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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University

posted Oct 26, 2016, 7:30 AM by ELIZABETH STEPHENS   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 12:58 PM by KATHARINE DIAMOND ]

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University (www.cbe.iastate.edu) invites applications for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. This is a full-time (nine month) non-tenure-eligible faculty position. The person holding the faculty position will be expected to teach undergraduate Chemical Engineering courses, including lecture and laboratory courses, and other duties as assigned. Candidates are expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion. All faculty members are expected to exhibit good citizenship, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience:
  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited engineering program AND an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely-related field 
  • Teaching Experience 
  • For consideration at the Senior Lecturer rank, in addition must have a minimum of 6 years college level teaching experience or equivalent
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely-related field 
  • Experience that demonstrates excellent communication skills 
  • Relevant industrial experience 
  • Additional years of teaching or training experience

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 
3) Contact Information for Three References 

You will also be required to include a statement of career goals.

Supplemental Questions: (Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*))

1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
  • ISU Employment Opportunities Website 
  • ISU Employee 
  • Website 
  • Placement Office 
  • Trade Journal 
  • Newspaper 
  • HERC Website 
  • LinkedIN 
  • Facebook 
  • CareerBuilder
2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position. (Open Ended Question)

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Department Contact Name: Dennis Vigil
Department Contact Phone: 515-294-6438
Department Contact Email: vigil@iastate.edu

To be guaranteed consideration, please apply by November 1, 2016.

Additional information can be found here.


Professor of the Practice in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

posted Sep 29, 2016, 12:38 PM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 29, 2016, 2:28 PM by KATHARINE DIAMOND ]

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position (Professor of the Practice) in ecology and evolutionary biology. Professors of the Practice are appointed through renewable three- to five-year contracts, which include benefits but do not lead to tenure. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and have faculty teaching experience at the university level. We seek an individual with a commitment to excellence in majors and non-majors undergraduate instruction and the scholarship of teaching; experience in active learning classrooms is of particular interest. 

The incumbent will (1) support Introductory Biology as well as teach intermediate and advanced level courses that complement and expand expertise in our department, (2) have opportunities to engage undergraduates in research through lab courses, independent projects, and Honors Theses, and (3) be expected to participate in academic advising and departmental and university service. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester.The appointment will begin August 1st, 2017. 
    
   Submit the following to the Tulane Job Page: 1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of teaching experience and proficiency, with specific examples of successful active learning strategies implemented in the classroom, a description of how you will leverage your research experience to enrich undergraduate teaching and mentoring (evaluations and/or sample course materials are optional), and a list of potential course offerings, and (3) the names and addresses of three professional references who can address teaching experience. 

Review of applications will begin October 21st 2016, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. 


Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

Higher Education Project Coordinator, AAU

posted Sep 29, 2016, 8:03 AM by ELIZABETH STEPHENS   [ updated Sep 29, 2016, 8:05 AM ]

The Association of American Universities, an association of 62 leading public and private research universities, is seeking to fill the position of a Higher Education Project Coordinator.
The Higher Education Project Coordinator supports the Policy Department’s advancement of strategic initiatives. The project coordinator provides direct support to the AAU’s Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative and other post-secondary institutional projects. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Policy and in partnership with the Vice President of Policy, the project coordinator will help coordinate multiple projects with AAU member universities. The project coordinator will provide research support to project teams, organize meetings and workshops with institutional leaders, serve as a community manager for online project forums, and help coordinate the technical and financial reporting of funded projects. This position is a full-time position contingent on external funding.
Information regarding the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative can be found here and a complete job description can be found here
Competitive applicants will have a Masters degree and two years of applicable professional experience preferably in higher education. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. AAU offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, as well as opportunities for educational and career development. AAU is an equal opportunity employer.
 Cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements should be emailed or mailed by October 7, 2016 to:
· Email: jobs@aau.edu. (Please refer to Higher Education Project Coordinator in the subject line)
· Roxanne Murray, Chief Operating Officer 
· 1200 New York Ave., NW Suite 550 Washington DC 20005

DBER Fellow Position in the Department of Life Sciences Core Curriculum, UCLA

posted Sep 27, 2016, 10:42 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN

The Department of Life Sciences Core Curriculum (LS Core) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applicants for a position of Postdoctoral Scholar in discipline-based education research (DBER), curriculum development, and instruction. This position is a fulltime, 12-month appointment, with a start date preferred by January 1, 2017. Salary range is $43,692 to $53,160, commensurate with experience. This appointment is for one year and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program. Renewal for an additional year is possible, contingent upon successful performance and continued funding.

Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Scholar, hereafter referred to as a DBER Fellow, will work with a team of biology education scholars, whose academic focus is on teaching, instructional development, and education research, and research faculty, whose primary teaching responsibility is in one of three introductory life science courses: Cell and Molecular Biology (LS7A), Genetics, Evolution and Ecology (LS7B), and Physiology and Human Biology (LS7C).

