Assistant Professor of Practice - FY 18-19
Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Apr 2, 2018 • Close: Sep 1, 2018
The Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science in the College of Natural Sciences is seeking faculty to teach Research Experience courses and complete programmatic activities as part of its innovative science education program, the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI). FRI merges the teaching and research missions of the university by engaging undergraduates in conducting research project(s) related to a faculty member's ongoing research. For more information, please click here.
Responsibilities include teaching research-based courses, managing a fast-paced undergraduate research laboratory, and coordinating research- and teaching-related activities. The position also includes programmatic responsibilities such as course and curriculum planning, student recruitment, and program outreach.
This position consists of a nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice and a three-month summer administrative appointment for a total of 12 months of support. The position is renewable on an annual basis depending on job performance and class enrollments.
A Ph.D. or equivalent is required in the fields of research represented by the Freshman Research Initiative (e.g., Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics). Undergraduate teaching or mentoring experience is required, and program coordination experience and knowledge of evidence-based teaching methods are preferred.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted until positions are filled. Start dates will be negotiated with the finalists.
Required application materials: a cover letter, a current CV or resume, a statement of teaching experience and accomplishments, and reference letters that address your teaching experience.
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