The Department of Biology at University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science invites candidates to apply for a full-time Instructor Position in Biology. Teaching would commence in August 2021. This is a non-tenure track position renewable up to two years. Detroit Mercy is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience and service that they can contribute to this goal.
As a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI), we offer small classes and close collegial relationships. The College’s faculty forms a vibrant community of teaching scholars, with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who would contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for historically minoritized students to pursue research careers in biology and related areas. These efforts are currently being supported by a BUILD grant from the National Institutes of Health (https://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/research/rebuildetroit.php).
The Biology department at Detroit Mercy includes thirteen full-time faculty members who engage in scientific research, mentorship, and student-advising for students within the College of Engineering & Science and the College of Health Professions. The department serves approximately 400 undergraduate Biology majors as well as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. The Biology department also provides accelerated and early assurance programs in cooperation with the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, the Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant graduate program, as well as other professional health programs across the country.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching responsibilities will include teaching Comparative and Vertebrate Anatomy and laboratory courses for Biology Majors and potentially upper-level courses based on area of expertise that complements or expands current offerings in the department.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
A successful candidate would be one that has a strong interest in implementing best practices in teaching pedagogy including evidence based teaching and assessment strategies. In addition, we seek a collaborative educator who is also an enthusiastic teacher-scholar committed to supporting the diverse population of undergraduate students we are seeking to attract.
• Candidates must hold a MS in the Sciences.
• Experience teaching in the college setting using active teaching strategies
• Experience collaborating with other instructors across a shared course
• Knowledge of assessment strategies associated with course learning outcomes
• Knowledge of pedagogical best practices for a diverse undergraduate student body
• Knowledge of the needs of students transitioning to university learning environment
Candidates should apply by completing an application and uploading materials. Materials should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, one-page teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three potential references. One letter/reference should specifically comment on the applicant’s teaching ability.
Applications will be accepted until June 15th, 2021
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
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About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.