Job and Graduate School Postings

Fall 2018 Week Four

Adjunct Biology Instructor– Bellevue College
The Life Science Department at Bellevue College is seeking applications for an ongoing pool of applicants interested in teaching part-time for Biology Courses, specifically Anatomy and Physiology I & II courses. An opportunity to teach multiple courses Winter and Spring 2019 is available. Note that these are temporary faculty positions, typically assigned as needed on a quarterly basis, with no expectation of continued employment beyond the current appointment. Compensation for a new part-time faculty member teaching one 6-credit lab class is $5,338.95.

Typically, part-time faculty in Life Science teach on campus, as dictated by program need, course schedule, and enrollment demand.  Most classes meet daily, though there are some that meet three times per week. In addition, part-time faculty are expected to be available to students periodically outside of class; to engage students actively in their own learning; to maintain high standards regarding course content; provide students with timely feedback on their coursework and examinations; and to adhere to program assessment practices and policies.  Part-time faculty may be expected to participate in student success efforts and assessment tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Biology or related field
Documented successful teaching experience in Life Science
Ability to relate to students and staff of varied ethnicity, ages, backgrounds, and abilities, and a commitment to a culturally diverse environment
Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues
Ability and willingness to adapt to changing teaching schedules and situations

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of current curriculum, teaching, and assessment practices
Ability and willingness to employ continuous improvement in curriculum, teaching, and assessment
Ability to work independently and as part of a team

If interested, please send current resume/c.v. and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications stated above to Sue Nightingale, Life Science Program Co-Chair, at sue.nightingale@bellevuecollege.

Assistant Professor (Chemistry and Learning Sciences)– University of Illinois Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a position at the rank of assistant professor in chemistry and learning sciences beginning August 16, 2019. We seek applicants with a record of research and publication focusing at the nexus of an area of Chemistry Education Research and the Learning Sciences. Candidates may hold a doctorate in chemistry or may hold a master’s degree in chemistry in addition to a doctorate in the Learning Sciences or a closely related field. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated record of research and scholarship focused on supporting college and/or pre-college level chemistry learners. Position responsibilities include programmatic research and scholarship with high potential for extramural funding.

Assistant Professor (Chemistry Education)– UNC Greensboro
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNC Greensboro is looking to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Chemical Education starting in August 2019. The preferred candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in chemical education, chemistry, biochemistry, or related area.  The department has a strong emphasis on teaching and provides an exciting environment for chemical education research. UNCG has a dynamic STEM education network known as RISE (Research and Instruction in STEM Education). There are productive collaborations between the science departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.  We seek to foster these interactions as well as to enhance the success of the students who are learning chemistry at UNCG by building our strength in chemical education.

Biology Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Focused on Equity and Inclusion– San Francisco State University
The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory at SFSU invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology Education and Research with a strong focus on understanding and promoting inclusion, equity, and diversity in science. The position is renewable for up to 2 years and may begin as early as January 1, 2019. Funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), the Scientists Spotlights Initiative will engage and partner with our talented Foothill College and San Francisco State University biology students, most of whom are first-generation college-going students and students of color. Together in collaborations with college and university biology faculty and local middle and high school teachers, these student leaders will be co-developers of curricular materials – Scientist Spotlights– that highlight the importance of diversity in science. Over the course of the effort, the community will develop a Scientist Spotlights Initiative collection – an on-line, accessible database of education research-based curriculum supplements to support integration of diverse science role models into the fabric of middle school, high school, and community college life sciences curricula.

Chair of the Department of Chemistry– Michigan Technological University
The Department of Chemistry is seeking a full-time chair to lead the Department in implementing a shared vision for its future in research and teaching excellence. The chair will be responsible for supporting the Department’s ongoing efforts to increase externally funded research, strengthen our degree programs, and improve infrastructure. The chair will maintain a dynamic research program commensurate with current University strengths and advance the Chemistry Department’s role as a key player of the Michigan Tech community.

Chemical Education Research Professor– University of Utah
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member to lead the department’s undergraduate education efforts and to build a strong and well-funded program in chemical education research. The applications portal will remain open until October 31. Candidates at the rank of associate or full professor are preferred, including those who wish to be considered for an endowed-chair position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the general chemistry program and the development of an integrated science education program as part of the newly-completed Crocker Science Center. The faculty member will teach in the Chemistry Department, with teaching responsibilities commensurate with research-active faculty members. We seek a long-term colleague who will be fully integrated into our Department and also affiliated with the Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME).

