Lecturer - Neurosciences

Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position beginning August 16, 2020. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty and sols.asu.edu.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in neurobiology for programs in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience (BIO 467, 476, and 477). These courses could be taught on-campus or online. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and developing course materials with other faculty & staff. This person will also serve the school, college, and university in capacities appropriate for the position.

Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in research and teaching. ASU recently established a concurrent major in Neuroscience (https://sols.asu.edu/degree-programs/neuroscience) and an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience (https://sols.asu.edu/degrees/grad/neuroscience-phd). The university has been ranked #1 for innovation by the US News & World Report for the past five years. ASU’s School of Life Sciences is committed to curricular innovation in traditional and digital learning environments. The successful candidate will join this community of teacher-scholars who collaborate to maintain a nationally-recognized curriculum in Biological Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in neurobiology, neuroscience, or a closely related field by time of appointment.
• Two years of post-secondary teaching experience
• Demonstrated evidence of organizational and communication skills
• A record of using evidence-based methods of teaching that promote mastery of biological concepts and higher-order thinking, as evidenced by assessments, instruction, and curricular planning

Desired qualifications:
• PhD degree in neurobiology, neuroscience, or a closely related field by time of appointment
• Experience creating curriculum, including lectures, formative and summative assessments, and classroom activities
• Experience teaching online, with demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the particular needs of online students
• Experience using technology to engage students and assess learning in large courses (e.g., response/polling systems, VR/AR simulations, smart whiteboards)
• Experience using a learning management system (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas) for quizzes, discussions, assignments, or other forms of interaction to support learning
• Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations or reaching out to diverse communities
• Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants
• Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff
• Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.)

To apply, click here to electronically submit required application materials. Materials shall include, (1) a cover letter, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., summative assessments, lesson plans, curriculum, sample lesson/video, etc.), (5) a statement addressing how your contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, (6) names and contact information (including phone number and email address) for three references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Application deadline is January 19, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

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Posted: 12/20/2019