Teaching Postdoctoral Associate | School of Integrative Plant Science | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Teaching Postdoctoral Associate
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) at Cornell University invites applicants for a full-time Teaching Postdoctoral Associate with interest in developing skills and experience in university teaching, working with faculty on active learning practices, assessing impacts of active learning methods, and participating in discipline-based education research.
Specifically, the postdoc will play a key role in enhancing the active learning within core courses in the Plant Sciences undergraduate major curriculum including Plant Physiology, Evolutionary Plant Biology and others. The postdoc is expected to work closely with the larger Active Learning Initiative group in the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation including journal clubs, workshops, and trainings which will aid SIPS faculty in the adoption and assessment of active learning in our courses. The Teaching Postdoctoral Associate will be appointed for a one-year period with the possibility of annual extensions for up to three years.
The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty to formulate learning objectives, develop active learning-based curriculum components that align with the learning objectives, provide feedback on course teaching practices, and assess learning gains, with a goal of publishing results in refereed journals. The discipline-based education research community is growing at Cornell; it is an exciting time to be involved. Academic units throughout campus are hiring teaching postdocs as a part of the university's Active Learning Initiative. Postdocs are expected to engage with the Center for Teaching Innovation, participate in weekly seminars, and connect with the larger Cornell community.
Instructional Planning/prep 50%
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a life science discipline, with some formal training in education. Should have excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, team building and collaboration skills. Experience in developing active learning curricula and in assessing the learning consequences of pedagogical innovation is highly desirable.
Terms of Appointment:
This is a 1-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The anticipated start date for the appointment is approximately July 1, 2021 (start date is negotiable) and applications will be reviewed starting on April 12th.
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