Could you please share the following ad for a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow at Radford University?
Position: The postdoctoral fellow will participate in faculty learning communities, entry-level course redesign, assessment of the REALISE project, and mentoring student peer role models. The position will include teaching responsibilities in the Department of Biology at Radford University. The successful candidate will be able to offer ideas for developing hands-on classroom activities and explain how these activities foster a more inclusive classroom environment. The work will be supervised most directly by Dr. Tara Phelps-Durr but will include close interactions with the Dean of the Artis College of Science and Technology, Dr. Orion Rogers, and other faculty and students from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Project: The overall goal of REALISE is to create an environment in Radford's Biology, Chemistry and Physics departments that is student-ready, welcoming and inclusive by embedding Maker projects into the curricula. REALISE will capitalize on Radford University's nascent Maker movement which encourages individuals to collaborate, experiment, innovate and create solutions to real-world problems. The principles of Making share a great deal with the practice of science, including a willingness to experiment and invent, and investigative mindset and the need for collaboration. One example of a recent maker project in the Department of Biology is the SmartNest-a bird nest with sensors that allows our researchers to remotely collect microclimate data to avoid disturbing nestlings. REALISE also provides support for faculty and students as they become Makers. Faculty development will promote best practices for inclusive pedagogy. A student peer role-modeling program, led by students who have already established themselves as Makers, will help students develop a maker mindset.
This is a full-time (12 contact hour)/week teaching position.
For a full description and application submission please visit: https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/5432
Associate Professor of Biology