Michigan State University — Fixed Term Instructor Position in the Biological Sciences Program

Job Title: Instructor – Fixed Term
Personnel Subarea: Faculty/Academic Staff
Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month
Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff
Employment %: 100
Salary Range: $45,000 to $50,000

Position Summary: The Biological Sciences (BioSci) Program is seeking a fixed term instructor to teach in introductory cell and molecular biology lecture and lab courses. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of educators and discipline-based education researchers dedicated to providing high-quality undergraduate biology education. The initial appointment will be for one year (9 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching an introductory cell and molecular biology lecture course and laboratory sections to life-science majors.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields or in science education with a biological emphasis and experience with basic molecular biology, microbiology, or biochemistry laboratory techniques is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching undergraduate biology courses employing active learning and/or inquiry-based modes of instruction.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy to careers.msu.edu (job number 444260). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation specifically highlighting their teaching experience and education efforts to be uploaded to the same posting. Review of applications will begin on June 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jon Stoltzfus, BioSci Program Director and Chair of the Search Committee (stoltzfu@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.

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