Curriculum Coordinator (Biology)– University of Louisville
The Department of Biology at the University of Louisville seeks to fill a position as Curriculum Coordinator with the primary duty of revising an introductory biology majors sequence to fit a student-centered active-learning model as supported by current literature in science teaching.  A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology or biology-related discipline, experience teaching undergraduate introductory classes, and expertise in student-centered, evidence-based science education pedagogy. This temporary position is available for up to 11 months and is funded through non-continuing moneys. A Ph.D. in biology or biology-related field is required. The salary for this position is $50,000.
Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter addressing specific qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) at least one recent publication (a first-authored publication with the highest “impact” is strongly encouraged) and more if available, and (4) contact info for 3 references to Dr. Linda Fuselier (linda.fuselier@louisville.edu). We encourage and promote diversity in our department, and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Life Science Laboratory Instructional Specialist– Lane Community College
This position fills the need of a Life Science Instructional Specialist, who is responsible for providing specialized instructional support to Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Environmental Science faculty. The Life Science Instructional Support Specialist also provides training and supervision to student assistants and volunteers working in the Life Science stockroom/lab, greenhouse, and aquarium lab (“wetlab”).

Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemical Education)– West Virginia University
The Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University seeks a postdoctoral fellow in chemical education. The successful candidate will help establish learning objectives for introductory chemistry laboratory courses; design and implement evidence-based laboratory curricula; help assess student learning; participate in TA training; provide oversight of laboratory sessions; serve as instructor of record for 2-4 chemistry courses each academic year; and disseminate work through lesson plans for internal use and scholarly publications. Preferred start date is January 1, 2019.

Postdoctoral Scholarship (Geoscience Education Lab)– Northern Illinois University
The Geoscience Education Lab at Northern Illinois University (NIU) anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral scholar. The postdoc will lead a mixed-methods investigation of students’ spatial conceptions of erosional processes, support the collection and analysis of quantitative classroom data, develop and publish manuscripts for education and geoscience journals, and develop proposals for external funding. This is a two-year position funded by NSF award #1835950. The project includes the opportunity for a week-long residency at the Research in Spatial Cognition laboratory at Temple University. Required qualifications include: PhD in geology, geoscience, or related discipline, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a productive team. Experience with qualitative methodology, proficiency with statistics, graphical software, and/or human-subjects research protocols, preferred. For more information about this position, please contact Nicole LaDue (nladue@niu.edu). Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references directly to Nicole LaDue. Application review begins on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is January 2019.


Fall 2018 Week Three

Assistant Professor of Biology– Alfred University
The Division of Biology at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August, 2019. We seek someone with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting whose research interests can be expanded to include undergraduates. The successful candidate will have expertise in human biology and will be able to contribute to our core biology courses. We are most interested in a candidate who will be able to teach either Genetics or our Structure and Function of Organisms course. Specific teaching assignments will include a majors-level Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture/lab course, a lower division Physiology of Aging course, and a research-intensive majors’ course. In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include an active program of research and scholarship, student advising, and participation in shared faculty governance.

Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Associate (Undergraduate Biology Education Research)– Auburn University
The Ballen lab conducts research on biology education and STEM equity through investigations of the causes and consequences of gaps in science literacy, and how educators can design their courses to minimize barriers to success. By developing an integrated experimental and theoretical research program we explore how classroom and social influences shape student learning, personal and professional development, and educational and career trajectories.

For graduate students, Auburn supports a large community in our Department of Biological Sciences (DBS). Students can apply at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. level. While a background and coursework in statistics is preferred, it is not required. Applicants should have a strong biology and analytical background, as demonstrated through transcripts, recommendation letters, or publication record. Application can be found here.

For postdocs, candidates for the position should have a PhD in biology, biology education, statistics, or other related field. To apply, please send me (mjb0100(at)auburn.edu) a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references. I will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

PALM Fellows and Mentors– Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring Network
The Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network was established to increase the use of active learning in undergraduate lecture courses. PALM guides instructors to put into practice effective methods of active learning under the sustained mentorship of other instructors with experience in evidence-based active learning. Each Fellow works individually with a mentor chosen to help the Fellow reach specific goals and objectives, but there are also shared resources, conference calls, and Network gatherings with workshops in which Fellows and mentors can learn from each other. This network of Fellows and their mentors are recruited and supported in their professional development by a network of life science professional societies. Fellows and mentors also disseminate information about their mentorship experiences and products through their professional society meetings, websites, and social media. Application deadline is October 30.

