The Department of Microbiology, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks an Academic Program Specialist to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
Recommends, develops and executes new educational tools for the Department of Microbiology that will be used in lecture and lab courses that are required by Microbiology undergraduate majors, and other methods of teaching to enhance positive learning outcomes; writes and updates texts, lab protocols and other instructional materials for in-class and on-line use; Assist the Department of Microbiology in development and future implementation of a Discovery Based Microbiology Lab or Discovery Based Microbiology Lab exercises as endorsed by the American Society of Microbiology for enhanced student learning; provide developed information on undergraduate assessment data; participate as a member of the Microbiology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and work with other staff for further improvement of Microbiology undergraduate courses and appropriate learning goals for students to improve course effectiveness; Participate with undergraduate outreach under the supervision of the Vice Chair for Undergraduate Curriculum; participate in department recruitment sessions and various related activities as needed; provide input for outreach material development as needed in collaboration with Vice Chair, Undergraduate advisor, and other microbiology teaching staff; Supervises graduate and undergraduate student assistants as needed
Position will be a 60% FTE Academic Program Specialist position combined with a 40% FTE Assistant Professor position. The 60% FTE Academic Program Specialist position duties include developing a discovery based Microbiology ab course, assist with course and undergraduate major assessments, and develop teaching tools to enhance student learning across the undergraduate major. Assist with undergraduate recruitment efforts. Serve as an ongoing member of the Microbiology Undergraduate Curriculum committee. Assist in the development of improved assessment for Microbiology Major courses. Assist in the analysis of course data and student success. Collaborate on microbiology education efforts. The 40% FTE Assistant professor duties include providing teaching and program support services within the Department of Microbiology. The focus of this position is teaching the core courses required for Microbiology undergraduate majors: General Microbiology for Majors 4100 lecture during the Summer terms; teaching the General Microbiology for Majors 4100 lab course during the Summer, Autumn, and Spring term; teaching General Microbial Physiology and Diversity 4120 course during the Spring term.
Master’s degree in microbiology; considerable experience teaching microbial molecular biology, microbial diversity, and host interactions in a lab setting; experience teaching Microbial Genetics, Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity in a lecture setting; understanding of biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and their roles in microbial physiology.
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