Job and Graduate School Postings

Winter 2019 Finals Week

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Biological Sciences) – University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is pleased to announce an opening for a post-doctoral fellow in biology education to commence no later than August 1, 2019. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biology or a Ph.D. in biology education, science education, or curriculum & instruction (or related field) with graduate level training in the biological sciences. Individuals who are currently ABD but who will possess their degree prior to the anticipated start date will also be considered. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to collaborate with departmental faculty as well as with colleagues from across two and four-year institutions nationwide on an NSF-funded RCN-UBE initiative that seeks to propagate evidence-based practices like active-learning and course-based undergraduate research experiences. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to design and conduct their own research studies, mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants, gain experience in writing education grants, and teach one biology course per semester at the local community college.


In addition to the required qualifications described above, preference will be given to candidates with the following minimum qualifications:

  • Expertise in one or more areas of Cellular/Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, Ecology, or Evolution
  • Experience developing and facilitating faculty professional development opportunities at the post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated proficiency in conducting mixed-methods education research studies or familiarity with qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level

The post-doctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment with a competitive salary of $47,500, including the availability of fringe benefits. Renewability of the position is contingent upon continued progress toward grant objectives and can be extended for an additional year. To submit their application, and for additional information regarding the position and/or necessary application materials, interested candidates should please contact Dr. Jeffrey Morris ( The position will remain open until filled.

Post-doctoral Teaching Associates and Researchers (11 positions) – Cornell University
There are currently 11 open positions for Active Learning Initiative postdocs at Cornell University in a variety of departments (Psychology, Entomology, Natural Resources, Plant Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Information Sciences). These postdocs will collaborate with faculty on course transformation projects to implement active learning strategies in Cornell undergraduate courses.

Winter 2019 Week Ten

Faculty Instructional Design & Technology Consultant (Teaching & Learning Innovation) – University of Tennessee Knoxville
At the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Teaching & Learning Innovation advances the Volunteer Experience through programs, services, and partnerships that support faculty and enrich student learning through our focus on faculty development and equipping our faculty to be great teachers. We focus on evidence-based teaching and learning practices, experiential learning, and engaging faculty in the creation and implementation of educational experiences and environments that are engaging, innovative, and outcomes-focused. TLI is seeking a creative, collaborative, and self-motivated faculty development professional with a strong history of successfully working with faculty to integrate technology into their teaching in order to improve student learning and enhance classroom activities and experiences.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Science or Chemistry Education) – University of Massachusetts Boston
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston, studying K-12 science and mathematics teachers’ assessment practices. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Ideally, the postdoc will begin in August, 2019. This is a non-benefited postdoctoral researcher position funded by a grant. The research employs both qualitative and quantitative methods, in an interaction analysis framework, to study research questions about K-12 STEM teachers who primarily teach in high-need districts.

Winter 2019 Week Nine

Post Doctoral Fellow (Tennessee STEM Education Center) – Middle Tennessee State University

The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow. We seek individuals interested in contributing to K-20 research and outreach activities and developing professional skills for future positions in academia or informal settings. Successful candidate should have a desire to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, team environment of professional staff, students, faculty, and administrators. Our current projects seek to answer fundamental questions about STEM teaching and learning at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, and are funded through various sources including NSF, IES, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Postdoctoral Position – ACS Exams
The ACS Examinations Institute regularly seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate(s) for a full-time, 12-month position with benefits that can begin on or near August 1 annually. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of one additional year, contingent on satisfactory performance and resources. Postdoctoral Research Associates will work under the supervision of either Dr. Kristen L. Murphy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or Dr. Jeffrey R. Raker at the University of South Florida; the appointee is expected to establish residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or Tampa, Florida, for the duration of the appointment.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Northern Colorado
We seek applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a three-year, NSF-funded mixed methods study investigating undergraduate geology students’ scientific fieldwork experiences and the role those experiences have on academic and career decisions. The representation of women in the earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences workforce is significantly lower than that of female undergraduate students majoring in these disciplines; therefore, the study will examine how and why female and male undergraduate students who engage in science fieldwork pursue science careers. The project and position are centered at the University of Northern Colorado but the postdoctoral researcher will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of researchers from three institutions including Drs. Julie Sexton, Harmony Newman, Eric Riggs, and Krystal Hinerman.

