
Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics, chemistry, biology, and education faculty to:
- develop and conduct interviews to examine the connections students make across the disciplines;
- code and analyze interviews with students from across the disciplines;
- utilize interview findings to inform assessment design and revision;
- publish interview findings in physics and other science education journals.
The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in the Physics Education Research Lab (http://perl.pa.msu.edu/) and in Michigan State University's CREATE for STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/). The Physics Education Research Lab at MSU is a dynamic community that includes 3 principal faculty, 5 research associates, 5 graduate students, and several undergraduate students.
The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of an extension, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics education, chemistry education, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of qualitative analysis. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment.
This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 1629. Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (https://jobs.msu.edu). A complete application will include a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences. In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system.
Review of applications will begin on July 17, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Vashti Sawtelle, co-director of the Physics Education Research Lab at MSU, vashtis@msu.edu.

7/16/15
The School of Natural Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is searching for a full time post-doctoral position in science education research to commence in March 2016. The position will oversee the science literacy and citizen science programs of the Nebraska Canid Project (swiftfox.unl.edu), a large collaborative research program housed at UNL. The position will include: 1) managing a citizen science project aimed at documenting endangered species on private lands by recruit students from UNL and Chadron State College to go back to their family farms and ranches, and 2) developing and conducting science literacy research related to science education and conservation ethic.
The successful applicant will investigate the effect of student participation in a statewide citizen science program on conservation knowledge, scientific skills, and personal motivations of both the students and members of the communities in which they are working. Data collection will include surveys, assessment instruments, one-on-one interviews and community focus groups. Student participants will be recruited from large-enrollment classes including a freshman “science and decision-making” course at UNL, which is designed to challenge students to evaluate scientific evidence and develop informed opinions about socioscientific issues. The course is a unique test-bed for science literacy and decision-making practices, and additional research related to the course may be developed.
Candidates should have PhD in a science education research or in a general ecology/conservation field with significant interest and experience in science education research. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research and have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience. The candidate must have experience working with diverse groups and have strong communication (verbal and written) and excellent organizational abilities. Website design knowledge and ecology related field experience are a plus.
The post-doctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment, renewable for a second year, with a salary of $40,000, including benefits. To apply send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu). The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

7/14/15
Postdoc in Physics/Chemistry/Biology Education at Michigan State University

Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in Physics or Chemistry or Biology Education in the CREATE for STEM Institute and the Department of Physics and Astronomy for Fall 2015. The candidate will work on a team developing an assessment to explore how students make connections across introductory physics, chemistry, and biology courses.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics, chemistry, biology, and education faculty to develop and conduct interviews to examine the connections students make across the disciplines; code and analyze interviews with students from across the disciplines; use interview findings to inform assessment design and revision; and publish interview findings in physics and other science education journals.

The candidate will collaborate with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the Physics Education Research Lab (http://perl.pa.msu.edu/) and in Michigan State University's CREATE for STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/). The Physics Education Research Lab at MSU is a dynamic community that includes three principal faculty, five research associates, five graduate students, and several undergraduate students.

The appointment is initially for one year with the possibility of extension for a second year based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics education, chemistry education, biology education, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of qualitative analysis. Interdisciplinary expertise in physics and chemistry or biology is ideal.

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment.

The official posting is forthcoming. Until then applications should be sent to Dr. Vashti Sawtelle (vashtis@msu.edu). A complete application will include a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences. In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by recommenders through the application system.

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position has been filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Vashti Sawtelle (vashtis@msu.edu), co-director of the Physics Education Research Lab at MSU.

7/9/2015
Graduate Research Assistant Biology Education- UT-El Paso
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso is pleased to announce an opening for a graduate research assistant in biology education to commence January 4, 2016. The successful applicant will be mentored by Dr. Jeffrey Olimpo and will have an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues within and across departments on research initiatives including: a) examination of the impact of large-scale course reform efforts on student learning and development of scientific process skills in introductory biology contexts (http://news.utep.edu/?p=27443); b) factors influencing student success and development of scientific literacy skills in non-majors STEM environments; and c) evaluation of professional development initiatives for undergraduate teaching assistants and K-12 educators. Furthermore, this individual will be expected to present their research at national conferences, prepare their findings for publication, and contribute to the writing of education grants pertinent to the work they are performing.
The graduate research assistant position is a one-year (12 month) appointment with a competitive salary of $22,000, including the option of fringe benefits. Subsequent funding through research assistant or teaching assistant appointments is dependent upon availability of these positions. Interested applicants should please ensure that they have met all requirements for admission to the university and Department of Biological Sciences prior to officially applying through the graduate school website (http://graduate.utep.edu/prospective.html). Applicants are furthermore encouraged to contact Dr. Jeffrey Olimpo (jtolimpo@utep.edu) with any questions or concerns they might have.
Jeffrey T. Olimpo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences
The University of Texas, El Paso, TX 79968


6/30/2015
University of Miami
HHMI Postdoctoral Associate
General Job Description
  • The postdoc will report directly to the University of Miami (UM) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) program director. She/he will work with UM HHMI program director and the management team which includes the co-director, science educator and the dean of the school of science at Miami Dade College (MDC) on all activities related to UM’s HHMI Science Education Grant. She/he will help coordinate and provide administrative support for the new Integrated Biology & Chemistry Authentic Research Labs at MDC and UM. She/he will work closely with the science educator on evaluation of the Authentic Research Labs at both MDC and UM.
  • The postdoc will work with the management team on the HHMI MDC/UM Undergraduate and Teacher Partnership program. She/he will assist with recruiting teachers from Miami-Dade County High Schools, UM undergraduates, and MDC students and ensure that program requirements are met by the undergraduate and college student participants. The postdoc will handle administrative duties related to this program.
  • The postdoc will be responsible for leading the HHMI High School Scholars Summer Research Program.
  • She/he will support HHMI program evaluation and assessment by collecting and tabulating evaluation data regarding participant performance in all grant-funded activities. She/he will take primary responsibility in preparing program reports to HHMI with guidance from the program director.
  • The postdoc will take initiative in meeting established timelines and deadlines set by the program director without reminders. She/he must be well-organized and able to prioritize competing tasks and must have strong communication (verbal and written) and social skills. Experience working with personnel from diverse backgrounds is desirable. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends. Duties include:
Program activities administration:
  • o Provide programmatic support as needed to the management team.
  • o Use existing mentor database to place High School Scholars in summer research positions based on students’ research interests.
  • o Assist with coordination and facilitation of the Integrated Biology & Chemistry Authentic Research Labs at MDC.
  • o Organize meetings.
  • o Oversee the timely disbursement of participant stipends, reimbursements, etc.
As required by grant project:
  • o Meet with UM undergraduates and MDC students on a regular basis to ensure the undergraduate teacher partnership program goals are met (check classroom hours, lesson plan development, and mileage reimbursements).
  • o Arbitrate problems among high school teachers, UM undergraduate, and MDC students.
  • o Collect and tabulate evaluation data regarding participant performance and other relevant information for annual reports and grant applications; maintain relevant databases and archival files of evaluation instruments.
  • o Assist with recruitment of teachers from Miami-Dade County High Schools, UM undergraduates, and MDC students for program.
  • o Assist in the development of programmatic materials for participants.
  • o Assist the program director with preparation of reports to grant agencies and with grant proposal preparation.
  • o Development and overall upkeep of program webpages.
  • o Evaluate the deliverables of the student research programs, which include honors theses, research papers, and PowerPoint presentations, and give feedback to the students.
  • o Lead professional development meetings (e.g. responsible conduct in research, college/graduate school application process, scientific presentations, publication process) for HHMI high school students and undergraduates participating in UM research programs.
Qualifications
Education: PhD in a STEM field (a background in biochemistry or chemistry is preferred) and a strong interest in science education
She/he must have strong communication (verbal and written) and excellent organizational skills. Able to multi-task, work independently and as a member of a team.
Apply online at http://um.hodesiq.com/job_start.asp
Position P100004877.

6-29-15
Georgetown University’s Department of Biology seeks a post-doctoral fellow to merge teaching and research to assist with the Genome Solver Project (http://genomesolver.og), funded by the National Science Foundation. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar field, and a strong desire to teach. The successful individual will engage in a mentored teaching experience for at least one course, as well assisting with workshops on basic bioinformatics for faculty around the country. This individual will also be expected to develop a research project in conjunction with the principal investigator and co-principal investigator on the Genome Solver Project. The position will be based in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to also interact with faculty and staff in the Department of Biology at Gallaudet University.
To apply, please send your CV, a teaching statement, and names of three references to Dr. Anne Rosenwald (anne.rosenwald@georgetown.edu) by August 1, 2015. The position is for 1 year, potentially renewable for a 2nd year.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law. All hiring is subject to final approval by the university Provost.

6-23-2015
Life Science Educational Professor,
School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University

TheSchool of Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at WashingtonState University inPullman, WA, seeks to hire an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position in Science Education Research at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidateis expected toestablishresearchprograms inthe departmental, college, and university community committed to improving student learning outcomes at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Theresearchinterestsofapplicantsshouldfocus on discipline-based educational research. Research focus can include instruction in large enrollment introductory courses in the life sciences, life science curriculum development and assessment, transformative graduate training that incorporates instruction in teaching and learning, and innovative styles of active learning. Duties will include maintaining an externallyfunded researchprogram, teachingundergraduate andgraduate courses, and participating in service at the school, college, and/or university level. Job requirements include a PhD in biosciences or a closely related field with a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training in life science educational research. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in the field of biochemistry, but applications from candidates with backgrounds in any area of the molecular life sciences are welcome. Candidates for an assistant professor position must demonstrate potential to maintain an externally funded educational research program. Applicants for associate and full professor must have an established extramurally-funded research program with a record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition. The successful candidate must demonstrateacommitment andabilityto successfullyadvocatediversity andvaluesof diversity.

Applications,includingacover letter,curriculumvitae,andastatementof researchinterestsandteachingphilosophy,shouldbesubmittedelectronically via__www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=58824__.

Thecandidateshouldalsosolicitthreelettersofrecommendationtobesentto thesameelectronicaddress. Screening ofapplicationswillbeginon August 1, 2015. The start date is open and salary will be commensurate with experience. Direct questions to __pinter@vetmed.wsu.edu__.


6-9-2015
The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso is pleased to announce an opening for a post-doctoral fellow in biology education to commence August 17, 2015. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biology or a Ph.D. in biology education, science education, or curriculum & instruction (or related field) with graduate level training in the biological sciences. Individuals who are currently ABD but who will possess their degree prior to the anticipated start date will also be considered. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to collaborate with departmental faculty as well as with colleagues from across institutions whose research efforts focus on the impact of large-scale course reform efforts on student learning and scientific reasoning in the introductory biology series (http://news.utep.edu/?p=27443), factors impacting student success and development of scientific literacy in non-majors contexts, and professional development for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants, faculty, and K-12 teachers. Furthermore, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to design and conduct their own research studies, mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants, and gain experience in writing education grants.

The post-doctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment with a competitive salary of $44,000, including the availability of fringe benefits. Renewability of the position is contingent upon continued grant funding. To submit their application, and for additional information regarding the position and necessary application materials, interested candidates should please visit www.utep.edu/employment, click on the “Staff” icon, and search for job ID# 1996. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Jeffrey Olimpo (jtolimpo@utep.edu) with any questions or concerns they might have.


Direct position link: http://tinyurl.com/UTEPbioeducation.

5-21-15
Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Scholar at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), seeks applicants for a full-time postdoctoral associate in teaching and learning in undergraduate biology education. The postdoctoral associate will conduct research on teaching and undergraduate student learning in biology, teach at least one semester of a freshman / sophomore-level biology per year, and contribute to other assessment and curriculum development duties within the Division. Publication, proposal writing, and attendance at relevant national meetings are expected.
The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Schussler, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / Director of Biology Teaching and Learning, and will interact with graduate students in biology education in her laboratory, as well as faculty involved in undergraduate biology education at UTK. UTK has hundreds of undergraduate biology majors concentrating in three areas of biology, and the introductory biology courses taken by these students were recently revised to reflect the AAAS and NSF Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a life science, demonstrated excellence in teaching and publication, and some exposure / interest in education or education research. Candidates with doctoral degrees in education will be considered, but must have completed significant coursework in biology and have experience teaching biology at the undergraduate level. Candidates should also be organized and have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. A starting date of August 1, 2015 is preferred. The position is renewable for a second year. Annual salary is $40,000 with benefits.
To apply, submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experiences, reason(s) for applying, and career aspirations; a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy; a CV; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Submit these materials to Ms. Raina Akin, Administrative Assistant, Division of Biology, 402 Hesler Biology Building, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0830 (or electronically as one PDF to rakin1@utk.edu). Review of applications will begin June 7, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

5-18-15
Arizona State University
Post-doctoral Fellow position in Education Resources Development and Online Learning
Salary: $40,000 – 42,000
Full-time
The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow in Education Resources Development and Online Learning. Anticipated start date is August 3, 2015. This is a full-time (1.0) benefits-eligible, fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the program. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see http://provost.asu.edu/postdoc.
The successful candidate will help curate existing online resources in evolutionary medicine, participate in the development and delivery of new innovative evolutionary medicine courses, both in-person and online, and will evaluate and study the impact and effectiveness of these resources and courses. The fellow will help develop a project plan to build courses that will initially be offered to ASU and ASU online students and later to medical personnel all over the world. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary faculty in a growing field of study to develop, implement, and research innovative curriculum and other resources related to evolution and medicine.
While specific technology expertise is not required, an ideal candidate would demonstrate a strong interest in the applications of technology in higher education, and would have an aptitude for developing and assessing new approaches to learning and how they are best supported by new technologies. This, together with experience in curriculum development and teaching, will allow the Education Resources Fellow to provide disciplinary and pedagogical expertise in creating innovative and rigorously assessed learning experiences. The Fellow may have Supervisory responsibilities that include the training and mentoring of staff and/or student interns.
This post-doctoral Fellows Program is a service and training program designed for early career scientist-teachers who are interested in an academic pathway involving curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the interdisciplinary field of Evolutionary Medicine. As a training opportunity fellows will receive mentorship to support their development as educators throughout the duration of the fellowship and have an opportunity to participate in the ASU Science Education Group, the Evidenced-based Teaching Seminar series, as well as the Biology Education Research Lab.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, biology or other natural science or science education field that provides an extensive background in evolutionary biology. Cross-training and experience in education is desirable. Candidates with experience in the following are preferred: developing and assessing education resources; conducting educational research; and using developing digital resources for online and classroom use. The successful candidates will have a commitment to science education, must have outstanding writing and organizational skills, demonstrated capacity for independence and innovation, and the ability to work as part of a team.
Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in both research and teaching.
The Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is a university-wide Presidential Initiative whose mission is to establish evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine, worldwide. The Center will bring leading scientists to ASU to join existing faculty in research that demonstrates the power of evolutionary biology to address problems in medicine and public health. The new courses and degrees they create will begin to meet the growing demand for such experiences, and will educate a generation of future researchers and health professionals. Many of these experiences will be at ASU, and some will be in conjunction with the new Mayo medical school, but others will be available online open access worldwide, providing the authoritative content that has long been needed to bridge the gap between evolutionary biology and medicine.
To apply, please email a single pdf document containing a letter of application that states your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, names of three references, and an item of choice that represents your approach to teaching in undergraduate science classroom to evmedsearch@asu.edu. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is June 30, 2015; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

4-28-15
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
VACANCYANNOUNCEMENT
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology Education Research and Teaching (Position # FP9992)
Job Summary: The position is for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology Education Research and Teaching. This is a full time, (nine-month) appointment renewable for a second year. We seek a candidate with a PhD in a life sciences discipline or a Ph.D. in the learning sciences, cognitive psychology, or curriculum and instruction with an MS degree in a life sciences discipline. The fellow will partner with faculty within the School of Biological Sciences on on-going funded projects related to first-year persistence in STEM, assessments to gauge the impact of research-based introductory biology laboratories, and undergraduate/graduate teaching assistant development. Opportunities will also be available to develop and implement one’s own research initiatives, collaborate with faculty and staff outside of the department, and gain experience in writing education grants. The fellow will teach approximately 3 credit hours per semester (fall, spring) with optional additional paid teaching during the summer. This position will enable a fellow to enhance his/her pedagogical expertise and gain valuable classroom teaching experience, as mentoring will be provided for both teaching and research components.
Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in a life sciences discipline or a Ph.D. in the learning sciences, cognitive psychology or curriculum and instruction with an MS degree in a life sciences discipline
Commitment to excellence in teaching and educational research
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience teaching at the university level
  2. Experience conducting mixed methods discipline-based educational research
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. The position is a one year (renewable) fulltime (9 month) exempt appointment.
Requested Start Date:
Negotiable, but July 1, 2015 preferred
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on May 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “Faculty Job Openings” then choose “School of Biological Sciences Hiring Pool.” Application documents to be submitted online include: a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references. In addition, please upload unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts. Transcripts may also be mailed to: Cynthia Budde, School of Biological Sciences, Ross Hall, Box 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639. Tel: 970-351-2921. email: cynthia.budde@unco.edu For questions, contact the Susan Keenan, School Director, at susan.keenan@unco.edu
Additional Requirements:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Original transcripts must be submitted at least one (1) month before the start date.
Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 90,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. The School of Biological Sciences currently has 18 full time faculty members, 40 graduate students (MS, MBS, and PhD), and 450 undergraduate majors. The unique Ph.D. program in Biological Education specializes in training biologists to be experts in their disciplines and outstanding college biology teachers. This degree program allows the student to choose between an emphasis on the biology content or an emphasis on biology pedagogy. Another strength is our long tradition of cooperative interactions between faculty of the Sciences and Education. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.

4-9-15
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Science Education- University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Applications are invited for a 12-month (renewable) postdoctoral researcher to work on a recently funded, 4-year, design-based science education research and development project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the flagship, land-grant institution in the state of Nebraska with a total enrollment of more than 25,000 students. The project involves the development, implementation, and study of a 3rd-grade plant science unit intended to promote students’ learning about core life sciences concepts emphasized in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and foster their science literacy. This project contributes to broader goals associated with the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Science Literacy Initiative and National Center for Agricultural Literacy.

The postdoctoral research associate will join a collaborative research and development team involving faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates led by Dr. Cory Forbes in the UNL School of Natural Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). The successful applicant will play a crucial role in project management, implementation, and dissemination. Duties include project administration, curriculum development, professional development for 3rd-grade teachers, data collection in 3rd-grade classrooms, presentation of project work at national and international meetings, authoring of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed STEM education journals, and contributing to the preparation of funding proposals. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to a) work on existing, related K-16 STEM education projects with the strong potential for publication and b) teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses (depending on the individual’s experience and expertise). He or she will also be part of a dynamic and growing STEM education and discipline-based educational research (DBER) community at UNL.

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctoral degree in science education or related field prior to starting the appointment. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to engage in creative scholarship/research in STEM education and support the writing of scholarly publications. Additional, preferred qualifications for the position include experience teaching in K-12 classrooms, developing K-12 STEM curriculum materials, conducting quantitative and/or qualitative STEM education research, and disseminating STEM education research and/or methods to a variety of audiences.

This is a full-time, non-tenure leading post-doctoral research associate position established for a period of one year. Continuation of this position beyond one year is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties, up to a maximum of four years. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The planned start date for the position October 1, 2015 (negotiable). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit inquiries about the position to Cory Forbes at cory.forbes@unl.edu. To apply, applicants should email a letter of interest describing their background, interest, and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, 3 samples of scholarly writing, and names of 3 references to Dr. Forbes via email.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.


4-8-15
Assistant Teaching Professor Position at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO
The Division of Biological Sciences (http://biology.missouri.edu) at the University of Missouri invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track). Qualifications include a doctorate in a life science or science education and independent or mentored teaching experience.

We are interested in candidates who have developed active learning strategies, particularly at the introductory level. We seek a long-term relationship with an individual who will continue to create innovative learning experiences.

The successful candidate will teach high-enrollment general biology courses and other undergraduate courses, as appropriate. The full-time appointment will begin September 1, 2015, or when the position is filled, at a salary commensurate with qualifications. We are committed to ethnic, racial and gender diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in mathematics and science.

Apply using the on-line application (http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php). Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, description of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness and innovation, contact information for 3 references and CV.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Gerald Summers (573-882-4369 or summersg@missouri.edu).

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

3-27-15
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 (bcouch2@unl.edu). Application review will begin on April 6, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. This position will begin during summer 2015.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

3-25-15
Lecturer in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (2 Positions Available)
Job #JPF00462
College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences - Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Recruitment Period: Open Mar 27, 2015 through Jun 30, 2015
Description: The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for two Lecturer positions beginning July 1, 2015. The instructors will play a critical role in the development and implementation of an HHMI-funded project with the goal of enhancing student engagement in biology. Primary responsibility will consist of teaching innovative introductory biology courses for both freshmen and sophomores, training undergraduates in a peer-to-peer mentoring program, and offering graduate-level seminars in scientific teaching methods. Candidates with training and experience in discipline-based education research are sought. Previous post-doctoral experience is preferred, but recent PhD graduates will also be considered. Prior teaching experience at the lecturer level is also desirable though not essential. The appointment is for one-year, renewable for up to three additional years subject to satisfactory performance. Effective date July 1, 2015. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biosciences or a closely related field. The successful applicant will be broadly trained in the molecular/cellular biosciences and have training in effective undergraduate teaching and pedagogy.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations (if available). They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent, at least two of which address teaching effectiveness. Materials should be submitted electronically via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF00462. For additional information, please email ap@mcdb.ucsb.edu.
Applications received before April 22, 2015 will be given full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

3-21-15
North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for this 12-month (renewable) postdoctoral research and teaching position, beginning summer 2015 (negotiable start date). The successful candidate will work with a group of core biology education faculty on an NSF-funded project to investigate the role of formative assessment in undergraduate learning. In addition to working with project personnel, the postdoctoral researcher will mentor undergraduate assistants, develop and teach undergraduate biology courses, and pursue questions about learning in biology education. Salary is competitive. Position renewal is contingent on adequate research progress.

Application Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a description of research interests and plans (2 pages maximum); a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum); and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted online at: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/5637

Candidates must 1) have a Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in a life sciences discipline, or a PhD in the learning sciences or cognitive psychology with an MS degree in a life sciences discipline; 2) have demonstrated interest in research in teaching and learning of biology at the undergraduate level; 3) provide evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate level; and, 4) have strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience 1) working with complex datasets and use of multivariate statistics, 2) using and developing relational databases, 3) analyzing qualitative data, and 4) experience using backward design for curriculum development.

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; or NDSU is an EO/AA Employer

3-12-15
BIOQUEST Post-doc for QUBES project
Postdoctoral Position in Quantitative Biology Education
A postdoctoral position at the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is available as part of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project (www.qubeshub.org). The QUBES project is a national NSF funded project with investigators at the University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina State University, Radford University, the College of William and Mary, Roanoke College, Unity College, and the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (http://bioquest.org).
Project: The QUBES project aims to improve learning opportunities for all students enrolled in undergraduate biology courses by reflecting the centrality of quantitative approaches in modern biology. An important component of this effort involves building a community (QUBESHub) where biology instructors can share resources and ideas to support curricular change. We use Faculty Mentoring Networks, small groups of faculty interested in implementing specific quantitative approaches in their courses, as a mechanism for connecting instructors with experts in the field and helping them implement pedagogical changes in their own classes. You can read more about the Faculty Mentoring Networks and other project components here: www.qubeshub.org.
Position: The postdoctoral research position will involve implementing faculty mentoring networks, QUBESHub community building, and assessment of QUBES project outcomes. The work will be directly supervised by Dr. Kristin Jenkins, Director of BioQUEST, but will also include close interactions with the QUBES Project Director, Dr. Sam Donovan at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Jeremy Wojdak at Radford University. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with career interests in science education. The postdoctoral researcher will have frequent opportunities to collaborate with a wide range of faculty interested in quantitative biology education across the country. This position will allow the postdoctoral researcher to gain meaningful experience in curriculum reform, project management, and assessment. The project team has a wealth of experience in STEM education pedagogy, scientific publishing, grant writing, and faculty development.
Salary will be $45,000 per year. Funding for this position is available for four years. The candidate will initially be hired for one year, with renewal possible, contingent on performance. Grant funding will provide support for travel to conferences and project team meetings.
Qualifications/ Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related STEM field, or science education, preferably including experience/expertise in mathematical biology or statistics. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a strong interest in undergraduate STEM education. Indications of interest in STEM education include participation in professional development programs (e.g., FIRST IV, HHMI Teaching Fellows program, or participation in CIRTL, or coursework in education/pedagogy), experience with outreach (e.g., GK12 project, directing REU program or summer program for high school students), or extensive teaching experience.
Applicants must have strong verbal and written communication skills, good social and
organizational skills, and a robust work ethic. Familiarity with basic program evaluation is desirable, as is experience working with diverse faculty and student populations. Relocation to the Madison, WI area is expected.

