The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for up to five full-time Visiting Lab Instructor positions, each on an 8-month basis, with anticipated start dates of 19 August 2020. Two positions entail teaching Foundations of Biology Labs, one position entails teaching BIOSC 1860 Microbiology Lab, and one position entails teaching BIOSC 1255 Human Physiology Lab. These positions are outside of the tenure stream and entail teaching four sections of authentic research laboratory courses for early career undergraduates. Minimum qualifications are an MS degree in biology or related field with some teaching experience; preferred qualifications are publication of post-graduate research work or a PhD in the biological sciences, formal training in teaching, experience as sole instructor of a laboratory course, and experience teaching an authentic-research laboratory course. Teaching evening sections may be needed. In addition, some service is expected, such as department committees and helping the leadership team coordinate and administer the courses.
To apply, candidates should submit PDF documents of the following to Talent Center ( http://join.pitt.edu ): (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, and (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed starting 10 July 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled. The appointment requires administrative and budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
Your teaching portfolio must contain (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations). A brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion is required. At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Temporary
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Teaching Evaluations, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20002782
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