Winter 2019 Week Eight

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (Geological Sciences) – Texas Christian University
The TCU Department of Geological Sciences and the TCU Energy Institute invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (PPP). This non-tenure track, promotion-eligible position begins Fall 2019. The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities of teaching introductory geology, an upper level course within their expertise as well as leading Department- and Institute-wide promotional and educational initiatives (e.g. involvement with the Energy Minor).

Assistant Teaching Professor (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) – UC Irvine
You are invited to apply for the post of Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine. Teaching Professor Faculty are full members of the Academic Senate. Advancement in this series is based on excellence in teaching, research in your specific discipline and/or pedagogy, and service. You will contribute to the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, in part by teaching in the core microbiology lecture and lab courses. You can also develop new and innovative lab and/or lecture courses. We expect that you will play a prominent role in biology education research, working with teaching and research faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives.

Winter 2019 Week Seven

Assistant Instructor/Instructor Fixed Term (Biological Sciences) – Michigan State University
The Biological Sciences (BioSci) Program is seeking two fixed term instructors to join the BioSci Program teaching team. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of educators and discipline-based education researchers dedicated to providing high-quality undergraduate biology education. The initial appointment will be for one year (9 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include leading students in inquiry-based research projects in either an introductory cell and molecular biology laboratory course or an introductory organismal laboratory course designed for life-science majors.

Assistant Teaching Professor – Kansas University Center for STEM Learning
The Assistant Teaching Professor is a three-year, non-tenure track appointment through May 2022. The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach undergraduate physics and mathematics courses. Working with the Center for STEM Learning, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Mathematics, and instructors in these departments and other STEM units on implementation of undergraduate Physics teaching and Physics Secondary teacher preparation as part of the KU Comprehensive PhysTEC Program. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Discipline Based Education Research PostDoc (Biology or Chemistry) – Syracuse University
Syracuse University, a research-intensive (R1) institution, is pleased to announce a position for a well-qualified Discipline Based Education Research PostDoc in Biology and/or Chemistry. This position will support the planning, development, and implementation of the Syracuse University Inclusive Excellence CHANcE Project funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Professor of Biology (Microbiology) – Mt. San Antonio College
The major duties of this position include primarily teaching Microbiology as well as other courses in the Biological Sciences, depending on candidate’s background, and participating in curriculum development, serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program, and participating in appropriate professional development activities.

Research Associate (Applied Learning Sciences) – Gulf of Maine Research Institute
The Learning Research Associate will be involved in instrument development, field work, data entry, and data analysis and will provide general support to senior researchers on a variety of research and evaluation projects related to GMRI’s K-12 programming. Additional potential areas of research include understanding learning and decision dynamics of programs aimed at adults engaged in various roles within Maine’s fisheries and documenting learning resulting from GMRI’s programs aimed at engaging the public in the science of the Gulf of Maine. Finally, the Learning Research Associate will contribute to development of proposals for new research projects in collaboration with senior staff and collaborating senior researchers.

Winter 2019 Week Six

Computational Biology Postdoctoral Researcher – Reed College
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational biology at Reed College under the supervision of Dr. Anna Ritz. This NSF-funded research position focuses on algorithm development to investigate cellular signaling.  Projects in the lab include identifying signaling dysregulation in human cancers and predicting regulators involved in fundamental cellular processes in model organisms. This is a full-time one-year position with opportunity for renewal, and Reed offers an exceptional benefits package.  The start date is flexible, encouraging applications from those who are close to completing their degrees.

Discipline-Based Education Researcher (Biology and/or Chemistry) – Syracuse University
Syracuse University, a research-intensive (R1) institution, is pleased to announce a position for a well-qualified Discipline-based Education Researcher (DBER) in Biology and/or Chemistry. This position will support the planning, development, and implementation of the Syracuse University Inclusive Excellence CHANcE Project funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Math/Science Area Coordinator – James Madison College
The General Education program at James Madison University (JMU) is accepting applications for Coordinator of the Math and Science Area. The position is a 10-month, tenured position that will begin August 25, 2019. The general education area coordinators report to, and work closely with, the Director of General Education. The math and science area coordinator provides oversight of the “STEM” area of the program and serves as part of the leadership team for general education at JMU.

