USF Laboratory Instructor Position: Genetics Lab

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Job Posted Date: 
December 7, 2020
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Laboratory teaching positions available for spring semester at the University of San Francisco! 

Genetics Laboratory (BIOL311)

Lab sections: Mondays 12:00 pm-2:50 pm, Mondays 3:00 pm-5:50 pm, Tuesdays 2:00 pm-4:50 pm, Tuesdays 6:00 pm-8:50 pm

Instructor meeting: R 9:00am-10:30am

The Genetics laboratory course accompanies the Genetics lecture course that is required for all Biology majors after they have completed General Biology (1 year) and Cell Physiology (1 semester). The lab covers topics in Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics, using techniques such as Drosophila crosses, bacterial conjugation, RFLP analysis and karyotyping. Lecture is taught by full time faculty and students have one lab session each week. Instructors will meet with their section on Zoom each week during the semester using.

The textbook, lab manual, topics to be covered and lab exercises for the course are set. During lab sessions, lab instructors will be responsible for delivering brief lecture content, explaining demonstration videos or simulations, engaging students in discussion, and assisting in interpretation of results. Instructors will also be responsible for grading weekly assignments and several lab reports. Sample introductory lecture material for the in-class lab exercises will be provided along with a unified Canvas site managed by the lab

Job Requirements: 

PhDs and graduate students will be considered, teaching experience not required. Compensation is $3950 per section for the semester (no benefits).

International scholars: International students/postdocs are advised to contact the UCSF International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) to determine eligibility for a paid parttime teaching position outside of UCSF under your particular visa. USF cannot assist with visa issues. International scholars on a J-1 visa can teach at USF, but must submit a letter of support from their principal investigator with their application to USF, and obtain official permission through ISSO if an offer of hire is made.

Domestic and international scholars: It is your responsibility to verify that external employment is allowed for your particular situation (e.g., some visas and fellowships do not allow outside employment).

How to Apply: 

E-mail your application to Deneb Karentz as a single PDF file.

Review of applications will start Dec 14 and continue until positions are filled.

Your application must be named yourlastname_S21.pdf. Complete applications require the following (incomplete applications will not be considered):

1. Cover letter addressed to Deneb Karentz. Cover letter should include an explanation of your qualifications to teach the course(s) you are applying for.

2. Separate page (with your name at the top) listing the courses, specific section times you could be considered for in order of preference. If you have no time preferences, please indicate that on this page of your application.

3. Your CV, with a “Teaching Experience” section, if applicable.

4. List of three references with a description of your relationship and complete contact information, including the person’s position, phone and e-mail. (Do not submit reference letters, but please let your references know they may be contacted about your application.)

5. International scholars on a J-1 visa must submit a letter of support from their Principal Investigator with their application to USF.

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