The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The Department of Microbiology within the College of Agriculture and Life has eleven active research laboratories. It serves as the home department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology (with more than 40 affiliated faculty members) and provides a center of expertise for numerous aspects of microbial biology. The faculty and staff offer numerous advanced courses for both undergraduate and graduate level students. Research within the Department is focused on Prokaryotic Biology and Environmental Microbiology and includes specific expertise in molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, microbial cell biology, bioremediation, symbionts, pathogens, and ecosystems.
We seek to hire an Educational Postdoctoral Associate who will be responsible for the development and assessment of pedagogical tools for the course BIOMI2900 General Microbiology. The candidate will design, implement, and assess improved strategies for teaching BIOMI2900. They will develop a Teaching Assistant (TA) training program, and associated training materials, and oversee the initial implementation of this program in course instruction. Coordinate with instructional staff in both the Fall and Spring semesters to develop and implement active learning exercises and other instructional interventions. Meet with staff at the Center for Teaching Innovation to design assessment strategies for determining the impact of teaching strategies on student learning outcomes. Coordinate with the registrar as appropriate to collect data for assessing student learning outcomes and for developing an assessment dashboard for facilitating assessment of student learning outcomes. They will be expected to contribute to the teaching of active learning sections, and TA training, as needed to develop and assess new teaching strategies. Expected to analyze assessment results and prepare these results in manuscript form for publication in the literature relating to teaching of college level science.
PhD in microbiology or related field
Strong background in teaching of microbiology
Knowledge of teaching research and pedagogy
This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
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