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 28 August 2023. The position is outside of the tenure stream and subject to annual review. Applicants must have a PhD in biology or applicable field and previous teaching experience. Courses could include Ecology, Urban Ecology, and Ecology Lab, based on expertise of the instructor and could include lecture or lab courses. 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, teaching authentic research undergraduate labs, 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 (depending on class size), or up to 4 sections of a single laboratory course, per term; 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-…). Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: http://www.biology.pitt.edu.
To apply, candidates should submit PDF documents of the following to Talent Center (https://tinyurl.com/4t8hktjf): (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed starting 6 January 2023 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. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
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