3-12-15
UC San Diego - Division of Biological Sciences- Academic Coordinator
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu) seeks an outstanding educator for the position of Academic Coordinator, who will serve as the Undergraduate Laboratory Program Administrator. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in Biology or related field and be committed to supporting teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. The Academic Coordinator series is an academic appointment. Appointees in this series are not members of the Academic Senate and the appointment does not lead to tenure. The Academic Coordinator provides formal supervision of the Undergraduate Lab Program Operational Manager and indirectly supervises several career staff employees. This position will be expected to teach undergraduate courses such as Introductory Biology Lab and Recombinant DNA Techniques, on occasion.
Candidates with high level administrative management experience and at least two years of university level teaching experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in developing and updating laboratory curricula that address the evolving needs of the life sciences curriculum; demonstrated excellence in academic administration; and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.
For more information, please see full announcement online (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00764) or attached.

3-11-2015
Cornell University - Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Teaching Postdoctoral Associate
The Office of Undergraduate Biology, in collaboration with the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University, invites applicants for a Teaching Postdoctoral Associate with interest in developing skills and experience in university teaching in preparation for an academic career. The postdoc will play a key role in supporting a transition of an introductory course on Cell and Developmental Biology from a traditional lecture format to an active learning format focusing on student participation and group problem solving.
The successful candidate will collaborate with course faculty towards the following goals: formulate and refine learning goals, develop and support the implementation of an active learning-based curriculum that aligns with the learning goals, provide feedback on course teaching practices, assess learning gains, and work with course Teaching Assistants. There are potential opportunities for pedagogical research for motivated candidates.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology or a related field and have excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, and collaboration skills. Experience in developing active learning curricula, particularly in a large-class setting, coaching educators, and managing people and projects is highly desirable. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an additional year extension for a maximum of two years. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2015.
Applicants should submit (as a single pdf file) their CV; statements on teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and research experience; and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to Professor Tim Huffaker at tch4@cornell.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2015.

3-10-15
Science Education/Higher Education Postdoctoral Research Associate position at Western Michigan University
Research Associate (R3): HHMI Education Fellow
General Research Area: Student Learning and Faculty Development Communities
Western Michigan University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Project “Developing Scientists as Teachers; Developing Students as Scientists: A Dual Approach to Transforming the Culture of Undergraduate Biology Education.” The project has two broad program elements. (1) Professional Development through learning communities for faculty, teaching assistants, and undergraduate peer leaders. Facilitation of a science teaching journal club, a “scientists as teachers” speaker series, and summer workshops with follow up that includes on‐site classroom‐based support and feedback from peers and experts. (2) Curriculum Development through incorporation of multiple research experiences for all biology majors so that students see themselves as scientists from early in their undergraduate program through the end. The classroom will be transformed into a scientific community where students are scientists: asking questions, conducting investigations, and generating and communicating evidence‐based arguments to their peers.
The postdoctoral research associate will be supervised by Dr. John Geiser in the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful applicant will play a leadership role in project implementation, assessment, and dissemination. The successful applicant will help organize and direct the learning communities, assist in curriculum development, analysis of learning outcomes and persistence of students in the department of Biological Sciences. The fellow will also help organize the HHMI scientist and teacher speaker series as well as the summer workshops.
A candidate who has expertise in undergraduate biology teaching and who can lead efforts in faculty/TA development is preferred. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in STEM education or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and experience in the study and/or promotion of STEM education reform at the post-secondary level.
Appointments are full time and will be made for a period of up to two years. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the position is flexible, with the option to start as early as June 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications should be submitted electronically at: http://www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs/
Search for job posting #0602946.
Questions about the position are welcome and may be emailed to: John.Geiser@wmich.edu

3-6-15
Academic Year Lecturer- Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Biology Program is searching for an Academic Year Lecturer for the introductory biology laboratory courses (BIO 204, 205, 207; see below). This Lecturer will be part of a team that is jointly responsible for overseeing introductory laboratory courses that service approximately 2000 students per year. The Lecturer will teach recitation sections, administer assessments, lead weekly preparatory sessions and supervise instructors, graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate teaching assistants. The Lecturer will coordinate weekly laboratory and learning center activities and the development of protocols with the professional laboratory staff. The incumbent will also interact with campus offices responsible for the Blackboard learning management system and faculty and curriculum development. Strong candidates will have exceptional organizational and interpersonal communication skills, be familiar with a variety of laboratory procedures and techniques and have experience in curriculum development. There will be opportunities for teaching and administrative duties during the summer, with an associated summer stipend.
Lab courses to be supervised:
BIO 204 – Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences I
BIO 205 - Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences IIA
BIO 207 - Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences IIB
Required: Ph.D. in biological sciences or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment. Two years of teaching experience at the college level.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in training college level laboratory instructors in the biological sciences. Supervisory experience. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, ecology, genetics, structural biology.
To apply online visit **www.stonybrook.edu/jobs** or send a cover letter and resume/C.V. to: Search Committee Chair, Undergraduate Biology, Stony Brook University, 111 Centers for Molecular Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook, NY 11794-5110
J. Peter Gergen
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Director, Center for Developmental Genetics
Director, Undergraduate Biology

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2-3-2015
The University of Iowa Office of Assessment is seeking to hire a post-doctoral scholar to contribute to a study of how pedagogical innovations in university STEM classrooms are developed, disseminated, and institutionalized.

Duties will include collecting, organizing, and analyzing data from course observations, interviews, and surveys, as well as participating in the creation of data summaries and reports. Other key areas of responsibility include overseeing research assistants, conducting reviews of literature, and preparing external publications and presentations. The position is offered for one year and is renewable for up to two years, based on mutual agreement
Education Required: Doctoral degree in higher education, educational psychology, science education, or related field
Experience Required
- Experience in postsecondary assessment, evaluation, and/or educational research
- Experience in evidence-based teaching and assessment of pedagogical practices
- Experience contributing to collaborative research projects
- Appreciation of contexts for promoting undergraduate teaching and learning innovation at a major research university
- Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative research studies, as well as the analysis and management of data for qualitative inquires
- Strong organizational skills and experience completing complex projects on deadlines
- Excellent analytical and communication skills

Desirable Qualifications
- Experience with statistical software packages R and SAS
- Experience with qualitative research software
- Demonstration of successful grant writing experience

To view a complete job description and position qualifications, refer to: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/postdoc/ and enter requisition #2347. To apply, upload your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Wayne Jacobson, Ph.D., Assessment Director
Office of the Provost, University of Iowa
310 Calvin Hall | 319-335-6101
http://www.uiowa.edu/assessment

11-24-14
The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for an energetic person with a passion for broadening access to science research careers to join its Higher Education team. This person will assume responsibility for a highly successful NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site program, coordination of UW-Madison’s research mentor and mentee training programs (Entering Mentoring and Entering Research) and will serve as UW-Madison’s liaison to the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network. Please forward the attached position vacancy listing to groups and individuals who may be interested in this position. The application deadline to receive full consideration is December 16.

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummaryPrint.aspx?pvl_num=81277

11-22-14
The College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis invites applications for three full-time positions in the Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) series.
Faculty in LPSOE positions are members of the academic senate and are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. We are targeting the following areas of focus within three different academic departments: The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB); The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG); and the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB).
• Biochemistry and molecular biology (MCB)
• Microbial Biology (MMG
• Physiology, cell biology, cell signaling and anatomy (NPB)
Applicants may apply to more than one area of focus. Successful applicants will be responsible for teaching, curricular development, evaluation of teaching effectiveness, and assessment of existing courses and of our undergraduate major programs of study. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, as well as developing new courses. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral training in one or more of the above fields. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes; use of evidence based teaching practices; use of modern instructional technology; ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations; conducting science education research.
Applicants should submit materials online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00418.
These materials must include: a cover letter, including which area(s) of focus to be considered, curriculum vitae, description of research experience (2 pages) and statement of instructional experience and teaching philosophy (up to 3 pages). Applicants should also arrange to have three referees submit supporting letters online at the above website. Closing Date: Open until filled, but all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by December 1, 2014, to be assured full consideration. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

11-17-14
The Department of Biological Sciences at NDSU is currently recruiting for a postdoctoral research and teaching position in Biology Education. The focus of this position is on formative assessment and feedback in undergraduate STEM classrooms. A full description follows. For more information and to apply, please see: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/5637

Please share this announcement with colleagues and potential applicants. Questions can be directed to me (jennifer.momsen@ndsu.edu).

11-13-14
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Biology Education, beginning in August 2015 (pending funding availability).
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis ( www.memphis.edu/biology)
invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biology Education at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Biological Science discipline with evidence of excellence in post-secondary Biology Teaching (preferably in a large classroom environment) and scholarship. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in developing innovative instructional approaches to teaching undergraduate biology courses, and knowledge of assessment strategies. Experience in the development and delivery of online courses is a plus.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching and curriculum development for introductory biology and departmental core courses as well as departmental service courses. Candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to garner extramural funding in STEM education. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have current funding or a history of funding in STEM education. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement course changes to improve student success and collaborate with STEM colleagues to improve science teaching. Startup funds are available and salaries will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Memphis is a leading metropolitan research institution with over 30 faculty members specializing in diverse subdisciplines of the biological sciences. The Department serves approximately 500 majors and over 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research (www.memphis.edu/feinstone/ ), the interdepartmental Program in Bioinformatics (www.memphis.edu/binf/ ), the Ecological Research Center (www.memphis.edu/erc/ ), the Integrated Microscopy Center (www.memphis.edu/imc/ ), and the Meeman Biological Field Station (www.memphis.edu/meeman/), are all administered through the department and offer outstanding opportunities for research, teaching, and collaboration.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and a cv online at http://workforum.memphis.edu/ Applicants should also provide contact information for three references willing to write letters of recommendation, if requested. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and may continue until position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Judith Cole, Chair, STEM Faculty Position, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA (or email jcole2@memphis.edu ). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Memphis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that accommodates individuals with disabilities.

11-10-14
Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Biological Sciences Education
The University of New Hampshire seeks outstanding applicants for two new tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the area of biological sciences education. UNH is dedicated to increasing student recruitment and retention through continued expansion of learner-centered teaching. These two positions are part of a university-wide initiative in STEM education aimed at creating a community of scholars that will enhance undergraduate learning. These new faculty will collaborate with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries to advance STEM education at UNH and will be encouraged to engage with the UNH Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (www.unh.edu/ teaching-excellence/).
Candidates should have a graduate degree in biology or related life science area and either a Ph.D. in science education or a Ph.D. in a life science area and graduate or postdoctoral experience in science education. Successful candidates are expected to develop vibrant externally-funded research programs with a primary focus on undergraduate teaching and learning in the life sciences. Preference will be given to those candidates who have published in biology education, have documented ability to work across traditional disciplinary and departmental boundaries, and have been the instructor of record for at least one biological science course at the undergraduate level. It is anticipated that candidates will contribute to teaching introductory inquiry-based biology classes and will participate in training new graduate teaching assistants. Other teaching responsibilities are broadly dependent on the specific background of the candidate and the needs of the college.

These positions will be located within either the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences in the College of Life Sciences andAgriculture. Successful candidates will be matched with the department that best suits theirinterests and expertise. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences andcultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. UNH is a Research High, Land, Sea and Space Grant University that has been recognized both nationally and internationally for research excellence and a commitment to sustainability and public engagement.

Application Process: All applicants should apply online at http://jobs.usnh.edu. The application must include a statement of research interests and a teaching portfolio. Information, includingdetailed position descriptions and complete application information, is available at http://jobs.usnh.edu. Questions about the position and search process should be directed to donald.chandler@unh.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university actively seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all under-represented groups is encouraged.

10-30-14

Brigham Young University is searching for a full-time, tenure-track Discipline-Based Educational Researcher in the Department of Biology.

You can find further details about the job at the following link: http://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5080
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.
Thank you!
Jamie Jensen

10-24-14
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evolution Education, Michigan State University
Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Associate in Evolution Education in the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action <http://beacon-center.org> at Michigan State University (MSU). This NSF-funded position involves working as a member of an interdisciplinary team of educators and researchers, led by Dr. Robert Pennock, to disseminate, extend, and test classroom implementation of the digital evolution education platform Avida-ED <http://avida-ed.msu.edu>. The successful applicant will play a major role in overall project research and management, working closely with the curricular development group, including co-PI’s Dr. Louise Mead and Dr. Jim Smith, to tailor and assess the effectiveness of Avida-ED implementation at institutions across the US. The postdoc will help lead train-the-trainer professional development workshops for undergraduate and high school faculty to be held at MSU and other sister BEACON institutions (North Carolina A&T, Univ. Texas, and Univ. Wash.). The postdoc will work with the Avida-ED team on a national study that examines cognitive and affective aspects of digital evolution technology for learning not only evolutionary concepts but also the nature of science, including scientific practices and values.

MSU offers many opportunities to develop professionally via independent disciplinary research activities and/or teaching at the undergraduate level. Besides being part of the vibrant interdisciplinary community of biologists, computer scientists and education researchers at BEACON, the postdoc will also benefit from interaction with MSU’s CREATE for STEM Institute <http://create4stem.msu.edu>.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in a biological discipline or in biology education. Experience in evolutionary biology and/or the use of computer programs as pedagogical tools is desirable, but not required.
This position is for 2 years beginning as early as December 15, 2014. Starting salary will be in the range of $42 – 44K, depending on experience.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of research background and interests, and a list of names, titles and contact information of at least two references by email to: pennock5@msu.edu. Application review will begin Nov. 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please contact Dr. Robert Pennock (pennock5@msu.edu).
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide a document of employment authorization for the U.S. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


10-22-14
Instructional Professional (JOB# 10860)
Arizona State University-School of Life Sciences
The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University invites applications for two non tenure-track academic professional positions at the level of Instructional Professional. Anticipated start date is January 5, 2014 or later.

The successful candidates will participate in the delivery of new innovative introductory undergraduate biology courses, and will evaluate and study the impact and effectiveness of these new courses. This position will be expected to assist individual faculty in the design and implementation of active learning environments to enhance student learning, with an emphasis on large classes and laboratory instruction. In addition, this position will help design and deliver professional development workshops and seminar courses on student learning and scientific teaching for SOLS faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a natural science or science education with cross-training and experience in life sciences or education. The successful candidates will have a record of expertise in and commitment to biology education, and at least two years teaching experience.
Candidates with experience in the following are preferred: developing and assessing curriculum; planning and enacting professional development programs for faculty, postdoctoral students, and graduate students; conducting educational research; and digital technology in the classroom.
Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in both research and teaching. The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is committed to reflective curricular development, with a focus on student-centered education and teaching excellence

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, representative publications, and an item of choice that represents your approach to teaching in undergraduate science classroom in a single pdf file to solsfacultysearch5@asu.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive; there is no closing date. A background check is required for employment.


10-11-14
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University,a member of The Texas State University System,
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Tenure-Track, 9 months). The Department of Biological Sciences at Sam Houston State University, a member of The Texas State University System, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Science Education with an emphasis in Biological Sciences. Primary teaching responsibilities include the courses Foundations of Science and Contemporary Biology with the opportunity to develop upper-level courses in biological science education. Additionally, the successful candidate will establish a research program in science/biological education, recruit and prepare undergraduate student researchers, secure external funding, and establish collaborations with science educators in the College of Sciences and the College of Education at Sam Houston State University. A Ph.D. is required; a Ph.D. in Science Education with a Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in Biological Sciences is preferred. Candidates with post-doctoral and teaching experience are preferred.

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas, 60 miles north of Houston. Sam Houston State University is a comprehensive university of approximately 19,000 students. The Department of Biological Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Biomedical Sciences, master’s degrees in Biology and interdisciplinary master’s degrees with Criminal Justice and Chemistry in Forensic Science. Currently there are 18 full-time faculty members and four staff-level support positions in the department. The department occupies modern teaching and research facilities including: large-scale computing infrastructure, a 250 acre field station, core animal facilities, an electron microscopy laboratory, and analytical equipment to support research in cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology, and systematics. Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at http://www.shsu.edu/biology.

Applications must include a cover letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a copy of Post-Secondary Academic Transcripts, a statement of current and planned research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and no more than three sample reprints. These documents must be merged into a single PDF file and sent by email to Tamara Cook (tcook@shsu.edu) with Biology Educator Position in the subject line. To complete the application, three letters of recommendation must be emailed to the same address or mailed to: Tamara Cook, Biology Education Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2116. Preference will be given to applications received by 1 November 2014, with review to continue until the position is filled.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

10-10-14
Assistant Professor of Biology -- Portland State University
https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/14074
The Biology Department at Portland State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning September 2015. This faculty position is supported in part by a grant to Portland State University from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and record of research in biology or a closely related field, and an established scholarly agenda in science education. Postdoctoral experience in science education research is preferred.
The successful applicant will work collaboratively with Biology faculty to develop, validate, implement, and assess innovative pedagogical changes in our introductory Principles of Biology series and other courses. The candidate will also be expected to establish and sustain an externally-funded research program focused on issues in undergraduate biology education such as: active learning approaches to science education, development of authentic research-based lab courses, improvement of equity and access in biology education, and assessment of student success. The successful applicant will have knowledge of the national STEM education agenda and current research on evidence-based best practices. Preference will be given to applicants with strong records of research in biology and STEM education; experience teaching at the undergraduate level; strong skills in statistical and model-based analysis; and demonstrated capacity for successful collaborative work. Expertise in an interdisciplinary research environment and strong communication skills are important.
We seek outstanding candidates who will contribute to a tradition of high-quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Initial teaching responsibilities will include Principles of Biology, and intermediate and/or advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

10-10-14
University of Georgia
ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN INNOVATIVE SCIENCE EDUCATION RESEARCH
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia invites applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the position of University of Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Innovative Science Education Research.
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a related field and are expected to have experience in teaching, mentoring, and research in discipline-based education at the post-secondary level, plus a demonstrated track record of national leadership in and current extramural funding for discipline-based education research (DBER). Associate Professor candidates must have served a minimum of three years at the Assistant Professor level. Full Professor candidates must have served a minimum of three years as a tenured Associate Professor.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant group of more than 25 faculty in Franklin College and five other colleges at the University who are engaged in DBER (http://science_education_center_place_holder.uga.edu). The endowed professor will assume a leadership role in developing multi-investigator grant proposals including both basic and applied research and coordinating and publishing research in discipline-based education. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with the faculty in studying learning and teaching in classroom and laboratory settings, as well as teaching in their scientific discipline.
The expected start date for this position is August 2015. The committee will begin to review applications on November 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia, Franklin College Faculty Recruitment website (https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/index.php). To apply, use the Application Materials dialog box to upload a single PDF file consisting of the following materials:
  • letter of application, including an explanation of qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified above;
  • statement of research trajectory (one page);
  • statement of teaching philosophy (one page);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • up to three abstracts of papers that highlight published research.
The Franklin College Recruitment website will prompt applicants to supply the names and contact information for three references, who will be sent a link by which they can submit a letter directly.
If applicants need to submit a hard copy of their application materials, they should contact Leslie Morrow (Email: lmorrow@uga.edu) for additional information. Please contact Dr. Bill Dennis, search committee chair (Phone: 706-542-2872), to have a confidential conversation about the position.
Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.exploregeorgia.org).
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

10-8-14
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Tenure-track position in Biology Education
The Department of Biological Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for a tenure-track (probationary) position in Biology Education. Applicants must have Doctorate in biology education, science education, or related field, conferred on an official transcript by February 1, 2016; and bachelor’s degree or higher in a life science.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 12, 2014. For complete position description,qualifications, and application procedures, visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. AA/EOE and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Texas State University
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.Assistant Professor-Biology EducationThe Department of Biology at Texas State University (www.bio.txstate.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology Education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology and develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students that complements the existing strengths of our 34-member faculty. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in science education, life sciences, or related areas and the completion of a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in biological sciences. Preferred qualifications are a research focus and publication record in quantitative assessment of life science learning outcomes, a record of externally funded research, a record of interdisciplinary collaboration, and evidence of teaching experience and accomplishment at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate is expected to teach one course per semester in freshman biology or the area of expertise. Salary and start-up package are negotiable. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014. A letter of application with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy, a list of completed biological sciences graduate coursework, CV, pdfs of five representative publications, and the names and contact information of five people willing to serve as references should be sent, as a single PDF, to Bio_Ed@txstate.edu. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Paula Williamson, pw04@txstate.edu, Texas State University-San Marcos, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666Texas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of Northern Colorado
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Bioeducation Position # F99442
Job Summary:
The position is for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenure track or tenure eligible) nine month appointment. We are seeking a colleague to contribute to our unique PhD program in Biological Education. Preference will not be given to a particular rank, as all applicants will be judged in accordance with their years of experience. We seek a candidate with a Doctorate, with research experience in teaching and learning at the postsecondary level and/or K-12 level, and expertise in at least one biology content area sufficient to add to and collaborate with current expertise in the school. The job duties include: teaching undergraduate lectures and laboratories in a biology content area, secondary teaching methods, and/or graduate courses in Bioeducation and Biology; training graduate students emphasizing biological education research topics at the postsecondary and/or K-12 level of teaching and learning; providing service for the school, college, university, and community; conducting research in biological education, applying for grants; and publishing original research results.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Biology or Science Education (or closely related field)
  • Demonstrated experience in Biological Education Research
  • Evidence or potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated research and publication record in the area of teaching and learning
  • Potential or past success securing external funding
  • Ability to teach the secondary science teaching methods course
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in bioeducation topics and/or educational research techniques
  • Potential or past experience in coordination of K-12 STEM teacher preparation programs
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses in some biology topic(s) that complements current expertise in the school (e.g., molecular biology or biomedically related courses)
  • Potential or past experience in supervising research students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to provide leadership with the pedagogical aspect of our Ph.D. program in Biological Education
  • Teaching experience at the university level
Salary and Benefits:
Salary and rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. The position is a nine month appointment.
Requested Start Date: August 17, 2015
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on November 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant/Associate Professor – BioEducation.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references, unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of courses you would like to teach. For questions about the application process, contact Cynthia Budde, Tel: 970-351-2921. email: cynthia.budde@unco.edu. For questions about the position, contact Rob Reinsvold, Chair of the Search Committee, at robert.reinsvold@unco.edu .

Additional Requirements:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Original transcripts must be submitted at least one (1) month before the start date.

10-1-2014
Research Scientist/Engineer III Position in STEM Education Research at University of Washington
The Department of Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3, working on issues in STEM education research. This is a full-time, 11-month per year position, to begin as early as November 2014 and continuing for up to five years, working on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-funded initiative to design and implement authentic research experiences in UW Biology’s introductory course sequence, based on experimental evolution in E. coli.
The research scientist will develop, test, and assess the experimental evolution system’s use in the introductory biology series (Biology 180, 200, 220), including setting up training protocols to build student expertise in reading the primary literature, lab safety, proper use of equipment, maintenance of lab notebooks, data acquisition and analysis, and scientific communication. The research scientist will work closely with course staff and with upper-division undergraduates who will serve as mentors for the introductory students.
Requirements
Candidates should have1) completed a PhD in the biological sciences in the last three years, 2) proficiency with bioinformatics and an array of molecular biology techniques, 3) excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and 4) a demonstrated interest in innovative teaching and discipline-based education research. English fluency is required. Post-doctoral research experience and expertise in project management and course design will be considered an asset.
To apply
Applicants must apply through the University of Washington’s Hiring System (https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szLocationID=88) in response to Requisition #111509. In addition to your resume or curriculum vita (entered directly into the system), please also submit an application letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references when prompted to complete the assessments. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

10-1-2014- 2nd fo two positions at UW
Research Scientist/Engineer III Position in STEM Education Research at University of Washingto
The Department of Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist III. This is a full-time, 12-month per year position, to begin as early as November 2014 and continuing for up to four years, working on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-funded initiative to design and implement a course that supports under-prepared students who are enrolled in general chemistry. The course will be offered as a Freshman Interest Group or a 2-credit General Studies and will be based on evidence-based interventions that 1) build study skills, 2) increase confidence, sense of belonging, ability to cope with academic challenges, and identity as a STEM professional-in-training, and 3) promote metacognition and reduce test anxiety. The goal is to improve the performance and retention of women in male-dominated STEM fields and under-represented minority, first-generation, and economically or educationally disadvantaged students in all STEM fields.
The research scientist will be responsible for developing the companion course—in effect, designing a sequence of research-based interventions that build the skills and habits of mind required for success in rigorous STEM courses, and assessing its impact on student performance and retention. The research scientist will also work with upper-division undergraduates who will serve as mentors and facilitators for the course.
Requirements
Candidates should have 1) completed a PhD in a STEM discipline in the last three years with at least 1 year of post-doc experience, 2) a solid grasp of the general chemistry curriculum,. 3) a thorough familiarity with the relevant literature from educational psychology, cognitive psychology, and discipline-based education research in STEM, 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and 5) a demonstrated interest in innovative teaching and especially in efforts to improve the performance and retention of under-prepared students. English fluency is required. Post-doctoral research experience and expertise in course design and assessment will be considered an asset.
To apply: Applicants must apply through the University of Washington’s Hiring System (https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szLocationID=88) in response to Requisition #111489. In addition to your resume or curriculum vita (entered directly into the system), please also submit an application letter, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references when prompted to complete the assessments. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

9-29-2014
The Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) is seeking a an experienced program evaluator / research analyst to collaborate with the leadership and staff in our group to conduct research and evaluation related to undergraduate education programming across the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Texas at Austin.
Responsibilities of the position include:
- Designing, conducting, and coordinating internal and grant-funded research studies.
- Developing instruments (questionnaires, interview and observation protocols, etc.) for studying undergraduate STEM education.
- Working with TIDES and CNS leadership in setting priorities for research and evaluation in the college.
- Collaborating with TIDES leadership to report results to inform decision and policy making.
- Collaborating with other researchers, evaluators and consultants to conduct mixed methods studies of undergraduate STEM education programming.
- Co-authoring research and evaluation plans as part of grant proposals.
Required qualifications include:
- Ph.D. in science or math education research, education psychology, evaluation or closely related field and four years of experience
- Expertise in applied statistics, psychometrics, econometrics, or other quantitative methods and software
- Experience with quasi-experimental study design and cost-benefit analysis
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong writing skills, including evidence of scholarly publication
- Familiarity with emerging issues in education research and undergraduate science and math education.

