Cornell University, Entomology/CALS

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Position ID:Cornell-Entomology/CALS-LECTURERCAILLAUD [#21726, WDR-00031229]
Position Title: Lecturer-Organismal Biology
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/05/05, finished 2022/07/18, listed until 2022/06/01)
Position Description:    

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Lecturer – Organismal Biology
Full-time 12 month position
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. 
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. 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.  CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world. 

The Department of Entomology, in collaboration with Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative, invites applicants for a full-time Lecturer with interest in developing skills and experience in Biology Education Research and Evidence-Based Pedagogy in preparation for an academic career. Specifically, the lecturer will play a key role in supporting the transition of two courses from a traditional lecture course format to an 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:  

Job Description
The Lecturer will be appointed for a one-year period, not renewable. The successful candidate will collaborate with Entomology faculty 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, and 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% of their effort to developing active learning material and activities pertaining to the goals and content of the courses.
20% effort to assessment of the implementation of active learning, presentation/publication and consulting. 

Required Qualifications
Candidates must 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 no possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The anticipated start date for the appointment is July 1, 2022 (start date is negotiable).  

Application Instructions 
Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, contact information for 3 references and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via Academic Jobs Online at the following link:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected or the application deadline which is 6/1/2022.  If you have questions about this position, please email 

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
2126 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853