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University of Pittsburgh Teaching Professor position in Biology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Teaching Professor, open-rank, on an 8- or 10-month basis with an anticipated start date of 26 August 2024; a start date of 01 January 2025 is possible if necessary. The position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or an applicable field and previous teaching experience. Courses will likely include Foundations of Biology 2 (which covers molecular genetics, evolution, and ecology). Additional courses will depend on the expertise of the instructor and could include courses such as Ecology, Biostatistics, Climate Change, Evolution Lab, or Genetics. Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes, use of evidence-based teaching practices, ability to develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, and formal training in pedagogy. Preferred qualifications for higher ranks include full-time teaching experience for a number of years commensurate with rank (5+ or 11+ years), track records in professional development in pedagogy, curricular development and/or course design, and service. Duties include teaching 2 to 3 courses per term (depending on class size); evening sections may be needed.

  • The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community situated on the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to the mutual success of our faculty and students in our research, education, and outreach missions. The department and university nurture a strong teaching community with active efforts in teaching innovation and pedagogical research. Pittsburgh is a city that is often voted most livable in the nation. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that values and nurtures diverse perspectives (https://www.provost.pitt.edu/university-pittsburgh-embracing-diversity-and-inclusion). Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: http://www.biology.pitt.edu - http://www.biology.pitt.edu/.

To apply, candidates should submit PDF documents of the following to Talent Center (http://join.pitt.edu - http://join.pitt.edu/): (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), and (d) a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to biojobs@pitt.edu.

Applications will be reviewed starting 6 May 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointments require administrative and budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment, so the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community is essential.

Additional required documents; a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, teaching materials, teaching evaluations), and a brief description of how your teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. At least three letters of reference should be sent by the recommenders to biojobs@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values e uality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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