Specifics of the job announcement and application process can be found at: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/141002014005

9/17/14- Purdue University
Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemical Education
The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, West Lafayette, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in chemical education. This individual would contribute to and complement the research activities of the chemical education division in an outstanding chemistry department that strongly support efforts in chemical education. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree, a strong background in chemistry, and exceptional promise and/or achievements in research in chemical education.
Successful candidates are expected to develop an externally funded and nationally prominent research program. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach chemistry at the undergraduate level and either chemistry or science education at the graduate level, and supervise graduate students doing research toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical education and/or science education. The position carries the possibility of a courtesy appointment in the College of Education.
Applicants should submit a letter of application with curriculum vita, a summary of planned research, and a statement of how the science/chemistry education research literature informs their teaching philosophy electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4312.
Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014, and will remain in consideration until the position is filled. See http://www.chem.purdue.edu/ for further details.
A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

9/16/2014-
Two Biology Education Postdoctoral Fellowships at San Francisco State University

SEPAL – The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory – at San Francisco State University (SFSU) invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biology Education and Research. Each position is renewable for up to 2 years and may begin as early as January 1, 2015.
These fellowships are associated with two externally funded SEPAL efforts:
Funded by a National Science Foundation TUES Type 2 Award, CCB FEST: Community College Biology Faculty Enhancement through Scientific Teaching, builds on previously developed SEPAL opportunities for community college biology faculty to enhance their pedagogical expertise and iteratively improve their teaching through scientific teaching approaches. New initiatives include a coordinated cross-campus, cross-course, and cross-instructor assessment effort to gauge the impact of scientific teaching on student learning.
Funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Science Education Award, Biology FEST: Faculty Explorations in Scientific Teaching brings many of the faculty development innovations previously developed in CCB FEST to over 40 biology faculty at SFSU, with similar aspirations for coordinated assessment of student learning.
Both SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellowship positions will be under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly Tanner. These individuals will collaborate in designing, collecting, and analyzing assessments to gauge the impact of scientific teaching approaches on student biology learning. In addition, the SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellows will participate in day-to-day program implementation, including recruitment of participants, planning and coordination of faculty professional development activities, and grant management and reporting. These fellowships are designed to prepare individuals who are aspiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) and who intend to apply for positions in university biology departments at the end of their fellowships.
Required and Preferred Qualifications
Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology or life science education, and a strong interest in developing excellence in biology education scholarship and research. The abilities to prioritize tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning, and to handle a variety of demands simultaneously are critical. Candidates must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional travel, weekends, and extended hours during periods of intense activity. The following attributes, experiences, and knowledge are preferred: creativity and curiosity, experience working directly with culturally diverse populations at many levels, in-depth knowledge of national science education reform efforts, formal teaching experience, experience with databases, assessment development experience, and qualitative and quantitative assessment analysis skills. We seek self-motivated, creative individuals who have excellent interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills, and who can work both independently and as part of a team effort.
Salary and Appointment
These two Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are full-time, salaried, and benefited positions at San Francisco State University. The position is annually renewable, dependent on performance and continued grant funding, which is anticipated. Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications of the candidates. San Francisco State University offers excellent benefits packages.
Application Procedure
To apply for the SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellowship positions, please submit the following to SEPAL Program Administrator, Trisha DeVera, via email (deverat@sfsu.edu):
1) a letter of interest in the position, including your career goals (no more than 2 pages),
2) a current curriculum vitae,
3) statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages),
4) statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 2 pages), and
5) the names of three professional references, including current position, relationship to the applicant, and phone and email contact information.
Application Review Timeline
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Questions?
Questions about the position should be directed to SEPAL Director, Dr. Kimberly D. Tanner, Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, (kdtanner@sfsu.edu). More information about SEPAL can be found at: http://www.sfsusepal.org/.



9/16/14- Duke University-
Director of Academic Engagement (DAE) in Natural and Quantitative Sciences

Duke’s Academic Advising Center just posted a new position: Director of Academic Engagement (DAE) in Natural and Quantitative Sciences. This is a full-time, professional advising position for a PhD in the sciences, with a particular focus on Chemistry, Biology, or Statistics. It is a good fit for a collegial person with a strong grounding in evidence-based advising and mentoring practices for populations historically underrepresented in the sciences. The DAE will work closely with faculty in natural and quantitative science departments, particularly toward connecting students to undergraduate research opportunities.
The position is on the Duke HR website: http://hr.duke.edu/jobs It is requisition number 400883638
Please feel free to circulate and direct anyone with questions to Beth Fox, Associate Dean & Director of the Academic Advising Center ( beth.fox@duke.edu). We anticipate a fast and efficient search process, with an anticipated start date of 1 January 2015. We will leave the position up until the end of September.



9/12/14Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar Fellowship in NeuroscienceDepartment of Biological Science, Purdue University
A postdoctoral teaching scholar fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephanie Gardner in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University. This position offers the fellow an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience and training in conducting biology education research while contributing to an ongoing neuroscience research project. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a closely related field; have a strong research record; and have demonstrated interest undergraduate education and/or in discipline-based education research. One of the primary responsibilities of the person in this position is to contribute to a biology education research study aimed at revealing undergraduate student difficulties in structure-function and systems-level thinking in the nervous system. As such, preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work in neuroanatomy, systems neurobiology, or neural circuits. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for excellent professional development in the area pedagogy and teaching through formal workshops at the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence (http://www.purdue.edu/cie/workshops/index.html), informal mentoring, and the opportunity to design and deliver an introductory biology research laboratory course. Purdue University has a large Biological Sciences department, a diverse group of neuroscientists across campus, and one of the largest STEM education research communities in the country.
This full-time, twelve-month appointment can begin as early as January of 2015 and is contingent on successful performance and continued funding (with possible renewal for up to two years total). Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a two page summary of research accomplishments, and a two page statement of teaching philosophy to: sgardne@purdue.edu. Please also include the names, titles, and contact information of at least two references.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and be accompanied by full University benefits. Application review will start on September 15th and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found.
For more information please contact Dr. Stephanie Gardner (sgardne@purdue.edu).
Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.




9/10/2014Two Open Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor in Science Education at Boise State University
Be part of an innovative and creative faculty committed to improving teaching and learning through research. We are a collaborative department with numerous opportunities for individuals to further their own research agenda and partner with others. We host numerous grants focused on improving outcomes for students, teachers, schools, and districts. We are seeking a colleague who will engage in research, grant writing, and teaching.

Our Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University is recruiting for two full-time tenure-track positions in the area of Curriculum and Instruction at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, with an emphasis in Science Education. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and service are primary requirements for the position, in addition to supporting teacher preparation.

Boise State University has multiple programs in science and STEM disciplines, including a UTeach replication effort – IDoTeach, a graduate level mathematics specialist degree, a master’s of science in STEM education, and substantial mathematics and science education related grants from the National Science Foundation, Mathematics and Science Partnerships, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Required Qualifications:

  • • Earned doctorate by August 2015 (excellent ABD candidates will also be considered) in curriculum and instruction, science education, STEM education or related focus;
  • • Expertise in science education research, professional activity, and the development of teacher knowledge and inquiry;
  • • Demonstrated excellence in K-12 science teaching.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in science teacher preparation, interest in teaching elementary science methods, strength in research methodology, and potential for obtaining external research funds.

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. The University is an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, health care, and cultural center of the state. The city is convenient to outdoor recreation including world-class whitewater rivers, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Applications including a letter of interest, current vitae, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references, and unofficial transcripts should be sent electronically to Dr. Michele Carney at boisestatecoe@boisestate.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014. Applications received after that point will be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.
Position: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/searchcareers/assistantassociate-professor-of-science-education-2-positions/


9/9/14
Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student in Biology Education
Position Summary: The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSE) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a Research Assistant in Biology Education to work on an NSF-sponsored DRK-12 project while working toward their Ph.D. in Biology Education.
Responsibilities: The candidate will participate in an NSF-sponsored DRK-12 project examining the adaptation and implementation of two research-based instructional strategies in high school biology classrooms. Responsibilities will include: 1) working with colleagues to design and implement professional development for high school biology teachers, 2) quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis associated with the project, and 3) writing and dissemination of project outcomes in professional journals and conferences. This position will be funded for up to 2 years (with continued funding from other sources available), starting in January of 2015. Tuition and fees for the MSE Ph.D. program will be covered by the assistantship.
Required Qualifications: The candidate should have received a B.S. in biology or a biology-related field and have a high interest in conducting research about teaching and learning in the field of biology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills. In addition, the candidate must be willing and able to collaborate closely with university faculty, in-service high school biology teachers, and undergraduate students in authentic school settings and in professional development settings.
Desirable Qualifications (optional): Candidates who have already completed a research-based Master’s degree in either biology, a biology-related field, or science/biology education are preferred. Candidates with some classroom teaching experience at any level (K-16) is also desirable.
Application Process: To apply to this position please submit a one-page letter of interest, a recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf document to the project Co-PI Dr. Grant Gardner (Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu). The position will remain open until November 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately. Upon consideration for the position, the candidate must also submit all required materials to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies for admission to the MSE Ph.D. program.
For more information about the MTSU Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. program please visit http://www.mtsu.edu/graduate/msephd/.
For more information about Murfreesboro, TN please visit http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/.
Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Grant Gardner (Grant.Gardner@mtsu.edu).


8/29/14Professor of the Practice (Biological Sciences) - University of New Orleans
POSITION TITLE: Professor of the Practice (Biological Sciences)
POSITION #: 9023
DEPARTMENT: Biological Sciences
POSITION SUMMARY: The Biological Sciences department at University of New Orleans (UNO) invites applications for a Professor of Practice with a specialty in the science of teaching. This is a non-tenure track faculty position with a three-year renewable term. The successful applicant will lead our undergraduate freshman biology courses as well as assist in leading of workshops to promote training of faculty in the department in transforming or flipping the classroom. The Professor of Practice is a teaching intensive position, and direct student contact through mentorship of student design projects is expected. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in taking a leadership role in enhancing the undergraduate experience of our students. A graduate degree in Biology, or Science education is required. The Department is seeking candidates with a strong record of practical experience in the areas of interest, a focus on developing and implementing curricula in biology, an interest in obtaining external education-related funding, the ability to work in teams, and a strong commitment to university service.
Professor of the Practice is a title to describe a non-tenured faculty position to be held by a limited number of eminently qualified academic, business, or government leaders who have made major impacts on fields and disciplines important to the Biological Sciences Department at UNO. The title “Professor of the Practice” is intended to provide such highly regarded individuals with the position and respect that is customarily extended to faculty members who hold tenure. This designation represents an effective and meaningful way for UNO to involve accomplished professionals who seek a position within UNO that does not fit the tenure track model.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The department is seeking candidates with a focus in teaching, developing, assessing, and implementing curricula in all aspects of biology, as well as an interest in obtaining education-related external funding.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a graduate degree in biological sciences (PhD desirable) and experience with the science of teaching.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (optional): Recruitment efforts are focused on candidates with experience in the science of teaching biology.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants should send (a) a vita, (b) a teaching statement of how your interests might enhance UNO’s Biological Sciences Department, (c) a brief description of their experience, teaching and leadership interests, (d) three letters of reference, and (e) transcripts electronically to **biology@uno.edu** or addressed to Dr. Wendy Schluchter, Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, Biological Sciences, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148.
DATE POSTED: 8/27/2014
CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by September 27, 2014.
All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.
The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



8/19/2014The University of Minnesota is hiring 11 scientists to continue developing interdisciplinary research clusters in emerging areas of biology that connect with other STEM disciplines.


The College of Biological Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota announce up to five tenure-track positions in Biology Education at the level of assistant professor, with the potential to hire at the tenured associate level. These positions were created to complement the already existing strengths in the newly created Department of Biology Teaching and Learning. We wish to identify candidates who will contribute to our mission of research in biology education and collaboration with colleagues in the STEM Education Center; teaching of undergraduate, graduate, and other students; and biology-relevant outreach to K-12 constituents. The successful candidates will have experience in biology research, biology education research, and innovative, evidence-based teaching. Specific research areas of interest include:
  • Course-based authentic research experiences in biology (undergraduate and/or K-12 level)
  • Faculty and/or teacher development
  • Team-based, project-based, and/or inquiry-based learning
  • Equitable, inclusive teaching; performance gap solutions
  • Strategies to promote retention & graduation in STEM fields
We encourage faculty at all stages of their career to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Research: We are interested in filling several positions with people who are passionate about both biology and biology education research. The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally-funded and collaborative research program that creates, extends, and/or explains the mechanism of effective approaches to biology education, K - 20.
Teaching: The successful candidate will develop a program of scholarly, innovative, and collaborative teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Biological Sciences, College of Education and Human Development, and associated masters and Ph.D. programs. At least one position will work extensively with in-service teachers to help them develop and implement authentic research experiences in their classrooms. Specific teaching responsibilities will emphasize evidence-based approaches and include courses in biology and pedagogy, and STEM education in alignment with the candidate's training. Successful candidates will supervise Ph.D. students and postdocs who are directly appointed under their responsibility or who work in cooperation with a research/teaching team.

Appointment:

Depending on the scholarship of the candidate, the primary tenure home may be in either the College of Biological Sciences or the College of Education and Human Development. All new faculty will be invited to affiliate and collaborate with faculty and students in theSTEM Education Center. This research-focused center is housed in the College of Education and Human Development. The Center focuses on four main areas of STEM education: (1) STEM integration, (2) learning and cognition, (3) research on instructor preparation, and (4) evaluation and assessment. Joint appointments in other appropriate departments may be possible.
The individuals hired will be appointed into full-time, academic year (9-month) tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The anticipated starting date is August 25, 2015 and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants seeking to be hired as a tenured Associate Professor must demonstrate a record of scholarship that meets the criteria for tenure at the University of Minnesota.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a biology discipline and/or science education
  • Publication record in disciplines related to the position
  • Evidence of implementation of research-based, high-quality teaching
  • Evidence of commitment to equity and diversity
  • Potential to initiate and sustain a strong research program in biology education
  • Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively, and productively in a research team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated innovation in evidence-based teaching
  • Teaching experience in K-12 schools (required for at least one position)
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Record of participating in community/school collaborations or other forms of public engagement

Application Process:

This position will remain open until filled, but the search committee will begin its review of applications by September 25, 2014; we expect to start interviewing in early December. Application materials need to be submitted online; applications cannot be considered until all of the following materials have been uploaded:
  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications relevant to research, teaching, and outreach, including an explanation of how the applicant meets the required (and desirable, if appropriate) qualifications of the position including experiences in K-12 schools
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of current and proposed science education research (not to exceed three pages)
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of the two most recent publications, and up to two additional publications that the candidate considers to be highest impact in their remaining portfolio
  • List of at least three, but no more than five references; please be certain that references have agreed to speak to the qualifications sought in this position and have agreed to be contacted by a member of the search committee
To access and apply for this position either:
  1. Copy/Paste this URL into your browser: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=123143



8/17/2014
Postdoctoral Position with the Genomics Education Partnership-
Washington University in St. Louis

A postdoctoral position is available with the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP) at their base in the Biology Department of Washington University in St. Louis. The GEP is a national consortium of college faculty, most from primarily undergraduate institutions, which is dedicated to bringing more genomics into the undergraduate curriculum, and to using genomics to provide students with an in-class research experience (see http://gep.wustl.edu ). The new postdoc, funded primarily by a grant from NSF, will be involved in curriculum development, web communications, and assessment of a series of new materials designed to make a genomics research experience accessible to beginning college students. The work will be supervised by Dr. Sarah C R Elgin, the Program Director, and Dr. David Lopatto, who leads the assessment effort, but will also involve coordinating the efforts of many contributing members of GEP. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Ph.D. who wants to make science education a major part of their career.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a STEM field, preferably including experience in molecular genetics, genomics, and/or bioinformatics, and have demonstrated a strong interest in STEM education at the college level, including program evaluation. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required; familiarity with statistics (R or SAS or equivalent) and text analysis (NVivo or equivalent) is desirable. Applicants must have well-developed communication skills (both verbal and written), good social skills, good organizational skills, and a strong work ethic. Experience working with diverse faculty and students would be a plus.
Washington University in St Louis provides strong support in STEM education and an outstanding intellectual community working in genetics/genomics; additional training in these areas will be available. Pedagogical work is supported by both the WU Teaching Center and the WU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Work in genomics is supported by our collaborations with The Genomics Institute and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Specific training in GEP materials and assessment will be provided by the GEP staff and Dr. Lopatto, respectively. Salary will be in the range of NIH postdoctoral guidelines according to experience, and includes standard Washington University benefits. Some travel and some irregular hours are required. Position is full time (some flexibility possible if applicant prefers to combine with scientific research training), with a starting date of 9/1/2014; interviews will continue until the position is filled.
Questions and applications should be addressed to Professor Sarah C.R. Elgin (selgin@biology.wustl.edu). Applications should include a CV, a statement of interests, and the names and contact information for 2-3 references. This position is listed as Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biology – 28779 under Job Opportunities with WU Human Resources (see https://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/ExternalApplicants.aspx ).



8/15/2014
Postdoctoral Associate in Biology/Biochemistry Education Research
The University of Georgia
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Georgia seeks a Postdoctoral Associate in Biology/Biochemistry Education (Posting #20141255). The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or education along with demonstrated interest and experience in research about the teaching and learning of biology/biochemistry. This individual will participate in research on problem solving among biology undergraduates, focused on the development of problem-solving skills in the domains of protein structure/function and metabolism. This longitudinal research aims to determine the extent to which undergraduates' problem-solving skills are predictive of success and persistence in science. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia

The postdoctoral associate will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology/biochemistry education. Ph.D in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or science education is required, and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This position will be funded for up to five years, starting in January 2015, with an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Graduate-level training in biochemistry or cell and molecular biology is required. Experience with education research methods, preferably qualitative research methods, is also required. Other preferred qualifications include working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis and experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching. Questions about the position should be directed to Paula Lemons (plemons@uga.edu 706-542-9616).

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on undergraduate problem solving; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and 3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.

To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp. Search posting number: 20141255.
The position is open until filled. Application will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by September 1 for full consideration.


8/14/2014Biology Science Educators---University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology
Description: The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology seeks to hire two Biology Science Educators. The individuals hired for these positions will collaborate with other faculty to redesign undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and align department courses with the core competencies articulated in the recent AAAS- and NSF-supported Vision and Change report. Teaching load will vary depending on involvement in education research and course development activities, and will range from 2-3 courses per long semester and 1-2 in summer. Teaching responsibilities will include Introductory Biology for majors, non-majors Biology, Genetics, Nutrition, and Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as other classes depending on individual background. Applicants should have broad knowledge in Biology, a record of quality instruction, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques. These individuals will be expected to collaborate with current faculty on science education research projects.
Education Required: Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline. The candidate’s research expertise may be in any area of biology, but broadly trained scientists with substantial knowledge of pedagogy and experience with course redesign are preferred. Successful candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence, outstanding communications skills, and strong problem solving skills. In addition, the successful candidates should be detail oriented, flexible and creative, familiar with current teaching technology, and be able to provide evidence of ability to bring significant projects to completion.
Terms of Appointment: These faculty positions are full time (12 month) appointments with benefits.
Additional Information: We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusiveness across the campus community.UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000.

Application Instructions: Applicants should complete the Application for Non Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (http://provost.utsa.edu/VPAFS/forms/recruitment/index.asp) and submit to biofacultyad@utsa.edu, along with the following documents: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter describing qualifications, contact information (including email) for three (3) professional references.


8/13/2014
Michigan State University- CREATE for STEM Institute- 3 post-doc positions
Applications are invited for three post-doctoral (fixed term) research associates in the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. The successful candidate(s) will provide leadership for all aspects of three research projects housed in CREATE (Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments).

Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to:


  • develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for 6 – 12 science education
  • support the design and development of research
  • design, develop and implement professional development with both urban and suburban schools and teachers, which encompass a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds
  • developing assessments of student learning
  • collecting, organizing and analyzing data
  • provide management and leadership for assigned project
  • work with team to plan and write reports, conference papers and journal articles that disseminate the research
  • make presentations at regional and national conferences.

The candidates will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/).
The appointments are initially for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.
Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education.
Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu (posting numbers 9920, 9921, 9922) ). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Beginning salary is $43,000 (100%)

Please inquire with Sue Carpenter (carpen16@msu.edu) regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for September 1, 2014.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



8/13/2014Michigan State University- yet another Post-Doc position
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral (fixed term) research associate in the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will provide leadership for all aspects of the Collaborative Research: Designing Assessments in Physical Science for the Next Generation Science Standards (ASSESSMENTS) project, including designing, developing, testing and analyzing new assessments for middle school physical science aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to:

  • develop, implement and revise assessment items of instructional materials by incorporating principles of evidence-centered design (ECD) and psychometric methods within an integrated validity framework.
  • work closely with director of CREATE and other researchers at SRI and the University of Illinois on
development and revision based on field test results.
  • assist director with data collection, organization and analysis
  • Plan and carry out professional development workshops to implement formative assessments and the development of formative assessment resources.
*support the writing of research reports, conference papers, and journal manuscripts to disseminate findings
  • participate in presentation at regional and national conferences.

The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/).
The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education.
Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience with secondary science teaching experience are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 9919). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Beginning salary is $43,000.

Please inquire with Sue Carpenter (carpen16@msu.edu) regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for Sept 15, 2014 or sooner.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



7/20/14University of Chicago
The Chicago Center for TeachingOPEN POSITION FOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STEM Teaching and Learning #095065

Summary of Division:
The staff and consultants at The Chicago Center for Teaching (teaching.uchicago.edu) support teaching at the University of Chicago through training, resources, expertise, and current research in the acquisition and deployment of pedagogical knowledge and skills. Services are open to faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students who teach undergraduate and graduate students. Staff members from the Center also collaborate with schools, divisions, and departments to advise them on existing teaching support practices, and offer supplemental services to increase and/or assess the effectiveness of programs. Currently, the CCT has three full-time professionals, with plans for further expansion in the coming years. The Center also employs approximately 15 graduate teaching consultants from departments across campus. The Center reports to the Dean of the College and to the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education.
The Position: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (STEM)
The Associate Director for STEM teaching and learning is a brand new position. As such, the AD will take primary responsibility for the development, oversight, and assessment of the CCT’s services to STEM fields, with broad latitude for creativity, leadership, and decision making. The position reports to the Director of the CCT (an Associate Dean in the College) and collaborates extensively with CCT staff members, STEM faculty, and other colleagues on campus. In addition, the AD will form collaborative relationships with deans and department chairs to design programs, and provide assistance in the form of expertise, programs, and assessment services to existing programs. We seek candidates with extensive knowledge of the current research literature on teaching and learning in STEM disciplines, with a history of successful experience advancing teaching in higher education.
Required qualifications:

  • Strong background in the theory and practice of STEM education
  • Demonstrated history of success advancing high-quality STEM education practices among departments, faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs
  • Experience working within a center for teaching or similar organization devoted to the development of STEM education
  • Excellent consultation, presentation, and collaboration skills
Preferred qualifications:
  • Ph.D. and successful university teaching experience in a STEM field
  • Facility with instructional technology
  • Access to a broad national network of STEM education specialists and practitioners
  • Experience in a research-intensive environment
  • Publications and/or research presentations in the field of STEM education
  • Successful history of acquiring and managing STEM education grant


7-20-14
University of Michigan- Post-Doc position
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce an Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This is a three-year postdoc that will be an excellent opportunity for a recent PhD who wishes to explore an educational development career at a well-established center and develop significant evaluation and assessment experience. The successful candidate will work closely with CRLT’s Director of Assessment and the Assistant Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education to evaluate and report on the Provost’s Third Century Student Learning Initiative (http://thirdcentury.umich.edu/student-learning/), which supports active and engaged learning.

The Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate is a three-year staff appointment, with possibility for extension. The anticipated start date is in September (but a specific start date is negotiable). Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree (completed), experience in postsecondary assessment, evaluation and/or educational research; demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; ability to take directions, assume increasing independent responsibility, and provide follow up; strong attention to detail; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university, including both curricular and co-curricular learning environments. Desired qualifications include familiarity with the literature on active and experiential learning; as well as experience with large datasets, quasi-experimental design, and a faculty development or teaching center.

