Michigan State University — Fixed Term Instructor Position in Integrative Studies in Biological Sciences

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.


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