Biology Science Educators
University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology
Description: The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology seeks to hire two Biology Science Educators. The individuals hired for these positions will collaborate with other faculty to redesign undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and align department courses with the core competencies articulated in the recent AAAS- and NSF-supported Vision and Change report. Teaching load will vary depending on involvement in education research and course development activities, and will range from 2-3 courses per long semester and 1-2 in summer. Teaching responsibilities will include Introductory Biology for majors, non-majors Biology, Genetics, Nutrition, and Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as other classes depending on individual background. Applicants should have broad knowledge in Biology, a record of quality instruction, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques. These individuals will be expected to collaborate with current faculty on science education research projects.
Education Required: Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline. The candidate’s research expertise may be in any area of biology, but broadly trained scientists with substantial knowledge of pedagogy and experience with course redesign are preferred. Successful candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence, outstanding communications skills, and strong problem solving skills. In addition, the successful candidates should be detail oriented, flexible and creative, familiar with current teaching technology, and be able to provide evidence of ability to bring significant projects to completion.
Terms of Appointment: These faculty positions are full time (12 month) appointments with benefits.
Additional Information: We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusiveness across the campus community. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
Application Instructions: Applicants should complete the Application for Non Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (http://provost.utsa.edu/VPAFS/forms/recruitment/index.asp) and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the following documents: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter describing qualifications, contact information (including email) for three (3) professional references.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000.
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