Instructional Support for Laboratory Courses in Biology
The Instructional Support Specialist will be expected to develop four laboratory courses. The courses to be developed will be chosen by the Chair of the Department and the Specialist from among the following areas (depending on the Specialist's expertise): anatomy, physiology, ecological sciences botany, zoology, systems biology, virology, host-pathogen interactions, behavioral genetics, and related areas.
The responsibilities of the Specialist will include:
To present current, modern techniques and principles relevant to each laboratory course
To ensure that the laboratory instructions and background information are clear and accurate
To write and revise laboratory manuals/handouts as necessary
To assure that all supplies and equipment are accessible for the instructional laboratories and order supplies and materials for the laboratories
To develop new experiments, test and revise protocols, and ensure the preparation of instructional reagents and maintain and reorganize instructional space
To ensure that all undergraduate policies are maintained for students enrolled in these courses
To maintain student records for these courses
To supervise teaching assistants and work study students and provide appropriate training and instruction
To provide academic advising for undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences
To participate in activities designed to maintain and improve knowledge of the advances in disciplines of biology and an awareness of current scientific problems
Minimum Qualifications :
MS degree in a biological science from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience designing courses, especially laboratory courses
Demonstrated research skills
Expertise in one or more of the following fields: ecology, physiology, anatomy, botany, plant physiology, stem cell biology
Professional Rank and Salary Range: SL-4, $50,000-60,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Special Notes: This is a 12-month calendar year position.
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