Advanced Instructor

Location
Kansas
Posted
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Division of Biology at Kansas State University is currently seeking a full-time instructor to teach human body lab, cadaver dissection and other introductory biology courses beginning August 2017. Information about the Department: The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors.   Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of multiple laboratory sections, which are part of the larger Human Body course for the nine-month academic year. Instructional responsibilities include classroom and laboratory instruction, laboratory preparation, preparation and maintenance of syllabi and other class materials, integration of lab material with other portions of the Human Body course, evaluation of student competence, assessment of student mastery of unit and university learning objectives, and preparation of student progress and grade reports. Other responsibilities will include participation in weekly staff meetings, academic advising and campus events such as open house, student award ceremonies and graduation ceremonies. Opportunities for mentoring undergraduate research projects may also be available.   Required Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in the biological sciences or related field, at least 2 years of experience and demonstrated excellence in biological science instruction at the community college, college, or university level, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students and to serving a diverse population    Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D., D.V.M. or M.D. in the biological sciences or related field    Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief description of instructional interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy including teaching evaluations or other evidence demonstrating excellence in undergraduate instruction, representative reprints, and three letters of reference uploaded directly from the author.   Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   Salary Range / Pay Rate: Salary will be competitive, depending on experience and other qualifications.   Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.