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Science, Math and Technology Education

Center for Science, Math and Technology Education, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina

This postdoctoral program provides fellows an opportunity to conduct research in a variety of biomedical disciplines, while obtaining faculty mentoring and training in teaching. The Fellows will perform the following duties:

A. Conduct research in the laboratory of a research advisor determined by a matching process that considers graduate training, research interests and specific career goals.
B. Work closely with the research mentor in development of an independent research project, writing and submission of NIH grant applications, scientific (manuscript) writing, and presentation of research seminars
C. Conduct research during the first two years of the program, with 75% effort.
D. Develop teaching skills, during the first two years of the training program, a 25% time commitment.
E. Paired with a faculty teaching mentor, the fellow will work with the development and teaching of first year general Biology courses for majors
F. During the third year of the training program, the Fellow will commit 100% effort to continued professional developments and training in the skills of higher education teaching. This will include, but is not limited to: developing innovative laboratory research modules for a General Biology course for majors; assessing effectiveness of these modules and making appropriate modifications; supervising peer led teaching teams (graduate and undergraduate students) in the facilitation of the research based courses; developing biology courses for non-majors.
G. Participate in teaching workshops, how to mentor and skills training
H. Mentor undergraduate students during the third year of the program.
I. Prepare for peer evaluation by his/her faculty teaching mentor, as well as additional Biology faculty
J. Receive student evaluations to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in classroom instruction

Salary: $38,000 - $43,000

Qualifications:

(Preferred and Required) - PhD in life science discipline. Must identify teaching interest in written statement and why program will help applicant achieve their career goals.

Applicants must hold a Doctoral degree in a life science discipline and may have with up to two years postgraduate training at the time of appointment. The successful candidate should have research expertise in cancer biology, neurobiology, cardiovascular biology, metabolic disorders, microbiology, bioinformatics, or drug discovery.

To Apply:

Please send CV, Cover Letter, and Three Letters of Recommendation by mail to:

Eva Marmon-Halm
Program Manager
Center for Science, Math and Technology Education
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-530-7687
Fax: 919-530-6210