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Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: November 16, 2022

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  • - More (http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&username=pageup) Back to search results Apply now Job no: 819817 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Natural ScienceDepartment:Integrative Biology 10032920Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation: East Lansing Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union Working/Functional TitleInstructor/Ast Professor Fixed TermPosition SummaryThe primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to join a community of committed faculty and graduate teaching assistants to teach two class meetings and three recitation sections per week of Integrative Biology 341, Fundamental Genetics during the fall and spring semesters (67%) The second major responsibility is to work with other faculty on curricular development for the course with the goal of improving student learning and success in the course (33%). Fundamental Genetics is a large service course taken by students in multiple majors and programs across the University. The course serves to provide knowledge of prokaryotic and eukaryotic transmission biology, population and evolutionary genetics, and applications to modern biotechnologies, through a student-driven methodology that centers on problem-solving to master critical skills. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the collaborative efforts with multiple faculty members who teach this course and are engaged in efforts to improve undergraduate STEM education at MSU.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.Required DegreeDoctorateMinimum RequirementsSuccessful candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in genetics or a related field and undergraduate teaching experience. The candidate must have a strong commitment to student success and creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse group of students. The candidate must have experience using student-centered teaching methods such as active and inquiry-based learning. The candidate must have experience with assessment of student learning. The candidate must also be committed to continued professional development and have excellent collaboration/interpersonal communication skills.Desired QualificationsPreferred qualifications include upper-level undergraduate teaching experience with the use of instructional technology and on-line learning. Discipline-based Education Research and/or Scholarship of Teaching of Learning experience as well as experience working with large classes would be valuable.Required Application MaterialsApplicants should submit the following information all in a single pdf:
    • a Curriculum Vitae
    • a Cover Letter that specifically addresses your background in genetics, teaching experience and philosophy, and professional development activities/trainings (not to exceed 2 pages)
    • a DEI Statement; a 1 page summary of how you have, or plan to, support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in your teaching
    • an Assessment Example; sample of a genetics assessment with the learning objective associated with the assessment (not to exceed 1 page; examples could include a sample quiz/exam question, homework, or in-class learning activity)
    • a Description of Student-centered Teaching Methods and Collaborative Work; 1) how you have used student-centered teaching methods and 2) previous collaborative work, describing your role and how you worked successfully with others (not to exceed 2 pages)
    • Contact Information for three professional references; letters will be requested during the screening process.Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Special InstructionsPlease direct questions regarding the position to Terri McElhinny, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology and Chair of the Search Committee (mcelhinn@msu.edu). To be hired at the rank of Instructor you must have progressed to at least ABD status. To be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor fixed-term, you must have earned a Ph.D. prior to beginning the appointment.Review of Applications Begins On11/07/2022Websitehttps://integrativebiology.natsci.msu.edu/MSU StatementMichigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.Advertised: Oct 12, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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