The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is inviting applications for a 9-month, assistant professor appointment. The position is a full time, nontenure-track, teaching faculty position. Advancement in this series requires excellence in teaching, research and service, as well as making recognized contributions to the development of one’s specific discipline and/or pedagogy. The successful candidate will participate substantially in the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, as well as play a role in microbiology education research, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative pedagogical initiatives. We are seeking a candidate who is a strong team-player, dedicated to providing evidence-based teaching in our undergraduate program, with demonstrated awareness of best-practices in teaching including expertise in student-centered instructional methods for teaching large (>150 students) undergraduate courses. The position will consist of some combination of mentoring and instruction. Responsibilities may include coordinating and/or contributing to courses such as general microbiology, bioinformatics, medical bacteriology, microbial physiology, and other higher-level courses that use high-impact, active learning strategies. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in education/bench research and other collaborative endeavors with faculty peers.
Required Job Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have a Doctor of Philosophy degree (or equivalent) in microbiology or related field.
Preferred Job Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
• Demonstrated record of teaching experience (e.g. microbiology, bioinformatics, medical bacteriology, microbial physiology, or related field)
• Demonstrated use of innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies
• Evidence of collecting metrics of teaching methodologies
• Evidence of engaging students in high-impact learning activities, such as service-learning, community outreach, learning assistant training, mentoring, curriculum-based undergraduate experiences (CUREs), bench science research, research in education, etc.