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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

Michigan State University

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The Biological Sciences (BioSci) Program is seeking two fixed term instructors to join the BioSci Program teaching team. The successful candidates 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.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching undergraduate laboratories and research experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio consisting of a teaching philosophy and two examples of philosophy implementation, and a diversity statement highlighting experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All documents should be submitted to (job number 561284). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation specifically highlighting their preparation for a teaching career, research experience, and commitment to teamwork to be uploaded to the same posting. 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 (

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

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