The Division of Biology at Kansas State University is currently seeking a full-time instructor to teach undergraduate classes beginning August 2014.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for solo or co-delivery of 5-6 classes per academic year using state-of-the-art technology and active learning principles. This position is for the nine-month academic year; opportunities exist for additional course delivery in the summer semester. Instructional responsibilities include classroom and laboratory instruction, laboratory preparation, preparation and maintenance of syllabi and other class materials, evaluation of student competence, assessment of student mastery of unit and university learning objectives, and preparation of student progress and grade reports. Other responsibilities will include academic advising, participation in campus events such as open house, student award ceremonies and graduation ceremonies. Opportunities for mentoring undergraduate research projects may also be available.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will be qualified and experienced in teaching introductory biology and should have experience in teaching other modern biology courses. Applicants should have a M.S., Ph.D. (preferred) in the biological sciences, at least 2 years of experience and demonstrated excellence in biological science instruction at the community college, college or university level, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students and to serving a diverse population. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience in development of interactive instructional animations. We seek individuals who are motivated, ambitious, and who possess excellent communication skills and a foundational understanding of the principles of active learning. Applicants must be able to work in a collegial manner with students and colleagues in a large, modern and diverse university setting.
Salary: Salary will be competitive, depending on experience and other qualifications.
Application process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief description of instructional interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy including teaching evaluations or other evidence demonstrating excellence in undergraduate instruction, representative reprints, and have three letters of reference sent. It is preferred that all application materials (except letters of recommendation) be submitted by email as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter Instructor in the subject line of the email. Reference letters should be sent directly by their author to email@example.com. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. David Rintoul, Chair, Instructor Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Background check required. KSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Campus and Environment: The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City. Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts. Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.