The Department of Biology at Tufts University is seeking a part-time instructor to teach an introductory microbiology lab course (Bio 107 - Microbiology Lab) for Spring 2021. The course covers selected topics in microbial diversity and function and uses laboratory techniques to isolate, identify, and manipulate microbes. Topics in the course typically include an introduction to microscopy, sterile technique, microbial cell culture, microbial physiology, sequence-based microbial identification, and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The course will enroll 18 students total across two sections (2.5 hours each) and will meet in person. Virtual accommodation of students who are unable to attend in person sessions may be necessary. One lab section will be led by the part-time instructor and one will be led by a graduate student teaching assistant (GTA). It is the responsibility of the part-time instructor to prepare materials for the lab exercises and to train the GTA to lead students through the lab curriculum. The lab coordinator will have the support from the lab manager.
The preferred candidate should have attained a PhD in an area related to microbiology. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching a laboratory course.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and student evaluations (if available). The person to be contacted is Ms. Geneva Frank (email@example.com). To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 20, 2020. Review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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