Term Instructor of Biology
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Grade:UNAC Grade 40
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Nat Sciences&Mathematics
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants
The College of Natural Science and Mathematics seeks a skilled, engaging, and highly effective Instructor of Biology to teach 100 and 200 level human anatomy and physiology and microbiology courses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for additional years. The expected academic year workload is six courses, including both daytime and evening instruction, and some service responsibilities, beginning Fall 2018.
10 Service (10% of workload): Service activities may include science outreach and committee service. Essential
90 Teaching (90% of workload): The successful applicant will teach biology courses: BIOL 111X and 112X Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and BIOL 240 Beginnings in Microbiology. This position will require a combination of daytime and evening instruction. The expectations with regard to teaching are as follows:
• Prepare syllabi consistent with approved UAF Faculty Senate course guidelines;
• Work with the department chair, program chair, and whenever possible with previous instructors to construct student learning outcomes appropriate to the course content and level and commensurate with previously offerings of the courses;
• Employ best practices and current pedagogical approaches to create an effective and engaging learning experience for students;
• Prepare and deliver lectures;
• Plan lab activities;
• Coordinate lab exercises for courses taught, which will include working with the departmental faculty and staff to order supplies and reserve equipment, and having responsibility for timely lab set-up and break-down of labs;
• Instruct, supervise, and coordinate the activities of graduate teaching assistants and lab technicians for the courses as needed;
• Evaluate student learning using formative and summative assessments and provide regular and timely feedback to students on their learning;
• Hold weekly office hours and respond to student requests for assistance in an appropriate and timely manner;
• Complete all required training and remain current in safety requirements for labs. Ensure that TAs and students are properly trained with regard to safety and waste disposal and follow safety guidelines. Working with departmental faculty and staff, identify additional training needs and arrange for training. Essential
The position requires a master's or Ph.D. degree in biology or a closely related field and successful experience teaching biology in a face-to-face setting at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial atmosphere focused on student success. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated success at teaching using current educational pedagogy.
Through instruction and mentoring, the College of Natural Science & Mathematics promotes students' self-motivation to excel and guides them towards professional careers and public service in an environment of life-long learning. Want to know more about the College of Natural Science and Mathematics? Visit us
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Interested applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV or résumé, (3) the names of three professional references with contact information, (4) unofficial or official university transcripts, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) a list of learning objectives for one day's class in either course and a description of how those objectives would be met.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact CNSM Human Resources at 907-474-6714. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.
Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on 02/28/2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
UNAC: This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.
Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:
Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at
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