Winter 2019 Week Five

Teaching Postdoctoral Associate (Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity) – Cornell University
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at Cornell University, invites applicants for a full-time Teaching Postdoctoral Associate (University Title – Instructor) with interest in developing skills and experience in university teaching, and participating in discipline-based education research. Specifically, the postdoc will play a key role in supporting the development of an online course,  Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (BIOEE 1781), which will emphasize active learning to enhance student engagement and group problem solving.

The Teaching Postdoctoral Associate, will be appointed for a one-year period with the possibility of extension, devoting 30% of their full-time effort to teaching the online evolution course, 20% of their effort to organizing the online transition process, and 50% of their effort to developing online materials and assessments, and implementing active learning pertaining to the course goals and content. The successful candidate will collaborate with course faculty towards the following goals: formulate learning objectives, develop an online active learning-based curriculum that aligns with the learning objectives, provide feedback on course teaching practices, and assess learning gains, with a goal of publishing our results.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Biology, Biology Education, or a related field and have excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, team building and collaboration skills.

Experience in developing active learning curricula and online teaching materials, and in assessing the learning consequences of pedagogical innovation are highly desirable.

This is a 1-year post-doctoral appointment with the possibility of extension for a second year based on satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The anticipated start date for the appointment is April 15, 2019 (start date is negotiable).

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 28, 2019. Submit (as a single pdf file) a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, a statement of research experience, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to Professor Kelly Zamudio at

Winter 2019 Week Four

Assistant Director (STEM Program) – New York University
Provide leadership in the delivery of program services for the STEP/BEST/CSTEP programs, including but not limited to student advising academic services and curriculum development. Ensure the integrity, growth, and evaluation of the advising and academic services and activities for STEP/BEST CSTEP students at NYU. Assist the Senior Director of STEM in the oversight and planning of all program components including the Summer Program and academic year support workshops and programs. Supervise professional and support staff Provide academic, career, financial aid and personal counseling to CSTEP and STEP students. Responsible for the hiring and training of the office’s tutor/peer Counselors, Assist in planning, implementing and evaluating program services and activities. Coordinate tutorials and study groups for CSTEP and STEP students. Coordinate and supervise CSTEP/STEP Peer Mentoring program. Assist students in applying for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of study.

Biology Instructor (Tenure Track) – University of British Columbia
The Department of Zoology seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track Instructor position to teach in the Biology Undergraduate Program in the general areas of introductory biology, genetics, and cell, molecular, evolutionary and developmental biology.  Teaching experience in genetics and cell biology or related fields and a PhD in a relevant area of biology, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience are necessary. Experience with evidence-based teaching, discipline-based educational research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning are required. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding teaching, expertise and excellent pedagogical content knowledge in the subject area, and the ability to contribute to ongoing curriculum and course development.

Metro Denver STEM Alliance Navigator – Front Range Community College
The Metro Denver STEM Alliance is an NSF-funded Louis Stokes B2B Alliance project led by the Community College of Aurora in partnership with the four other metro Denver community colleges. The Metro Denver STEM Alliance will increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students enrolling in STEM programs at two-year institutions and transferring to four-year STEM baccalaureate programs. The Navigator is a key member of the Alliance staff and is responsible for day-to-day interactions with student participants. Position responsibilities include: maintaining a caseload of LSAMP STEM students, providing coaching and support to support their engagement and success, guiding them toward completion of their programs of study, and helping to facilitate transfer to a four-year institution.

Microbiology Instructor – Long Beach City College
Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one full-time tenure track Microbiology Instructor commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching General Microbiology, lecture and laboratory, in the Life Science Department. General Microbiology is an introductory course examining the anatomy, metabolism, characteristics, classification, and control of microorganisms.  It also examines diseases caused by microorganisms. This course is designed for students entering nursing, physician assistant, or other healthcare programs. The assignment may also include teaching other life science courses, as necessary.

STEM Inclusive Excellence Initiatives Project Manager – University of Colorado Denver
The STEM Education Initiatives Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of several grant-funded CU Denver Equity in STEM Education Initiatives. Pending the availability of funding and overall program needs, project roles may include: serving as the project manager for the CU Denver HHMI Inclusive Excellence program, which supports a gateway biology course reform initiative; supporting the development and coordination of other internally- and externally-funded STEM Equity and Education initiatives; serving as the program coordinator for the CU Denver MARC U-STAR undergraduate research training program; and additional academic services, research services, and administrative support for the Program Director of these initiatives.  

