job--biology instructor/multimedia devoloper

Mike Stokes Michael.Stokes at wku.edu
Mon Aug 3 14:18:34 EST 1998

Biology Instructor/ Multimedia Specialist

12-month, renewable, non-tenure track position in Biology. Duties will
be divided between teaching introductory biology and helping other
faculty develop multimedia content for both site- and distance-based
teaching, especially via the Internet. The candidate must have a Ph.D.
in some area of the biological sciences and demonstrated proficiency
with multimedia development including the emerging Internet technologies
(e.g. HTML, Java, Shockwave/Flash, Streaming Audio/Video, etc.).
Demonstrated proficiency in teaching biology at the introductory level
is required. The candidate will be expected to use the introductory
biology courses to showcase these technologies and to provide the
non-majors course over the Internet within the framework of an emerging
state-wide virtual university system. The successful candidate will
develop innovative and engaging materials relevant to introductory
non-majors biology students. The candidate must be able to work in a
collaborative environment and be capable of directing student work.
Committee and university service duties will be minimal. The Biology
Department has complete multimedia development facilities, including
Macintosh- and Windows-based multimedia platforms, an SGI O2 Studio
bundle, a departmental IP server, and complete campus-wide networking.
Starting salary is $36,000 per annum.

Please send the following materials to Chair, Media Specialist Search,
Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
42101. Western Kentucky University is an equal opportunity employer.

A portfolio of multimedia instructional materials that you have
developed. Include WWW-based content or URLs for appropriate sites.
A statement of teaching strategy, including an outline for an innovative
and relevant introductory non-majors course, and evidence of your
teaching effectiveness.
Three letters of recommendation from persons who have knowledge of your
teaching and multimedia development abilities.

Applications will be reviewed beginning August 15 based on the following

Basic qualifications:

a. Ph.D. in biological science

b. Demonstrated proficiency in multimedia development as evidenced by

c. Demonstrated teaching proficiency and innovation

d. Ability to work collaboratively in developing multimedia material

Desirable qualifications:

a. Ability to develop interactive web-based multimedia

b. Proficient in HTML

c. Proficient in Java

d. Able to do animation (Director/Flash)

e. Knowledge of video editing/development

f. Ability to direct students in multimedia and web development

Michael Stokes
Department of Biology
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Ky  42101
Michael.Stokes at wku.edu

Michael Stokes
Department of Biology
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Ky  42101
Michael.Stokes at wku.edu

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