U of I seeks Instructor/Lecturer to teach 100 level School of Integrative Biology courses

The School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for an Instructor/Lecturer to teach in the 100 level SIB courses, direct the SIB component of the Merit Workshop for Emerging Scholars, coordinate undergraduate laboratories, and develop and implement workshops for Graduate Teaching Assistants on pedagogy. Deadline: June 8, 2017. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For complete details see http://go.illinois.edu/InstrLectSIB.  U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

Instructor/Lecturer
School of Integrative Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The School of Integrative Biology (SIB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
is searching for an Instructor/Lecturer to teach in the 100 level SIB courses, direct the
SIB component of the Merit Workshop for Emerging Scholars, coordinate
undergraduate laboratories, and develop and implement a program for Graduate
Teaching Assistants on pedagogy.
Duties
 Provide instruction in 100 level courses, both face-to-face and online
 Provide leadership in implementation of the SIB Merit program
o Develop and teach curricular materials for Merit courses
o Select, train, and mentor Merit Teaching Assistants
o Coordinate the Merit recruiting effort, including the summer registration
program
o Coordinate with other Merit personnel in Chemistry, Math, and MCB in
writing NSF grants, assessment of the program, and delivery of talks at
national meetings
 Coordinate laboratories, create new laboratory activities and revise existing
activities
 Develop and implement workshops for TAs on pedagogy
Required Qualifications
 A Master’s Degree in Biology, Life Sciences or a related field for candidates
seeking Instructor status
 A PhD degree in Biology, Life Sciences, or a related field for candidates seeking
Lecturer status
 Introductory knowledge of Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Evolution, and Ecology
 At least one year’s experience teaching an undergraduate life science course
(may include experience as a Teaching Assistant)
Preferred Qualifications
 Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
 Experience working with underrepresented groups
 Experience in developing lecture and/or lab courses (e.g. syllabi, lab
experiments)
 Knowledge of curriculum development, management, and pedagogy
Salary and Appointment Information
This is a full-time, 12 month appointment, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly
subject to enrollments, funding, and positive performance evaluations.
The expected start date is July 1, 2017 or negotiable after closing date. Applicants may
be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until
after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Application Procedures and Deadline Information
To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at
http://go.illinois.edu/InstrLectSIB and upload all application materials [application letter,
CV, up to three syllabi (no more than four pages in length that stress assignments,
texts, grading policies, and schedules) and contact information (including email
addresses) for three professional references] by June 8, 2017. Full consideration will be
given to complete applications received by the closing date. The University conducts
criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent
offer.
For further information contact Marty Forrest at mjforres@illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the
University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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