Winter 2019 Week Three

Assistant/Associate Director (Research Track) – Tennessee STEM Education Center, Middle Tennessee State University
The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Director of the Tennessee STEM Education Center. Start date for the position may be as early as March 1, 2019. This is a 12-month, full-time (non-tenurable) appointment which will include an appointment in the appropriate academic department. MTSU is seeking a candidate who will collaborate with stakeholders at local, regional and national levels to promote excellence in STEM education.

Assistant Professor (Chemistry) – Contra Costa Community College
Contra Costa College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track academic position in chemistry to begin August 2019. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach all lower-division chemistry courses, will provide an inclusive learning environment that promotes the success of all students, and will be dedicated to the functioning and improvement of the department and college. The ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching, actively engaged in adapting teaching style to enhancing student learning, and committed to working collaboratively within the department and across the college to shape the future direction of education in our community. We are a campus dedicated to transforming the lives of our diverse student population.

Assistant Professor (Chemistry Education Research) – University of Central Florida
The Chemistry Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure track position at the assistant professor level in chemistry education research (CER), anticipated to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will establish a vigorous, externally funded, collaborative research program in CER; excel at undergraduate and graduate teaching; and provide service to UCF, the profession, and the broader community. Applicants investigating novel aspects of CER such as how knowledge gains are affected by interest and attitude, environmental issues, engagement, student inquiry, technological skills, and informal learning environments are particularly encouraged to apply.

Curriculum Fellows – Harvard Medical School Program in Graduate Education
Harvard Medical School (HMS) seeks talented early-career scientists interested in a career in education to apply for a three-year fellowship within the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Curriculum Fellows work closely with committed members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate biomedical education and training. Fellows have gone on to careers as directors of curriculum in a variety of academic programs, leaders in centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, faculty at teaching-focused undergraduate institutions, and administrators of higher education.The review of applications will begin Tuesday, February 19.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Geoscience Education Research) – Northern Illinois University
We are re-opening the search for a GER postdoc to work in the Geoscience Education Lab at Northern Illinois University (NIU). The start date would be September 1, 2019, but an earlier start date is preferred. 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,
  • Experience with interview techniques, qualitative methodology, and/or human-subjects research protocols,
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and
  • Ability to work as part of a productive team

For more information about this position, please contact Nicole LaDue ( Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for two references directly to Nicole.

STEM Education Postdoctoral Researcher – California State, Monterey Bay
The STEM Education Postdoctoral Researcher will report to the Associate Dean of the College of Science, and operate as part of the STEM Education Working Group to support faculty in the assessment, development and revision of key STEM curriculum and pedagogy.

Winter 2019 Week Two

Assistant Professor (Chemical Education) – California State University, Sacramento
The Department of Chemistry at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemical Education to begin in August 2019. The department is undergoing rapid growth and currently has over 600 majors. Our degree programs include a strong focus on hands-on experiences, and we place a high value on faculty mentored research for students. We place a high value on faculty mentored research for undergraduates and graduate students. Students in our department come from diverse academic, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; faculty in the department are committed to equity and diversity programs that ensure student success in the STEM disciplines.

Postdoctoral Associate (Science Communication) – Stony Brook University
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Social Competence and Treatment Lab at Stony Brook University jointly seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to advance science communication research and refine scientists’ understanding and application of effective communication skills through training. The Alda Method is an immersive, team-taught, face-to-face approach to communication skills training that combines improvisational theater-based techniques with communication strategies. The Postdoctoral Associate will contribute to research designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alda Method. Such evaluation can involve both formative and summative assessment, as well as component evaluation based upon the interests and expertise of the incumbent. The successful candidate will support the Alda Center’s commitment to advance an evidence-based science communication curriculum.

Winter 2019 Week One

Assistant/Associate Director (Tennessee STEM Education Center, Research Track) – Middle Tennessee State University
The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Director. Start date for the position may be as early as March 1. This is a 12-month, full-time (non-tenurable) appointment which will include an appointment in the appropriate academic department. Duties include assisting the Director in the formulation of the Center’s long-range and strategic plans; contributing to grant writing, program and project management, and scholarly dissemination through refereed conferences and publications; teaching, mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate researchers; initiating, managing, and providing program oversight for K-16 STEM outreach programs; and serving as a liaison for participating departments within the college and other university outreach support offices as related to STEM programs.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Diversity and Inclusion (Natural Resources) – Colorado State University
This is a tenure-track faculty position focused on diversity and inclusion in natural resources with a workload distribution of 40% teaching/advising, 50% research and 10% service/outreach. The candidate’s research focus will be at the intersection of natural resources and minority, underserved, or underrepresented populations or cultures in the United States. Examples of possible research topics include: relationships among natural resources and race, class, culture, ethnicity, and/or socio-economic status as experienced by underrepresented groups; environmental justice; strategies and science underlying environmental communication, outreach, or education in underserved and underrepresented groups; questions regarding the use, management, or conservation of natural resources in underserved populations or communities (e.g., tribal lands, inner city areas, etc.). The specific departmental home of the faculty member will be determined through the search process based on academic fit.

