K-12 Outreach Visiting Lecturer Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month Visiting Lecturer position with an anticipated start date of 1 May 2020. This position is outside of the tenure stream and entails teaching an upper-division course within the applicant’s field of expertise and assisting in implementing K-12 Outreach programs designed by our Director of Outreach, including programs for High School teachers and Middle and High School students. We seek an outstanding applicant with a PhD in a biological sciences discipline. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: (a) commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented minority groups in STEM, (b) experience in curriculum development in topics of ecology and molecular biology, (c) effective communication skills with a variety of groups (e.g., teachers, students, researchers), (d) experience collecting and reporting assessment data, and (e) molecular biology lab skills.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community dedicated to mutual success in our research, education and outreach missions, and Pittsburgh is a city that is often voted “most livable” in the nation. Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences’ Outreach program is available at: https://www.biology.pitt.edu/k-12-outreach. We currently reach ~8000 students per year in ~60 schools.

To apply, candidates should submit PDF documents of the following to Talent Center (http://join.pitt.edu): (a) a letter of application, (b) a current CV, (c) a teaching portfolio inclusive of a teaching statement, example teaching materials, and teaching evaluations, (d) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, (e) a description of other relevant experience, if applicable, and how it would impact K-12 Outreach activities. At least two letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to biojobs@pitt.edu.

Applications will be reviewed starting 15 March 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. 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. EOE, including disability/vets. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

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