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The Division of Biology is seeking a General Biology Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Scholar

General Biology Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Scholar

The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Scholar in the area of biology or biology education to provide curricular and programmatic support for the General Biology program. The successful candidate will also teach one large-enrollment introductory biology course for majors or non-majors in the General Biology program per year.

This position will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Biology Teaching and Learning, to develop and evaluate introductory biology curricula. Project specifics will be defined by the needs of the General Biology program and the interests of the successful candidate.

The Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Scholar will:
* contribute to assessment and curriculum development activities within General Biology and the Division of Biology
* teach one semester of a large-enrollment introductory-level biology course per year, specific to the needs within the General Biology program
* have the opportunity to disseminate results through publication or attendance at relevant national meetings

FTE salary: This position is a full-time, 9-month lecturer position with benefits, titled as Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Scholar. Salary is $40,000. There is an option to teach one summer course for additional pay.
Start date and term: Beginning no later than January 1, 2020. This is a renewable appointment contingent upon performance and project needs, with a maximum of three years.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Ph.D. in a life science, or science education with significant graduate course work in biology
* Experience or demonstrated interest in curriculum design and assessment
* Experience teaching at the introductory biology level
* Demonstrated interest in undergraduate student success and/or faculty and graduate student teaching professional development
* Ability to interact well in a collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience in curriculum design and assessment, or STEM education research

How to apply: Applications should be emailed as a single PDF (cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, list of three references) to Caroline Wienhold ( Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Caroline Wienhold ( or Randy Small ( with any questions.