HHMI Science Education Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Bryn Mawr Department of Biology and Bryn Mawr-Haverford Education Program, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, seek a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Education to pursue and collaborate on innovative pedagogical approaches, research, and projects focused on science in a college liberal arts context and the preparation of precollege teachers. The Fellow will be responsible for teaching one course per semester, working with faculty mentors in Biology and Education, as well as pursuing research in a field of science education. Opportunities to participation in the College's Teaching and Learning Initiative and K-12 outreach programs are available. The initial appointment is for one year and with an option for a second year.
Requirements - Applicants with a PhD and a strong interest and/or background in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: 1- Inquiry-based science education; 2-computer-mediated approaches to science pedagogy; 3- cultural dimensions of science and science learning.
Applicants with precollege and college-level teaching experience and with career aspirations to which teaching is central are especially sought. Applicants should arrange to have a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of educational philosophy / career objectives, and three reference letters sent to HHMI Science Education Post-Doctoral Fellow Search Committee, Bryn Mawr-Haverford Education Program, Bryn Mawr College, c/o Office of the Provost, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899 by December 1, 2008.
Located in suburban Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a highly selective liberal arts college for women who share an intense intellectual commitment, a self-directed and purposeful vision of their lives, and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. Bryn Mawr comprises an undergraduate college with 1,200 students, as well as coeducational graduate schools in some humanities, sciences, and social work. The College participates in a consortium together with Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minority candidates and women are especially encouraged to apply.