GDCB Employment Opportunities


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Assistant Teaching Professor

The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology (GDCB) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a term faculty position at the rank of assistant teaching professor.

This position is dedicated to the undergraduate teaching mission of GDCB, including course instruction, serving as lab coordinator, and participating in program assessment. In fall semesters, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching LAS 103D Frontiers of the Discipline: Mathematics and Natural Sciences and supporting “TheSky’s the limit” learning community, half a section of Principles of Biology II (BIOL 212, 3cr) and half a section of Principles of Genetics (BIOL 313, 3 cr). They will also be the co-faculty-in-charge of Biology Laboratory (BIOL 212L, 1 cr). During spring semester, the candidate will serve as coordinator for Developmental Biology Laboratory (BIOL 423L, 1cr), and as co-faculty-in-charge for BIOL 212L.

BIOL 212 is a large-enrollment course that typically has 200-400 students per section, and BIOL 313 is another large enrollment course with over 300 students per section. The candidate will participate in diverse teaching teams including other faculty, graduate students and undergraduates and is expected to assess student learning and work toward continually improving the courses within the broader context of the Biology and Genetics curricula. LAS 103D is a learning community seminar focused on faculty research activities. The candidate will be responsible for recruiting faculty members to present their research and supporting peer mentors for the learning community. BIOL 212L is a 1-credit lab course that typically has around 16 sections in the fall and 40-44 sections in the spring. Responsibilities include working with another faculty member to determine course curriculum, train and supervise graduate teaching assistants, and supervise lab coordinators. BIOL 423L is an intensive, authentic research experience lab that requires a high degree of engagement with the students. There are typically 3 sections, and the candidate will work with the faculty instructor to ensure that the lab is supplied and set up for current activities. The candidate will set up crosses and maintain the zebrafish stocks generated during the course. The candidate will also work with graduate teaching assistants to guide students in their experiments. In all activities, the candidate will strive for excellence in teaching and to maintain a respectful and professional work and learning environment.

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About Iowa State University

Iowa State University (ISU) is ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation. ISU is located in Ames, Iowa, a progressive community of 66,000 that was recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

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