Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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The Howard Hughes Program for Innovation in Undergraduate Science Education at Iowa State University invites applications for a Post-doctoral Science Teaching Fellow in the field of biology. This is a 2-year position beginning as early as June 1, 2013. The Fellow will develop inquiry-based labs on ecology and/or biodiversity for an introductory biology course in coordination with science faculty. Over the second year, the Fellow will link these lab-based active-learning topics with the associated lecture course.

The Fellow will join a large team of approximately 60 science faculty working on the HHMI project at Iowa State University. The overall project annually impacts approximately 8000 1st and 2nd-year science students in all our science departments. The program provides students the chance to experience the excitement of discovery and to develop their broader scientific skills. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to join a research group, providing additional opportunities for scholarship, publication, and professional development in biology.

Success in this position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills. A recent annual report of the HHMI-ISU project can be found at

Required Qualifications
A Ph.D. in biology or life-science education
Demonstrated a strong interest in developing excellence in science education scholarship

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience

Minimum $40,000; salary is commensurate with experience

Special Conditions
This is a 2-year appointment beginning as early as June 1, 2013, with the possibility of renewal.

Health and retirement benefits are provided with the position.

Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Application Instructions
To apply, send the following to

1) A cover letter briefly summarizing qualifications,
2) Curriculum vitae,
3) A statement of scholarly interests and expertise, and
4) Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to

For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Ogilvie at

To ensure consideration, submit application by March15, 2013. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

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