Teaching Assistant Professor Positions in Genetics, Cell Biology,and Development

Teaching Assistant Professor Positions in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development

The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the College of
Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities invites
applications for two new Teaching Assistant Professor positions. CBS is
committed to excellence in undergraduate education and the successful
applicants will join a dynamic team whose primary focus is quality instruction and
the scholarship of teaching and learning in the biological sciences. These are
regular positions that emphasize teaching, course development, and scholarship
associated with college teaching. The successful applicants will teach genetics
and other courses, work with a team of colleagues to develop innovative
methods for undergraduate instruction, and engage in research and publication
related to teaching and curriculum development. Opportunities also exist for
conducting bench research in collaboration with existing laboratories in the
department. Both positions involve teaching a genetics laboratory course, as well
as upper division genetics lecture-based courses. One position also emphasizes
cell biology and the other emphasizes developmental biology. This latter position
involves the design and implementation of a developmental biology laboratory.
Essential qualifications for both positions include a Ph.D. in the biological
sciences, or a related discipline, and at least two years of post-doctoral
A significant background in undergraduate teaching is required, with strong oral
and written communication skills, a clear interest in teaching and the scientific
study of teaching, and the ability to work as part of a team to develop course
content. For more information about the department and the College of Biological
Sciences, go to http://www.gcd.med.umn.edu/ and http://www.cbs.umn.edu.
Please apply on-line at: https://employment.umn.edu and search for Job
Requisition # 148390. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of
recommendation, and a statement of your teaching philosophy. Review of
completed applications will begin on October 15, 2007 and will continue until the
positions are filled. We welcome applications from women and underrepresented
groups in the biological sciences. Preferred starting date: June 1,
2008 (beginning of 2008 Summer Semester).
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.