Life Sciences and Biotechnology Areas - Adjunct Position
February 6, 2018
Higher Education Institution
UMBC is currently recruiting for part-time, adjunct faculty as we launch our newest undergraduate program: B.S. in Translational Life Science Technology. We invite highly qualified applicants to apply for consideration for our Fall 2018 daytime course needs (to be taught in Germantown, MD).
COURSE NEEDS FOR FALL 2018
· BTEC 303 - Applied Cell Biology: This course will provide an overview of modern cell biology with emphasis on applications in cell-based therapeutics and commercial processes. The course will include a foundation in molecular aspects of cell biology including cell structure, organelle structure and function, protein trafficking, membrane dynamics, cell adhesion, signal transduction, cell cycle control, and cell death. These concepts will be presented in the context of current applications of cell biological approaches in clinical medicine and commercial production of biologicals. The course comprises a 1 CR laboratory component where students will learn hands-on techniques for cell culturing and imaging.
· BTEC 310 - Instrumentation & Methods for the Biotechnology Lab: Presented from the perspective of the biotechnology industry, this course will give a systematic, understandable, and practical introduction to basic biotechnology laboratory methods and the principles underlying the operation of common and sophisticated instrumentation. The course is intended for students who are interested in learning how to work in a biotechnology research & development laboratory.
· BTEC 350 - Statistics for the Life Sciences: This course will provide an effective introduction to statistical methods used commonly by researchers who engage in, collaborate in, or interpret results of Translational Life Science Technology.
· Develop and manage syllabus and course materials · Utilize a variety of instructional strategies in order to engage students · Teach assigned class material in accordance with learning objectives developed by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences · Evaluate student performance promptly and accurately based on College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences guidance · Exhibit a commitment to promoting academic excellence in students
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with interest and experience in areas of life science and biotechnology will be considered. Applicants must have an MS or a Ph.D. in a closely related field. Ideal candidates will have evidence of strong teaching and organizational skills. Experience in academia, industry, and government will be considered in the evaluation of candidates.
APPLICATION: To apply, submit a cover letter, a brief statement of teaching, academic, industrial or government experience, and complete CV/resume by April 1, 2018 to Dr. Ashley Waters, Director of UMBC-Shady Grove, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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