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.