Ph.D. Students (Biology Education Research)– Cornell University
Michelle Smith (Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) is recruiting Ph.D. students who are interested in biology education research. She focuses on questions such as:

1) What are the origins of student conceptual difficulties in biology and how can instructors support students in overcoming these difficulties?
2) What aspects of peer discussion make it an effective learning tool?
3) What factors influence instructors’ decisions about teaching?

Although Smith is affiliated with the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) field, topics of study can be quite broad. Graduate students are given the opportunity to independently explore research questions that interest them.

Ph.D. students receive five years of TA support and are encouraged to teach for most of their program. Smith’s research group participates in a weekly discipline-based education research journal club with over 20 attendees from many departments. They also have regular lab meetings with Dr. Natasha Holmes, a Physics Education Researcher.

Several of the EEB faculty are interested in a co-mentoring model where part of the dissertation would be focused on biology education research and part would be focused on an ecology/evolutionary biology laboratory or field research question. Applicants interested in this approach can contact Smith to discuss what additional mentors are of interest.

Applications are due December 1. Applicants to the PhD program are encouraged to email Michelle Smith (mks274@cornell.edu) to discuss the program and application. Select either the ecology or evolutionary biology field on the application, and select “Michelle Smith” from the drop down menu.


Fall 2018 Week Two

Assistant Professor of Biology (Cell and Molecular Biology)– Marian University
Marian University, a Catholic Franciscan, liberal arts institution of higher education, is seeking a broadly trained, Assistant Professor of Biology in Cell and Molecular Biology who complements existing strengths in the biology program. The Department of Biology at Marian University fosters student learning through mentored research experiences and innovative pedagogy. The core biology program features a research across the curriculum model that integrates authentic, novel research projects into introductory courses for majors. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience utilizing either yeast or C. elegans models for studying human diseases.

Assistant Professor of Biology (Environmental and Ecological Studies)– Marian University
Marian University is seeking a broadly trained, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental and Ecological Studies who complements existing strengths in the biology program and can develop creative and highly sought after environmental studies programs. The Department of Biology at Marian University fosters student learning through mentored research experiences and innovative pedagogy. The core biology program features a research across the curriculum model that integrates authentic, novel research projects into introductory courses for majors. Preference will be given to individuals who will be able to mentor research or student projects that utilize the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab, a 55-acre natural area on the Marian University campus where environmental restoration began 100 years ago with esteemed landscape architect, Jens Jensen and continues today with Marian students, K-12 school groups, and the general public.

Assistant Professor(s) Engineering Education– University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor in the area of engineering education. The UNL College of Engineering is building a cohort of discipline-based education research (DBER) faculty to both collectively establish national leadership in DBER and contribute to research-based transformations within their engineering academic units. The UNL College of Engineering is particularly interested in those whose research centers on teaching, learning, and assessment at the undergraduate level and can extend to the K-12 and graduate levels.

Biology Adjunct Faculty (Spring 2019)– University of Puget Sound
There is a one-semester adjunct faculty position available at the University of Puget Sound for Spring 2019 to teach our first semester Introductory Biology course for majors (Unity of Life, Bio 111). This lecture/laboratory course uses a contemporary approach to the major themes of modern biology. Sub-cellular, cellular, genetic, and physiological aspects of biological systems are explored in the context of the scientific process. Laboratory is required. Labs address the topics covered in lecture, including photosynthesis, respiration, membrane transport, genetics, meiosis and mitosis, and bacterial transformation. Interested persons are encouraged to send a CV with their cover-email to the department chair (Andreas Madlung, amadlung@pugetsopund.edu).

Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching– Florida International University
The Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (known as CAT) will join and co-lead a University-wide effort to advance learning-centered, evidence-based, and culturally responsive teaching through collaboration with faculty, units, and University leaders. Working closely with the Assistant Vice President for Teaching & Learning, the Center Director will help define and maintain the team’s strategy and direction through oversight of all Center programming, services, and day-to-day operations, by coaching and developing team members, and by leading the team through ambiguity and change in an extremely dynamic environment.

Director, Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub– Linn-Benton Community College
The newly formed Oregon Mid-Valley to Mid-Coast STEM-CTE Hub is seeking a full-time Director. The director would provide administration, strategic leadership, resource development, and high-level public exposure for the work of the hub.

