NTRC Position 2: Assistant Teaching & Biology Education Professor

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810992

Position Summary: NTRC Position 2: Assistant Teaching & Biology Education Professor Position summary: This position is for a teaching assistant professor (non-tenure track, renewable contract) who will teach lower division courses and who will have coordinate and direct biology educational outreach programs and lower division academic advising. This position is renewable in three year contract increments. Position ad: The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks to hire an assistant professor to fill an open teaching and biological education professor position on a non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) starting August 2018. The position is structured as a renewable 3-year contract with annual performance review (12 month appointment). Responsibilities will include teaching lower division service, participating in biology outreach programs, facilitating educational outreach programs implemented or planned by other faculty members, and developing and teaching a course in pedagogy for graduate students. As a faculty member themselves, the successful candidate will also be expected to serve on various committees in the Department and College of Arts and Sciences and participate in undergraduate advising.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Joint NTRC ad The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks to hire three assistant teaching professor positions for Fall 2018 start dates. These are non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) faculty, each with three-year contracts, subject to annual reviews. Position 1:Assistant Teaching Professor Job # 0810897 Primary teaching duties will entail large-enrollment undergraduate courses, such as Introductory Biology, Microbiology, and / or non-majors Human Anatomy and Physiology. A course in the successful candidate's own specialization may be considered, depending on the department's needs. This position will be a 9-month appointment with optional summer teaching. Position 2: Assistant Teaching & Biology Education Professor Job #0810992 Responsibilities will include teaching lower division service, coordinating biology outreach programs, developing and teaching a course in pedagogy for graduate students and coordinating lower division advising. This position will be a 12-month appointment. Position 3: Assistant teaching professor & Lab Coordinator Job # 0810993 The successful candidate will develop and teach a course in laboratory methods for teachers, supervise and organize graduate teaching assistants, maintain inventories of material required for lab instruction, monitor lab sections for consistency in instruction and assessment, and assist in updates of lab exercises. This position will be a 12-month appointment. As faculty members, NTRC's also serve on department, college, or university committees participate in undergraduate advising, with a typical work load of 80% teaching / 20% service. Pursuit of internal and external funding towards research on improved pedagogy is encouraged. The position is structured as a renewable 3-year contract (9 month appointment, with optional additional summer teaching) with annual performance review. The NTRC position is not tenure-eligible, however promotion through the academic ranks can be expected based on performance review. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related field and submit the following materials with their application: 1) A cover letter outlining their qualifications (e.g. courses taught, innovative teaching practices, academic experience); 2) CV; 3) 3-4 letters of recommendation; 4) A statement of teaching philosophy; 5) One sample course syllabus; 6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations); and 7) evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations, or publications). Applicants should upload their materials to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, (with position job number - NTRC 1 job # 0810897, NTRC 2 job # 0810992, or NTRC 3 job # 0810993 ) except letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be emailed as attachments directly to the chair of the search committee Jason Pienaar (jpienaar@ua.edu). If preferred, hard copies can be mailed to Jason Pienaar, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Review of applications will begin on 20th October and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. For more information about our department, please visit us at https://bsc.ua.edu/.

Special Instructions: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and submit the following materials with their application: 1) A cover letter outlining their qualifications (e.g. courses taught, innovative teaching practices, academic experience); 2) CV; 3) 3-4 letters of recommendation; 4) A statement of teaching philosophy; 5) One sample course syllabus; 6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of numerical and narrative student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations); 7) and evidence of instructional development (e.g., teaching-related workshops attended, teaching-related conferences and presentations, or publications) or outreach activity. Applicants should upload their materials to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, (Job # 0810992) except letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be emailed as attachments directly to the chair of the search committee Jason Pienaar (jpienaar@ua.edu). If preferred, hard copies can be mailed to Jason Pienaar, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Review of applications will begin on 20th October and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. For more information about our department, please visit us at https://bsc.ua.edu/ Please upload sample course syllabus to the "Other Document 1" tab, evidence of teaching effectiveness to the "Other Document 2" tab, and evidence of instructional development or outreach activity to the "Other Document 3" tab.

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