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We are one of the largest academic departments on campus, and we support some 80 graduate students, 65 faculty members, 40 postdoctoral scholars, 80 classified and professional staff, and 100 hourly and student hourly employees. We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Instructional Supervisor/Lab Coordinator to join our team of dedicated professionals.
The Department of Biology has an outstanding opportunity for an Instructional Supervisor (Lab Coordinator).
This position is expected to manage and coordinate all aspects of instruction for Biology 118 and 119 to ensure the uniform excellence of delivery of undergraduate instruction in these courses. Biology 118 is a 5-credit survey of non-majors human physiology. The coordinator will: a) support instruction in this large, lecture-only Bio118 course in concert with the quarterly faculty instructor, and, b) plan, administrate and support TAs in the teaching of the associated 1-credit Bio119 lab course.
These courses cover a wide range of human physiological systems and some anatomy taught at a level for introductory students to begin careers generally focused in health care. The position involves working with the faculty in charge of 118 and with graduate teaching assistants in 119 to organize and teach the laboratory portion of the course; no lecturing is involved beyond some instruction in a subset of labs. The 118 course is offered every quarter of the academic year with a capacity of 350-400 students each quarter while the 119 labs have a partially-overlapping population of up to 172 students per quarter. This is a full-time, 10-month, academic year job (August 16 to June 15), with the expectation of additional work for Summer Quarter (June 16 to August 15) in many, if not all years.
•Faculty (and graduate student Teaching Assistants) change each quarter. Many have not taught before and depend on the support and guidance of the lab coordinator to learn how to deal successfully with a large introductory course. Considerable TA training may be required. •The course must be taught each quarter with student populations of more than 350 in a single quarter. Ensuring uniformity of the lab experience and achieving lab learning goals with differentially prepared students and rotating faculty and TAs is a strong challenge for this position. •University deadlines require that planning for the coming quarter occurs up to three quarters in advance. The lab coordinator must deal with 2 different sets of faculty and TAs and be able to focus on future and current needs simultaneously.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Develop, plan, test, & coordinate laboratory exercises; revise and produce quarterly lab manual; attend lectures; include faculty contributions into the process when feasible •Prepare and supervise TAs; present content & technical aspects of each exercise in weekly TA meetings and, with lecturing faculty, discuss teaching issues with TAs; oversee and participate in course grading •Coordinate training and preparation of TAs for lab sections each quarter •Organize, set up, break down & oversee 119 laboratories; be available during lab sessions as necessary to provide support & backup to TAs; plan & coordinate equipment sharing with other courses •Support and organize logistics for Bio118 lectures •Locate, prepare and order lab materials and equipment; be familiar with and follow animal care and use, travel, and other relevant regulations, policies, and procedures •Manage course webpages and coordinate updates with faculty; configure online exercises as needed; arrange for lecture video-recording; interact with departmental computing staff when necessary •Handle all course logistics not the purview of faculty including grade records, scheduling problems, academic misconduct administration, etc •Manage any necessary IACUC protocol development, implementation and compliance •Manage course fee budget for each course and ensure costs do not exceed revenues •Interface with the Athletic Department, the Office of Minority Affairs, CLUE and Tribeta to ensure undergraduate students have access to the best quality tutoring resources •Contribute to letters of recommendation for both graduate students and undergraduate students as requested
REQUIREMENTS: •Master of Science degree or equivalent work experience in physiology or related field. •Two years’ experience teaching introductory college-level human physiology •Strong background in physiology; comfortable with equipment and dissections •Team-oriented; able to work well with a diverse array of faculty, TAs, & students •Flexible, enthusiastic approach to teaching •Strong organizational skills •Experience balancing complex logistics and multiple simultaneous tasks
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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