Specialist-Teacher, College of Natural Science

East Lansing, MI
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5052

Internal Posting Date: 03-02-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-25-2017

External Closing Date: 04-25-2017

Review of Applications begins on: 04-15-2017

Job Title: Specialist-Teacher

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science


Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Faculty

Employment %: 100%


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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.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements 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.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Learning Philosophy

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Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

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).

Department Website Address: https://cisgs.natsci.msu.edu/

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Stephen Thomas/Specialist - Curriculum Dev-Continuing/thoma549@msu.edu

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Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70077

Union Affiliation: Union

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.


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