STEM Specialist in Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Trinity, a comprehensive university in Washington, D.C., invites applications for the position of STEM Specialist, commencing in January 2018 or Fall 2018. This is a full-time, 12 month, professional staff position in Trinity’s historic undergraduate women’s college. This appointment entails both teaching and administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will teach and develop introductory courses, design and deliver innovative programming towards student learning and retention in STEM, administer STEM programs for high school students, and provide support for college-wide student retention initiatives.
The successful candidate will join the Dean’s team of academic leaders and educators focused on enhancing Trinity’s first-year academic experience, and meeting ambitious benchmarks for student learning and retention. The successful candidate will also be a strong collaborator with STEM faculty. This position entails administrative contributions to mentor students in academic and career trajectory, to support undergraduate research in STEM, and to deliver summer STEM programming. The specialist will also capture and analyze course data and present key findings in written reports to the Dean’s office and other relevant audiences.
The successful candidate will teach three courses with lab a semester. Trinity is a small liberal arts college, with small class sizes conducive to project-based learning. Courses potentially include Introductory Biology, new first-year courses in STEM, and/or Microbiology for pre-health students. S/he will implement active/project-based learning and best-practice pedagogies for STEM in the design of these courses. S/he will also maintain regular office hours for students needing one-on-one tutoring sessions.
Applicants must have earned a graduate degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) in Biology, STEM Pedagogy or related field. Because of Trinity’s focus on teaching excellence, the successful candidate will have a proven record of outstanding teaching, with preference for at least two years of teaching at the university level.
Send a cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy and a curriculum vitae that includes three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your last name in both attachments; for example: “Smith CV”, “Smith Cover Letter.” Please reference “STEM Specialist” in the subject line. Candidates invited to interview on campus will be asked to provide transcripts and evidence of teaching excellence.
Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.
Trinity Washington University is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.