To apply:

  • Visit the University of Michigan Job Site (http://umjobs.org).
  • Search the system with the keyword “CRLT” (the position # is 98679)
  • Upload a CV and cover letter as a single document (applicants may only upload one document).
For questions, contact Mary Wright, Director of Assessment (734-936 1135, mcwright@umich.edu).

7/23/2014STEM Education Postdoctoral Opportunity at the University of Miami
The Department of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with our National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) grant. The aim of the IMSD program is to increase the academic competitiveness and number of students from underrepresented groups pursing and completing a STEM PhD. The program is two-fold. At the undergraduate level, “scholars” participate in intense research experiences to better prepare them for entry into a PhD program. At the graduate level, pre-doctoral IMSD “fellows” are provided with opportunities for professional development and career preparation. To learn more about our programs, please visit our website: http://www.miami.edu/index.php/undergraduate_research_and_community_outreach/.

The IMSD postdoctoral fellow will assist in recruiting and advising IMSD undergraduate scholars and graduate student fellows, be involved in program professional development activities, serve as a career adviser for IMSD scholars and fellows, identify potential research mentors for IMSD undergraduate scholars, keep records on academic performance of students, and track their research activities. The postdoc will be responsible for managing the internal evaluation of the IMSD program, writing and submitting annual reports to NIGMS, and will assist the external program evaluator in program assessment. The two will team together to do research on the efficacy of the program’s impact on students pursuing research careers in science. The postdoc also will manage the grant account and be responsible for overseeing and processing all grant-related expenses. Additionally, 10% of duties will be related to the department’s other research and outreach programs.

Applicants must have a PhD in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), experience in mentoring and working with students, a demonstrated strong interest in STEM education and program evaluation, experience with data analyses, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, administrative skills, and a strong work ethic. Applicants must have well developed communication (verbal and written) and social skills. Experience working with personnel and students from diverse backgrounds is desirable and knowledge of grant procedures is a plus. Questions should be directed to Professor Michael Gaines, m.gaines@miami.edu. Please apply through the University’s employment website (http://um.hodesiq.com/job_start.asp) for position number # 045531.

7-23-2014
Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education
Institution: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC
Employment Level: Postdoctoral Associate
Posted: July 23, 2014
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
Start Date: September 2014
End date: September 2019
Category: Science education research
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Competitive
A postdoctoral position focused on science education research and assessment is available at Duke University. The position is part of an HHMI-funded grant to increase student success in STEM disciplines, and our goal is to develop data-driven models for understanding how faculty perceive and experience teaching, how students perceive and experience learning, and what educational experiences can be implemented in science gateways to create multiple pathways for success for all our students, including under-represented minorities.
Our research will move beyond simple versions of “what works” to more nuanced understandings of which different strategies work for different students, and an understanding of the mediating and moderating variables that impact learning. Our approach will focus on students and faculty spanning multiple departments in order to create a community of STEM learners and research practitioners. The primary responsibility of the position is to align both faculty and student models through robust and iterative assessment. Specific responsibilities include: (1) collecting and analyzing data, (2) offering faculty formative, evidence-based feedback about the learning that is happening in their courses, and (3) writing summative reports, ideally for publication.
Applicants should have a background in scientific teaching, strong research skills (particularly quantitative methods), writing skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in various pedagogies of engagement as part of this appointment. A Ph.D. is required, preferably in a STEM-related field.
To apply, please email a 1-2 page letter explaining the motivation for applying and qualifications for the position, along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Julie Reynolds, julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu. Please contact Julie Reynolds with any questions.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

7-16-14
Postdoctoral Associate in Biology/Biochemistry Education Research
The University of Georgia

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Georgia seeks a Postdoctoral Associate in Biology/Biochemistry Education Research. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or education along with demonstrated interest and experience in research about the teaching and learning of biology/biochemistry. This individual will participate in research on problem solving among biology undergraduates, focused on the development of problem-solving skills in the domains of protein structure/function and metabolism. This longitudinal research aims to determine the extent to which undergraduates’ problem-solving skills are predictive of success and persistence in science. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia.

The postdoctoral associate will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology/biochemistry education. Ph.D in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or science education is required, and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This position will be funded for up to five years, starting in January 2015, with an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Graduate-level training in biochemistry or cell and molecular biology is required. Experience with education research methods, preferably qualitative research methods, is also required. Other preferred qualifications include working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis and experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching. Questions about the position should be directed to Paula Lemons (plemons@uga.edu 706-542-9616).

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on undergraduate problem solving;
2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and
3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.

This job will be officially posted soon. Once it is posted, to apply, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp and/or https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/index.php.

The position will be open until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by September 1 for full consideration.

7-9-14
University of Wisconsin- MadisonCALL FOR APPLICATIONS - HHMI BioScholar Postdoctoral Fellows Program
We are pleased to invite applications from individuals interested in pursing postdoctoral training in the development, implementation and evaluation of undergraduate biology educational programs. The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, WISCIENCE (formerly the Institute for Biology Education) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is developing a set of activities and courses as part of our HHMI Foundations for Success Program to help first year, first generation and underrepresented minority undergraduate students succeed. Two new fellows will be added to our postdoc learning community, which currently includes 3 fellows, and be responsible for the development, pilot testing and evaluation of either a peer leadership training program or an introduction to service learning course. All applicants will be considered for both positions, but should indicate their preference in the cover letter.
The HHMI BioScholar Programming Postdocs will:
  • Join a learning community focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop, implement and evaluate undergraduate science educational programs
  • Gain an understanding of the issues relevant to recruitment and retention of first generation and underrepresented minority students in science
  • Gain teaching experience
Two full-time, 12 month positions at an annual rate of $40,000 with standard UW-Madison trainee benefits are available. The start date is September 1, 2014.

Qualifications:

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014.
Send a single PDF document to Aaron Miller ammiller23@wisc.edu. Application materials include:
  • A cover letter summarizing:
    • o your interest in the position;
    • o your preference for the peer leader training program or introduction to service learning course;
    • o your experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning;
    • o your future career aspirations; and
    • o any other qualifications you consider relevant for the position.
    • A statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages max)
    • A current CV
    • Names and contact information of three references
Interviews will be held the week of August 4th.

Questions? Contact Janet Branchaw (branchaw@wisc.edu or 608-262-1182)

7-9-14
2 Postdoctoral Scholars in Biology Education ResearchUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Biochemistry and School of Natural Resources are looking for an exceptional and highly motivated Curriculum Development Postdoctoral Scholar and Learning Assessment Postdoctoral Scholar to help us transform life sciences and STEM education by integrating new technologies into the classroom. We are an interdisciplinary group of life sciences educators, researchers, and technology innovators who are incorporating hands-on, computational modeling-/simulation-based learning into biology courses.
The Curriculum Development Postdoctoral Scholar will own the development of simulation-based contentfor life sciences courses covering topics in biological systems spanning the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels. We seek a scholar with a science background that crosses at least two of these levels.

The Learning Assessment Postdoctoral Scholar will develop assessments of students’ thinking about biological systems and investigate how students reason through existing models, how students create models, and how students use these models to generalize and make predictions about biological phenomena.

Essential duties for the Curriculum Development Scholar include:
  • Writing and review simulation-based learning activities(including instructions and rubrics; NOTE: previous experience in computational modeling is not required);
  • Assisting with the integration and troubleshooting of the activities and curriculum in the classroom;
  • Managing the integration of the curriculumin an on-line platform for community-driven dissemination;
  • Developing and managing a process for community-based curriculum submission and development;
  • Working closely with the Learning Assessment Scholarto help with validating assessment of students’ thinking about biological systems;
  • Working closely with software design experts by providing feedback to help develop an on-line technologythat will facilitate the delivery and use of simulation-based content in a highly intuitive fashion.

Essential duties for the Learning Assessment Scholar include:
  • Using knowledge of conceptual, logical, or mathematical modeling techniques from one’s own research or teaching to develop and pursue unique research questions on student modeling practices and student learning;
  • Developing and refining system thinking assessment tools to be used in combination with simulation modules;
  • Statistically analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Working closely with the Curriculum Development Postdoctoral Scholar and software expertsto help in developing, implementing, and studying biological systems simulations;
  • Working closely with Graduate Teaching Assistants to maximize student learning using computational modeling.

The successful applicant must have:
  • A Ph.D. in life sciences or a closely related field, or M.S. in a life sciences discipline and Ph.D. in science education
  • Experience managing teams and/or projects
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Creativity and inventiveness
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

We seek candidates who can start as early as late summer or early fall of 2014. The start date is negotiable. The position is for one year with renewal for a second year dependent on performance review. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

If interested in the Curriculum Development position, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Tomas Helikar: thelikar2 at unl dot edu.

If interested in the Learning Assessment position, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Joe Dauer: jdauer2 at unl dot edu.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Lincoln, Nebraska (pop. 265,000) is a great place to live, work, and play. It boasts a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere with a burgeoning social scene. In 2013, Lincoln topped Gallup’s annual wellbeing index, which ranks wellbeing in six categories: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. (http://go.unl.edu/53va)

7-7-14
Postdoctoral Positions Available: Research Associate
Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
NIH-Training Program: Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT)

The Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) Program is a comprehensive program which offers up to three years of support to outstanding candidates seeking advanced postdoctoral research training, teacher training and student mentorship opportunities in preparation for an academic career in biomedical and life sciences. Funded by NIGMS through an IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) training grant, the PERT program also fosters ties between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions.

PERT trainees may select from over thirty-sixfaculty research mentors at the University of Arizona, representing a broad range of disciplines in biomedicine, bioengineering, genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, molecular/cellular biology, physiology and behavior. The program stresses the use of model organisms for biomedical and life sciences research. The program is administered through the Arizona Research Laboratories Center for Insect Science and is partnered with a Minority Serving Institution, Pima Community College, (http://www.pima.edu/program/biology/.

Starting salary is based on the NIH NRSA scale. An annual allowance for research supplies and travel is also included. Positions are dependent upon continued funding. Additional information about the Center for Insect Science and the PERT program is available at http://cis.arl.arizona.edu/PERT.

Qualifications: Applicants must have, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited institution and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals. Applicants should have no more than two previous years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.

Application: All applicants must apply electronically through the University of Arizona’s Career Track website at: https://www.uacareertrack.com. The job number is 55765. Deadline for receipt of applications is 8:00am, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

All applications are to include:
--a letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals.
--a CV
--a three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period
--three letters of reference
--a letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process. Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to: PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0106. Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature. The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UA Career Track website listed above.As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information, tkudrna@email.arizona.edu,
520-621-9310.


5-23-14
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) seeks a Director of Undergraduate STEM Education to support and implement the education research, survey, and related initiatives within its Office of Undergraduate STEM Education.

The Office of Undergraduate STEM Education (OUSE) is AAC&U’s center of STEM higher education reform dedicated to supporting STEM faculty, including those from underrepresented groups, in implementing active learning pedagogies designed to produce more students in STEM fields who are competitively trained and liberally educated. This Office uses the AAC&U LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes as shared reference points for championing liberal education as a national imperative for undergraduate STEM education.

OUSE is both grounded in and supported by the national reform initiatives of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), one of the leading advocates in the United States for transforming undergraduate STEM teaching and learning. PKAL is supported by a national advisory board responsible for advising the leadership and staff of OUSE on national STEM undergraduate education priorities and programs related to fostering quality, diversity, and social responsibility in STEM.

The Director of Undergraduate STEM Education will provide strategic and practical leadership and supervision of all activities related to STEM higher education reform at AAC&U. S/he will work with an array of sponsored and continuing projects and initiatives, direct and manage project activities, conduct relevant qualitative and quantitative higher education research, and assist in developing resources related to undergraduate STEM teaching and learning. The position reports to the Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of PKAL.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Pro-actively participate as a co-leader of the PKAL community and its continuing programs, and facilitate the work of the PKAL advisory board
  • Direct both qualitative and quantitative research efforts related to OUSE/PKAL projects and continuing programs, including data gathering, data entry, and analysis; conduct surveys, interviews and focus groups (as appropriate); generate charts and graphs for presentation; organize data and materials based upon STEM higher education studies and national databases; generate manuscripts for publication
  • Provide high level logistical and implementation support for new and continuing initiatives
  • Conceptualize, generate and direct sponsored projects related to undergraduate STEM reform
  • Act as a liaison and maintain communication and correspondence with multiple stakeholder communities including PKAL, disciplinary society administrators, funding agency program officers, STEM faculty and administrators
  • Communicate and partner with key AAC&U staff regarding publications, databases, conferences, and other project-based activities; participate as a senior staff member helping to guide AAC&U’s overall agenda of advancing quality in undergraduate education
  • Write and edit materials for broad dissemination to multidisciplinary audiences
Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate
  • Experience with scholarship on the challenges of university culture and change in STEM higher education including, but not limited to: STEM teaching and learning, STEM faculty diversity
  • Strong skills in contemporary research tools including, but not limited to QSR, NVivo, SPSS, Excel or other statistical software
  • Strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative higher education research to include coding and structuring of databases and spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong analytical skills
  • Superior communication skills and an ability to articulate a compelling message to multidisciplinary audiences
  • A clear understanding of and commitment to the values of AAC&U
  • Proven record of designing, leading, and managing budgets and programs related to STEM higher education, particularly for underrepresented populations, effectively
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and best practices in STEM higher education teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to historically underrepresented students
  • Strong management skills, including the ability to lead teams and encourage initiative, teamwork, collaboration, and creative/innovative thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and evaluating professional development opportunities for STEM faculty

Salary commensurate with experience; exceptional benefits. Please submit a letter of interest with salary requirements and CV by June 23, 2014 to: AAC&U, Box DUSE, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 or torecruit@aacu.org.
AAC&U believes that a broadly diverse staff is critical to achieving excellence as a national higher education association. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with the full range of fair employment practices and non-discrimination laws.

5-15-14
There are several jobs open at the Exploratorium Museum of Science in SF -- the world premier inquiry museum. An amazing place full of artists and scientists.

There are two postdocs -- one in biology, and one in learning sciences
And there is one learning scientist position
http://www.exploratorium.edu/about/jobs

I worked at the Exploratorium as a postdoc after my PhD and those were some of the best years of my life. Happy to answer any questions. Please disseminate!

5-13-2014
University of Colorado, Boulder (CU)- Post Doc position
University of Colorado Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology Education Research. The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellow (officially termed a research associate at CU Boulder) in biology education research to work with Dr. Jennifer Knight. Specific responsibilities will focus on the use of concept assessments, including developing and orchestrating a national survey of concept assessments use, and studying how faculty make changes to courses and curriculum based on concept assessment results. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-institution team of researchers that are supported by the National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Program ("Navigating from Vision to Change with Bio-MAPS").

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in molecular/cell biology, biology, or biology education, have a strong research record, and have demonstrated experience in discipline-based education research. Preference will be given to applicants who have education research experience, skills in statistical and model-based analysis and have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team.

This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment, with start date preferred by September 1, 2014. The salary for this appointment will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit an application at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/81217 including a CV, a statement of specific research interests and/or experience with DBER, up to 2 relevant publications, and three contacts who can write letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are encouraged.

5/10/14
University of Maine
The School of Biology and Ecology seeks applicants for a two year fixed-length, fiscal year Lecturer position with an August start date. This position will have responsibilities for 50% biological education research and 50% teaching.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
One of the primary research responsibilities of this position is to contribute to research on faculty professional development. The research will specifically focus on how faculty at several institutions incorporate short answer questions into their large-lecture biology courses and use the information to guide instruction. This work will be conducted as part of a multi-institution, interdisciplinary effort to explore faculty adoption and use of assessments developed for the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) project (www.msu.edu/~aacr), which is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) and Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) programs. The employee is expected to carry out all aspects of the research in collaboration with the supervisor and technical staff working on this project, including designing experiments and performing data analysis. In addition, the individual is expected to contribute to the writing of scientific reports and lay articles. Specific projects and responsibilities may change with subsequent funding opportunities.

The teaching component of this position includes leading inquiry-based laboratory experiences for first-year undergraduate students, developing and delivering recitation activities for physiology courses, and teaching portions of the majors and non-majors introductory biology courses.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, physiology, biology education, or a closely related field is required by date of hire. The applicant must have a demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work in their biology field; skills in analyzing the effectiveness of classroom activities; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position.” You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a two page summary of research accomplishments, a two page statement of teaching philosophy, copies of 1-3 representative publications, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and provide contact information for three professional references. Additionally, candidates will need to arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference submitted to michelle.k.smith@maine.edu. Application review will start on May 14th and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Length:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents:
Copies of Transcripts, Cover Letter, Publications, Resume/CV, Summary of Research Acc., Teaching Philosophy

4-28-2014
Associate Director STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Sheridan Center supports Brown University's long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and learning through our broad range of programs, services, activities and resources for the Brown teaching community. The Center seeks a dynamic and creative Associate Director with expertise in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to work with faculty, postdocs and graduate students in the Life and Physical Sciences at Brown to facilitate their professional development in teaching and learning. The newly expanded Center will include a Laboratory for Educational Innovation to enhance online and digital pedagogies at Brown.

To learn more about the Sheridan Center at Brown, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/sheridan-center/
The Associate Director's responsibilities include: coordinating and overseeing Sheridan Teaching Certificate Programs (I and III); providing individual consultations for faculty, postdocs and graduate students in the STEM disciplines; developing and managing professional development programs in teaching and learning; coordinating workshops to explore the effective use of instructional technology in the classroom; and collaborating with departments and other administrative offices across the university to support professional development in teaching and learning at Brown.
Required qualifications:
•Earned doctorate in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
•Experience as a college-level, post-secondary instructor and researcher
•Evidence of the ability to design, develop and lead university professional development activities
•Evidence of the ability to lead and present engaging workshops and seminar discussions
•Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of teaching, curriculum, and technology
•Demonstrated commitment to professional development in pedagogy
•Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, including faculty, postdocs, students and administrators.
•Experience in collaborating with and motivating people to work together to achieve goals
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
Desirable Qualifications:
•Track record in the scholarship of teaching and learning
•Experience in integration of educational technologies in curriculum development or course activities
•Experience using or supporting the use of academic technologies, such as learning management systems, digital media, and smart classroom tools
•Knowledge of instructional assessment
•Knowledge of multiple and varied pedagogical approaches and their application in higher education
•Experience in program or institutional evaluation at the university level
•Prior experience and a facility for grant writing and procurement
•Evidence of program or curricular development
To apply, please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at: **http://careers.brown.edu** and reference Job# 112383.
Brown University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

4-25-2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Discipline-Based Education Research at Michigan State University


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Biology Education at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary investigation of undergraduate scientific modeling practices and their progression in an undergraduate biology course.
Responsibilities include working in coordination with biology and education faculty to:
  • conduct structured interviews;
  • analyze recordings from interviews;
  • analyze recordings of group work made during class;
  • prepare findings for presentation and publication;
  • prepare a research proposal to secure extramural funding;
  • teach in a mentored teaching environment if desired.
This research is taking place in the context of a vibrant and growing Discipline-Based Education Research community at MSU. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Dr. Jon Stoltzfus (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Dr. Christina Schwarz (Teacher Education) supported by funding from an LPF-CMP 2 Innovation Grant from Michigan State University's CREATE for STEM Institute.

Initial appointment is for 1 year with the possibility of an extension based on performance and the availability of funding. Salary is $43,500.
Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in biology or a related field with an interest in science education research or a Ph.D. in education research with an interest in biology are preferred. Additionally, candidates who have knowledge of science practices and basic biology concepts and who have collaborative skills and a desire to create interdisciplinary partnerships across colleges are highly preferred. Prior experience analyzing qualitative data research methods as well as prior experience conducting structured interviews is desirable.

Application review will begin May 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 16, 2014 but is negotiable. To apply, submit a cover letter, a one-page summary of educational research and teaching experiences/interests, a CV, and three (3) letters of reference to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 9343).
MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nomination of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


1-22-2014
STEM Education and Assessment Fellows
University of Colorado Boulder
https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/75979
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral associate in the newly formed Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The successful candidates will work on educational transformation through a project focused on institution wide transformation, sponsored by the American Association of Universities. The overall project seeks to promote the use of research based instructional and assessment strategies. Responsibilities will primarily center on supporting faculty in the change process by identifying appropriate material resources to support assessment of teaching in multiple STEM disciplines, working closely with department leads to provide professional consultations with participating faculty on the use of identified materials, supporting the implementation of assessment measures by managing data collection and analysis, and consulting with faculty to reflect on the results. Associates will also work with project staff to develop an online campus-wide, potentially national, portal to assist faculty in finding libraries of educational measures, easing use of such measures and sharing results. Opportunities will also exist for working toward promoting the use of evidence-based measures of teaching impact and conducting research on the process of institutional transformation. The Fellows will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM departments at the University of Colorado. The overall project also includes studies of institutional transformation, and provides opportunities for postdocs to participate in studies of individual and institutional uptake of new assessment tools and practices.
Qualifications: The successful candidates will have a strong disciplinary background in a STEM area and extensive experience in education research. Experience in biology or mechanical engineering is a plus as these are the initial departments on the project. The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with the preference that the successful candidate will be able to commit to the project for 2 years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applications will consist of a cover letter, a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and three letters of recommendation. They can be submitted at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/75979. Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled. A start date of 5/1/2014 is preferred but is negotiable. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. For question about the position contact Dr. Melissa Dancy (melissa.dancy@colorado.edu).

1-22-2014
Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Discipline-Based Education Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The successful candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to disseminate and integrate research-based instructional strategies in introductory STEM courses at UNL. These postdocs will work closely with co-advising faculty, Dr. Leilani Arthurs (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Dr. Brian Couch (School of Biological Sciences). They will assist with one or more of the following projects: (i) research on student and faculty perceptions of course instruction, (ii) organization and evaluation of a faculty mentoring program, and (iii) teaching and evaluation of faculty professional development workshops.
Applicants must have completed a PhD in a STEM field or STEM education field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have experience in STEM education research, faculty professional development, and research-based instructional strategies. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, and be able to interact with faculty across different disciplines.
Initial appointments are for 1 year with the possibility of extending for up to 1.5 additional years. Applications should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (iii) a curriculum vitae, and (iv) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed to Dr. Leilani Arthurs (larthurs2@unl.edu). Application review will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is August 4, 2014
These positions are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-based Reforms (WIDER) Program. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

1-15-2014
Hope College- Tenure track position Biology Education
Hope College is seeking a tenure-track faculty member who is a Biology Education scholar. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Biology and Education departments, and will be expected to teach biology courses to Education majors and participate in the core classes of the Biology major. The area of scholarship is open, but would be in biology education research and involve undergraduate students, and ideally, K-12 Biology teachers and students.The candidate will also participate in other departmental, college, and professional service, including college-wide STEM education initiatives, advising and establishing a presence for Biology education.The ideal candidate should have a doctorate in Science Education with a concentration in Biology and undergraduate and/or Masters level degrees in Biology. K-12 teaching experience in Biology or Life Science is desirable. Hope College is a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with approximately 3300 students, and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective.Applications will be received online at www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. As part of the application process, you will need to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable for initial application), and names and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please submit all materials by January 30, 2014.Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.


12-15-13
Postdoctoral Fellowship-
Department of Biology, CUNY Brooklyn College
New York City (Brooklyn)
General Description:
Postdoctoral position available to join a project integrating microbial community diversity and metagenomics research into the undergraduate curriculum at The City University of New York (CUNY). This NSF-funded project aims to broaden participation in undergraduate research across CUNY through the collection and analysis of data relating to urban microbial community dynamics. The position will involve all aspects of the project, including experimental design, data analysis, faculty training in genomics, and determination of student outcomes. More information about the project can be found here: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1323225 Applicants should have a strong background in genomics research, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics. Experience in the fields of microbial communities or environmental microbiology is desirable. In addition applicants should have a strong interest in undergraduate education. The position, which is based at CUNY Brooklyn College, is for 3 years under the mentorship of Professor Theodore Muth and Associate University Dean Avrom Caplan.
Contact: Theodore Muth (tmuth@brooklyn.cuny.edu)
Application link:
Submit a cover letter and cv here –
https://www.rfcuny.org/hr/pvn/cgi-bin/show_job.asp?pvn=REA-1645
Salary:$38,000 - $40,000
Core Competencies/Qualifications:
• PhD in a related field • Strong background in genomics research, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics • Strong interest in undergraduate education
Position will remain open until 1/31/2014 or until filled.

