PRIMARY ROLE: The Science Community Seminar Instructor reports to the Groups Scholars Program STEM Coordinator. The role of the instructor is to develop instructional materials, and teach the Groups Scholars Program Science Seminar. The instructor is responsible for holding regular office hours for student development appointments, and be an active member of the Groups Scholars STEM planning team.
Days/hours can be adjusted to schedule, with some flexibility within the set schedule (not to exceed 15 hours/week)
Required: August to May
Teaching Coll-G113 Science Community Seminars
· Develop and implement instructional materials that help Groups Scholars STEM majors explore the foundations of scientific reasoning, investigate the day-to-day activities of scientists, introduce and provide information on STEM fields and subfields, develop scientific research and presentation skills, and delve into the ethics of scientific research.
· Monitor and evaluate student progress, reporting any concerns to the Groups Scholars STEM planning team as needed.
· Collaborate with other units on campus and in the community to implement activities that expose students to a broader experience in academia and STEM career fields.
· Develop, administer, and analyze an evaluative tool for science seminars.
Support Student Development
· Assist students with scientific writing and presentations
· Be a resource on internships and research opportunities, as well as graduate school and career pathways
· Provide students with STEM study strategies
STEM Planning Team
· Participate in weekly Groups Scholars STEM planning team meetings
· Contribute to functions of the Groups Scholars STEM initiative including, but not limited to: program planning, marketing strategies, resource development, and program evaluation.
Minimum Education and Experience: Must have completed a BA/BS in related discipline and current enrollment in Master’s program on the IU Bloomington campus. Previous teaching experience preferred.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must possess strong interpersonal skills and an ability to actively engage students in the learning process. Candidate should be organized, responsible, dependable, and have the ability to work independently; possess analytical problem solving and decision making skills; be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population.
Strong writing, editing and research skills are required. Knowledge and proficiency of technological tools preferred.
Background in a STEM discipline strongly preferred.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with a list of three references we can contact to email@example.com with the subject line “Science Community Instructor.”