Postdoctoral teaching programs in science provide undergraduate institutions with recently trained faculty to teach their students and invigorate departmental programs. The postdoctoral fellows gain an opportunity to learn from excellent teachers who maintain active, undergraduate-based research programs and an experience that will lead them to their own tenure-track position.
Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will be given a two year contract. The contracts of the two Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will overlap, with the first contract beginning in year two of the grant and the second contract beginning in year three. The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be expected to:
Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will work very closely with one tenured faculty mentor from biology or neuroscience. The faculty mentors will shepherd the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows through their two-year experience and receive release time of one course/semester during the second year. Teaching by example, each mentor will:
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