Career & Prof Development Opportunities: Week of Aug. 28

Professional Development Opportunities

Preparing for and Navigating the Job Market - Oct 11

A CIRTL online event.  In the second of four events on women in STEM, we will introduce key skills and strategies to prepare for and navigate the job market. Efforts will be taken to address to barriers to advancement that differentially impact women (e.g. limited maternity leave policies) and what can be done by institutions, departments, and hiring/recruitment committees. More information here (registration is capped, so register early).

Medical Writer Interview

Read more about the career of science/medical writing on the Club SciWri website here.  There is an informative interview with Dr. Michael Fiedler, who is a writer for Infusion Medical Communications.

Job Opportunities

Harvard University-Preceptor in Molecular and Cellular Biology

The preceptor will primarily have responsibility for Life Sciences 1b (LS1b), β€œAn Integrated Introduction to the Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution,” a large introductory course for undergraduates that integrates genetics, genomics, and evolution. The preceptor will be responsible for designing and supervising the laboratory and discussion section components of the course; working with faculty to prepare assessments of student learning; supervising and training a staff of approximately 30 teaching fellows, as well as a team of undergraduates who run weekly help sessions; acting as primary liaison between instructional staff and the laboratory support group; maintaining grade books; and overseeing teaching fellow grading policies. Additionally, the Preceptor will be expected to contribute to other curricular activities in the life sciences, and coordinate with faculty to develop other innovative teaching materials. More information here.

Human Ecology Lecturer - UC-Davis

The Department of Human Ecology, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is seeking applicants for a full-time Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) for an academic year (9-month), comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. More information here (deadline for materials is October 16)

Lecturer in Microbiology - University of Portland

The Department of Biology at the University of Portland invites applications for a full-time lecturer position (non-tenure track) in Microbiology beginning August 2018. The candidate will be expected to teach Microbiology (lab and/or lecture) for nursing majors, with a teaching load of approximately 4 courses (12 contact hours/week) per semester. Deadline for application materials is October 1, 2017.  More information here.

Post Doc Opportunities

Biology Education Research at the University of Washington  

The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates with strong quantitative analysis skills for a full-time postdoctoral position to evaluate the effectiveness of an institution-wide faculty development project: CAUSE for transformation: The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Student Education project. More information here (you may need to create a login via CIRTL).

STEM Education - Rochester Institute of Technology (2 positions)

The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning & Evaluation (CASTLE) at the Rochester Institute of Technology seeks two post-docs in the areas of physics, biology or chemistry education to join an HHMI-funded project focusing on fostering a culture of inclusivity and equity in the natural sciences. Additional teaching and/or research activities may be negotiated, with particular flexibility to pursue research questions related to inclusivity and equity. More information here (you may need to create a login via CIRTL).