Lecturer - Introductory Biology
Department of Ecology & Evolution
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer. The lecturer position is anticipated to start in Fall 2021, for one year (10 month) temporary, renewable contract.
The successful candidate will co-teach active-learning sections of an introductory biology course (BIO 201 Organisms to Ecosystems) and work with undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants. The successful candidate may also be asked to teach additional courses in areas such as evolution, genomics, and human genetics. Descriptions of the department’s faculty and current facilities may be found at the department website.
Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and/or experience with: implementing active learning in collaborative group settings, working with undergraduate and/or graduate teaching assistants, using Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology (AAAS 2011) to guide instruction, addressing student misconceptions, teaching with educational technology, and aligning instruction with equity and diversity goals.
Doctoral degree in ecology, evolution, biology education, or a closely related field.
Experience teaching undergraduate biology majors and/or non-majors using active learning methods.
Experience addressing scientific misconceptions.
Experience teaching in-person and/or online courses.
Experience using educational technology (e.g., Blackboard, Google apps) to facilitate student learning.
Experience using virtual conference technology (e.g., Zoom) to facilitate student learning.
Experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate teaching assistants.
Enthusiasm for innovative teaching approaches in large introductory biology courses.
Familiarity with Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology (AAAS 2011).
Knowledge of and/or experience implementing collaborative learning.
A strong commitment to equity and diversity in undergraduate education.
Those interested in this position should submit a cover letter indicating their interests and goals, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, and a diversity statement through Interfolio. Applicants should provide contact information for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to Interfolio. Finalists for the position will be asked to present a 30-minute teaching demonstration. Applications are due June 3, 2021.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
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