The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in organismal biology, ecology, and/or biostatistics, beginning 01 July 2020. The area of specialization is open and may include evolution, ecology, behavior, conservation biology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology (or related field) by July 2020, ability, experience, and interest in teaching biostatistics, introductory organismal biology, and/or ecology. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which includes fostering inclusive learning environments where all students can thrive. The annual teaching load is five courses over two semesters, which will be met through a combination of an introductory organismal biology course (BIO114) plus lab, biostatistics (BIO240), and/or ecology (BIO321) plus lab.

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The Department of Educational Psychology at UConn's Neag School of Education seeks to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join its research group in learning sciences and technology.

The scholar will work on a multidisciplinary collaborative team funded by the NIH Science Education Partnership Program and led by Dr. Ido Davidesco at UConn.

This project focuses on developing authentic classroom-based research experiences for high school students. As part of the project, students use innovative, portable brain technologies to learn about their own learning. With support from a scientist, they develop a research question, collect brain and behavioral data, and share their findings with their community (

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to learn about advances in educational technology and learning sciences and to contribute to all aspects of the project including co-...

About Albertus Magnus College:

Albertus Magnus College thrives as a diverse and dynamic institution serving 1,500 students in three distinct degree programs: traditional undergraduate, accelerated adult undergraduate and master’s degrees. Through its liberal arts and professional educational offerings and its long- standing excellence in student-centered, values-based education, Albertus Magnus College is a shining example of modern day education. The Albertus campus provides a distinctive environment for students, faculty and staff. The College’s 50-acre, park-like campus, within walking distance to downtown New Haven, is located in one of the city’s most distinguished residential neighborhoods, Prospect Hill, which features both early 20th century mansions and modern architectural gems. Numerous academic, student services, and athletic facilities grace the campus, which serve as an attraction to prospective students. The Mission Statement of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men a...

Applications are invited for a fulltime Lecturer in the School of Molecular Sciences (SMB) at Washington State University. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate mission at SMB by (1) teaching undergraduate courses in microbiology, genetics and cell biology, biochemistry, and/or science communication, (2) participating in curricular redesign and realignment activities, and (3) conducting research on undergraduate learning in SMB.   


The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of one undergraduate SMB course per academic semester (e.g., microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology lab), contribute to programmatic assessment efforts, and assist with education research efforts in the department under the supervision of Dr. Erika Offerdahl. Current research efforts include investigating scientific argumentation in introductory biology, the effects of formative assessment and feedback on student learning, and development of scie...

The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an associate director to contribute to all aspects of the center, working both independently and as part of a team to support teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. We particularly seek candidates who will contribute to the center’s work supporting STEM teaching at Penn. This position will take part in programming, including, but not limited to: organizing and leading discussions and workshops on teaching; consulting with instructors and observing classes; supporting specific teaching initiatives; and communicating with groups throughout Penn to develop and coordinate teaching programs. This position will support faculty in a variety of schools and disciplines, as well as contribute to programming for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas – active learning, teaching large classes, mentorship of student research – and should be skilled with the use of techno...

The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University will hire a Research Assistant Professor (also known as the Research Educator), to begin mid August. This full-time position is for a two to three-year duration and candidates must have graduate degree before starting. This is a 10 month non-tenure track faculty position, with additional extra service commitment for two-summer weeks. This position is for Ecological Genetics (open to Ph.D.s with appropriate background in genetics, evolution, ecology and physiology). In the FRI Ecological Genetics research stream of the FRI program, a Research Assistant Professor guides first-year and second-year students in innovative research that advances the field of ecological genetics. Research projects in this research stream focus on how species adapt to new environments, how populations at a genetic and phenotypic level have changed through time and space, and how specific changes in the genome affect the phenotype and ulti...


The application period for the 2020 cohort of Harvard Medical School (HMS) Curriculum Fellows (CFs) is now open. CFs work with HMS faculty and the administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate biomedical education and training. Fellows have gone on to careers as directors of curriculum in a variety of academic programs, leaders in centers for teaching and learning, discipline-based educational researchers, faculty at teaching-focused undergraduate institutions, and administrators of higher education. (…including several members of this list!) This is a full-time 3 year paid fellowship that combines on the ground work in the graduate programs, course and workshop-based skill building, and individually tailored professional development and scholarship opportunities.

A full description of the fellowship with more information on the current openings is attached to this email, posted on higheredjobs, and available on our website: ...

March 30, 2020

Trauma-Informed Learning Webinar:

In times of uncertainty we look to our leaders–at home, at school, and at work.  Even when we know they don’t necessarily have solutions, we look to them for guidance and reassurance that things are going to be okay.  Our students, especially those who are less privileged, are going to look at their professors for that reassurance and comfort.  While we can't guarantee them that all will be ok, we can remind them that what they are experiencing (fear, anxiety, trauma) is typical and offer them guidance and help them connect to things that ground them

But how do hold out students’ hearts when ours are aching?  How do help them ease their anxiety when we ourselves are probably feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about the future?  How do we help them find a learning sanctuary—to keep learning and growing?

This free webinar is designed for educators who are interested in learning how they can talk with their students a...

March 30, 2020

In partnership with Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) meeting, CourseSource is hosting a Writing Studio Short Course starting with dinner on Tuesday, July 21st and going through lunch on Thursday, July 23rd in Minneapolis, MN. We understand that things are difficult right now and travel situations are hard to predict. We will make informed decisions about meeting in person as we get closer to the date. For now, we want to go ahead with the application process so that we can move forward with providing this opportunity, potentially online if needed. 

We acknowledge that many of you needed to quickly switch to online education this spring.  CourseSource is supportive of your efforts and hopes that you will consider sharing your innovative ideas through future publications.

About CourseSource

CourseSource is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate activities for life sciences. The articles...

*Due to the novel coronavirus’s impact on faculty and institutional activities, we’ve extended the application deadline for the IAspire Leadership Academy to May 1*

We are pleased to announce that the NSF-funded Aspire Alliance’s IAspire Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the second cohort of fellows. The program’s purpose is to elevate the preparedness of academic leaders from underrepresented groups so they can aspire to and succeed in more senior leadership roles. This program offers fellowships to individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups currently in formal or non-formal leadership roles in STEM higher education at both two and four year institutions. We hope you’ll be able to share this opportunity with colleagues who have been involved with SIST.

IAspire Leadership Fellows will gain critical leadership skills across numerous competencies. They will have opportunities to learn how to lead more effectively in increasingly complex environments and build con...

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Due to the COVID-19 out-break, the Regional Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching will be postponed to the summer of 2021. The good news is that we will be able to offer an online SI, as we have in the past, led by Bill Wischusen. Keep your eye on the newsletter or the website as we will be looking for ways to engage the community virtually.

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