The UMD Department of Biology seeks to add qualified individuals to its pool of temporary instructors available to teach during the Spring 2018 and/or May/Summer 2018 terms. Position(s) for the 2017-2018 academic year will be filled as needed for specific areas and are based on funding. Dates of appointment(s): January 6, 2018- May 20, 2018 (Spring 2018) AND/OR May-June 2, 2018 (May 2018) AND/OR June 5-July 28, 2018 (Summer 2018) contingent upon the academic needs of the Department.
PLEASE NOTE: Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore, teaching appointments, vary with demand and availability of funding.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and/or teach a variety of lab and/or lecture courses to a diverse group of students. • Help prepare experiments and demonstrations for students in the lab. Instruct students in proper methods for conducting laboratory experiments. • Evaluate student performance using various means including quizzes and lab write-ups. • Advise students regarding both specific coursework and broader academic or career goals. • Provide service through participation in governance of the Department and/or the University. • Continue personal growth within the profession, keep current with the field, and broaden knowledge and expertise. • Hold office hours to assist students taking the course(s).
Master's Degree in the Biological Sciences or related field such as Botany, Zoology, Genetics, or any other sub-discipline of the biological sciences from a regionally accredited institution.
Teaching experience in the field of department's instructional need.
One year of university- or college-level teaching experience (Graduate Teaching Assistant experience is acceptable).
Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or related field such as Botany, Zoology, Genetics, or any other sub-discipline of the biological sciences from a regionally accredited institution.
Communication skills (oral) at university faculty level.
Demonstrated ability to teach/interact effectively with a diverse group of students including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the Biological Sciences or related field.