Graduate Students (Biology Education Research) – Washington State University
Applications for fall (MS or PhD program in Biology) are due January 10.
The Immersive Science Learning Environments Lab is recruiting graduate students interested in Biology Education Research for Fall 2019. The lab studies the integration of scientific practices (with a particular focus on construction and critique of argument) as tools to develop biology content knowledge. We are currently funded through NSF to study the integration of an arguing-to-learn approach in a Large-lecture biology course. As such, we seek students interested in:
-Examining materials and pedagogical structures (supporting content, reasoning, and norms of interaction) for integrating primary data into large lecture biology.
-Exploring the relationship between pedagogical structures and productive student-student talk in large lecture biology.
-Developing profiles of student-student argumentative interactions.
Stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits are available for qualified applicants.

Lecturer (Biology, Non-Tenure Track) – Tufts University
The Department of Biology at Tufts University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member beginning September 1. The lecturer’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, organizing and teaching the lecture portion of an introductory course (Bio 13 – Cells and Organisms) which focuses on general biological principles and widely used methods related to current advances in cell and molecular biology, and genetics. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach an intermediate lecture level course in cell biology (Bio 46) and one other course to be determined.

Fall 2018 Finals Week

Assistant Professor (Chemistry)– Quinnipiac University
The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track chemistry position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2019. Preference will be given to those candidates who have relevant teaching experience in chemistry lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate level and who also have interest and experience in developing and teaching environmental science course offerings for non-science majors. We are seeking candidates who have research interests and experiences that have an environmental focus. Experience in the use of instructional technologies and in course development is also highly desired.

Assistant Professor (Molecular or Cellular Biology/Genetics)– Quinnipiac University
The Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with training in Molecular or Cellular Biology/Genetics beginning in August 2019. While applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, the department is particularly interested in candidates with integrative research interests involving Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or Computational Biology approaches. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of introductory and upper-level lecture and labs, including a class on Bioinformatics taught at the graduate level. The candidate will be expected to establish a research program that provides opportunities for student involvement appropriate for an undergraduate-centered institution.

Associate Director (Center for Teaching and Learning)– University of Pennsylvania
The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an associate director who will specialize in supporting inclusive and equitable teaching. This position will take an active role in all aspects of the center, and notably contribute to CTL’s commitment to support teaching that helps the diversity of Penn students to thrive, particularly paying attention to those from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented at Penn, or who are first-generation or low-income college students. This associate director will both lead programs on inclusive teaching for faculty, graduate students and other instructors, and help CTL to incorporate inclusive practices in its programming broadly. Working as part of the CTL team as well as independently, this position will contribute to the center’s programming, including, but not limited to: organizing and leading discussions and workshops on teaching; consulting with instructors and observing classes; supporting particular initiatives around inclusion and diversity; and communicating with groups throughout Penn to develop and coordinate teaching programs. The ideal candidate may also be eligible to teach part-time at Penn.

Chemical Education Research Position (Tenure Track)– California State University, Fullerton
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in CHEMICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH to begin in August 2019. 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.

Lab Coordinator (Biological Sciences)– North Dakota State University
The Department of Biological Sciences is hiring a full-time, 11 month laboratory coordinator to support our teaching laboratories in Introductory Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Non-Majors Biology. All laboratory sections are taught in the new AG HILL classroom building. The state-of-the-art building houses classrooms, labs and study areas, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related (STEM) courses.

