Non-Tenure Stream Faculty Search

We are currently hiring in four areas for Non-Tenure Stream positions:

Foundations of Biology Lecturer Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position on an 8- or 12-month basis with an anticipated start date of 27 August 2018. This position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have a PhD in biology. The position entails teaching the introductory Foundations of Biology course, as well as upper division courses such as Genetics, Ecology, Biochemistry, or Communicating in the Biological Sciences, depending on expertise. An evening section might be included once a year. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjA3. Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting 8 January 2018; review will continue until the position is filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointment requires administrative and budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

 

Foundations of Biology Lab Lecturer and Program Leader Positions

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for three full-time Lecturers on 8- or 12-month bases for authentic research Foundations of Biology Labs with anticipated start dates of 27 August 2018. These positions are outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have an MS or PhD in biology. The positions are for Foundations of Biology Laboratory Course Developers who will work as a team to improve existing, and develop new, authentic research laboratory courses. Duties include teaching 1-2 sections per term, curriculum development, course assessment, instructor hiring and training, and administrative oversight (makeup lab scheduling, disability accommodations, grade monitoring, lab accident reporting, student/instructor grievances). One position may be as Program Leader with responsibilities including coordinating the course developers, planning each term’s offerings, and working to integrate the Foundations of Biology Lab curriculum vertically with upper division labs. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjA5. Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. Applicants should indicate their interest in the Program Leader position in their letter of application; a vision statement will be requested after initial application review. Applications will be reviewed starting 8 January 2018; review will continue until the positions are filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointments require administrative and budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

 

Foundations of Biology Lab Instructor Positions

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for three full-time Lab Instructor positions on 8-month bases in Foundations of Biology Labs with anticipated start dates of 27 August 2018. These positions are outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have an MS or PhD in biology. The courses include both guided inquiry and authentic research lab experiences for early career undergraduates. The positions entail teaching either 4 sections of two different lab courses, or 5 sections of one lab course, each semester. In addition, services will be provided to the leadership team, including writing quizzes and assignments, reviewing content of student assessments, and leading small groups during instructor training sessions. Administrative duties could substitute for some teaching and would include overseeing preparation of media and reagents, training and supervising student workers, evaluating equipment and supplies prior to purchase, overseeing repair of existing equipment, and troubleshooting new lab procedures. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjA4. Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting 8 January 2018; review will continue until the positions are filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointments require administrative and budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

 

Biological Sciences Lecturer/Advisor Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position on an 8-month basis with an anticipated start date of 27 August 2018. This position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have an MS or PhD in biology. The position entails teaching one course per term (1/3 total effort) and advising undergraduate students (2/3 total effort; approximately 1000 students shared with a team of five advisors). Advising duties include meeting one-on-one with students to discuss course selections, progress in their chosen major, resources and opportunities at the university, and career planning. The advising team develops programming such as CV workshops, career info sessions, and the Departmental Senior Recognition Ceremony. Formal undergraduate advising experience is not required, but we seek an individual who can apply relevant academic or non-academic experiences to the guidance of students with diverse scientific interests and career aspirations. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjA2. Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), (d) a summary of other relevant experience, if applicable, (e) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting 8 January 2018; review will continue until the position is filled. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The appointment requires administrative and budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Further information about advising and the Department of Biological Sciences is available at:  http://www.biology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/advising

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