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Biology education research tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Georgia

  • 09/13/2023 1:36 PM
    Message # 13254093

    The Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology Education Research. The appointment will begin on August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to instructional excellence in undergraduate teaching and to establish and maintain an externally-funded educational research program in the broad area of biology educational research.

    This position is part of a cluster focused on advancing teaching and learning by leveraging data science and/or artificial intelligence methods. The successful candidate will engage in scholarship related to use data science, big data, machine learning, learning analytics, or educational data mining, and/or data literacy. Scholarship conducted by cluster faculty has the potential to enhance assessment and active learning in classrooms; illuminate previously unseen inequities in classrooms and educational systems; transform educational data into new insights that benefit students, teachers, and administrators; improve data science education in K12 and higher education; and much more. This cluster will strengthen and expand UGA’s position as a national leader in discipline-based education research and build on existing core strengths in data science and artificial intelligence for teaching and learning.

    Position responsibilities include teaching courses in introductory biology, developing a well-funded educational research program, working closely with departmental colleagues to establish cutting-edge teaching techniques and enhance current instructional practices across the course catalog, and training/mentoring education-focused undergraduate and graduate students in research experiences.

    As a member of the internationally-renowned Department of Microbiology, the candidate will join 20 faculty members dedicated to furthering the knowledge of microbial physiology and ecology. The Department is highly committed to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission, with several faculty members and graduate students recognized by institutional teaching awards. The candidate will also join a growing community of 10 biology education researchers, plus discipline-based education researchers in physics, chemistry, and engineering. The cluster faculty will be able to work closely with the Scientists Engaged in Education Research (SEER) Center, the Artificial Intelligence for STEM Education (AI4 STEM Education) Center, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research. Coupled with the extensive educational resources available at the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA (https://www.ctl.uga.edu/), these institutions provide an extremely supportive and collaborative environment to utilize discipline-based data to improve and advance STEM teaching and learning across the College.

    See all the details and apply here: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/341726

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