Two Post-Doctoral Scholar Positions in STEM Education Research at Oregon State University
Oregon State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on enacting and researching institutional and organizational change towards improved postsecondary STEM education at OSU through various curricular and instructional reforms. Both positions are funded by a newly acquired NSF-WIDER grant Enhancing STEM Education at OSU (ESTEME@OSU). Our team consists of STEM educators and researchers, spanning the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Education.
OSU is a national leader in postsecondary STEM education with a strong practice of transdisciplinary work through the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, the Center for Teaching and Learning, with significant capacity and expertise in discipline-based educational research. The OSU campus sits on 500 acres in Corvallis, Oregon, a vibrant university town of 53,000 in the heart of western Oregon’s Willamette Valley, located about 90 miles south of Portland and one hour from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains. Corvallis is consistently ranked among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S. as well as among the top ten environmentally responsible and recreational cities in the country. Corvallis also has the highest Peace Corps volunteers, the most green buildings and highest education level per capita in the country. OSU and the Corvallis region are known for the quality of their outdoor programs and opportunities, enabling a range of research, sports, and recreational activities in the Cascade Mountains, the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, and the Pacific Ocean.
The two Scholars will work together, under the direction of the project PIs and in close communication with the project manager, project graduate students, partnering faculty and departments to 1) facilitate STEM faculty communities of practice towards the creation of project-funded curricular and instructional innovations, and 2) conduct significant research in the designated position focus area, including developing project research protocols and tools, collection and analysis of data, and writing and presentation of findings. Each Scholar will work under the direction of a team of faculty with relevant research expertise and commitment to postdoctoral scholar mentoring.
Position 1 – Organizational Change
This scholar’s focus will be to research the project's attempt to secure wider organizational change (at the level of faculty, departments/programs, colleges, and institution). The candidate should have demonstrated achievement in qualitative research methods, including participant-observer research techniques, research concerning organizational change, and conducting and analyzing interviews via grounded theory.
Position 2 – Student Gains
This scholar’s focus will be on student gains with respect to project activities. The candidate should have demonstrated achievement in quantitative research methods, including survey design and implementation, multivariate statistics, and computer modeling.
Requirements
• Must have completed a doctoral degree in STEM education, engineering, natural science, or mathematics after January 2011 and preferably by January 2014 or soon thereafter.
• A strong record of interest in and commitment to undergraduate STEM education.
• Interest in working with a group of transdisciplinary STEM educators and researchers.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Desirable knowledge and skills include: disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline, STEM education research, formative and summative assessment of learning, STEM faculty pedagogical professional development, meeting facilitation, and publishing and presenting of research findings.
More Information
• Stipend and benefits are commensurate Postdoctoral Standards at OSU more information can be found at http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/postdocs
• Approximately 85% of the Postdoctoral experience will be dedicated to research and research relevant activities. At least 15% will be dedicated to professional development.
• Scholars will be placed within one or more academic and/or research units that are best suited to their individual skills, professional goals, and project focus.
• Scholars will be provided with an up-to-date workstation and the necessary tools to conduct and disseminate their research.
• Postdoctoral Scholars may pursue additional relevant teaching opportunities or academic endeavors suited to their professional goals.
• Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with a priority submission deadline of December 1, 2013.
• Start dates are as soon as January 2014.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Professor Milo Koretsky, milo.koretsky@oregonstate.edu and Project Manager Julie Risien, julie.risien@oregonstate.edu.


11-13-13
Biology Instructor PositionCenter for Learning InnovationUniversity of Minnesota Rochester
The University of Minnesota Rochester (www.r.umn.edu) invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position in biology for its degree program B.S. in Health Sciences. The position is primarily teaching-focused (95% teaching and service, up to 5% research). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty to coordinate and teach the range of biology courses with integrated laboratory needed by students in the BSHS program (including but not limited to first and second year core courses general biology, anatomy and physiology and upper division electives microbiology, genetics, immunology, neurosciences, molecular biology, and bioinformatics).. BSHS courses are integrated across the curriculum and involve significant interdisciplinary components.
Duties include assisting design faculty in the preparation and team-taught delivery of course content in the active learning classroom, assisting in preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, grading, staffing the Just ASK tutoring center (https://r.umn.edu/academics-research/cli/just-ask/), ordering supplies, supervising peer tutors, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with normal course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned.
The instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI). CLI leads the development of an integrated curriculum for a baccalaureate degree in the health sciences. It promotes a learner-centered, competency-based learning environment in which ongoing assessment guides and monitors student learning and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.
The successful candidate has a M.S. or Ph.D. in biology or related fields with knowledge of basic techniques in a biology laboratory setting, enjoys working directly with students and is comfortable taking direction as well as working independently in an interdisciplinary environment. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in classroom and/or laboratory instruction is preferred.
Application Information
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must apply through the UM online application system at https://employment.umn.edu. Search postings for Job Requisition #187948 for application instructions and links. Applicants please list comprehensive information on the online application.
Please attach the names and contact information of 3 references, letter of interest, resume, and an additional document which contains statement of activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

11-10-13
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
Tenure-Track Position in the Department of Biological Sciences
Beginning Fall Semester 2014
Minimum QualificationsEducation: PhD in a biological sciences discipline, completed by August 31, 2014.Special Knowledge and Abilities: Broad training and/or experience in biological sciences is required.Experience:Prior teaching experience at the college level is required.Preferred QualificationsPreference will be given to applicants with expertise in human anatomy, physiology, integrative biology, or introductory organismal biology. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate an ability to implement strategies to foster student success in introductory courses. Preference will also be given to those who demonstrate an ability to utilize technology or other innovative strategies to improve access to high demand courses, including laboratory sections.AssignmentDuties will include: (1) teaching biology courses for majors and non-majors, (2) teaching and developing other undergraduate/graduate courses in area of specialization, (3) serving on department and university committees, (4) major advising, (5) engaging in scholarly activities (Biology Education Research is an option), and (6) engaging in community service, and (7) advising students. Duties may also include: supervising undergraduate and/or Master’s student research, and actively supporting Department and University programs designed to recruit and retain under-represented students in science.AppointmentThe position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.Application ProcedureReview of applications will begin December 16, 2013; position open until filled.An applicant must submit a letter of application, official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview), a current curriculum vita, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three recent references who will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant, and a statement of teaching and scholarly interests. Send materials to:Jennifer Lundmark, ChairDepartment of Biological SciencesCalifornia State University, Sacramento6000 J StreetSacramento, CA 95819-607Full Ad--

Faculty Position in Science/Mathematics Education
University of Texas at Dallas
http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/pnf131002
11-4-13
The University of Texas at Dallas seeks tenure-track or tenured faculty to strengthen its Science/Mathematics Education Department. Candidates should have a have a strong biology background and a fervent interest in the improvement of STEM education in K- 12 schools and in biology courses at UTD. Faculty are expected to contribute energetically to the delivery and continuous improvement of: (1) courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Science Education -- which serves primarily in-service K-12 teachers, (2) courses in UTeach-Dalias -- which prepares STEM majors and postbaccalaureates as secondary science and mathematics teachers, (3) UTD courses in biology, and (4) departmental goals. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching (including the development and testing of new approaches and materials) and to develop and execute discipline-based education research programs with a focus in K-12 education. PhD in Biology (or closely related fields) or Ph.D. in Science Education with M.S. in Biology required. Ability to teach courses in evolutionary biology and/or ecology (including molecular approaches) would be particularly advantageous.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and be considered until the position is filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

Applicants should submit a complete resume, a statement of research interest and the names and contact information of three professional references via the online application.

Lecturer/Dean's Fellow - Science/Mathematics Education
University of Texas at Dallas
11-4-13
http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/welcome/jobdetail/pne131002

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks faculty who have a strong biology background and a fervent interest in the improvement of STEM education in K-12 schools and in lower division biology courses at UTD. Faculty are expected to contribute energetically to the delivery and continuous improvement of
(1) courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Science Education -- which serves primarily in-service K-12 teachers,
(2) courses in UTeach-Dalias -- which prepares STEM majors and post-baccalaureates as secondary science and mathematics teachers,
(3) UTD foundation courses in biology, and
(4) departmental goals.
Candidates who demonstrate exceptional promise in teaching and in research related to the improvement of STEM education may be appointed as Dean's Fellows, Lecturer rank with reduced teaching load and with collaborative assignments designed to develop their teaching and peer-reviewed research capabilities. PhD in Biology (or closely related fields) required. Ability to teach courses in evolutionary biology and/or ecology (including molecular approaches) would be particularly advantageous.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and be considered until the position is filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

Applicants should submit a complete resume, a statement of research interest and the names and contact information of three professional references via the online application.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biology Education
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
10/31/13
The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral position in biology education research. Candidates must have: (a) a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field, (b) a research record, and (c) demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research.
The postdoctoral scholar will work collaboratively on a National Science Foundation-funded project with a multi-institution team to help develop, validate, and implement a general biology programmatic assessment. This assessment will be used to track undergraduate biology majors’ understanding of the core concepts of biology as they progress through the 4-yr curriculum. In addition to developing the assessment, the postdoctoral scholar will have the flexibility to use this assessment to answer questions of his/her own interest.
The postdoctoral scholar will also have the opportunity to develop his/her own project focused on undergraduate biology education, including but not limited to exploring issues related to authentic research-based lab courses, student misconceptions, science communication, or equity and access in biology.
The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised directly by Dr. Sara Brownell in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and will work closely with Dr. Alison Crowe and Dr. Scott Freeman in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington.
Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong record of research in biology or biology education; experience teaching at the undergraduate level; strong skills in statistical and model-based analysis; ability to work with large data sets; and have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team.
This position is a full-time, fiscal appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2014, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, dependent on available funding, performance, and the needs of the University.

Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests (2 pg. limit), statement of teaching philosophy (3 pg. limit), copies of three representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of references submitted to sara.brownell@asu.edu. Salary range is $40,000 - $42,000, dependent on experience, with associated University benefits. The initial closing date for receipt of applications is November 18, 2013; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For additional information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visit http://sols.asu.edu/jobs.

UW-Madison Biocore –CREST Post-Doctoral Scholar
10/30/13
Position: Post Doctoral Scholar in Education Research and Teaching in the UW-Madison Biology Core Curriculum (Biocore) Program, Madison, Wisconsin. This post-doc position is funded by an NSF DUE grant 1323414 awarded to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Center for Biomolecular Modeling (CBM). The post-doc will be mentored by Dr. Michelle Harris and Dr. Janet Batzli, UW-Madison Biology Core Curriculum (Biocore) and Dr. Margaret Franzen, MSOE CBM.
Duration: This will be a half- time (50%) appointment for the 24 month duration of the grant, beginning ~January 15, 2014 and ending January 2016.
Position Description: The successful candidate will have experience conducting scientific research and/or education research, will have a PhD in a field of molecular biosciences or an allied field of science education in a College of Education, and will have a familiarity with assessment and statistical analysis. We are particularly interested in candidates possessing broad disciplinary knowledge of molecular/cell biology concepts, who have participated in teaching professional development, and who have practical experiences in teaching process of science skills.
The post-doc will work directly with and be supervised by Co-PI Dr. Michelle Harris and Dr. Janet Batzli in Biocore honors program at UW-Madison. The post-doc will also work with Dr. Margaret Franzen at the CBM to coordinate CREST (Connecting Researchers, Educators, and Students) partner assessment design. The post-doc will have the opportunity to enrich their teaching and DBER portfolio, be a reflective practitioner, work with teaching mentors and engage with a collaborative teaching/ learning/ education research community that includes UW-Madison and other CREST institutional partners.
The post-doc will be primarily responsible for CREST program implementation and assessment at UW-Madison, including curriculum development and education research assessment design, implementation and data analysis. In Years 1 and 2 of the grant, the post-doc will also teach honors undergraduate students in the Biocore 304 and Biocore 324 courses at UW-Madison. This will provide the post doc an in-the-classroom perspective on CREST program assessment.
Specifically, the post-doc will:
 Serve as lead instructor for one undergraduate lab section of Biocore 324 in fall and two lab sections of Biocore 304 in spring, attend weekly team meetings with TAs, hold office hours (face to face or online), shadow teaching mentors, prepare curriculum and develop preps (~8 hours teaching effort per week in fall 2014 and 2015, ~15 hours per week in spring 2014 and 2015).
 Devote 20 hours/week to CREST project activities in summer 2014 and summer 2015.
 Assist with preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Subjects research proposals
 Collaborate with Michelle Harris and UW-Madison faculty involved in the CREST project to develop course-specific assessment strategies to measure the impact of CREST materials on student learning.
 Coordinate data coding, interviews, and assist with data analysis.
 Prepare biannual reports on progress for the CREST team.
 Publish findings.
 Connect with other UW-Madison biology education research groups/future faculty training programs such as the Delta Program (and national CIRTL Network), the Institute for Biology Education's (IBE) BioScholars Postdoctoral program for science education research, and IBE's Teaching Fellows Program for graduate students and post-docs.
Connect with other education partners in the CREST network, including regular visits to the Milwaukee School of Engineering's Center for Biomolecular Modeling.
 Attend (and eventually contribute to leading) pre-semester all day Biocore staff workshops preceding each fall and spring semester
Salary & Benefits
50% of an annual salary rate of $40,000 for 24 months, with a 2% cost of living adjustment in Y2 and Y3 of the grant. (i.e., $20,000 in Y1, $20,400 in Y2). Associated fringe benefits are also included. There is a possibility of an additional $8,000 in spring 2014 if the post-doc agrees to be lead instructor for an additional section of Biocore 304 lab students.
Applications
To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, two letters of support, and a list of references to Michelle Harris (maharris@wisc.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is open until filled, but should be submitted by November 30, 2013 for full consideration.
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CSU Chico- College of Natural Sciences10/30/13Assistant or Associate Professor Biology EducationWith a commitment to establishing a national model for science education, the College of Natural Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track biology education position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to start August 2014. The position requires a doctorate in life science with substantive training and expertise in science education OR a doctorate in science education with substantive training and expertise in life science. Evidence of superior quality teaching, a commitment to working with preservice and inservice teachers, and capacity for scholarly excellence are also required. The full position announcement is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/sced Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Irene Salter at isalter@csuchico.edu. Review of applications begins December 1, 2013; position open until filled.

Biochemistry Scholar-Teacher Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Georgia10-29-13The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Georgia seeks a Biochemistry Scholar-Teacher Postdoctoral Associate (Posting #20131567) to contribute to the study of biology education and the teaching of undergraduates. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in biochemistry or cell and molecular biology or education research and a demonstrated interest in the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in research on faculty professional development, focused on the process by which instructors incorporate reformed teaching strategies into their practice. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia. Additionally, the research is one piece of a multi-institution, interdisciplinary effort to explore faculty adoption and use of assessments developed for the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) project ( www.msu.edu/~aacr).
The postdoctoral associate will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education and will gain experience teaching biochemistry. A Ph.D in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or science education is required, and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This position will be funded for up to three years, starting in January 2014, with an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Graduate-level training in biochemistry or cell and molecular biology is required. Experience with, or strong interest in learning, qualitative research methods is also required. Other preferred qualifications include working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis, experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching, and interest in developing online courses. Questions about the position should be directed to Paula Lemons (plemons@uga.edu 706-542-9616).
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on faculty professional development;
2) teaching introductory biochemistry with mentorship from experienced faculty;
3) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and
4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.
To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=215756
The position is open until filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by November 15 for full consideration.


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
10/24/13
Faculty Position in Science/Mathematics Education (pnf131002)
The University of Texas at Dallas seeks tenure-track or tenured faculty to strengthen its Science/Mathematics Education Department. Candidates should have a have a strong biology background and a fervent interest in the improvement of STEM education in K- 12 schools and in biology courses at UTD. Faculty are expected to contribute energetically to the delivery and continuous improvement of: (1) courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Science Education -- which serves primarily in-service K-12 teachers, (2) courses in UTeach-Dallas -- which prepares STEM majors and post-baccalaureates as secondary science and mathematics teachers, (3) UTD courses in biology, and (4) departmental goals. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching (including the development and testing of new approaches and materials) and to develop and execute discipline-based education research programs with a focus in K-12 education. PhD in Biology (or closely related fields) or Ph.D. in Science Education with M.S. in Biology required. Ability to teach courses in evolutionary biology and/or ecology (including molecular approaches) would be particularly advantageous.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and be considered until the position is filled.

Lecturer/Dean's Fellow - Science/Mathematics Education (pne131002)

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks faculty who have a strong biology background and a fervent interest in the improvement of STEM education in K-12 schools and in lower division biology courses at UTD. Faculty are expected to contribute energetically to the delivery and continuous improvement of (1) courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Science Education -- which serves primarily in-service K-12 teachers, (2) courses in UTeach-Dallas -- which prepares STEM majors and post-baccalaureates as secondary science and mathematics teachers, (3) UTD foundation courses in biology, and (4) departmental goals. Candidates who demonstrate exceptional promise in teaching and in research related to the improvement of STEM education may be appointed as Dean's Fellows, Lecturer rank with reduced teaching load and with collaborative assignments designed to develop their teaching and peer-reviewed research capabilities. PhD in Biology (or closely related fields) required. Ability to teach courses in evolutionary biology and/or ecology (including molecular approaches) would be particularly advantageous.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and be considered until the position is filled.

For further information on these faculty positions, please contact Professor Lynn Melton, melton@utdallas.edu, 972-998-8567
Apply using the following link: http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biology Education
October 21st, 2013
School of Biology and Ecology
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
The School of Biology and Ecology, and Maine Center for Research in STEM Education at the University of Maine seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral position in biological education research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, evolution, biology education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record; and have demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. One of the primary responsibilities of this position is to help develop, validate, and field-test a concept assessment tool that will be administered at multiple points in the biology curriculum to monitor student progress and enable targeted curricular reform. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work in the ecology and evolution fields; skills in statistical and model-based analysis; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-institution team of researchers that are supported by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Program.
This full-time position twelve-month appointment has a flexible start date and is contingent on successful performance and continued funding (with possible renewal for up to three years total). Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two page summary of research accomplishments, two page statement of teaching philosophy, copies of three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: michelle.k.smith@maine.edu, and arrange to have a minimum of three letters of references submitted to michelle.k.smith@maine.edu. Salary range is $38,000 – $40,000 with full University benefits. Application review will start on November 15th and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. Appropriate background checks will be required. For more information visit http://jobs.umaine.edu.

10-21-13
STEM Lecturers in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for two permanent 9 month Lecturer positions, effective July 1, 2014. The positions involve assisting with innovative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) course redesign of introductory biology courses and teaching 2-3 classes per semester in courses such as Introductory Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology. The successful candidates will also contribute to the implementation and evaluation of newly funded programs to bring evidence-based teaching methods to introductory courses, collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or science education with at least one semester of full-time college teaching as instructor of record. Candidates should have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom and have strong interdisciplinary content knowledge.
To apply: Click on http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/32182 from any internet browser to apply for this position.
Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience along with 2 letters of reference. In addition, candidates must also submit a link to a 10-minute teaching video as part of the application.

We require 2 letters of reference to be electronically submitted with subject line of “STEM LECTURER” to fncrawf@email.unc.edu

Biochemistry Scholar-Teacher Postdoctoral Associate
10-15-13
University of Georgia
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Georgia seeks a Biochemistry Scholar-Teacher Postdoctoral Associate (Posting #20131567) to contribute to the study of biology education and the teaching of undergraduates. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in biochemistry or cell and molecular biology or education research and a demonstrated interest in the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in research on faculty professional development, focused on the process by which instructors incorporate reformed teaching strategies into their practice. Research will be conducted in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff at the University of Georgia. Additionally, the research is one piece of a multi-institution, interdisciplinary effort to explore faculty adoption and use of assessments developed for the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) project ( www.msu.edu/~aacr).
The postdoctoral associate will gain expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education and will gain experience teaching biochemistry. Ph.D in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or science education is required, and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This position will be funded for up to three years, starting in January 2014, with an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Graduate-level training in biochemistry or cell and molecular biology is required. Experience with, or strong interest in learning, qualitative research methods is also required. Other preferred qualifications include working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis, experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching, and interest in developing online courses. Questions about the position should be directed to Paula Lemons (plemons@uga.edu 706-542-9616).
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on faculty professional development;
2) teaching introductory biochemistry with mentorship from experienced faculty;
3) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and
4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.
To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=215756
The position is open until filled. Application will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by November 15 for full consideration.


Three Post-Doctoral Research Associates
STEM Education
Michigan State University
Posting # 8540
The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr ) at Michigan State University seeks three candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate positions in college teaching and learning in the fields of science or engineering. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in large enrollment undergraduate Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.
We have received a 5 year NSF grant to expand our collaborations on these projects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Science, and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.
Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a natural science, engineering, or STEM education. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators. Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team:
• disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline
• STEM education research
• assessment of learning
• faculty professional development for reformed teaching
• computational linguistics / natural language processing
• database management
• web site development
• multivariate statistics and computer modeling
• experience with SPSS Modeler
• qualitative research methods
• experience publishing and presenting research findings
Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with education and experience.
A complete application package consists of a cover letter, cv, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. Review of application materials will begin November 8, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. Targeted position start date: January 6, 2014.
Apply online:
https://jobs.msu.edu Search for position 8540
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Purdue University- Cluster hire in K-12 STEM Ed


10/9/13
STEM Professional Development Coordinator
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
School of Biology and Ecology
The University of Maine, Orono, Maine
The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, and the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine invites applications for the position of the STEM Professional Development Coordinator for the Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) Program, an innovative, research and development effort funded by the National Science Foundation for two years. This program brings together University of Maine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty; K-12 teachers; as well as graduate and undergraduate students to target the improvement of the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines at the university level.
Responsibilities of the STEM Professional Development Coordinator include coordinating all aspects of faculty, K-12 teacher, graduate student, and undergraduate student professional development, including programming, problem solving, logistics, food, scheduling, attendance, communication, documentation and evaluation. The STEM Professional Development Coordinator will also coordinate internal evaluative research, manage evaluative data collection.
The successful applicant must hold a BS or BA in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or in education, or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s or PhD degree in a STEM discipline or in education, and candidates who have experience working with K-12 teachers. The successful applicant must possess exceptionally strong organizational abilities and written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
This full-time professional position is contingent on continued funding and successful job performance. This job is performed primarily in an office setting. Expectations are for a normal 40-hour work week, although the employee will be available during professional development events. The job responsibilities are fairly predictable, although there might be some unexpected situations or deadlines that occasionally require working outside of the normal workday. The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu
To apply, please submit electronically a letter of application and resume of educational background and professional experience, including the names and contact information of three references, to michelle.k.smith@maine.edu. Questions about this position should be directed to michelle.k.smith@maine.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. Appropriate background checks will be required.
Salary Range: $36,000 – $38,000

9/16/13
Biology Science Education Faculty PositionBrigham Young University
The Department of Biology at Brigham Young University invites applications for an
open faculty position in biology science education
. This hire is part of a department initiative to strengthen our program in science education and is intended to further establish program excellence in scholarly research, graduate mentoring, and science teacher education. We seek a discipline-based educational researcher who specializes in theory-driven, quantitative research and has a broad understanding of educational theories as well as a broad background in the biological sciences. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a strong research potential in science education evidenced by a record of scholarly publications and extramural grants. A PhD in biology education (or equivalent) is required. The successful applicant will teach courses in introductory biology as well as in biology education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This is an open rank, continuing faculty status position (BYU’s equivalent of tenure track) with an anticipated start date of Fall 2014.
Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a completed BYU employment application form (found and submitted at https://yjobs.byu.edu/hr/postings/1937). Applicants should provide names and contact information for three references; letters of recommendation will be requested for those candidates that make our short list. Paper applications and inquiries should be directed to:Dr. Richard GillScience Education Faculty Search401 WIDB
BYU-Department of Biology
Provo, UT 84602, USA
(richard_gill@byu.edu)
We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2013.

9/5/13
STEM Center Director Position Open: Oregon State University
Oregon State University seeks a skilled and visionary leader to direct and grow its university-wide Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. The Center was established in 2012 with a mission to conduct research and development that leads to enhanced understanding of the processes that underlie how individuals become lifelong STEM learners, practitioners and researchers. The OSU Center is unique among STEM center counterparts in its focus on research and commitment to understanding learning across all settings (in and out of school) and across the lifespan.
For more information go to: http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu
For full consideration apply by October 21, 2013 at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and search for position number 0011233.

9/1/13

TUFTS University: Full-Time Open Rank Position in Biology Education
The Tufts University Department of Education (http://ase.tufts.edu/education/home.html) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position in Biology Education at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biology. The position requires:
  • an earned doctorate in Biology Education, Biology, or related field (graduate-level preparation in Biology essential);
  • teaching experience, in Biology and/or Education;
  • a record of scholarship in Biology Education;
  • interest in research focused on increasing participation by underrepresented groups;
  • a commitment to the goal of effectively contributing to teacher development and to the improvement of Biology Education.

Responsibilities include developing research in Biology Education; successful grant writing; teaching and advising in Education; supervising students in the Department's Master of Arts in Teaching program and in the interdisciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. programs in STEM Education (http://ase.tufts.edu/education/programs/research/STEM.asp); and teaching one or more courses in the Department of Biology.

The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty in the Department of Education towards new directions for our STEM Education program and with faculty in the Department of Biology towards the development of Biology Education research.

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants at the assistant professor rank should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two representative publications, and three reference letters submitted directly by the authors to: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/22218. Applicants at the associate or full professor rank should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two representative publications, and the names and addresses of four references. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/22218. Please direct questions to Bárbara M. Brizuela (barbara.brizuela@tufts.edu), Search Committee Chair or to David Hammer (david.hammer@tufts.edu), Department of Education Chair.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply and to identify their status in the cover letter.

