PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE OF BIOLOGY

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Job Type: 
Part-Time or Visiting Faculty
Institution: 
Goucher College
 
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE OF BIOLOGY
 
Locations:  Baltimore, MD
Posted: Jan 10, 2020
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
 
ABOUT GOUCHER COLLEGE:
Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Goucher College's Biological Sciences program invites applications for a non-tenure-track position as a Professor of Practice with a three-year renewing ten month contract to start in August 2020. We are looking for a broadly trained biologist with experience in organismal biology who could contribute to 100- and 200-level courses, lab components of a post-bac pre-med curriculum that covers introductory biology (molecular through organismal biology), and an area of neuroscience to contribute to a future neuroscience program. Depending on the candidate's area of expertise, there are opportunities to teach nutrition and non-majors courses as well. This position includes 24 credits of teaching per academic year and academic advising. College committee service work, extramural funding, and research are not required components of this position. Funded summer research is an opportunity for interested applicants.
 
The biological sciences program aims to provide a broad training in the biological sciences for our students who pursue teaching, non-profit, research, health, and other graduate careers. We have development of writing and laboratory skills scaffolded and assessed throughout our curriculum. We recently redesigned our introductory biology courses by employing best practices that have been shown to engage and retain students, particularly students from first-generation or under-represented minority backgrounds. Course-based undergraduate research experiences are infused in the curriculum from the first semester of the curriculum. Additionally, we provide biology coursework to Goucher's long-running post-bac pre-medical program.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of hiring. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
 
First consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Interested applicants must apply online.
 
Please submit the following application materials online (each statement should be no longer than 2 pages):
 
Curriculum vitae
Cover letter
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and building an inclusive community
Three letters of recommendation to the Provost's Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at [email protected]
Official transcripts must be provided at the time of hire.
 
 
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
 
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.