| Position Summary: |
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for one full time Lecturer position on a 12-month basis and two full-time Lab Instructor positions on 8-month bases in Foundations of Biology Labs with anticipated start dates of 1 September 2017 pending budgetary approval. These positions are outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have an MS or PhD in biology. The 12-month Lecturer position is for a Foundations of Biology Laboratory Coordinator who will teach two sections of an authentic research based, or directed inquiry based, lab course during both the fall and spring semesters and provide support as part of a leadership team for -120 lab sections. Duties include administrative oversight (makeup lab scheduling, disability accommodations, grade monitoring, lab accident reporting, student/instructor grievances), instructor hiring and training, course website management, curriculum development, and course assessment. The two 8-month Lab Instructor positions entail teaching five sections of either authentic research based, or guided inquiry based, Foundations of Biology Laboratory during both the fall and spring semesters, as well as providing service to the leadership team, including writing quizzes and assignments, reviewing content of student assessments, and leading small groups during instructor training sessions.
Application Process: Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTcw. Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application indicating the position(s) of interest, (b) a CV, a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting 10 January 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through lnterfolio's Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointment requires administrative approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO / AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: http://www.biology.pitt.edu.