Inclusive Excellence Coordinator– Oregon State University
IE@OSU is a campus-wide initiative housed at the OSU Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. The Center’s mission is to conduct applied research with a broad range of partners and nurture community toward improved systems of STEM learning for all. The Coordinator will work in collaboration with the program team to engage partners across campus, collaborate with regional and national peer institutions, design and coordinate IE faculty development workshops and learning communities, and represent IE@OSU in various higher education forums.

Physics Adjunct Faculty– Washington State University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman is looking for temporary help with instruction of both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory courses in the coming Winter/Spring semester (January to May) of 2019. Please respond to the department chair, Brian Saam (brian.saam@wsu.edu) if you are interested or wish to recommend someone.

Post Doctoral Research Associate: Learning Sciences– University of Illinois at Chicago
The Learning Sciences Research Institute at UIC solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral research associate position, starting January 2019. The position is associated with a project on Building Inclusive Excellence in STEM at UIC recently funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Among the project’s activities is development and implementation of a Professional Development Program and creation of a Professional Learning Community to promote the design and implementation of culturally relevant and inclusive STEM learning environments with a particular focus on gateway experiences in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics.

Professor of Chemistry– University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Chemistry in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates for multiple positions at the tenured and tenure-track levels. Faculty positions include a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service. Successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students required. Development of internationally recognized scholarly research program in area of specialization required. Perform professional and university service as appropriate.


Fall 2018 Week One

Biology M.S. and Ph.D. Program– Syracuse University
The Wiles Lab
at Syracuse University is recruiting PhD students interested in Biology Education Research! We are housed in a biology department that has groups working in ecology and evolution, molecular biology, developmental biology, and neuroscience, among other topics. Syracuse Biology offers an extremely competitive stipend, especially when considering the cost of living in our city. Full tuition remission and health benefits including vision coverage, dental coverage, and coverage for partners or dependents are included if admitted to the Biology graduate program.

Chemical Education Research Tenure-Track– California State University Fullerton
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position preferably at the Assistant Professor level in CHEMICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH with the appointment beginning in Fall 2019. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our communities.

Full-time Associate/Professor and Department Chair, Human Biology– National University
National University, a private, non-profit, and student centered university invites applications for a full time faculty position in Human Biology who can serve as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in departmental leadership and university service, success in teaching human biology and allied health majors, and accomplishments in scholarship and academic advising. Doctorate degree in a relevant field is required. Initial full-time 2.5-year appointment with benefits, with opportunities for longer-term contract renewal.

Life Sciences: Biology [Part-time Faculty Pool]– Chemeketa Community College
This is a part-time faculty pool for potential assignments during the 2017/18 and 2018/2019 academic years. Applications are considered throughout the academic year and reviewed based on department need. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone for an interview.

Postdoctoral Positions in Science Education– Arizona State University
The Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University seeks applicants for postdoctoral research scholars in science education. These postdoctoral scholars will join a vibrant community of science education research scholars at Arizona State University as part of the Research for Inclusive Science Education (RISE) Center. There are multiple opportunities for professional development and opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to develop their own interests and projects in science education research. Candidates must have: (a) a Ph.D. in biology, science education, or a closely related field, (b) a research record, and (c) demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. Preference for all applicants will be a strong record of education research, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to collaborate well as part of a team, and a willingness to be open to feedback. Specific details about the positions and preferences are on our website.

Program Coordinator in Inclusive Excellence– Oregon State University
The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning at Oregon State University is accepting applications for a full-time program coordinator Inclusive Excellence. OSU recently joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) and the American Association of Colleges & Universities’ Inclusive Excellence Community as one of 57 universities pioneering pathways to Inclusive Excellence in undergraduate STEM education. The Inclusive Excellence Coordinator will work with the program team and stakeholders across campus in expanding evidence-based instructional practices to include culturally responsive pedagogies. Read more and apply here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/66513 

Science Education Scholar– University of Delaware
The Interdisciplinary Sciences Learning Laboratories (ISLL) at the University of Delaware invites applications for a preceptor, a science education scholar who will support instruction of an integrated introductory biology and chemistry course sequence. We seek an individual to work in a team­based, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will facilitate and enhance the meaningful learning of freshmen students enrolled in an integrated course sequence by acting as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff during the pivotal first year of undergraduate study. Strong, discipline-specific content knowledge (biology or chemistry), commitment to the use of evidence­based teaching methods and pursuit of scholarly activities associated with teaching and learning are strongly desirable. Other responsibilities include contributing to the development of curricular materials and mentoring of students, including graduate and undergraduate members of the teaching team.


