Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position, BioScholar Programming, Wisconsin Institute

Kate Stuart
July 8, 2014

BioScholar Programming Postdoctoral Position

Institution: Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement
Job Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Job Description and Details: 
The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, WISCIENCE (formerly the Institute for Biology Education) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is pleased to invite applications from individuals interested in pursing postdoctoral training in the development, implementation and evaluation of undergraduate biology educational programs. WISCIENCE is developing a set of activities and courses to help first year, first generation and underrepresented minority undergraduate students succeed. Two new fellows will be added to the postdoc learning community, which currently includes 3 fellows, and be responsible for the development, pilot testing and evaluation of either a peer leadership training program or an introduction to service learning course. All applicants will be considered for both positions, but should indicate their preference in the cover letter. The HHMI BioScholar Programming Postdocs will: • Join a learning community focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop, implement and evaluate undergraduate science educational programs • Gain an understanding of the issues relevant to recruitment and retention of first generation and underrepresented minority students in science • Gain teaching experience
Qualifications: • Completed doctoral degree in a science or education field • Experience teaching undergraduate science students • Evidence of participation in teaching-related professional development.
Additional Comments: Two full-time, 12 month positions at an annual rate of $40,000 with standard UW-Madison trainee benefits are available. The start date is September 1, 2014. Application Deadline: July 31, 2014. Send a single PDF document to Aaron Miller ammiller23@wisc.edu. Application materials include: • A cover letter summarizing: your interest in the position, your preference for the peer leader training program or introduction to service learning course, your experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning, your future career aspirations, any other qualifications you consider relevant for the position. • A statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages max) • A current CV • Names and contact information of three references Interviews will be held the week of August 4th.