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Upper Division Lab Instructor/coordinator

Florida International University, Biological Sciences Department

Job Title: Upper Division Lab Instructor/coordinator
Reference Code: 516085
Job Location: Miami , FL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-11-14
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Upper Division Lab Instructor/coordinator
Florida International University

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications from academically qualified and professionally experienced individuals for a non-tenure track, 12-month position as Instructor and Upper division lab Coordinator.

The primary assignment for the successful candidate will coordinate the content and teaching of labs associated with the required upper division biology courses (Genetics, Cell Biology, Ecology, and Evolution) as well as those of Biochemistry and Microbiology or other courses as needed. The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to developing novel learning activities that will prepare students for success in a fast-paced global environment. Coordination of the labs includes continued review and updating of course content, training of the teaching assistants for the labs, synchronizing lab activities with the material of the lecture course, and working with the biology stockroom doing the lab prep. Labs for these courses are taught every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Teaching in undergraduate upper division courses or their labs may be expected, depending on specialization and departmental needs. More information on these courses can be found on our website at

The Biological Sciences Department has 5000+ undergraduate majors, ~120 graduate students, and 56 faculty members on two large campuses (, one in west Miami (MMC), and one in North Miami on Biscayne Bay (BBC). This position will be primarily located at the MMC campus.

Job Requirements

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences from an accredited institution and be dedicated to providing an enriching learning experience and cutting edge training. Experience with active learning and course-based undergraduate research (CURE) courses is highly desirable.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516085 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio as a single pdf file. The teaching portfolio shall consist of a statement of teaching interests plus representative syllabi, evaluations, assignments, tests and quizzes, innovations, examples of your written feedback, projects you've designed, exemplary student work, kudos, accomplishments, and anything else that demonstrates your growth as a successful teacher. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted by the search committee upon creation of the list of most suitable candidates.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by (December 1, 2018). Review will continue until position is filled. Please direct inquiries about this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Richard Brinn (

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Richard Brinn as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Richard Brinn
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University, BBC campus
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami , FL 33181
United States
Phone: 305-919-5348

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