Summer Week of September 17

Assistant Professor in Biology– Pacific Lutheran University
The Biology Department at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2019. The successful applicant’s annual teaching responsibilities may include Genetics or the General Biology sequence as well as upper division courses in Developmental Biology and topics complementary to the candidate's area of expertise. We seek applicants dedicated to engaging undergraduates in research experiences as part of their scholarship. A Ph.D. and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising and liberal arts education are required. Review of applications begins on September 10, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching, research, and diversity/ inclusion; unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and a list of three references. Please submit your application at https://employment.plu.edu/postings/search. For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Smith (smithjw@plu.edu), or visit our website at http://www.plu.edu/biology/.

Assistant Teaching Professor in Biological Sciences– University of California, Merced
The Molecular Cell Biology Department in the School of Natural Sciences is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant Teaching Professor (a.k.a. Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) in Biological Sciences, a position that in the University of California emphasizes teaching but otherwise parallels the tenure-track faculty series, including membership in the Academic Senate. Candidates in all areas of Biological Sciences and Biology Education are encouraged to apply, but in particular, we seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative teaching programs in foundational, introductory biology major courses, the quantitative analysis of biological data; design of introductory inquiry-based laboratory courses and upper division specialized course-based undergraduate research experiences in biological sciences; participate actively in the application and assessment of innovative inclusive pedagogy in the classroom and teach effectively at all undergraduate levels.

Assistant Professor in Data Visualization– University of Washington
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic scholars who integrate teaching and research in data visualization and data analytics (e.g., statistics, geovisualization, data ethics and policy, critical data studies).  Successful candidates will conduct engaged and critical scholarship on data and visualization from any disciplinary perspective, drawing from the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and/or life sciences, and they will be prepared to teach core courses in our Bachelors of Arts in Mathematical Thinking and Visualization, including introductory courses in statistics and visualizing quantitative data that serve multiple majors in IAS. Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Assistant Professor in Learning Sciences– University of California, Berkeley
The Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in learning sciences with an emphasis on math, science, or technology education, or as related to cognitive development. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will join the cluster of GSE faculty who merge cognitive, cultural, developmental, and social perspectives with practice in studying cognition, learning, and teaching in mathematics and science. Desirable qualities for this position include a research program merging theory and practice with an emphasis on powerful learning environments that support student thinking, sense making, and agency. We seek candidates with demonstrated attention towards addressing challenges and new possibilities for equity in stem education. Applicants’ research contexts might include classrooms, homes, online activities, museums, as well as other informal settings and/or innovative practices that take advantage of contemporary technologies. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach and advise doctoral students specializing in either math, science, or technology education, and to contribute to the GSE’s innovative program in teacher education. Faculty in the GSE also have the opportunity to teach in the School’s popular undergraduate minor.

Assistant Teaching Professor in Developmental and Cell Biology– University of California Irvine
Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of Teaching, a University of California position that emphasizes teaching, but otherwise parallels the tenure-track faculty series, including membership in the Academic Senate. Advancement in this series requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, the candidate must make outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or pedagogy. The successful candidate will participate in the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, with opportunities to instruct lecture or lab courses such as introductory biology, developmental biology, cell biology, anatomy, and scientific writing. The successful candidate will also play a prominent role in biology education research, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives. We seek an outstanding applicant with a Ph.D. in a biology discipline, preferably with postdoctoral training in cell biology, developmental biology, or STEM education research. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes; use of evidence-based teaching practices; use of modern instructional technology; ability to develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations; conducting STEM education research. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The School of Biological Sciences is recognized as a national leader in the development of programs designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical sciences (http://port.bio.uci.edu/about/) and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Career partners programs are available to meet the needs of dual-career academic partners, while subsidized faculty and staff housing and a Mortgage Origination Program are offered to facilitate the purchase of a home. UC Irvine is located 10 minutes from the coast, and the city of Irvine is home to excellent parks, schools, and entertainment opportunities.