Fall 2018 Week Nine

Assistant Professor (Chemical Education, Tenure Track)– UNC Greensboro
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNC Greensboro is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Chemical Education at the rank of assistant professor. A PhD in Chemical Education, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field is a requirement for the position. Applicants should demonstrate a solid track record of publication, and should show promise for establishing an independent and externally funded research program in chemical education at least some of which is at the undergraduate level. Applicants will be expected to mentor master’s and doctoral research students, and to contribute to the department’s long-standing strength in undergraduate research. Additionally, the successful hire will demonstrate teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A competitive startup package will be provided. The expected start date for this position is August of 2019.

Biology Instructor (Winter 2019)– Edmonds Community College
Edmonds Community College is currently seeking an instructor for winter quarter 2019 for our non-majors Human Biology class BIOL 175. This is a hybrid class: labs are in-seat but the rest of the course is online (via Canvas). To apply please email your CV, a letter of application directly addressing the required and desired qualifications, and the names and contact information for at least two current references to Christina Hanson, Biology Department, by November 19th.  You will also need to fill out an application for employment on our website. We tentatively plan to interview qualified candidates in late November or early December. BIOL 175 is and introductory course for the non-science major. Topics emphasize how the human body normally functions, ways infectious disease and genetic disorders interfere with human health, and how the human population can live more in balance with global environmental system. Class meetings are hybridized.  Lecture is online, lab meets Wednesdays 2:50-4:40 on the EdCC campus. COMPENSATION: Approximately 4,856.00 for the quarter.

Chemistry Faculty (Tenure-Track)– Utah Valley University
Utah Valley University invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position within the Department of Chemistry. This position will begin August 2019. Candidates must have a Doctorate in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or a related chemical discipline, and a strong commitment to effective teaching methods. Teaching responsibilities include three or four undergraduate courses in General Chemistry and/or other courses within the applicant’s area of expertise, as needed by the department, per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an undergraduate research program that results in peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to promote successful growth of the department and serve on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position. Applicants with experience and interest in development and teaching hybrid and online General Chemistry courses are especially encouraged to apply.

Director (Center for Transformative Teaching)– University of Nebraska Lincoln
The director will provide leadership for the Center, promoting pedagogical and instructional design principles to support instructors in creating learning environments in which all students can excel. The director will lead a team of dedicated instructional design staff, as well as have an opportunity to build a staff to fulfill additional outreach and Center goals. The director will join the university at a pivotal moment as it prepares to celebrate the institution’s 150-year history and will have a direct impact on advancing its mission as a student-centered, public research university. The Center for Transformative Teaching is widely supported by administration, faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants. The director will report to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Education and is a member of the student success leadership team.

Director of Freshman Research (College of Natural Sciences)– University of Texas Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is currently looking for a Director of Freshman Research in the College of Natural Sciences. This director leads all operational functions, student experience functions, external relations and communications activities for the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) and related undergraduate research efforts. The FRI program serves approximately 1,000 freshmen science students each year and has over 25 dedicated faculty who run the course-based undergraduate research groups.

Fall 2018 Week Eight

Communications Director– Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues, AAAS
Reporting to the Director of the EPI Center, this individual will be responsible for overseeing the communications for the EPI Center. The goals of the EPI Center are to develop and communicate objective, evidence-based assessments of timely, policy-relevant topics; evaluate actions to address these critical issues; and develop novel communication plans and materials to convey scientific evidence and information to key stakeholders and audiences. Preferred applicants will have 7-10 years of relevant experience in strategic communications. Submit a resume, cover letter, and three samples of communications materials by December 5.

GER Graduate Research Assistant– Northern Illinois University
The GRA will be guaranteed five years of funding to: lead mentoring meetings for PELL-eligible, high achieving STEM students, learn qualitative and mixed-methods research methodologies, and investigate the personal and contextual factors associated with students’ persistence in STEM majors. This project is funded, in part, by NSF #1834076. The GRA will earn a graduate degree from the NIU Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences and be a part of the Geoscience Education Laboratory. Application review for this position will begin in January 2018. Preference will be given to students intending to pursue a Ph.D. and/or applicants with experience mentoring underrepresented students. NIU offers several opportunities for graduate student travel and research funding, a growing DBER community, and opportunities to take methods courses in College of Education. For additional information please contact Nicole LaDue (

GER Postdoctoral Scholar– Northern Illinois University
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. The project includes the opportunity for a week-long residency at the Research in Spatial Cognition laboratory at Temple University. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field, 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 is preferred but not required. 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 and will continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is January 2019.