8/26/13
Research Associate-Post-Doc- University of Colorado
The successful candidate will work on educational transformation through a project focused on institution wide transformation, sponsored by the American Association of Universities. The overall project seeks to promote the use of research based instructional and assessment strategies. Responsibilities will primarily center on supporting faculty in the change process by identifying appropriate material resources to support assessment of teaching in multiple STEM disciplines, working closely with department leads to provide professional consultations with participating faculty on the use of identified materials, supporting the implementation of assessment measures by managing data collection and analysis, and consulting with faculty to reflect on the results. The successful candidate will also work with project staff to develop an online campus-wide, potentially national, portal to assist faculty in finding libraries of educational measures, easing use of such measures and sharing results. Opportunities will also exist for working toward promoting the use of evidence-based measures of teaching impact and conducting research on the process of institutional transformation. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM departments at the University of Colorado Boulder. The overall project also includes studies of institutional transformation, and provides opportunities to participate in studies of individual and institutional uptake of new assessment tools and practices.
The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with the preference that the successful candidate will be able to commit to the project for 2 years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Full details at this web site
https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/69831

8/7/13
Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer Biology- University of Washington
The Department of Biology at the University of Washington invites applications for two full-time (9-month) lecturer or senior lecturer positions in Biology, commencing as soon as December 16, 2013. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

All UW faculty members engage in scholarship, teaching, research and service. The successful candidates will be expected to teach Biology 118, Elementary Physiology; Biology 119, Elementary Physiology Laboratory; Biology 220, Introductory Plant and Animal Physiology, and/or other higher-level physiology, morphology or anatomy courses as appropriate. The successful candidates will benefit from interactions with faculty in the Department of Biology whose research area is biology education, and with faculty whose research area is physiology, anatomy and morphology. The successful candidates will be strongly encouraged to attend weekly meetings of the Biology Education Research Group (BERG), contribute to the University of Washington Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium, and attend discipline-specific national meetings. The successful candidates also must collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a core area of animal or plant physiology and at least one semester or quarter of full-time college teaching as instructor of record. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge and clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom.

Application: Candidates must complete an online application that includes a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience as one pdf athttp://www.biology.washington.edu/lecturer/search. In addition, candidates must also submit a link to a 10-minute teaching video as part of the application. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be required of finalists.
Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Joseph Ammirati, Associate Chair, Biology Undergraduate Program, cort@uw.edu.
Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program http://advance.washington.edu/ is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.
more information:
http://www.washington.edu/admin/acadpers/ads/aa3538.html

8/6/13
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY EDUCATION OR BIOLOGY
Michigan State University
Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology position in the Lyman Briggs College (LBC), a vibrant residential college undergraduate science and liberal arts community (http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/). The candidate will be jointly appointed (75% Lyman Briggs and 25% in one of the following departments: Plant Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Entomology, or Zoology). We are searching for an energetic and visionary individual to join the LBC Biology group. The successful candidate will teach introductory cell and molecular biology at LBC, including laboratories, and will develop upper level courses in their own area of expertise and interest.

The ideal candidate should have experience or strong interest in discipline-based education research, and disciplinary research interests should be complementary to those of faculty in one of the following MSU departments: Plant Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Entomology, or Zoology. Ideal candidates will be broadly trained in cell & molecular biology and enthusiastic about joining an active biology education research group. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and offers exciting opportunities for candidates interested in teaching in a small, liberal-arts college environment with all of the resources provided by a large “Big 10” research university. Each candidate is also expected to pursue an active research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate students and students working toward their M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Requirements include a strong record of teaching and research accomplishment, a Ph.D. in Biology or Biology Education, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience.

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 8195. Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (http://jobs.msu.edu), and should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, teaching portfolio, and copies of two representative publications. For teaching portfolio details see http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty/openPositions.cfm. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system. Letters should address the candidate’s teaching experience, potential for excellence, and research scholarship. Deadline to ensure consideration of applications is September 23, 2013. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Douglas Luckie, at luckie@msu.edu, or at Lyman Briggs College; 919 E. Shaw Lane; Room E-35; Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI 48825-1107.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Position Description for Eberly Professor of STEM Education
West Virginia University
4/4/13
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences of West Virginia University seeks nominations and applications for the Eberly Professor of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education. The start date is negotiable and can be as soon as January 2014. The tenure home will be in a department/program in the Eberly College (http://eberly.wvu.edu/); however, much of this position’s effort will be devoted toward growing the Flexible Education Research Network (FERN), a trans-disciplinary, STEM education initiative identified by the University as one of five areas for strategic investment. The initiative includes the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and the College of Education and Human Services; over 70 faculty members have outreach, research, and funding in STEM education, and each college has designated resources, including current faculty time and planned new hires to FERN.

The appointment will be made at the full professor or advanced associate professor rank. A doctoral degree is required in a STEM or STEM-education related discipline, as well as a record of teaching and scholarship that would qualify the candidate for a tenured appointment in the home department as a full professor or advanced associate professor. Area of specialization is open, and the committee invites applications from persons with a track record in trans-disciplinary STEM education or broadening participation in STEM fields. Trans-disciplinary work blends approaches from multiple disciplines to address research questions. Applicants who have worked primarily within one discipline should provide evidence indicating potential for success at engaging with faculty in other disciplines. The position involves administrative leadership, teaching, and scholarship that will advance FERN’s research, education and outreach agenda. The percent of effort related to administration, teaching, and scholarship is negotiable and administrative support will be provided by an executive director to manage operations, as well as support staff. The position includes significant service and leadership responsibilities, including: mentoring other STEM education faculty members; leading collaborative, trans-disciplinary research projects across departmental and college boundaries; and strategizing to identify priority areas, build coalitions, and move a research agenda forward. The successful applicant will communicate with many types of audiences, using a variety of media, in order to promote the importance of trans-disciplinary collaboration to broaden participation in STEM.

West Virginia University is the flagship institution of the state of West Virginia and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral high research university. As the primary land-grant institution in West Virginia with teaching, research, and engagement at the forefront of its mission, it attracts over $152 million in externally funded projects annually. Located in Morgantown, WV, WVU is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus to the west. Morgantown has been ranked as the Number One Small City in America by BizJournals, and 5th Best Small Metro by Forbes.

The Eberly College has 400 full-time faculty and 100 classified staff in 30 academic departments, programs, and centers in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. These include tenure track faculty in STEM education research in the departments of Mathematics (6), Biology (1), and Chemistry (1); as well as promotable non-tenure track STEM teaching faculty in the departments of Physics, Geology and Geography, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, addresses of at least three references, and a statement of research plans showing trans-disciplinary perspectives for STEM education and broadening participation in STEM, and should be submitted electronically at https://fs9.formsite.com/kasijackson/form11/secure_index.html. For more information, or to make a nomination, contact Dr. Kasi Jackson, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, at kasi.jackson@mail.wvu.edu. The screening process will begin on August 16, 2013, and continue until a successful candidate has been found. WVU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, committed to building a multicultural work force and strongly encourages women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. Therefore the search committee invites applications from any person who through research, teaching, or service supports the success of underrepresented groups and thereby contributes to the inclusivity and excellence of the academic community. WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award to recruit, retain and promote women in STEM (http://advance.wvu.edu).

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

LIFE SCIENCES EDUCATION FACULTY POSITION
The Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Life Sciences Education at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall of 2014. Applicants for this position should have experience in teaching and research in Life Sciences education, preferably in a large classroom environment. Applicants will need to demonstrate a strong disciplinary content knowledge in biological sciences, established expertise in, and commitment to biology education plus present evidence of scholarship related to teaching and learning, and the capacity for leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration. Part of this program may include teaching and curriculum development and course redesign of lecture and laboratory curricula for introductory and other courses central to the biology degree, outreach activities in the educational community and development of a science teacher training program. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence with the capacity to develop and sustain a creative, extramurally funded research program in education-related work in the biological sciences.
The Department offers a Ph.D., M.S., and B.S., degrees in biology.
Required qualifications includea doctoral degree in Biology or Life Sciences education or a related field and academic achievement in Life Science education. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continueuntil the position is filled. Applicants must submit an original signed letter of application statingposition applied for, current dated vita, description of experience in Life Sciences education and the names and addresses of three professional references. These materials should be sent to: Chair, Educator Search Committee, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-0662, or emailed to biofacultyad@utsa.edu. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


6/12/13
Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Georgia
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia seeks a Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate (Posting #20130894) to contribute to the teaching of undergraduates and the study of biology education at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in the life sciences or education research and a demonstrated interest in the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in new and ongoing biology education research projects in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff. Avenues for study include the mentoring of undergraduate researchers, the cognitive and psychosocial outcomes of participating in science research, and the development of expertise in biochemistry. The postdoctoral associate will gain experience teaching in large classes and expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. Ph.D in life science, science education, or education research methods is required and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This is a two-year position starting in August 2013, with an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits.
The successful candidate will have written and verbal communication skills. Doctoral or postdoctoral training in the life sciences is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching, and working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis, social network analysis, or qualitative data analysis. Questions about the position should be directed to Erin Dolan (eldolan@uga.edu; 706-542-1688).
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning;
2) teaching introductory biology with mentorship from experienced faculty;
3) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and
4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.
To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp and/or https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/index.php.
The position is open until filled. Application will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by June 30 for full consideration.


5/26/13
Science Teaching Fellow
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) and the Science Education Initiative (SEI), at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applicants for the position of Science Teaching Fellow to assist with enhancing teaching and learning in our undergraduate courses.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Biology, Biology Education or a related field and have excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, team building and collaboration skills. The candidate’s primary interest and some experience should be in science education. Experience in developing active learning curricula and coaching educators is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will collaborate with new faculty towards the following goals: formulate learning goals, develop active learning-based curricula that align with learning goals, provide feedback on faculty teaching practices, and assess learning gains. For more information, see: http://www.colorado.edu/sei/

The salary for this 1-year appointment will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Flex time or part time work is negotiable. Applicants should submit a single pdf containing their CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to am@colorado.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2013. Start date is on or before August 26, 2013.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.


5/8/13
Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma Introductory Biology Redesign Coordinator
2-Year Position; Beginning Fall 2013
Job Description: We seek a creative and passionate individual to coordinate the transformation of a major introductory course into a model of biology education that will invigorate STEM education on our campus and attract notice from science educators around the world. We seek a person with strong teaching skills and experience in developing active learning activities linked to rigorous assessment of learning outcomes.
The coordinator will help design a hybrid 5-credit lecture, laboratory, and discussion course that uses state-of-the art instructional strategies to promote student engagement in biological exploration. The course will be a rigorous, integrative, active learning experience that immerses students in modern biology and inspires them to be active participants in scientific discovery. Through engaging, authentic experiences, students will emerge with fluency in core biological principles, a firm understanding of the philosophy of scientific investigation, and the tools necessary to think critically and conduct original research. Special emphasis will be placed on integrating evolutionary concepts throughout the course. The class, which will serve approximately 1500 students per year, represents a unique opportunity to influence the scientific education landscape.
The coordinator will develop learning objectives that are relevant to our students and consistent with core competencies such as those articulated in the recent AAAS and NSF supported
Vision and Change report. In consultation with the department, other constituencies that the course serves, OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, and University College’s Action Tutoring program, the coordinator will consider teaching technologies and strategies including hybrid design, adaptive learning technologies, simulations, data acquisition and processing software, personal response systems, investigative laboratory modules, and case studies.
Qualifications: PhD preferred; we will also consider candidates with an MS plus significant experience with teaching and course design. The candidate’s research expertise may be in any area of biology, but broadly trained scientists with extensive training in education pedagogy and course redesign are preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills; be detail oriented; show evidence of bringing significant projects to completion; be flexible and creative; be familiar with current teaching technology; possess strong trouble-shooting skills; and demonstrate teaching excellence.
Salary is $40,000 for one year plus benefits.

How to Apply: Please submit CV, letter of interest, and statement of teaching philosophy through http://jobs.ou.edu (requisition number 16867). Separately, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Randall Hewes (hewes@ou.edu), chair, Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, 730 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, Oklahoma 73019. For more information about the Department of Biology, please visit: http://biology.ou.edu/. For full consideration, applications must be received by July 15, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


4/12/13
Full-time Lecturer in Biology at the University of Washington
The Department of Biology at the University of Washington invites applications for two permanent, full-time lecturer or senior lecturer positions in Biology, commencing as soon as August 15, 2013. The successful candidates will be expected to teach Biology 118, Elementary Physiology; Biology 119, Elementary Physiology Laboratory; Biology 220, Introductory Plant and Animal Physiology, and/or other higher-level physiology, morphology or anatomy courses as appropriate. The successful candidates will benefit from interactions with faculty in the Department of Biology whose research area is biology education, and with faculty whose research area is physiology and morphology. The successful candidates will be strongly encouraged to attend weekly meetings of the Biology Education Research Group (BERG), contribute to the University of Washington Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium, attend discipline-specific national meetings, collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in plant or animal physiology and at least one year of full time college teaching or postdoctoral experience. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge and a demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Application: Candidates should complete an online application that includes a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching.
philosophy and experience as one pdf at http://wwwbiology.washington.edu/lecturer/search.
Short-listed candidates will be required to videotape and submit a link to a 10-minute teaching segment. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be required of finalists
Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Joseph Ammirati, Associate Chair, Biology Undergraduate Program, cort@uw.edu.
Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University is the 2006 recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Our NSF-supported ADVANCE program http://advance.washington.edu/ is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in STEM disciplines.

4/2/13
Michigan State University, Department of Plant Biology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology Education

The Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on the undergraduate Biology Curriculum Reform Project. The postdoc position is based on joint funding from the Council of Graduate Schools, and the College of Natural Science.

The applicant will take a leadership role on a diverse team of faculty and graduate students that is reforming the introductory core biology courses in the College of Natural Science. Specifically, the fellow will focus on the reform of the introductory Cell and Molecular Biology course that involves redesigning, teaching and evaluating student outcomes. The postdoc will be supervised by Diane Ebert-May and will be expected to pursue research questions about the teaching and learning of cell and molecular biology using appropriate research designs and methods. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop substantive credentials in discipline-based educational research.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in an area of biology as well as a demonstrated interest and experience in the study of biology education reform at the undergraduate level. The candidate must have expertise necessary for teaching introductory cell and molecular biology, excellent communication skills, a working knowledge of statistics and database management, experience with basic website design, and skill in managing and coordinating graduate students and undergraduates.

Appointment is full time and will be made for a period of up to two years. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the position is August 1, 2013. Review of applications will beginApril 15, 2013and continue until the position is filled.

Send an application that includes curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and letters from three references to: Jessica Middlemis Maher: jmmaher@msu.edu.


3/13/13--NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Seeking Temporary Program Directors
The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education is seeking applications from biologists to be temporary Program Directors (PDs, often called “rotators”). Program Directors make recommendations about which proposals to fund, influence new directions in the field, support cutting-edge research, and serve as mentors. As a temporary PD, you can not only retain your ties to your current institution but also be in a position to return to it with new insights and experience for your team.
Additional information about the position can be obtained from: http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/rotators/index.jsp
Additional information about the Division of Undergraduate Education, its mission, programs and its current staff can be obtained at:
http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DUE
For additional information and queries, please contact
Katherine J. Denniston, Ph.D.
Deputy Division Director
Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 835
Arlington, VA 22230
kdennist@nsf.gov


3/10/13 UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioeducation
Job Summary:
The position is for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Education. It is a full time (nine-month) appointment renewable for a second year. We seek a candidate with a Doctorate, with research experience in teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, and expertise in at least one biology content area sufficient to add to and collaborate with current expertise in the school. The fellow will collaborate with the Director and faculty within the school to design, collect, and analyze assessments to gauge the impact of research-based pedagogical practices on the learning outcomes in the introductory biology classrooms. The fellow will teach 3-6 credit hours per semester (fall, spring) with optional additional teaching in the summer. This position will enable a fellow to enhance his/her pedagogical expertise as mentoring will be provided for both teaching and research components.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) biology education or related life-science education
• Strengths in research methods and experience with classroom-based research
• Commitment to excellence in teaching
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience teaching at the University level
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. The position is a two year, 9 month exempt appointment.
Requested Start Date:
June 01, 2013
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on April 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for faculty Positions” then choose “Postdoctoral – BioEducation.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses you would like to teach and the names and contact information of at least three references. In addition please upload unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts. Transcripts may also be mailed to: Cynthia Budde, School of Biological Sciences, Ross Hall, Box 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639. Tel: 970-351-2921. email: cynthia.budde@unco.edu. For questions, contact the Susan Keenan, School Director, at susan.keenan@unco.edu .


3/1/13-
University of Kansas
Post doc teaching fellows position
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the University of Kansas announces the availability of the postdoctoral teaching fellows program as part of their Course Transformation Initiative in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Social and Behavior Sciences. These postdoctoral teaching fellows will serve a term of three years, and will be based in academic departments. Eligibility is limited to applicants who have received the Ph.D. For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to https://employment.drupal.ku.edu/jobsearch and search for keyword: 00061089. The following documents should be attached to your application profile: letter of application, CV, a list of three references, and a teaching statement that summarizes the candidate’s teaching experience, innovations in enhancing student learning, and philosophy for improving student engagement and learning in large courses. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation that evaluate pedagogical potential/achievement and teaching sent to: Postdoc Teaching Fellows Search, c/o The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 1200 Sunnyside Ave., 2041 Haworth Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, Email: jdorothy@ku.edu.

Initial review of applications begins 03/25/13 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

2/16/13
Assistant or Associate Professor of Life Sciences Education
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is committed to world-class excellence in applications of agricultural, life, and natural sciences towards a sustained high quality of life for the citizens of Nebraska and a quickly growing global population. Reflecting this commitment, IANR has announced an immediate initiative to hire more than 30 new tenure-track faculty to fill strategic needs in impact areas of Science Literacy, Stress Biology of Plants and Animals, Health Humans, Healthy Agro/Eco Systems, and Computational Sciences.

Within this growth initiative, IANR is seeking applicants for a Life Sciences Education faculty position to contribute to the development of a internationally and nationally recognized program of excellence promoting inquiry-based labs, a systems-approach, and blended/hybrid learning opportunities for life sciences students. This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-leading position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank located in one of the life sciences and/or education units affiliated with IANR. Faculty rank will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicant.
Duties/Responsibilities: This tenure-leading position will work with faculty across the UNL campus to provide leadership in life sciences education, obtain and lead externally funded projects, and contribute to moving UNL to a position of international and national leadership in discipline-based education research (DBER). Teaching duties will include teaching LIFE 120 and 121 courses and related lab experiences and the development and implementation of graduate and undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will also conduct discipline-based education research, which could focus on how students learn science, innovative and transformative classroom practices that focus on student-centered learning classroom practices and/or strategies for change in undergraduate life sciences education; and develop valid and reliable assessments for the life sciences.

Qualifications: Successful candidate is required to have a doctoral degree (degree must be completed before employment begins) in the field of life science and/or education, as well as the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in one of the life sciences and/or education units in IANR. Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: a strong, established, and visible record of scholarly activity; a demonstrated record or potential for external funding; leadership in development of interdisciplinary programs, coursework, or curricula in food, fuel, water, landscapes, and people; commitment to and record of discipline-based education research, expertise in the teaching of science content to all students; and a commitment to outreach and a strong desire to work in a team/collaborative environment.

Rank/Salary/Benefits: Rank and salary will be negotiated. UNL offers a benefits package that makes available group life, health, disability insurance and family coverage programs; TIAA/CREF and or Fidelity Investment Fund retirement plans; excellent vacation and sick leave plans; and dependent tuition remission.

Application: To be considered for this position, go to http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_130055. Click on “Apply to this job”. Complete application. Attach a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and a personal statement describing your research and teachings interests and experience (“Other). Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by e-mail to klodl@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.



2/9/13
Assistant Professor in Cell Biology Education- University of Georgia
The Department of Cellular Biology at University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in cell biology education, commencing August 7, 2013. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching of upper level undergraduate cell biology and conduct externally funded research in biology education. The candidate will also benefit from interactions with faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences whose research area is biology education.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in molecular cell biology or a closely related field, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience in basic science, education research, or teaching. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in cell biology along with expertise in and commitment to cell biology education. Preference will be given to applicants that have teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who have published in biology education.
Application: Candidates should submit a CV, teaching portfolio, and concise statement of biology education research plans electronically at: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21208. Three confidential letters of recommendation are required and applicants should request them from their referees via Interfolio. Application materials submitted in other ways will not be considered. Questions about the search should be sent to: cbsearch@uga.edu. For assistance using Interfolio, please call 1-877-997-8807 or email help@interfolio.com.
Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2013 and continue until the position has been filled.
Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA/ADA institution.

2/8/13-
Post-doctoral Science Teaching Fellow-Iowa State University

The Howard Hughes Program for Innovation in Undergraduate Science Education at Iowa State University invites applications for a Post-doctoral Science Teaching Fellow in the field of biology. This is a 2-year position beginning as early as 1 June 2013. The Fellow will develop inquiry-based labs on ecology and/or biodiversity for an introductory biology course in coordination with science faculty. Over the second year, the Fellow will link these lab-based active-learning topics with the associated lecture course.

The Fellow will join a large team of approximately 60 science faculty working on the HHMI project at Iowa State University. The overall project annually impacts approximately 8000 1st and 2nd-year science students in all our science departments. The program provides students the chance to experience the excitement of discovery and to develop their broader scientific skills. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to join a research group, providing additional opportunities for scholarship, publication, and professional development in biology. Our two most recent Fellows are now tenure-track faculty at liberal arts colleges.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology or life-science education, and a strong interest in developing excellence in science education scholarship. Success in this position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills as well as teaching experience. A recent annual report of the HHMI-ISU project can be found at www.bit.ly/WANtQo

For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Ogilvie at cogilvie@iastate.edu. To apply, send the following to cesmeestaff@iastate.edu:

1) a cover letter briefly summarizing qualifications,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) a statement of scholarly interests and expertise, and
4) arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to cesmeestaff@iastate.edu.

To ensure consideration, submit application by 15 March 2013. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.


2/4/13
HHMI BioScholar Program for Postdocs- University of Wisconsin, Madison
---Call for Applications
Deadline: February 15, 2013
The Institute for Biology Education invites individuals interested in pursing postdoctoral training in the scholarship of teaching and learning in undergraduate biology to apply for the HHMI BioScholar Program for postdocs. This new program is part of the Institute’s Foundations for Success in Undergraduate Biology
initiative. Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the initiative focuses on developing activities and courses to benefit first-year, first-generation, and underrepresented students in the biosciences. The BioScholar Program focuses on disciplinary education research that impacts components of the HHMI
initiative.
HHMI BioScholars will:
• Form a learning community of postdoc peers focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning
• Gain an overview of the knowledge, skills, and practices of education research
• Gain an understanding of the issues relevant to teaching/learning of first year, first generation, underrepresented students interested in biological sciences
• Design, execute, and report on a research project relating to the impact of a Foundations initiative
activity or course
• Present the results of their experience in a scholarly forum, such as a conference, poster session, or
publication.
2-4 positions are available, and positions may be either half-time or full-time. All positions are for 12 months.
There is no set start date, and individuals can start as early as July 1, 2012.
BioScholars receive a stipend of $40,000 (full-time rate), some UW–Madison benefits, and support for travel
and materials. They also have access to the excellent teaching and learning resources at UW–Madison.
Qualifications:
• Completed doctoral degree in the biological sciences
• Experience teaching bioscience undergraduates
• Evidence of substantial participation in teaching-related professional development. (e.g. HHMI
Teaching Fellows Program, Certificate Program in Teaching & Learning—UC-Berkeley
(http://gsi.berkeley.edu/certificate/index.html), Internship or Certificate from the Delta Program in
Research, Teaching, and Learning (delta.wisc.edu/), Certification in College Teaching at Michigan
State University (http://grad.msu.edu/collegeteaching/)
• Internship or certification from a related experience
• Interest in developing or enhancing the skills necessary to conduct research related to the project goals
Application materials are due on February 15 th, 2013 and should include:
• A cover letter stating whether you are interested in a half-time or full-time position and summarizing
your interest in this position, your interest in and experience with the scholarship of teaching and
learning for undergraduate biology education, and your other qualifications for the position
• A statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages max)
• A current CV
• Names and contact information of three references
If you have questions, contact Jennifer Ball-Sharpe, HHMI Project Coordinator, at 608-890-4496.
Send application materials as a single PDF document to ballsharpe@wisc.edu.

1/24/13
New Faculty Position in Biology and Education – Job # 10322-- ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University is making a commitment to enhancing life science education at the undergraduate level. ASU is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in research and teaching. The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is committed to reflective curricular development and innovation, with a focus on learner-centered education and teaching excellence. We are revising introductory courses, promoting active learning, and introducing a diversity of innovative approaches to instruction. ASU offers opportunities for collaboration with diverse science education initiatives across the university. To support this effort, the School invites applications for a tenure-track position at any level. The successful applicant will have a strong disciplinary content knowledge in biological sciences, established expertise in and commitment to biology education including scholarship related to teaching and learning and evidence of the capacity for leadership. Candidates must have a primary research focused on teaching and learning in biology at the undergraduate level, which will promote quality undergraduate instruction through independent and collaborative efforts and will promote the SoLS teaching mission. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence with the capacity to develop and sustain a creative, extramurally-funded research program in education-related work in the biological sciences, with evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, candidates with demonstrated records of mentoring at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral levels, strong records of outreach and service, and experience working in a highly-interdisciplinary environment like the ASU School of Life Sciences are preferred. The start-up package, teaching, and service loads will support the expected high research productivity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biological sciences or education, with experience or training equivalent to a Master’s degree in the other area. All qualifications will be evaluated as appropriate to the level of appointment.

