Cornell University, Microbiology/CALS

Position Title: Educational Postdoctoral Associate (Postdoctoral Associate);Department of Microbiology - Ithaca, New York
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Microbiology
Appl Deadline:2018/09/15help popup* finished (2018/07/19, finished 2018/10/22, listed until 2018/09/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Educational Postdoctoral Associate (Postdoctoral Associate)

Department of Microbiology

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

The Department of Microbiology within the College of Agriculture and Life has eleven active research laboratories.  It serves as the home department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology (with more than 40 affiliated faculty members) and provides a center of expertise for numerous aspects of microbial biology.  The faculty and staff offer numerous advanced courses for both undergraduate and graduate level students.  Research within the Department is focused on Prokaryotic Biology and Environmental Microbiology and includes specific expertise in molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, microbial cell biology, bioremediation, symbionts, pathogens, and ecosystems.   

We seek to hire an Educational Postdoctoral Associate who will be responsible for the development and assessment of pedagogical tools for the course BIOMI2900 General Microbiology. The candidate will design, implement, and assess improved strategies for teaching BIOMI2900. They will develop a Teaching Assistant (TA) training program, and associated training materials, and oversee the initial implementation of this program in course instruction. Coordinate with instructional staff in both the Fall and Spring semesters to develop and implement active learning exercises and other instructional interventions. Meet with staff at the Center for Teaching Innovation to design assessment strategies for determining the impact of teaching strategies on student learning outcomes. Coordinate with the registrar as appropriate to collect data for assessing student learning outcomes and for developing an assessment dashboard for facilitating assessment of student learning outcomes. They will be expected to contribute to the teaching of active learning sections, and TA training, as needed to develop and assess new teaching strategies. Expected to analyze assessment results and prepare these results in manuscript form for publication in the literature relating to teaching of college level science.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in microbiology or related field
  • Strong background in teaching of microbiology
  • Knowledge of teaching research and pedagogy

This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

To apply:

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Qualified applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of interest providing, including a brief description of how this position relates to their career plans, and (3) the names and contact information of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Patti Brenchley at

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Further Info:
Department of Microbiology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
102 Wing Hall
Ithaca NY 14853

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