Fall 2018 Week Seven

Assistant Teaching Professor (Biochemistry and Biophysics)– UC San Diego
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning July 1, 2019. This faculty series, which is unique to the University of California system, carries full membership in the Academic Senate with comparable rights and responsibilities as the standard professorial track, but with a greater emphasis on teaching and educational scholarship.

Associate Teaching Professor (Biochemistry and Biophysics)– UC San Diego
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Associate Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Security of Employment, LSOE) beginning July 1, 2019. This faculty series, which is unique to the University of California system, carries full membership in the Academic Senate with comparable rights and responsibilities as the standard professorial track, but with a greater emphasis on teaching and educational scholarship.

Instructor (Marine Biology)– Lane Community College
LCC has an immediate hiring need for BI 101E, BI 102C, and BI 103D (Marine Biology courses in marine cellular biology, marine invertebrate systems/physiology, and ecology/evolution of sea birds and mammals respectively). The purpose of this position is to provide high-quality instruction that meets established learning outcomes for students in the marine biology sequence for non-majors. This is an application pool posting for 2018-2019, starting Winter term 2019. The first review date is Nov 1.

Postdoc in Chemical Physics (Laser Spectroscopy)– UMass Boston
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston, studying electronic spectroscopy of reactive molecules. The main objective is to optically detect and characterize reactive intermediates that are held to participate in the early stages of pyrolysis, combustion, and atmospheric oxidation of unsaturated hydrocarbons. The species of interest are generated by a range of methods including pulsed discharge and laser photolysis, and probed using various schemes for resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionization, as well as laser-induced fluorescence and single-vibronic-level emission spectroscopy.

Fall 2018 Week Six

Assistant Professor (Biology and STEM Education)- Southern Illinois University
The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek applicants with training in Biology and STEM Education. The successful candidate will share responsibility for teaching secondary science methods, supervising student teachers, preparing education program reports, and also offer upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise or in non-majors courses in biology. Candidates should exhibit potential for independent and innovative research involving Master’s and undergraduate students.

Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence- University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC is in search of an Executive Director to start up and lead a new Center for Teaching Excellence that will support all members of the UIC community who have a teaching role, including faculty and teaching assistants at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. The Executive Director, along with an Assistant to the Director, Associate Director for Communications, Associate Director of Instruction, Instructional Designer and various consultants, will build a highly interactive Center that utilizes current university expertise coupled with a vision for how to best support faculty and increase student success. The Executive Director will engage UIC faculty and the instructor community toward becoming better educators while focusing on areas of: Instruction, Assessment, Diversity, and Social Emotional Learning.

Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track (Biology)– UMass Amherst
The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology laboratory experience for life science majors.  The primary responsibilities of this position include designing and implementing undergraduate laboratory experiences with an emphasis on an inquiry-based and/or CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience) curriculum that can accommodate up to 1200 students, directing and supervising instructional support staff in all aspects of lab preparation and delivery, implementing evidence-based pedagogical approaches, and contributing to the lower division life sciences curriculum by participating in ongoing discussions of pedagogical best practices and the current education research.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Chemistry Education)– Northern Illinois University
As part of the Northern Illinois University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring a scholar for a two-year fellowship starting the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The post-doctoral scholar will have the opportunity to collaborate with the growing community of discipline-based education research (DBER) scholars at NIU on existing NSF-funded projects related to active learning pedagogies and persistence in STEM. The primary responsibility of this scholar will be to lead the transformation of an introductory chemistry course (CHEM 110) and develop a novel research project on its impact.

Senior Laboratory Instructor and Coordinator (Biology)- Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is hiring a senior lab instructor to manage our introductory biology labs.  We have recently revised our 3-quarter Introductory Biology curriculum to align with Vision and Change and allow students to explore concepts across scales from molecular/cellular to ecological every quarter.  We would love to have an innovative educator join us to help develop the labs.

STEM Education Postdoctoral Researcher– Illinois State University
The Center for Mathematics, Science, & Technology (CeMaST) at Illinois State University invites applications for a 12-month Postdoctoral Associate in Science Education Research. The appointment begins January 7, 2019. Salary is $4,000/month. The postdoctoral associate may have opportunity to teach a scientific inquiry course to pre-service teachers for additional pay if the candidate has preK-12 teaching or related experience. The postdoctoral associate will work within the NSF-funded Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration). In Project EDDIE, a community of faculty develops modular curricula using large, publicly available online datasets that contribute to improved quantitative reasoning among college/university students. Goals of Project EDDIE are to foster a pedagogical orientation favoring open inquiry with large datasets among faculty, and to identify mechanisms that contribute to shifts in faculty’s pedagogical orientation toward inquiry-based teaching. Under Rebekka Darner’s mentorship, the postdoctoral associate’s primary tasks will be to create an instrument that measures post-secondary science instructors’ pedagogical orientation, conduct and analyze faculty interviews to establish content validity of the instrument, and administer the developed instrument to a national sample of science faculty to establish construct validity.

