Entomology/CALS, Cornell University

3108 13306
Position ID:Cornell-Entomology/CALS-TEACHPOSTDOC [#13306, WDR-00017976]
Position Title: Teaching Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2019/03/15 filled (posted 2019/02/18, listed until 2019/03/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Entomology, in collaboration with Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative, invites applicants for a full-time Teaching Postdoctoral Associate (University Title – Postdoctoral Associate) with interest in developing skills and experience in Biology Education Research and Evidence-Based Pedagogy in preparation for an academic career. Specifically, the postdoc will play a key role in supporting the transition of three large non-major courses in Entomology (Alien Empire, Honeybee Biology, Plagues and People) from a traditional lecture course format to active learning format, focusing on student participation and group problem solving. This position is part of a Cornell-wide initiative to shift the undergraduate curriculum toward active learning approaches; the wide range of participating departments is summarized here: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/02/active-learning-initiative-funds-nine-projects  

The Teaching Postdoctoral Associate will be appointed for a one-year period renewable for a second year and a third year contingent upon performance, funding and available work. The successful candidate will collaborate with four Entomology faculty (Caillaud, Danforth, Harrington and Sanderson) towards the following goals: formulate learning goals, develop active learning-based modules that align with the learning goals and are transferable among the three courses, provide feedback on course teaching practices, evaluate and assess learning gains, present/publish the results, act as a consultant for other Faculty members in the department. We expect that successful candidates will devote 30% of their effort to organizing the active learning transition process, 50% effort to developing active learning material and activities pertaining to the goals and content of the courses, and 20% effort to assessment of the implementation of active learning, presentation/publication and consulting.

 * Qualifications *

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Organismal Biology, Ecology/Environmental Sciences /Entomology, Biology Education, or a related field and have excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, team building and collaboration skills. Experience in developing active learning curricula and coaching educators is highly desirable.

 * Terms of Appointment *

This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification. The anticipated start date for the appointment is June 1, 2019 (start date is negotiable). 

 * Applications *

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2019.

To apply: Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr Marina Caillaud at cmc27@cornell.edu Candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, research statement, teaching statement, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13306

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Further Info:
2126 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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