Chemical Education Research (tenure-track)– California State University
Applicants shall have a doctorate in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical education; relevant postdoctoral experience is preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests are in inorganic and organic chemical education research and complement the department’s existing biochemistry and chemistry research programs. Interdisciplinary research collaborations within the department, college or university are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students, be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population, and devote a portion of his/her time to engaging in departmental service. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level lecture and laboratory courses in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and/or lower-division General Chemistry, as well as specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Educational Postdoctoral Associate– Cornell University
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.

Instructors in Cellular and Molecular Biology– Western Washington University
The Biology Department at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) is seeking one or more non-tenure-track instructors for the 2018-19 academic year to contribute to instruction in cellular and molecular biology on a full- or part-time basis. This is an excellent opportunity for postdocs to enhance their teaching portfolios in preparation for seeking permanent academic positions. Western’s Biology Department is a leader in incorporating evidence-based teaching practices into collegiate courses in biology, as well as in improving STEM equity and inclusion. Instructors would join a department that prides itself in its teaching effectiveness and would benefit from discussing teaching practices with faculty members who are actively involved in biology education reform. The specific instructional opportunities we have for AY 2018-19 are in BIOL 205 (Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology for majors) in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters and in BIOL 324 (Methods in Molecular Biology) in Winter and Spring quarters.
BIOL 205 has three 80-minute lectures per week with 72-96 students. These students are distributed into 24-student lab sections that meet weekly for 3 hours each. The instructor has full responsibility for the lecture portion of BIOL 205. A graduate TA is the lead instructor in the lab sections, but instructors also actively participate in lab instruction.
For BIOL 324, there is one 50-minute lecture per week (shared across multiple lab sections that are taught by different instructors) and two 3-hour lab meetings per section. A graduate TA supports the instructor in the lab.
Both courses are supported by scientific instructional technicians in addition to the graduate TAs. For further information, interested individuals should contact Merrill Peterson (Biology Department Chair): Merrill.Peterson@wwu.edu

Lecturer in Biomedical Research– UCLA
Full-time lecturer for the UCLA Minor in Biomedical Research, an interdisciplinary minor housed within the Division of Life Sciences. The Minor is designed to give motivated students the opportunity to incorporate life science research into their college education as early as possible, and to provide a comprehensive training environment for their scientific development. We seek an individual with a strong background in biomedical research and a passion for undergraduate education.


Summer Week of September 10

Anatomy and Physiology Instructor- Clover Park Technical College
Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA is in need of an Anatomy & Physiology instructor for fall quarter and possibly continuing, starting on Sept. 24th.  Course materials can be provided if desired, including complete slide decks, Canvas shells, lab worksheets, homework assignments, tests, etc. The interested applicant must contact Judy Loveless-Morris, Dean for Instruction, at Judy.Loveless-Morris@cptc.edu.

Animal Developmental Biologist Position– Pacific Lutheran University
The Biology Department at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2019. The successful applicant’s annual teaching responsibilities may include Genetics or the General Biology sequence as well as upper division courses in Developmental Biology and topics complementary to the candidate’s area of expertise. We seek applicants dedicated to engaging undergraduates in research experiences as part of their scholarship. A Ph.D. and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising and liberal arts education are required. Review of applications begins on September 10, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching, research, and diversity/ inclusion; unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and a list of three references.

Assistant Lecturer in Ecology– York University
The Department of Biology, York University invites applications for a teaching stream (alternate stream) tenure‐track position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Please note there are two alternate stream ecology searches currently in the Faculty of Science, one in the Department of Biology and the other in Natural Science (NATS). 

Assistant Professor in Biology Education– Idaho State University
The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Biological Education Research to begin in August 2019. This position will advance the mission of the Department, which is to provide and nurture opportunities for understanding living systems through high-quality public education, scientific discovery, and service. The successful candidate will have doctorate in the biological sciences with substantial, documented experience and training in biological education research. Alternatively, the candidate may have a doctorate in Education with substantial formal training and experience in the biological sciences. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Startup funds are available. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 30 faculty members specializing in diverse sub-disciplines of the biological sciences and serves over 500 undergraduate majors and over 40 graduate students. The Center for Ecological Research & Education and the Molecular Research Core Facility are administered through the Department and offer outstanding opportunities for research, teaching, and collaboration.

