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Part-Time Teacher, Biology Holland Outreach Program

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentBIOLOGY (BL-BI-IUBLA)Department InformationThe Department of Biology is a large unified department with strong undergraduate degrees, nationally-ranked graduate programs, world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems, and a passion for science outreach.Our premiere outreach program, The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), is an exciting opportunity for underrepresented high school students to be introduced to various scientific subjects from microbiology to plant biology through series of lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences. Program activities are led by a dynamic and skilled team of Indiana University faculty members and Indiana high school teachers. The Department of Biology is part of The College of Arts + Sciences, the oldest and largest academic division of Indiana University. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. For more information about the Holland Programs, please visit Holland Summer Science Programs: K-12 Students: Outreach: About: Department of Biology: Indiana University Bloomington.Job SummaryTeachers serve an important function for SEP as they help assist student participants with understanding concepts and protocols as well as serving as a mentor and a positive role model. Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Attends all program activities.
  • Coordinates additional educational activities and is available to perform other duties as assigned.
  • Assists IU Professors/Lecturers with lab preparations and cleanup, introductions, and with academic activities as needed.
  • Reviews and evaluates student lab journals, providing constructive feedback to help participants learn to communicate scientifically.
  • Evaluates program success by assisting with student evaluations and completing a program evaluation.
  • Enforces good behavior and responds appropriately to safety and behavior issues and addresses concerns to the program director.
  • Escorts students to/from activities as needed.
  • Interacts with the students and serves as a positive role model.
  • Adheres to program policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.QualificationsCombinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education. EDUCATIONRequired
    • Bachelor's degree in education, natural sciences, or related fieldWORK EXPERIENCERequired
      • Background or experience with school environments or educating students in a science field
      • Experience working with science outreach programs and underrepresented students is highly desirableSKILLSRequired
        • A high level of responsibility
        • Punctuality and accountability
        • Ability to complete tasks in a productive and proactive manner
        • Ability to participate in academic activities to interact with the student participants, address their concerns, and clarify content
        • Ability to supervise groups of students during labs, lectures, and field tripsWorking Conditions / DemandsAbility to move around campus and/or the Bloomington community in the summer. Teachers must be accessible during lecture and lab activities since the primary goal is to interact with your subset of students and ensure they comprehend activities and key takeaways. The person in this position must be available to work for the entire program - from staff training to move out day. Applicants must not have anything conflicting for the entirety of the program unless otherwise authorized. Additional InformationLetters of recommendation will be required at a later stage of the interview processGraduate students are encouraged to apply. Dates of the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) are July 14-19. Training for the program will be the day before it begins, July 13, 2023.Work LocationBloomington, IndianaDepartment of BiologyThis is an in-person positionAdvertised SalaryFree room and board$1200 for duration of the programBenefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
          • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
          • Dental insurance
          • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
          • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
          • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
          • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
          • Tuition benefit for IU classes
          • 10 paid holidays per year
          • Generous Paid Time Off
          • Paid Parental Leave
          • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: Part Time EmployeeFLSA: NonexemptJob Function: Part Time EmployeeJob Family: Part Time EmployeeClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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