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, separate statements of research focus/plans, teaching philosophy/experience, and three reference letters of support to Anna Fields, attn. Biology Education Faculty Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501, with electronic applications sent as PDF files to solsfacultysearch@asu.edu preferred. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is February 22, 2013; the committee will review applications weekly thereafter until the search is closed. For additional information, please feel free to contact James Collins (jcollins@asu.edu) or Jane Maienschein (Maienschein@asu.edu). A background check is required for employment at Arizona State University, which is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. We especially encourage women and minorities to apply. For additional information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visit http://sols.asu.edu/jobs.

11/19/12-
University of Nebraska-
Assistant Professor Position- Biology with Emphasis on Discipline-Based Education Research

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is making a major commitment to enhancing science education in the area of life sciences. For this academic-year position (50% research, 40% teaching, 10% service) we seek an individual who conducts research into how students learn science, how inquiry-based learning and other pedagogical practices enhance learning, and/or how such practices can be effectively assessed. The School of Biological Sciences currently has close to 700 undergraduate majors, the majority of which are pre-health students, and these numbers are expected to continue to grow. This hire will contribute to our undergraduate teaching mission, which includes developing and teaching UNL’s new core curriculum in life sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop strong collaborations within and outside of the School, and in so doing contribute significantly to UNL’s Life Sciences Initiative. This hire will be joining a group of DBER faculty already present on campus (e.g., in geocognition, physics, and chemistry), and there are plans for more hires of this kind in the future. A PhD (or equivalent) and experience in life science and/or life science education is required.
This position is part of the strategic plans of UNL, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences directed to strengthen the life sciences. It is expected that the successful candidates will establish nationally recognized and extramurally funded research programs and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the School of Biological Sciences. Lincoln Nebraska boasts an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with lively music and art scene and a collection of over 120 parks and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living.
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 #120888 complete the Faculty Academic/Administrative Information form, attach a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and include the names and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to biologysearch@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

11/14/12
The University of Maryland System is looking for a director for their
new Academic Transformation Center -
http://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/1151


11/7/12
TWO Tenure Track- Discipline-Based Education Research at Virginia Tech
I am pleased to share two new tenure-track faculty positions within the College of Science at Virginia Tech. A research focus for these new positions lies within Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER). The College of Science is comprised of the following departments: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. Successful candidates will have a home in one of the College's eight departments and will be willing and able to participate in the College's recently launched Integrated Sciences Curriculum (www.science.vt.edu/isc).
Given its focus on interdisciplinary science and the importance of research in the learning and teaching of science at the undergraduate level, the College seeks to hire researchers whose focus lies within integrated science/science education. As such, researchers that identify with PER, for example, are highly desirable and extremely encouraged to apply. Those with interests in interdisciplinary science education research are particularly encouraged to apply. Further details can be found at: http://www.science.vt.edu/jobs/jobs-is-stem-TR0122516.html
Appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full will be made. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012.
Please do not hesitate to contact me (mwawro@vt.edu) or Barbara Bekken (bekken@vt.edu) with any questions.
Thanks so much,Megan Wawro.

11/6/2012
Assistant Professor in Biology Education- University of Georgia
The University of Georgia Division of Biological Sciences invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position commencing August 7, 2013. This position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate classes in biology and conduct externally funded research as appropriate at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will join a group of tenured and tenure-track faculty whose primary research area is biology education. These faculty lead research programs in both cognitive and sociocultural aspects of science learning, as well as in curriculum design, faculty professional development, assessment, and science literacy.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related field, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience in basic science, education research, or teaching. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in biology along with expertise in and commitment to biology education. Applicants must have at least one semester of teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a well-developed education research plan. Preference will be given to candidates who have published in biology education. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to undergraduate instruction through independent and collaborative teaching, and to establish a program of research in biology education.

Candidates should submit a CV, teaching portfolio, and concise statement of biology education research plans, and provide contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically (http://recruitment.franklin.uga.edu/biosciences); applications submitted in other ways will not be considered. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2012 and continue until the position has been filled.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA/ADA institution.
Erin L. Dolan, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar in Biology Education
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia
403B Biological Science, 120 Cedar St., Athens, GA 30602
Phone 706-542-1688
eldolan@uga.edu

10/25/12
Invitation to Apply for Two Biology Education Postdoctoral Fellowships at San Francisco
State University
SEPAL – The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory – at San Francisco
State University (SFSU) invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biology
Education and Research. Each position is renewable for up to 2 years and may begin as early as
January 1, 2013.
These fellowships are associated with two externally funded SEPAL efforts:
Funded by a National Science Foundation TUES Type 2 Award, CCB FEST: Community
College Biology Faculty Enhancement through Scientific Teaching, builds on previously
developed SEPAL opportunities for community college biology faculty to enhance their
pedagogical expertise and iteratively improve their teaching through scientific teaching
approaches. New initiatives include a coordinated cross-campus, cross-course, and crossinstructor
assessment effort to gauge the impact of scientific teaching on student learning.
Funded by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Science Education
Award, Biology FEST: Faculty Explorations in Scientific Teaching brings many of the faculty
development innovations previously developed in CCB FEST to over 40 biology faculty at SFSU,
with similar aspirations for coordinated assessment of student learning.
Both SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellowship positions will be under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly
Tanner. These individuals will collaborate in designing, collecting, and analyzing assessments to
gauge the impact of scientific teaching approaches on student biology learning. In addition, the
SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellows will participate in day-to-day program implementation, including
recruitment of participants, planning and coordination of faculty professional development
activities, and grant management and reporting. These fellowships are designed to prepare
individuals who are aspiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) and who intend
to apply for positions in university biology departments at the end of their fellowships.
Required and Preferred Qualifications
Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology or life science education, and a strong interest in
developing excellence in biology education scholarship and research. The abilities to prioritize
tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning, and to handle a variety of demands
simultaneously are critical. Candidates must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule,
including occasional travel, weekends, and extended hours during periods of intense activity.
The following attributes, experiences, and knowledge are preferred: creativity and curiosity,
experience working directly with culturally diverse populations at many levels, in-depth
knowledge of national science education reform efforts, formal teaching experience, experience
with databases, assessment development experience, and qualitative and quantitative assessment
analysis skills. We seek self-motivated, creative individuals who have excellent interpersonal,
written, and public speaking skills, and who can work both independently and as part of a team
effort.
SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory
Department of Biology
San Francisco State University
October 25, 2012
Salary and Appointment
These two Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are full-time, salaried, and benefited positions at
San Francisco State University. The position is annually renewable, dependent on performance
and continued grant funding, which is anticipated. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
professional experience and qualifications of the candidates. San Francisco State University
offers excellent benefits packages.
Application Procedure
To apply for the SEPAL Postdoctoral Fellowship positions, please submit the following
to SEPAL Program Administrator, Trisha DeVera, via email (deverat@sfsu.edu):
1) a letter of interest in the position, including your career goals (no more than 2 pages),
2) a current curriculum vitae,
3) statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 2 pages), and
4) the names of three professional references, including current position, relationship to the
applicant, and phone and email contact information.
Application Review Timeline
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, and will continue until
both positions are filled.
Questions?
Questions about the position should be directed to SEPAL Director, Dr. Kimberly D. Tanner,
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University,
(kdtanner@sfsu.edu). More information about SEPAL can be found at:
http://www.sfsusepal.org/.

10/22/12
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Bioeducation Position # F99418
Job Summary:
The position is for an Assistant Professor (tenure track), Associate Professor (tenure track or tenure eligible), or Full Professor (tenure eligible) nine month appointment with a possible three months of summer support for first three years. We are seeking a colleague to contribute to our unique PhD program in Biological Education. Preference will not be given to a particular rank; all applicants will be judged in accordance with their years of experience. We seek a candidate with a Doctorate, with research experience in teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, and expertise in at least one biology content area sufficient to add to and collaborate with current expertise in the school. The job duties include: teaching undergraduate lectures and laboratories in biology content area and graduate courses in Bioeducation and Biology; training graduate students emphasizing biological education research topics at the postsecondary level of teaching and learning; providing service for the school, college, university, and community; conducting research in biological education, applying for grants; and publishing original research results.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Biology or Science Education (or closely related field) with demonstrated experience in Biological Education Research
  • Evidence or potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated research and publication record in the area of teaching and learning
  • Potential or past success securing external funding
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in bioeducation topics and educational research techniques
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses in some biology topic(s) that complements current expertise in the school
  • Potential or past experience in supervising research students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated pedagogical research at the collegiate level of teaching and learning
  • Ability to provide leadership with the pedagogical aspect of our Ph.D. program in Biological Education
  • Teaching experience at the university level
  • Ability to teach other courses in areas of need (e.g., molecular biology, general biology, etc.)
Salary and Benefits:
Salary and rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position. The position is a nine month appointment with a possible additional three months of summer support provided by the Winchester Distinguished Professorship Endowment for the first three years to help the faculty member establish a productive research agenda.
Requested Start Date:
August 19, 2013
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on December 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – BioEducation.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. In addition to the material provided online, please send unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses you would like to teach, and copies of published original research articles to: Cynthia Budde, School of Biological Sciences, Ross Hall, Box 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639. Tel: 970-351-2921. email: cynthia.budde@unco.edu. For questions, contact Rob Reinsvold, Chair of the search committee, at robert.reinsvold@unco.edu .

Additional Requirements:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Original transcripts must be submitted at least one (1) month before the start date.
Location and Environment:
The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 90,000 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. The School of Biological Sciences currently has 18 full time faculty members, 40 graduate students (MS, MBS, and PhD), and 450 undergraduate majors. The unique Ph.D. program in Biological Education specializes in training biologists to be experts in their disciplines and outstanding college biology teachers. This degree program allows the student to choose between an emphasis on the biology content or an emphasis on biology pedagogy.Another strength is our long tradition of cooperative interactions between faculty of the Sciences and Education. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.
Additional Information:
This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado. Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO 80639, or call 970-351-2718.

10/15/2012

BIOLOGY EDUCATION POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Dept. of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in Biology Education starting August 2013. MTSU, with approximately 27,000 students, is located 30 miles southeast of Nashville. Graduate programs supported by the Department of Biology include master’s and doctoral degrees. The successful candidate for this position is expected to teach, lead dissertations in Biology Education, write grants to support Biology Education research, and serve on dissertation committees for MSE PhD candidates. Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies. For more information about the university and the department, visit our web site at http://www.mtsu.edu.
To apply for the position, go to https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit your application online. If you have questions, please contact Academic Affairs at 615-898-5128.

This position resides in the Department of Biology. Dr. Angela Barlow serves as chair of the search committee. Questions for Dr. Barlow can be sent to angela.barlow@mtsu.edu. Other Biology Educators on faculty at MTSU are: Dr. Michael Rutledge (michael.rutledge@mtsu.edu), Dr. Kim Sadler (kim.sadler@mtsu.edu) and Dr. Cindi Smith-Walters (cindi.smith-walters@mtsu.edu). Questions can also be directed to Dr. Lynn Boyd (lynn.boyd@mtsu.edu), Chair, Department of Biology.

The tenure-track position is advertised as open rank. The search committee welcomes and encourages people who currently hold rank to apply for this position. MTSU began offering a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education (MSE) in Fall 2010. The MSE doctoral program currently enrolls 38 students with 8 focusing on Biology Education or Biology in an interdisciplinary track. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of this program.

Applicants must hold a terminal degree in Biology Education or in Biology with a focus in Biology Educational research by the appointment date. Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.

MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

10/5/2012
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, The School of Biological Sciences
University of California Irvine
Open Position: Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment
The Department of Developmental and Cell Biology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), equivalent to a tenure-track position in the research series. Faculty in LPSOE positions are members of the academic senate and are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE). The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate biology courses. They will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral training in molecular, cellular, and/or developmental biology. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes; use of evidence based teaching practices; use of modern instructional technology; ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations; conducting science education research. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as the names and addresses of three potential referees. Applicants should use the following on-line recruitment URL https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF01832.
UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

9/25/12
Senior Faculty Position in Biology Education
Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in both research and teaching. The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University's Tempe campus is committed to reflective curricular development, with a focus on learner-centered education and teaching excellence. To support this effort, the School invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level, to be appointed within the School of Life Sciences and to work collaboratively with science education initiatives in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the life sciences or education with experience/training equivalent to a Master's degree in the other area. Candidates must demonstrate a primary research focus in teaching and learning in biology at the post-secondary level; strong disciplinary content knowledge in biological sciences; established expertise in and commitment to biology education; and evidence of leadership. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence in promoting quality undergraduate instruction through independent and collaborative efforts; scholarly excellence with the capacity to develop and sustain a
creative, extramurally-funded research program; evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration; and a record of mentoring. The start-up package, teaching, and service loads will support the expected high research productivity. A strong record of outreach and service, and experience working in a highly interdisciplinary environment like the ASU School of Life Sciences are desired.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vita, three representative publications, separate statements of research focus/plans, teaching philosophy/experience, and contact information for three references to Anna Fields, ATTN: Biology Education Faculty Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501, with electronic applications sent as PDF files to solsfacultysearch@asu.edu preferred. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is October 14, 2012. Applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. For additional information, please feel free to contact James Collins (jcollins@asu.edu) or Jane Maienschein (maienschein@asu.edu). A background check is required for employment at Arizona State University, which is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. We especially encourage women and minorities to apply. For more information please visit: http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/. For additional information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visit https://sols.asu.edu.

9/13/12
Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education
Institution: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC
Employment Level: Postdoc
Website: http://www.science-writing.org/biotap.html
Posted: September 14, 2012
Application Deadline: October 29, 2012
Start Date: January 2013
End date: December 2015
Category: Biology education, science education
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Competitive
A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the biology department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded TUES grant (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for diverse undergraduate thesis writers. The responsibilities of the position include coordinating this collaborative research project that spans biology departments at four universities (Duke, Morgan State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and four departments at Duke (biology, chemistry, economics, and neuroscience). Other responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data, and writing reports.
Applicants should have a background in scientific teaching, strong writing skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies and continue to develop their teaching skills as part of this appointment. A Ph.D. in a natural science is required.
To apply, please email a 1-2 page letter explaining the motivation for applying and qualifications for the position, along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Julie Reynolds, julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu. Please contact Julie Reynolds with any questions.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

Julie A. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Biology Department, Box 90338
136 Biological Sciences Building, 130 Science Drive
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 USA

(919) 681-6899 Fax: 919-660-7293
julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu www.science-writing.org
For professional updates, follow me at http://twitter.com/JulieReynolds88

Science Education Research Coordinator at SimBio
SimBio is a leading developer of biology education software. We are looking for
a self-motivated individual to be our in-house Research Coordinator. This
individual will spend most of their time developing new ways of using
technology to assess students understanding of scientific concepts, funded by
a new NSF grant. They will also design and conduct formative and summative
educational assessments of our biology education materials. This is a
permanent staff position at SimBio.
We are looking for candidates who are interested in a career that focuses on
researching better ways of teaching science through technology and has realworld
impact. Our company takes assessment seriously, and research produced
by this individual will find it’s way into products being used by hundreds of
thousands of students, as well as being published in high-impact, peerreviewed
journals.
The job is based in the Boston area, and may involve some travel. The NSF
project is a collaboration with a laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology as well as other institutions, and there is a possibility of an MIT
affiliation. Start date is January, 2013 with an initial meeting in fall 2012.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
  • Experience and/or formal training in science education assessment at the
secondary or post-secondary level. Biology education research preferred.
  • Comfort with educational software, computers, and science
  • Knowledge of quantitative data collection and statistical analysis methods
  • Familiarity with science education and assessment literature
Strong candidates will be:
  • Self-motivated, highly-organized, and hard-working
  • Adaptable to different responsibilities and able to quickly learn new skills
  • Able to work efficiently and constructively with team members and provide
assistance when possible, with a “pitch in, can do” attitude.
Compensation and Hours:
  • Competitive compensation, depending on experience and skills
  • Additional benefits include flexible work schedule, health benefits,
vacation time, and possibility of advancement over time
  • Full-time, salaried position
Work with a great company that has a large impact on U.S. biology
teaching, and a smart, fun group of people. Your work will make a difference.
Please direct questions and/or email resumes to jobs@simbio.com

Director of the Biology Laboratories at Boston College

We currently have an open position for Director of the Biology Laboratories at Boston College. Please forward to your networks! More information and application directions accessed through the the BC Human Resources link (use keyword Biology):
https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html
Requirements
*excellent organizational and leadership skills
*ability to work with diverse groups of people
*a strong interest in scientific pedagogy
*Ph.D. in microbiology or molecular cell biology
*2-3 years of post-doctoral experience.

Preferred:
Prior supervisory experience Position Details Department: 053301 - Biology Department
Position: 00000487 - Director, Biology Laboratories
Grade or Band: 3RD Job Description

The Biology Department at Boston College seeks applications for a full-time Director of Undergraduate Laboratories. The Director reports to the Chair of the Department and oversees the operation of undergraduate biology laboratories as required for the Biology major at Boston College. The primary responsibility of the Director is the curriculum development and delivery of a cornerstone laboratory course that incorporates an original research project in functional genomics. Ten to twelve sections of the course are offered each semester. In addition to managing the budget and logistics for the course, the Director supervises the training of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate assistants. The Director also oversees equipment maintenance and safety compliance in all laboratory classrooms. Closing Statement Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Boston College Introduction Boston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university,enrolling 14,700 students, 9,000 full-time undergraduates and 4,900 graduate and professional students. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the University has 760 full-time faculty, 2,500 employees, an operating budget of $808 million, and an endowment of $1.6 billion.


Post-doctoral Teaching Associate -Division of Biology-,
- Full Time -The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (UTK).
University of Tennessee - Knoxville seeks applicants for a full-time two-year position as a postdoctoral associate in teaching and learning in undergraduate biology education. The postdoctoral associate will conduct research on teaching and undergraduate student learning in biology, teach one semester of a freshman / sophomore level biology course each academic year, and contribute to the professional development of GTAs in the Division. Publication, grant proposal-writing, and attendance at relevant national meetings are also expected. The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Elisabeth Schussler, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / Director of Biology Teaching and Learning, and will interact with two graduate students in biology education in her laboratory, as well as numerous faculty involved in undergraduate biology education at UTK. UTK has hundreds of undergraduate biology majors concentrating in three areas of biology, and the core biology courses taken by these students are undergoing revision to reflect the AAAS and NSF "Vision and Change" final report. The person in this position will participate with the Division's team to create and assess the effectiveness of these new courses. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a life science, demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly writing, and some exposure / interest in education or education research. Candidates with doctoral degrees in education will be considered, but must demonstrate experience teaching biology at the undergraduate level. Candidates should also be organized and have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Starting date is negotiable, but August 2012 is most desirable. Annual salary is $40,000 with benefits. To apply, submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experiences and reason(s) for applying, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a current curriculum vitae!
. Submit application materials to Ms. Raina Akin, Administrative Assistant, Division of Biology, 402 Hesler Biology Building, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0830 (or electronically as one PDF file to rakin1@utk.edu). The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Ms. Akin. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.


Research opportunity in biology education at the undergraduate level.
North Dakota State University
The Momsen lab (https://sites.google.com/site/jmomsen/) in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University is accepting applications for a highly motivated PhD graduate student to begin Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. Current research threads include (1) the role of visualizations in learning biology, (2) the development of systems thinking skills in biology students, and (3) characterizing the beliefs and learning habits of rural, frontier, and urban biology students. Opportunities exist to collaborate across science and math disciplines.

Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter, transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to Jennifer Momsen (jennifer.momsen@ndsu.edu). Students are supported primarily through teaching assistantships, although fellowship opportunities are possible. Additional details about the department and graduate program can be found on the NDSU Biological Sciences website (http://www.ndsu.edu/biology/).
Jennifer Momsen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
North Dakota State University
233 Stevens Hall
Dept. 2715, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Voice: 701.231.5560
Fax: 701.231.7149
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/jmomsen/

Assistant Professor in Biology Education

The University of Georgia Division of Biological Sciences invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position commencing August 7, 2013. This position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate classes in biology and conduct externally funded research as appropriate at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will join a group of tenured and tenure-track faculty whose primary research area is biology education. These faculty lead research programs in both cognitive and sociocultural aspects of science learning, as well as in curriculum design, faculty professional development, assessment, and science literacy.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related field, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience in basic science, education research, or teaching. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in biology along with expertise in and commitment to biology education. Applicants must have at least one semester of teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a well-developed education research plan. Preference will be given to candidates who have published in biology education. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to undergraduate instruction through independent and collaborative teaching, and to establish a program of research in biology education.

Candidates should submit a CV, teaching portfolio, and concise statement of biology education research plans, and provide contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted electronically (http://recruitment.franklin.uga.edu/biosciences); applications submitted in other ways will not be considered. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2012 and continue until the position has been filled.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA/ADA institution.

Erin L. Dolan, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar in Biology Education
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Math and Science Education

University of Georgia
403B Biological Science
120 Cedar St.
Athens, GA 30602

Phone 706-542-1688
eldolan@uga.edu

Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education Research at the University of Washington

3/9/12
Full-time position to work on creating an instrument to assess student progress toward departmental learning goals in the Biology major. One year is currently funded by the University of Washington, with the possibility of writing grants to support further work. The position’s start time is negotiable, with the earliest possible date being July 2012.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with UW Biology faculty to draft, test, revise, and evaluate an assessment that will be administered to Biology majors at three points during their undergraduate careers. We expect the post-doc to act as lead author on research publications documenting the development, implementation, and evaluation of this “curriculum mapping” instrument.


Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in undergraduate biology education research—particularly in the development of concept inventories or other instruments that assess student misconceptions, learning, and skills. Applicants should have completed their PhD in Biology within the past three years and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. In addition, successful candidates will have a strong quantitative background, experience in project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level. English fluency is required.

The postdoc will interact with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University of Washington through the UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG), and at the national level through participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER).

The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Scott Freeman and Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth in the Department of Biology.

To apply, please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Scott Freeman (srf991@uw.edu). Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.



Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate at University of Georgia (posted 3/7/12)

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia seeks a Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate (posting #20120321) to contribute to the teaching of undergraduates and the study of biology teaching and learning at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in the life sciences or education research and a demonstrated interest in the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in new and ongoing biology education research projects in collaboration with faculty, graduate students, other postdoctoral associates, and professional staff. The postdoctoral associate will gain experience teaching in large and small class settings and will develop expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. Ph.D in life science, science education, or education research methods is required and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This is a two-year position starting in August 2012, with an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits.

The successful candidate will have written and verbal communication skills. Doctoral or postdoctoral training in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching, working knowledge of statistical analysis software, or experience with qualitative data analysis.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning;
2) teaching introductory biology with mentorship from experienced faculty;
3) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and
4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.
To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=193258

The position is open until filled. Application should be submitted by March 30 for full consideration.

Erin L. Dolan, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar in Biology Education
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Math and Science Education



Iowa State University-
2 Post-doctoral Science Teaching Fellows (posted 3/1/12)

The Howard Hughes Program for Innovation in Undergraduate Science Education at Iowa State University invites applications for two Post-doctoral Science Teaching Fellow positions in the field of biology. These are 2-year positions beginning as early as 1 July 2012. One individual will focus, in coordination with science faculty, on development and implementation of transformative active learning and hybrid course strategies for a large enrollment introductory biology course on cell and molecular biology. This will also include using assessment tools to document student learning and retention. The second Fellow will focus on developing and assessing inquiry-based labs for an introductory biology laboratory course that focuses on biodiversity.

The Fellows will join a large team of approximately 60 science faculty working on the HHMI project at Iowa State University. The overall project annually impacts approximately 7000 1st and 2nd-year science students in all our science departments. The program provides students the chance to experience the excitement of discovery and to develop their broader scientific skills. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to join a research group, providing additional opportunities for scholarship, publication, and professional development in biology.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology or life-science education, and a strong interest in developing excellence in science education scholarship. Success in this position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills as well as teaching experience. A recent annual report of the HHMI-ISU project can be found at http://bit.ly/x1bUnU

For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Ogilvie at cogilvie@iastate.edu. To apply, send the following to cesmeestaff@iastate.edu:

1) a cover letter briefly summarizing qualifications,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) a statement of scholarly interests and expertise, and
4) arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to cesmeestaff@iastate.edu.

