Biology Teaching Associate

The UW-Seattle Department of Biology has an opening for a Teaching Associate (UW Job Code 0169) in the Introductory Biology Series for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications will be reviewed on the morning of Tuesday May 8th. The goal of this position is to provide the best possible undergraduate education to a large and diverse group of students intended for a wide variety of careers using science and biology concepts. The Introductory Biology courses have well-established curricula; the successful applicant will be supported and will work from well-organized existing materials as they build teaching experience and work as part of a large teaching team.

The UW-Seattle Department of Biology has an opening for a Teaching Associate (UW Job Code 0169) in the Introductory Biology Series for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications will be reviewed on the morning of Tuesday May 8th.

The goal of this position is to provide the best possible undergraduate education to a large and diverse group of students intended for a wide variety of careers using science and biology concepts. The Introductory Biology courses have well-established curricula; the successful applicant will be supported and will work from well-organized existing materials as they build teaching experience and work as part of a large teaching team. 

Previous Teaching Associates have noted that this is an opportunity to work with a large and diverse group of fantastic, hard-working, creative students during an extremely formative time in their development. Lab instructors are often their first and deepest contact on the road to them self-identifying as scientists and successful professionals. The successful applicant to this position will contribute directly to the success of 300-500 new scientists across many STEM fields. Past Associates have successfully applied with STEM undergraduate degrees, Masters degrees, or PhDs in Biology or related fields. Other pathways to relevant experience and skill in biology and teaching are also encouraged to apply.

The teaching associates will teach undergraduate biology labs in conjunction with a large lecture course each quarter (either Bio180, Bio200 or Bio220).  This teaching position is a 100% FTE appointment at a salary of $4,000/month. The initial appointment would be for Autumn quarter (3 months starting on 9/16/18) with the intention of finding the right person to teach  for the entire 9-month academic year through Spring quarter (ending 6/15/19, summer quarter employment is not included in this position). 

The duties for this position include:

  • Collaborate in the teaching team for Bio180, Bio200 or Bio220 each quarter as assigned
  • Teaching six 3-hour labs per week, including
    • Cleaning and setting up labs
    • Instructing labs, including initial small lectures and leading lab activities
    • Maintaining safety standards for all students and staff
  • Attending the associated course lecture 4-5 times per week and assisting with exam proctoring
  • Coordinating with instructors and coordinators to maintain course cohesion
  • Holding office hours, engaging in online platforms, administrating course grades and answering student emails
  • Meeting weekly with the teaching team to give feedback, learn upcoming lab exercises, and practice teaching skills

Details: Recent syllabi for each of the introductory series courses are attached. This opportunity will be open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received before 8am on Tuesday May 8th. Continuation beyond the first quarter is conditional on satisfactory performance reviews. This appointment is under the faculty title “Teaching Associate”. This appointment is not tenure eligible. This teaching job will require availability throughout the quarter for all job duties and requirements. This is not a teaching assistant/ASE job, and it is not a job opportunity that can be done in conjunction with an active graduate program or with student status. Based on student enrollments, this position may flex down to an FTE between 70-99% (although this has not happened for any of our five Teaching Associate positions in the past three years). Strong biologists from a wide range of degree backgrounds (from BS to PhD) with experience and expertise in teaching are encouraged to apply. Background in and ability to teach Introductory Molecular and Cellular Biology is preferred.

Notes from Human Resources:

UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Please contact Ben Wiggins (benlw@uw.edu) if you have additional questions. 
 


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To apply: 
Please write a single email to benlw@uw.edu with the following items:
1. Please put “1819 Associate Application LastName FirstName” in the subject line.

2. Attach a short cover letter answering the following questions:
  • What are your specific teaching strengths? 
  • What teaching and educational experiences do you have that will inform your teaching of introductory biology?
  • What do you believe are the most important needs of introductory biology students at the university level?

If you are teaching in Spring quarter in the Pacific Northwest, please provide scheduling information in this cover letter such that a reviewer could attend and observe one of your classes. Please include any additional information relevant to this application. (Please limit cover letter to two pages.) Please title your cover letter using the following filename: “1819 Associate LastName FirstName Letter.pdf”

3. Attach a current CV. Please title your CV using the following filename: “
1819 Associate LastName FirstName CV.pdf”

Files formatted as PDF are preferred. All on-time applications will be reviewed at the same time soon after the due date. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis depending on the quality of the applications already received.




Keywords:biology, teaching, curriculum, stem, west coast   Doc ID:81797
Owner:Isaac M.Group:Delta Community Program
Created:2018-04-23 11:25 CDTUpdated:2018-04-23 11:26 CDT
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