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Assistant Instructor/Instructor Fixed Term

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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 561284
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biological Science Program 10032100
Salary: 50000.00-60000.00 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training

Working/Functional Title

Assistant Instructor/Instructor Fixed Term

Position Summary

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. 

Required Degree

Masters -Biological sciences or related fields

Minimum Requirements

A Master's in the biological sciences or related fields is required; Ph.D. is preferred. 

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching undergraduate laboratories and research experience. 


Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio consisting of a teaching philosophy and two examples of philosophy implementation, a diversity statement highlighting experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and arrange for three letters of recommendation specifically highlighting their preparation for a teaching career, research experience, and commitment to teamwork.


Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jon Stoltzfus, BioSci Program Director and Chair of the Search Committee ( 



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