To ensure consideration, submit application by 4-6-2012. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
FACULTY POSITION IN BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION (posted 1-10-12)


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications from

outstanding candidates specializing in biochemistry education for a tenure track faculty

position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should have strong disciplinary

content knowledge in biochemistry along with expertise in and commitment to biology

education. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching and

education research, evaluation, or assessment.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, molecular biology,

or related field, and postdoctoral experience in basic science, education research, or

teaching. Applicants must also have a solid publication record and a well-developed

education research plan. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute

significantly to undergraduate instruction in the Department through independent and

collaborative teaching, and to establish a program of research in education.


The successful candidate will join a cross-departmental group of education researchers in

the life sciences, which includes a recently-hired senior education scholar in the

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has established

strengths in structural biology, computational biology and bioinformatics, the

biochemistry and molecular biology of RNA, signal transduction, extremophile and

metalloenzyme biochemistry, and plant and animal glycobiology (further information is

available at http://www.bmb.uga.edu/home/ ).


To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references,

and descriptions of teaching experience and education research plans electronically to

Ms. Rita Hutchins at educatorsearch@bmb.uga.edu (indicate "Biochemistry Educator

Search" in the subject line). Questions about the position and search process should be

directed to Erin Dolan, the search committee chair (eldolan@uga.edu). Complete

applications received by January 13, 2012, are assured of full consideration. The start

date for this position will be August 2012.


The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia

are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a

work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with

disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.


Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment

Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego (posted 12/20/11)

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
The Section of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a lecturer position with the strong preference for the rank of Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). The LPSOE/LSOE series has been created for Academic Senate Faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on scholarship of teaching, learning, and undergraduate education. It is comparable to the tenure track assistant professor appointment but not tenure track. The section seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Primary consideration will be given to candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and domestic minorities in science careers or higher education careers generally (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background) and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to: teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The incumbent will teach in the introductory biology course series (BILD 1, 2 or 3) and existing upper division laboratory courses. The incumbent will also be expected to develop a research program in science education. As a member of the Associate Dean for Education’s educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the divisional undergraduate programs, especially in the introductory Biology series. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education.

The successful candidate is expected to have:
substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, to be prepared to teach introductory college courses that include topics ranging from evolution to cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology;
working knowledge of bioinformatic/systems biology tools and approaches, and computational methods in Biology;
significant university-level teaching experience (at a minimum 2 – 3 years); demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level; experience in teaching large enrollment introductory Biology courses is preferred;
evidence of scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications and grantsmanship;
ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, incl. identifying and or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups underrepresented in higher education;
communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues;
knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in research on the science of learning;
ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
ability to or potential for providing educational leadership by supporting the transformation of the introductory biology course into courses that emphasize core concepts and computational thinking, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills.
Applications received by December 31, 2011 will be assured consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below, as well as the contact information for three references, via the online application.

Materials to submit (required in order to be considered for the position):
CV
Statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed 4 pages)
Copies of up to 3 – 5 recent publications
Personal statement summarizing past experience and leadership in equity and diversity (or potential to make contributions in the field)
Links to the sites below are available at:
http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/faculty.html#2011-05-12
Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System.

Further details about the required application material
Links to the sites below are available at:
http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/faculty.html#2011-05-12
Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System.



POSITION AVAILABLE: Post-Doctoral Fellow for Teaching Assistant (TA) Development Programs
Georgia Institute of Technology (posted 12-19-11)

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Georgia Tech seeks a dynamic postdoctoral fellow to help design and implement initiatives related to Teaching Assistant (TA) pedagogical and professional development. CETL is an institute-wide Center that serves all disciplines, enhancing the teaching and learning standard of excellence through faculty development, assessment, and support.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the following initiatives: (1) conduct a needs assessment and develop, implement, and assess a pilot two-day TA Professional Development Program that will be offered before fall semester for new Biology TAs, many of whom will be TAs for inquiry-based laboratories; (2) redesign, co-facilitate, and assess a TA development course that Biology TAs now take concurrently with their first TA assignment with the goal of effectively integrating the course with the pilot TA Professional Development Program; and (3) adapt the Biology TA Professional Development Program and TA development course for other disciplines at Georgia Tech (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, etc.). As a member of the CETL team, the Fellow will also be involved in other new TA Development initiatives for disciplines across campus. The Fellow will be encouraged to contribute to collaborative efforts to communicate the TA Development Program model and disseminate findings through conferences and publications.

The successful candidate will work with us for 18 months, starting February 1, 2012 (or as close to that time as possible) and continuing through July 2013. The fellow will be based in CETL and will collaborate closely with the Biology department, other academic and service departments on campus, CETL faculty and staff, and a team of summer TA Fellows (experienced TAs).

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in science, preferably in Biology, a Life Science discipline, or Science Education (college level), experience as a TA for laboratory courses, and a demonstrated interest in teaching and learning. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team, and the ability to collaborate across different disciplines. Preferred qualifications include experience with some or all of the following: developing and implementing TA development programs and/or workshops at a research university, involvement in STEM education research, courses in pedagogy, experience with a Preparing Future Faculty or another Higher Education Teaching Certificate program. Experience with constructivist pedagogies a plus. Experience with design or development of web-based interactive training considered very beneficial.
Salary range is 40 - 45K/year (depending on candidate's experience) with a generous benefits package (see www.ohr.gatech.edu).

Please forward a letter of application that directly addresses your specific qualifications for the position, a CV, and a teaching philosophy statement along with names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers for three references to: Dr. Lydia Soleil at lydia.soleil@cetl.gatech.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. The preferred start date is February 1, 2012.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities and consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
AN EQUAL EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/

Post-doctoral Research and Teaching Associate--
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education ( posted 12/15/11)

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine seeks applicants for several post-doctoral positions in physical sciences education research (chemistry, physics, and Earth sciences). The candidates must have a PhD in science, science education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record in science education; and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work with middle or high school teachers and/or students, have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team, and possess an interdisciplinary background. The successful candidates will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers that comprise the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, a newly funded initiative supported by the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program. These positions provide opportunities for mentored teaching, outreach including teacher professional development and curriculum work, and all aspects of research. For a full job description with both required and preferred criteria please visit: http://jobs.umaine.edu.
Positions are full-time, twelve-month appointments, with a flexible start date and possible renewal for a second year. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have a minimum of three letters of references submitted to PSP_Postdoc_Search @umit.maine.edu. Salary range is $44,000 – $47,000 with full University benefits. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. Appropriate background checks will be required.
For more information about the RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, please see http://www.umaine.edu/center and www.umaine.edu/mainepsp.
On January 1, 2011, UMaine joined a growing number – now nearly 400 – of colleges and universities around the country that are tobacco-free. Implementation followed more than three years of study and planning managed by a committee of faculty members, staff members and students. A good deal of information about UMaine’s plan and the new policy is online at http://umaine.edu/tobaccofree/



THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA - FACULTY POSITION IN BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION (posted 12-12-11)

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications from outstanding candidates specializing in biochemistry education for a tenure track facultyposition at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in biochemistry along with expertise in and commitment to biologyeducation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching and education research, evaluation, or assessment.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field, and postdoctoral experience in basic science, education research, orteaching. Applicants must also have a solid publication record and a well-developed education research plan. The successful candidate will be expected to contributesignificantly to undergraduate instruction in the Department through independent and collaborative teaching, and to establish a program of research in education.The successful candidate will join a cross-departmental group of education researchers in the life sciences, which includes a recently-hired senior education scholar in theDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has established strengths in structural biology, computational biology and bioinformatics, thebiochemistry and molecular biology of RNA, signal transduction, extremophile and metalloenzyme biochemistry, and plant and animal glycobiology (further information is
available at http://www.bmb.uga.edu/home/).

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and descriptions of teaching experience and education research plans electronically toMs. Rita Hutchins at educatorsearch@bmb.uga.edu(indicate “Biochemistry Educator Search” in the subject line). Questions about the position and search process should bedirected to Erin Dolan, the search committee chair (eldolan@uga.edu). Complete applications received by January 13, 2012, are assured of full consideration. The startdate for this position will be August 2012.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining awork and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.


Science Education tenure track Assistant Professor position-
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (posted 12-1-11)

The School of Education and the College of Science and Mathematics at North Dakota State University seek an Assistant Professor, tenure track, (position # 1100333). This is a joint position between the School of Education and the appropriate science department. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction in secondary education as well as content area; research and scholarly activity; supervision of field experiences; and advising. A PhD in science education or closely related field, 7-12 science teaching experience, potential to conduct research in science teaching and learning, and strong oral and written communication skills are required. Salary is competitive.

For additional details and to apply, visithttps://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/1473
Or by email or phone to contact information listed below
Dr Lisa Montplaisir, search chair
Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
Thank you very much for your consideration.

Lisa Montplaisir, PhD
Assistant Professor / Department of Biological Sciences
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Stevens Hall 3228
Dept 2715, PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
phone: 701.231.6155
fax: 701.231.7149
lisa.montplaisir@ndsu.edu


Post Doctoral Researcher in Biology Educationposted 11/23/11-
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher (position # 1100347) to work with a group of core faculty in STEM education at the undergraduate level. The postdoctoral researcher will develop expertise in STEM education research, gain skills as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students, and gain experience teaching a Cell Biology course. A PhD in the life sciences is required; the successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in research in teaching and learning biology at the undergraduate level, provide evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate level, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is competitive.

For additional details and to apply, visit: http://www.ndsu.edu/biology/
Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Lisa Montplaisir, PhD
Assistant Professor / Department of Biological Sciences
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
phone: 701.231.6155 fax: 701.231.7149
lisa.montplaisir@ndsu.edu



Director of the STEM Center at Utah State University- posted 11/14/11
The full-time position of founding Director of the USU STEM Center is an extraordinary opportunity for academic leadership with broad impact on the academic units on the multi-campus USU system. The director will report directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, and will provide administrative and intellectual leadership to capitalize on USU's strengths in both STEM and Education disciplines. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with experience working with colleagues in both STEM and STEM education and a record that demonstrates a collaborative leadership style. In addition, the successful candidate will value the diversity of STEM disciplines across the university; effectively promote innovative growth in STEM research and teaching, including regional campuses and distance education programs; enhance the infrastructure to support and expand STEM efforts campus-wide; and, foster partnerships both within and outside of the university community to better prepare STEM and STEM education students for successful careers. If qualified, the selected director of the STEM Center will be eligible for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in an appropriate academic unit.
More information at

http://www.usu.edu/provost/employment/stem_director/position.cfm


BIO-RAD
R&D Senior Scientist for BioEducation Program 11/4/11
Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Hercules, CA)

Come to a company where what you do really makes a difference! Bio-Rad believes that the
biotechnology industry should play an integral role in supporting education, helping to develop today's students
as tomorrow's scientists and problem solvers. Bio-Rad's Biotechnology Explorer program (www.explorer.biorad.
com) has developed a line of laboratory kits which have provided millions of students around the world the
opportunity to explore the fundamental techniques of genetic engineering, DNA fingerprinting, DNA amplification,
protein expression and analysis, and the creation of genetically modified organisms.
Career Description:
-The primary job responsibility is to develop hands-on biotechnology educational kits and activities for use in
teaching labs at the high school, community college and university levels.
-The job includes performing the necessary laboratory work required to develop and validate new kits and
managing the project through the new product development process.
-The successful candidate will be expected to technically support all existing products and be an expert source
for technical questions related to all of our products for both internal and external inquiries.
-Candidates are expected to work effectively with other functions within the company as required to complete
projects under tight timelines.
-The successful candidate will also have an understanding of the education market and US educational system
and participate in marketing activities and is expected to interact frequently with teachers and students.
-The successful candidate will attend and support training workshops for teachers. The job requires 10-15%
time traveling to tradeshows and customer visits.
Qualifications:
-MS/PhD in Life Sciences.
-The ideal candidate will minimally have completed a biology-based doctoral graduate program or have
equivalent work experience.
-Candidates must have a passion for science education and be excited to work as part of a dynamic and highly
motivated team.
-They must have balanced laboratory skills, including molecular biology and protein biochemistry; skills in
genetics and basic bioinformatic analysis is a plus.
-Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required.
-Candidates should have some teaching experience and those who have experience working with teachers to
deliver new classroom content are preferred.
-Candidate must have strong leadership potential (supervisorial experience is a plus).
-Candidates with product development experience in industry is highly desirable.
How To Apply: Please apply online to www.bio-rad.com/careers. Job number: L11-180. AA/EOE.

Florida International University- posted 10/24/11

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from academically qualified and professionally experienced individuals for non-tenure track positions as Instructors. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and be dedicated to providing an enriching learning experience. Instructor positions are centered around 3 core courses; two major’s (General Biology I and II) and one non-major’s (Human Biology). All are high enrollment undergraduate courses. Other courses, upper and lower, undergraduate and graduate, will also be expected depending on specialization. More information on these courses, as well as general information about these positions, can be found on our website at http://casgroup.fiu.edu/Biology/pages.php?id=2171. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 21, 2011. All application materials should be submitted electronically as PDF files to [[biologyjobs@fiu.edu]]. Send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and a teaching portfolio. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed directly to the same address. Interested applicants are also required to submit their applications online via www.fiujobs.org, reference positions 43172 and 35535 (MMC) or 35536 (BBC).” FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.
This position will support the new Biology Education track degree at FIU.


Biology Education/Pedagogy- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse- posted 10/14/11
The Department of Biology, College of Science and Health, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is expanding and invites applications for a new tenure-track position. The position is a 100% academic year appointment at the level of assistant professor. We seek a Biology Education/Pedagogy faculty member to teach "Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School," a field experience course for pre-service teachers. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in teaching our biology core curriculum, and will have the opportunity to develop courses in her/his area of
expertise. Our new colleague will also conduct portfolio assessment and perform field observations of pre-service science teachers.
The UW-L biology department values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares our department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with varied backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
UW-L is a nationally renowned comprehensive university with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research. Along with the beautiful surroundings of the region, high quality K-12 education and supportive collegial relationships, we offer a stellar departmental environment for professional and personal achievement.
A Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology Education, Secondary Science Education, or a Biological Science is required. Experience in biology education and previous secondary science (middle school or high school) teaching experience are also required. We seek a candidate with the potential to develop an externally funded research program in biological science education at the middle/high school level that results in refereed publications. Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Start date is August 27, 2012. All applications must be submitted electronically at https://employment.uwlax.edu. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. In the cover letter the applicant should address their particular qualifications and interest in our position, as described above. Applications completed by November 30, 2012 will be given first priority, but the review process will continue until the position is filled. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer. If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact Daniel Gerber (dgerber@uwlax.edu) to make appropriate arrangements. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

McGill University is looking to make two appointments in Science Education (posted 10/4/11)
one a joint position in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science and the other position the Tomlinson Chair in Science Education.
– see the attached advertisement or our web site http://www.mcgill.ca/tpulse/positions-0
Could you please bring this to the attention of any past or current colleagues, students or postdocs who might be interested ?
If you would like to suggest the names of potential candidates, or if you are yourself interested, you are welcome to drop me a line by email or telephone. I will be glad to follow up. Best regards
Nick de Takacsy
Interim Director, Tomlinson Project in University-level Science Education
nicholas.de_takacsy@mcgill.ca
514-398-6497
514-398-5151

Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate at University of Georgia (posted 9.28.11)

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia seeks a Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate (posting #20111412) to contribute to the teaching of undergraduates and the study of biology teaching and learning at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in the life sciences or education research and a demonstrated interest in the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in new and ongoing biology education research projects in collaboration with faculty, graduate students, other postdoctoral associates, and professional staff. The postdoctoral associate will gain experience teaching in large and small class settings and will develop expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. Ph.D in life science, science education, or education research methods is required and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. The annual salary for this position is $40,000 with benefits.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning;
2) teaching introductory biology with mentorship from experienced faculty;
3) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and
4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding.

To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through the University of Georgia Human Resources website at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=188652

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin October 17, with a start date as early as January 2012.


Associate Professional Specialist/Professional Specialist -- Princeton University posted 8.31.11
The Council on Science and Technology (CST) at Princeton University seeks professional specialists to take leadership roles in the development and operation of the new Princeton Science and Engineering Education Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to prepare all Princeton students, irrespective of their majors, to become scientifically- and technologically-literate citizens and decision-makers. A series of lab and non-lab courses will be created or re-designed to teach our future leaders not only facts and skills but also the key roles that science and engineering play in society. Each specialist will be responsible for particular areas in science or engineering, depending on his or her field of expertise. Together, the team of specialists will be expected to implement the initiative, in close collaboration with Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Council on Science and Technology.

We have particular interests in adding a specialist with expertise in an environmentally focused field. The successful applicant will have a central role in crafting a pedagogically innovative model for educating the next generation of undergraduate students in environmental studies. Initially, the applicant will spearhead the development of a new "Real World Model" of environmental studies teaching that enables students to conduct experimental research in local ecosystems in partnership with local community agencies and stakeholders. This course will provide social context and civic engagement for the students and inspire them to understand how science informs real-world environmental problem solving.

The principal responsibility of this position consists of direct and ongoing collaborative work with members of the faculty, to design and put into practice innovative laboratory exercises that meet the objectives of the initiative. Additional responsibilities include the design of course curricula; collaborative work to discover points of intersection among courses across the disciplines; the development of models and materials that facilitate interactive laboratory teaching and learning; the creation of protocols for assessment and evaluation; the evaluation of success of different pedagogical models; and the provision of pedagogical workshops for science and engineering assistants in instruction (TAs). It is expected that together the team of specialists will have expertise in key areas within science and engineering disciplines.
Essential Qualifications -
- Ph.D. in a field of science or engineering taught at Princeton
- Experience teaching at the undergraduate level at a U.S. college or university
- Demonstrated record of innovative teaching in the classroom and laboratory in undergraduate science and/or engineering
- Knowledge of current scholarship and practice in the fields of teaching and learning, to include large class instruction; small group/collaborative/problem-based learning; creative uses of technology in the classroom and lab
- Excellent technical, communication, and organizational skills
- Demonstrated experience in leadership and mentoring roles, and in working successfully as part of a team
link: 0110446

Postdoctoral Position in Biology Education Research at University of Washington. 8/20/11
Full-time position for one-two years to work on a NSF-funded project, CLOSE the Gap (NSF DUE 1118890) focused on determining if highly structured introductory biology courses can increase the success rate for at-risk students in Biology. Position start time negotiable with as early as November 2011 a possibility.
Candidates should have completed their PhD in biology in the last 3 years, have strong statistical skills and be very familiar with R, have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in undergraduate biology education research. English fluency is required. Experience in project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level will be considered assets.
Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will teach one quarter of introductory biology (Ecology and Evolution section) per year and be responsible for the statistical analysis of large data sets associated with this project. Publications of research related to the impact of this highly structured course on student learning is expected.
The postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University of Washington through the UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) as well as through participation in the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) at the national level.
This full-time position will be under the supervision of Dr. Scott Freeman and Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth in the Biology Department.
To apply: Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and email of three references to Dr. Mary Pat Wenderoth (mpw@uw.edu). Review of applications will begin on Oct.15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.


University of California, Riverside-Academic Coordinator posted 8/18/11

The Department of Biology at the University of California, Riverside has an open position for an Academic Coordinator to exercise managerial oversight, content, and conduct of the laboratory sections for several large lower division Biology courses. We are anxious to recruit a dynamic, innovative and talented individual who will make a strong contribution to the Department's teaching mission. UC Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. A more detailed job description is enclosed.

The Department of Biology is a diverse unit with 23 faculty members whose interests range from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. In addition to offering advanced courses for upper-division students, we are the home department for most of the introductory biology courses taken by majors in the life sciences (including Biochemistry, Botany and Plant Science, Biology, Biological Sciences, Entomology, Biomedical Sciences, and Environmental Engineering). We also offer several popular non-majors classes in introductory biology. Many of these classes have laboratories managed by Academic Coordinators.

The duties of the successful candidate will include laboratory management for one non-majors course on cellular and molecular biology (Biology 2), an introductory cellular and molecular biology course for life science majors (Biology 5LA), and an introductory majors course on organismal biology. These may be offered in multiple quarters each academic year. Accordingly, a background in cellular and molecular biology and general organismal biology is desirable.

I would appreciate your bringing this information to the attention of outstanding individuals who might be interested in joining our Department. The application deadline is “Open until Filled” and the earliest starting date for the position is October 1, 2011. The eligible rank is Academic Coordinator; salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of experience and achievement in teaching. A curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy, and 3 to 5 confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/811.

Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2011.

Please do not hesitate to call or email me (951 827-5901; bhyman@ucr.edu) if further information is needed.
Sincerely,
Bradley C. Hyman, Professor and Chair
Department of Biology



Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Plant Biology Department, Michigan State University.
POSTED 8/6/11

Full-time position to begin September 2011 for one-two years to work on an NSF-funded project, FIRST IV (NSF DUE 0817224) focused on the professional development of postdoctoral scholars in teaching and learning biology: www.firstiv.org

Qualifications: PhD in an area of biology and demonstrated interest in undergraduate biology teaching and research. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, knowledge and use of web-based technologies, a working knowledge of statistics and databases, and skill in managing and coordinating the FIRST IV project and activities of undergraduate research assistants. Responsibilities: The postdoctoral fellow will pursue questions about the teaching and learning of biology using appropriate research designs and methods. The fellow will assist with FIRST IV project assessment, develop workshops on curriculum development, instruction, and student assessment, and co-teach an introductory biology course. In addition, the postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with expertise in many facets of biology education at MSU and nationally. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop substantive credentials in teaching that are fully integrated into their science expertise.

To apply: Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and email of three references to Dr. Diane Ebert-May (ebertmay@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.




POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN STEM EDUCATION AND INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE-- POSTED 7/28/11

Applications are invited for a full-time, one-year postdoctoral position researching the role of science graphics in nanotechnology graduate education.

This NSF sponsored project is headed by a multidisciplinary team of PIs, and aims to empirically examine the role of science graphics in interdisciplinary STEM learning. For more information, please see: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1008568

The position is available for an individual who has an excellent research record in STEM education, learning sciences, or educational psychology, and who is highly enthusiastic about graduate STEM education. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology, learning sciences, or a related field. The candidate must have extensive experience in designing and conducting experimental studies, good knowledge of statistics, and familiarity with relevant literature and theories.

This full-time position will be under the co-supervision of Prof. Marco Rolandi in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Prof. Karen Cheng in Visual Communication Design.

Start date is September 15 or earlier. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive benefits are provided. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should e-mail a short letter of interest, representative publications, a detailed CV with a summary of research experiences, and the names and contact information of three references to Professor Karen Cheng at kcheng@uw.edu.


Post-Doctoral Fellow- posted 7/5/11
Child Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, Boston University
The Child Cognition Lab at Boston University (PI: Deborah Kelemen, PhD) invites applications for a 1-2 year post-doctoral research position. The post-doctoral fellow will play a leadership role in the everyday management of existing grant-funded projects on the teaching of natural selection to elementary school children and the development of teleological reasoning. Responsibilities will include: facilitating relationships with schools and teachers; conducting and supervising research and data collection with young children in the lab / classroom; development of age-appropriate instructional and assessment materials; development and implementation of qualitative data coding protocols; quantitative data analysis; co-supervision of a large team of research assistants; writing reports for funding agencies; presentations at conferences; authorship (under PI guidance) of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Job requirements:
Doctoral degree in science/ biology education or evolutionary biology; background in quantitative and qualitative research; strong experimental design and statistical analysis skills (SPSS preferred); experience supervising research assistants; evidence of independent, creative scholarship; strong authorship /writing skills, and publication productivity in peer-reviewed journals. Developmental psychology knowledge and/or prior experience working with young children and in schools strongly preferred (e.g. elementary school teaching experience a bonus).
Review of applications will begin 20 July 2011 until the best candidate is found. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 professional references to childlab@bu.edu
Direct any inquiries to Becca Seston (Lab Manager, Child Cognition Lab) at childlab@bu.edu.
Check www.bu.edu/childcognition for information about the Child Cognition Lab.


*Science Education - Postdoctoral Researcher -*-- POSTED 6/28/11
*Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative in Life Sciences - 2011*

The Council of Life Sciences, which is coordinating curriculum reform
for the Departments of Botany, Microbiology & Immunology, and Zoology at
the University of British Columbia invites applications for Postdoctoral
researchers for the Life Sciences Carl Wieman Science Education
Initiative (LS-CWSEI), a five-year program for study of and innovation
in science education (http://www.vpacademic.ubc.ca/CarlWieman/).

We are currently seeking three individuals to work with faculty to
develop courses in physiology, genetics, and evolution as part of
restructuring of the Biology curriculum. The work will involve assisting
in the development of course and program level learning objectives,
assessments, and pedagogy; development of material for class including
interactive activities and pretests; administration and evaluation of
assessments of student learning and of student attitudes toward science.
Publication of research related to the impact of these interventions is
also encouraged. For additional information about the Science Teaching
and Learning Fellows positions see
http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/departments/index.html

Candidates should have: completed their Ph.D. in a biological science
within the last three years with emphasis in physiology, genetics, or
evolution; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication
skills, and a strong personal commitment to science education. English
fluency is also required. Experience in educational materials or
curriculum development, on-line teaching, project management, and
familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary
level will be considered assets. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Education
and a M.Sc. in Biology will also be considered.

The appointments will be for one year initially, and may be renewable
for up to 3 years at the postdoctor