Assistant Professor in Mathematics– University of California, Berkeley
The Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in learning sciences with an emphasis on math, science, or technology education, or as related to cognitive development. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will join the cluster of GSE faculty who merge cognitive, cultural, developmental, and social perspectives with practice in studying cognition, learning, and teaching in mathematics and science. Desirable qualities for this position include a research program merging theory and practice with an emphasis on powerful learning environments that support student thinking, sense making, and agency. We seek candidates with demonstrated attention towards addressing challenges and new possibilities for equity in stem education. Applicants’ research contexts might include classrooms, homes, online activities, museums, as well as other informal settings and/or innovative practices that take advantage of contemporary technologies. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach and advise doctoral students specializing in either math, science, or technology education, and to contribute to the GSE’s innovative program in teacher education. Faculty in the GSE also have the opportunity to teach in the School’s popular undergraduate minor.

Biology Faculty Position– University of California Merced
Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in biology or biology education, or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of teaching and mentorship and collaboration, publications in their fields; and, demonstrable interest in developing innovative teaching programs. Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a diversity statement; and, 6) three letter of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

Cell and Molecular Biology Lecturerer (tenure-track)– York University
The Department of Biology, York University invites applications for a teaching-focused (alternate stream) tenuretrack position in Cell and Molecular Biology at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teachundergraduate courses and to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular development (design) and pedagogical innovation.

Chemical Education Research Professor– The University of Utah
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member to lead the department’s undergraduate education efforts and to build a strong and well-funded program in chemical education research. Candidates at the rank of associate or full professor are preferred, including those who wish to be considered for an endowed-chair position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the general chemistry program and the development of an integrated science education program as part of the newly-completed Crocker Science Center. The faculty member will teach in the Chemistry Department, with teaching responsibilities commensurate with research-active faculty members. We seek a long-term colleague who will be fully integrated into our Department and also affiliated with the Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME)

Graduate Studies in Biology Education Research- The Schussler Lab
The Schussler Lab (https://schusslerlab.utk.edu/) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is recruiting students interested in graduate study in Biology Education Research (MS or PhD) in an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (the degree is EEB, but the research is Bio Ed).

Lecturer Positions in Biology- Georgia State University
The Department of Biology at Georgia State University (GSU) is experiencing dynamic growth under the leadership of a new Director and we invite applications for three (3) Lecture Faculty positions to contribute to this growth. We seek dynamic team-players that value educational assessment, innovative pedagogical tools, mentorship/research and have a strong passion for teaching. The Department enrolls nearly 2300 undergraduate students from diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. The candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous teaching program that will synergize with existing teaching strengths in the Department of Biology and to have a strong potential for collaboration. Lecture Faculty are encouraged to guide undergraduate research in CURE settings as well as develop their own classes, study-abroad programs, and internships. These positions are 9-month appointments and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a discipline related to Biology. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of names for at least three references.

Postdoctoral Fellow– Miami University
The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include working on an NSF-funded project to develop assessment instruments and to investigate the role of cluster analysis in characterizing student thinking regarding particulate, symbolic, and macroscopic representations in undergraduate chemistry.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemistry Education–  University of Iowa
The successful candidate will work on a project addressing chemistry students’ ideas about mathematical models in the general chemistry curriculum.

Postdoctoral Position in Undergraduate STEM Research– University of Georgia
The Scientists Engaged in Education Research (SEER) center at the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral research scholar in STEM education. The postdoctoral scholar will join a large-scale NSF-funded project to promote institutional transformation in undergraduate STEM education. The postdoctoral scholar will work with a highly collaborative team of discipline-based education researchers to investigate thinking and actions relevant to STEM education among faculty, departments, and the administration. The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised directly by Dr. Tessa Andrews and will work with other project leadership. Candidates must have: (a) a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline, STEM education, higher education, or a closely related field; (b) a strong record of publication; (c) demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research; (d) high self-motivation to develop research questions, design, and analyses. Preference will be given to applicants with the following characteristics: strong written and oral communication skills; experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods; and experience with management and organization of large projects. The postdoctoral scholar will join a vibrant community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the area of biology education research, as well as the SEER center community, which gathers and supports researchers studying undergraduate education across STEM disciplines. There are many opportunities for professional development and opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to develop their own interests and projects in STEM education research. This position is full-time with a flexible start date as early as November 2018 with the possibility of renewal for multiple years. Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of STEM education research interests (2 pg. limit), and contact information for three professional references to tandrews@uga.edu.


