Instructor of Biology at the University of Minnesota Rochester

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The University of Minnesota Rochester (www.r.umn.edu) invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position in biology for its undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The position is primarily teaching-focused with the expectation of contributing to departmental and institutional service (90% teaching, 10% service).

We are seeking a qualified instructor who has significant interest in supporting student learning in a high-contact model inside and outside of the classroom and will work closely with other faculty to coordinate and teach the range of biology courses with integrated laboratories needed by students in the BSHS program. Assigned courses may include first and second year core courses (introductory biology, anatomy and physiology); periodically upper division electives such as bioinformatics, genetics, immunology, neurosciences, microbiology, or molecular biology. BSHS courses are integrated across the curriculum and may involve significant interdisciplinary components.

Duties include assisting preparation and team-taught delivery of course content in the active learning classroom, assisting in preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, grading, holding weekly hours in the Just ASK tutoring center (http://www.r.umn.edu/academics/just-ask/index.htm), assisting in ordering laboratory supplies, supervising undergraduate teaching assistants, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned.

The instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), a multidisciplinary unit that is the academic home for the BSHS. Faculty from across disciplines in the CLI promote a learner-centered, competency-based learning environment in which ongoing assessment guides and monitors student learning, and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.

The successful candidate has a M.S. or Ph.D. in biology or related field with knowledge of basic techniques in a biology laboratory setting, enjoys working directly with students, and is comfortable taking direction as well as working independently in an interdisciplinary environment. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in classroom and/or laboratory instruction, and familiarity with teaching best practices and/or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), is preferred.

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