Teams will work together to develop appropriate course interventions for a highly structured, student-centered classroom that promote the academic success and persistence of students, particularly underrepresented minorities, in STEM fields. Interventions include formation of short instructional videos, formative and summative assessment materials, and appropriate classroom activities designed to enhance student learning of core concepts as determined by the LS Core Faculty Advisory Committee. The DBER Fellow also will be responsible for teaching no more than one section of LS7A, LS7B, or LS7C each term. In addition, the DBER Fellow will be required to design and implement an independent research project in biology education. Producing evidence for excellence in teaching and publications of research related to the impact of their curriculum development efforts is an expected outcome of employment as a Fellow. Throughout his/her appointment, the DBER Fellow is expected to participate in faculty development and pedagogical training activities, coordinated by the Director of the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS).

Requirements
Candidates should have completed their PhD in biology or related field in the last 3 years and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Successful candidates will be familiar with current pedagogical research in STEM at the post-secondary level. English fluency is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have teaching experience. Preferred abilities include experience with classroom technology and screen capture software for video creation.

The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Frank Laski, Chair of the LS Core.

To apply
To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter expressing their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, two-page statement of teaching philosophy, one-page proposal for an education research project, and the names and contact information for three references on-line to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02550. If available, candidates also should submit copies of LS Core Postdoctoral Scholar for LS7A/B/C student evaluations and any other instructional materials candidates feel would assist the search committee with an evaluation of their application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Post-Doctoral Associate, Biological Sciences, UMD

posted Sep 26, 2016, 9:15 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 6:49 AM by KATHARINE DIAMOND ]

University of Maryland Biological Sciences Program (bsci.umd.edu) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to assist with an NSF-supported project to change the institutional culture of teaching and learning in the biological sciences.

Responsibilities
The candidate would be responsible for working with a learning community of approximately 20 faculty members from three Biological Sciences departments to develop and assess active learning teaching approaches in a four-course introductory biology sequence. The project has three complimentary foci: faculty professional development in the scholarship of teaching and learning, the use of linked activities across the four-course sequence to build coherent learning progressions, and student instruction in metacognition and learning to learn. The candidate is also expected to assist with project-level assessment, including conducting classroom observations and interviews, data management, and data analysis. The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for a second and third year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin October 10 and the ideal starting date is November 1, 2016.

Required Qualifications
The position requires a PhD in biology or biology education, familiarity with active learning pedagogies, and experience with statistical data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in education research is highly desirable.

Additional Information
For best consideration, please submit application materials by October 10, 2016.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references through the UMD job site.



The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Post Doctoral Research Scholar, LINK Research Lab, UTA

posted Sep 19, 2016, 9:30 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 6:49 AM by KATHARINE DIAMOND ]

The LINK Research Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar for a 2-3 year term. 

Job Description
The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will serve a 2-3 year term in the LINK Research Lab. LINK's ongoing research is inherently interdisciplinary and is increasingly utilizing specialized statistical methods such as structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis. In support of these efforts, we are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a strong track record of research productivity working in human behavior research. Job duties will primarily involve designing research studies, overseeing successful data collection, managing continuously incoming data, advanced data analyses, supervising students, and writing research publications. This position requires the ability to work independently on designated projects in an interdisciplinary team environment.

Essential Functions
Design, conduct, and publish research studies using wearable computing and/or biometric sensing data collection methods. Attend regular meetings of research and administrative staff. Maintain regular communication (including research updates) with supervisor and interdisciplinary team members. Supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Psychology or related field with strong quantitative skills or the equivalent experience. Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1)Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, major.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in wearable computing and/or biometric sensing, advanced data collection methods, and quantitative data analysis.

To Apply
Please submit a resume, letter of interest and list of references (with 3 contact information) through the UTA job website.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Earlham College

posted Sep 13, 2016, 10:34 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 2:16 PM by Kitch Barnicle ]

Description 
Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017. 

The Department of Chemistry is housed in a newly expanded and renovated LEED certified facility, and offers a B.A. in Chemistry, including an ACS Certified degree, as well as an interdepartmental B.A. in Biochemistry. The department strives to develop students’ data analysis and contemporary laboratory skills using research-based projects throughout our laboratory curriculum that takes advantage of our modern instrumentation, including a 400MHz FT-NMR, GC-MS, ICP, Flame and Graphite-Furnace AA, FT-IR, DSC, HPLC and portable FT-IR and XRF spectrometers. For more information on the Center for Science and Technology, please visit the department website. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities 
Teaching responsibilities will include participation in General Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis and Physical Chemistry courses, as well as first-year seminars and upper-level elective courses in the successful candidate's area of expertise. An ability to teach a course in Polymer or Material Science is desired. A full-time load is defined as 12 contact hours per semester. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a research program that will actively engage Earlham's undergraduate students in collaborative research projects. Support for developing an active research agenda is provided through start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Summer Research funds and Faculty Development funds, and the Office of Institutional Advancement for assistance in pursuing external grants. Other duties will include advising students, and participating in Department and College service activities. 