 Summer Week August 13

Chemistry/Science Education Position- Western Washington University
The successful candidate will enhance our existing strengths in undergraduate education and science teacher preparation, and will teach chemistry courses as well as K-12 science teacher preparation courses in SMATE. The teaching assignment will be distributed evenly between chemistry and SMATE. This person must be committed to quality undergraduate education and to fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students, preferably one that emphasizes science education ​and supports active collaborations within and between the SMATE and Chemistry programs. This faculty member will also be expected to participate in service activities, including departmental committees and student advising.

Instructional Designer– University of California Merced
Reporting to the Human Resources’ Talent Development Manager, the Instructional Designer will create and assume responsibility for online, in-person and/or hybrid certificate programs, services and trainings for staff members. This includes, but is not limited to creating customized educational programs for business, administrative and academic departments across campus; a certified staff internship program; and certified up-skilling programs and services for staff members.

Organizational Insight Analyst– Stanford University
The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning’s (VPTL) Evaluation and Research team seeks an energetic and productive teammate to stimulate and support projects that reveal new insights into teaching and learning. The Organizational Insight Analyst (OIA) will collaborate with VPTL staff and Stanford faculty to establish quantitative methods, analyses, and dashboards that leverage learning data to generate practical insights and advance pedagogy. The OIA will also provide primary data analysis and manage the campus-wide Online Course Evaluation system and related student feedback mechanism.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences– California State University, Sacramento
The position is for an Assistant Professor who will teach in their area of expertise and perform discipline-based education research. Please see the announcement below with the link to additional information and application instructions. I am attending SABER and happy to answer any questions about the position or life at Sac State. I am also happy to answer questions via email. Position available in Biology Education. Requirements include: (1) Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline, completed by August 2019, (2) Experience in college teaching, and (3) Research that can be adapted to a comprehensive state university where teaching is the primary focus. The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento expects its faculty members to achieve excellence in classroom teaching and engage in scholarship, student advising, university service, and community service.


Summer Week of August 10

Director in Mathematics and Science Education– Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member (#107490) with a national reputation of scholarship in mathematics education, biology education, chemical education, and/or science education to direct and grow the interdisciplinary PhD program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSE; http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/math-science-education-phd). Candidate must qualify for rank of associate professor or professor. Expedited tenure upon appointment possible. Start date for the position is August 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a record of funded research in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and/or science education, experience mentoring PhD students, experience collaborating with a diverse community of academics, and ability to articulate a clear vision for the growth of the MSE PhD program.

Physics Teaching Assistant Instructor– Colorado School of Mines
The successful candidate will become part of the departmental teaching faculty team, which currently consists of six full-time teaching faculty members.  The team has primary responsibility for delivering the two-semester introductory calculus-based physics sequence using a hybrid-studio approach. In the introductory studio, faculty work with graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants to coach students through a combination of hands-on activities, problem-solving practice, and other computer-assisted lessons.  In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to other parts of the undergraduate Engineering Physics core curriculum and be a leader for educational innovation in the department and the larger campus. Additional responsibilities include training and supervising teaching assistants, departmental and campus committee service, and advising. Additional opportunities include contributing to our teacher preparation program, which has the potential to be one of the nation’s top producers of high school physics teachers.


Summer Week of July 23

Assistant or Associate Professor in Chemistry and Science Education– Western Washington University
Applications are invited for one tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor levels in chemistry with a specialization in science education. This will be a joint appointment between the chemistry department and the Science, Math and Technology Education (SMATE) program at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA, beginning September 2019. The chemistry department and SMATE program are committed to WWU’s goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and welcome applications from diverse candidates. The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in education and research by teaching chemistry and science teacher preparation courses as well as leading an active research program in science education. A Ph.D. by hire date is required.

Biology Faculty Position– University of Louisiana Monroe
We are seeking an individual capable of teaching introductory biology courses and serving as the coordinator for the implementation of a Quality Enhancement Plan. This is a 12-month position that includes a half-time teaching appointment. As liaison to the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) committee, the candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing pedagogical and metacognitive strategies for introductory major and non-major biology courses.

Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowships– University of Michigan
LSA offers its students an outstanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts at a premier research institution and is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive scholarly environment. The purpose of the LSA Collegiate Fellows program is to support exceptional scholars in all liberal arts fields who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA at the University of Michigan. The College seeks early career scholars whose research, and/or teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their teaching/mentoring or research the critical perspectives that come from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways, and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Biochemistry– Miami University
The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include working on an NSF-funded project to develop assessment instruments and to investigate the role of cluster analysis in characterizing student thinking regarding particulate, symbolic, and macroscopic representations in undergraduate chemistry.