Duke University, Biology

3 18600
Position ID:Duke-Biology-IB202 [#18600]
Position Title: Instructor B
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Genetics
Appl Deadline:2021/07/16 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/11, finished 2021/07/23, listed until 2021/11/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Biology at Duke University seeks applicants for the position of Instructor B for Bio202L Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution lab sections. The course covers an introduction to principles of transmission genetics and evolution. The course includes Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, quantitative genetics, genetic mapping, evidence for evolution, natural selection, genetic drift, kin selection, speciation, molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis. Relevance to human family and social structure, evolution of infectious disease, human hereditary disorders, social implications of genetic knowledge are discussed.

The position duties include but are not limited to: attending course lectures three mornings per week; providing instruction and supervision for students in your assigned sections during the scheduled lab periods; participating in weekly prep sessions; assisting with the preparation and grading of laboratory quizzes and lecture midterm and final exams; grading the written and oral assignments of students in laboratory; and meeting with students by appointment outside of scheduled class time. This position will require an average of 35-40 hours of work per week. The hours devoted to prep work will be determined at the beginning of the semester; you should anticipate a prep workload of up to 10-12 hrs/week. The workload will vary from week to week depending on the type of lab exercise and amount of personal preparation required, the number and type of assignments to be graded, and time spent meeting with students outside of class. You will be expected to work during the hours agreed upon at the beginning of each semester for each week that the University is in session.

The Instructor B is expected to teach two to three lab sections during the semester, depending upon class enrollment. The salary is $34,700 for the nine month appointment with a course load of five sections. The position is benefits eligible. The successful candidate will have at least a Masters Degree in Biology or closely related discipline and some teaching experience.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
137 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708

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