Experience & Qualifications 
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and be committed to excellence in teaching and pedagogy in a liberal arts environment. Earlham is seeking a colleague who has an ability to work collegially within the academic environment, and who will successfully engage students from diverse backgrounds in the classroom. The Department of Chemistry strives to be inclusive of all students and faculty, and supports a wide range of diversity. 

Strong candidates also will have prior teaching experience. Priority will be given to applicants whose research expertise in chemistry complements existing research interests in the department. 

Application Instructions 
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file, and should include: a cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research interests that specifically addresses undergraduate research projects; and a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. 

Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately as a PDF by the recommender. Materials should be sent to: chemistry@earlham.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 

For additional information, contact Kalani Seu, Ph.D., at seuka@earlham.edu.


Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). 

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Earlham College

posted Sep 13, 2016, 10:28 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 2:16 PM by Kitch Barnicle ]


Description 
Earlham College anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017. 

The Department seeks a person who is passionate about Astronomy and teaching — in lecture, seminar classes, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates at a nationally ranked small liberal arts college, and is committed to making our department an inclusive environment for all students and faculty. 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a small, dynamic group with three FTEs and active research programs in computational biophysics and atomic, molecular and optical physics. Earlham's facilities include local cluster computing resources, a teaching observatory, a natural history museum with a planetarium, and dedicated laboratory space for new hires. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities 
Successful candidates will teach in both Astronomy and Physics. The Astronomy teaching load typically includes a Descriptive Astronomy course each semester and an upper-level Astronomy course every other year. Physics teaching responsibilities are shared throughout the department according to need and faculty interest, and include a mix of introductory and upper-level Physics courses as well as a mix of theoretical and laboratory courses. 

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will develop a research program that can attract and involve undergraduate students. Support for developing an active undergraduate research agenda is provided through start-up funds, travel funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Summer Research funds and Faculty Development funds, and through the Office of Institutional Advancement for help pursuing external grants. Other duties will include advising students, participating in College and Department service activities, and contributing to our goal of building a department that is inclusive and supportive of our diverse faculty and student body. 

Experience & Qualifications 
Preference will go to applicants who have completed (or are presently finalizing a dissertation for) a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics or a closely related field. Earlham holds excellence in teaching as its most important criterion. As applications are being reviewed, the College will be looking for evidence of a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. An ability to contribute to the advanced laboratory curriculum is preferred. 

Application Instructions 

Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research statement; as well as undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately, as PDFs. 

Materials should be sent to: 
Bobbi Cayard-Roberts 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Earlham College 
Email: physics_astro_search@earlham.edu 

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Please direct questions to: 
Michael G. Lerner, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Physics 
Earlham College 
Email: lernemi@earlham.edu


Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Position in Physical Organic Chemistry, Bucknell University

posted Sep 13, 2016, 10:18 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 2:12 PM by Kitch Barnicle ]

The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in physical organic chemistry to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will have a commitment to undergraduate education and will teach core-level courses and laboratories in organic chemistry and upper-level courses in physical organic chemistry, as well as participating in general chemistry courses on a rotating basis. Development of a strong research program in physical organic chemistry, broadly defined, that complements existing research in the department and involves undergraduate and MS-level research students is expected.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field. We seek to hire a person with the potential to be an outstanding teacher/scholar and to contribute to advancing diversity efforts within the sciences. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, james.swan@bucknell.edu. 

About Bucknell - 
Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 


Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Open-Rank, Tenure-Track in Biology (Neurophysiology), Bucknell University

posted Sep 13, 2016, 10:14 AM by STEPHANIE BOHN   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 2:14 PM by Kitch Barnicle ]

The Biology Department at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2017. We seek a broadly trained neurophysiologist who uses cellular and molecular approaches to explore questions in neurobiology. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an equally strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered approaches.

Teaching expectations will include upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in neurobiology and additional introductory or upper-level courses that support the curriculum of the Biology Department, that of the affiliated program in Neuroscience and the general education goals of the University. The successful candidate will also establish a vibrant research program that involves talented undergraduates and has the potential to attract extramural funding. This position may be eligible for a joint appointment with the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program coordinated by the Departments of Biology and Psychology.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be ABD at the time of appointment and be able to document relevant teaching experience as well as their commitment to effective, inclusive teaching. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed description of research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Biology Department, Matthew Heintzelman (mheintze@bucknell.edu). Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio byCommittee. 

About Bucknell 
Bucknell University is a private, highly selective national University where the liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

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