Fall 2018 Week Five

Assistant Professors (Biology)– Missouri Western State University
Missouri Western State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions to begin in August 2019. Expertise in physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, neuroscience, histology, toxicology, endocrinology, and/or science education is desired. Primary teaching responsibilities will be human anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, and/or non-majors general biology. Opportunities to teach and develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise will also be available. Other responsibilities might include delivery and assessment of online non-majors general biology for undergraduates and/or high school dual credit students. The successful candidates must demonstrate strong commitments to teaching, scholarly activity, and mentoring undergraduate student research. An earned doctorate is required by the start of employment. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U. S. An appointment is not final until documents are provided. Qualified applicants must submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest addressing position qualifications, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page research plan involving undergraduates, copies of no more than two pertinent publications, and contact information for three references to: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 20, 2018.

Biological-Laboratory Lecturer (Bioengineering)– Stanford University
The Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Lecturer to help develop and teach undergraduate bioengineering courses for the undergraduate major, with an emphasis on molecular and cellular approaches, synthetic biology, and physiology. The Lecturer will have opportunities for considerable creativity and initiative, including development and delivery of online learning, application of other modern educational methods, and participation in center grants and university-wide initiatives. This position, to which the department has a long-term commitment, will be a full-time, fixed term position that is eligible for renewal, based on performance, continuation of funding, and programmatic need. Starting salary will depend upon the level of experience of candidates. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education to teach the world’s top students.

Biology Education Postdoctoral Fellowship– Binghamton University
The Department of Biology at Binghamton University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to take part in the design, implementation and evaluation of a professional development program to transform STEM education at the departmental and organizational level. The successful candidate will have experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and program evaluation with special consideration given for experience with communities of practice/transformation and/or improvement science. The position will be a two-year term with potential for continuation pending acquisition of external funding. Duties will include consulting on program design elements, aiding in data collection, acquisition, dissemination and grant writing.

Post-doctoral Research Associate (Bean Beetle Microbiome Project)– Emory University and Morehouse College
The Bean Beetle Microbiome Project, a newly-funded NSF-funded research-education collaboration of Emory University and Morehouse College, seeks a post-doctoral research associate with interest in the ecology and evolution of animal-microbe interactions and the implementation and assessment of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). The overall goal of this project is to determine the importance of student autonomy in a discovery CURE based on the bean beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus) microbiome across diverse institutions. The post-doc will work with the PIs to facilitate faculty professional development workshops that will train faculty from diverse institutions on experimental and analytical techniques associated with studying insect microbiomes. The post-doc also will facilitate the implementation of CUREs on the microbiome of bean beetles at these institutions and will assist with student assessment in these CUREs. The post-doc will have the opportunity to develop their own projects related to insect microbiomes in Dr. Nicole Gerardo’s lab at Emory University and related to discipline-based education research in laboratory courses in collaboration with Dr. Chris Beck at Emory University and Dr. Larry Blumer and Dr. Sinead Younge at Morehouse College. In addition, opportunities to gain teaching experience are available. The post-doc will be employed by Emory University, but will interact with PIs at both institutions.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Health Sciences Education Research)– Western Michigan University
The Mallinson Institute for Science Education (MISE), an interdisciplinary science education and research unit within the College of Arts and Sciences at WMU, invites applicants for a tenure track position in Health Sciences Education Research beginning in August 2019. Most faculty members in MISE hold joint appointments with science departments. A joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences or Chemistry will accompany this position (specific department TBD based on the applicant’s background). This is one of seven new positions in the WMU College of Arts and Sciences that are part of a faculty cluster established to build on our existing excellence in public health research and community engagement to create innovative public health solutions. As articulated in the College of Arts and Sciences strategic plan, we are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders.

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.

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 ( 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 ( 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) a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references. I will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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 ( 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,

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.

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 ( 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.

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.

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.