Opportunities

Cross Institutional Opportunities

The 2019-2020 Collaborative Fellowship will offer teaching opportunities at Goucher College, Loyola University of Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Morgan State University, Towson University, Stevenson University, Baltimore City Community College and the Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS).

The 2019-2020 CTFP Application opens June 14, 2019 following the Q/A Information and Networking Session. Click Here to Apply.

Summary of 2019-2020 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Opportunities

Baltimore City Community College

Two locations:
Main Campus
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215

Life Sciences Institute - University of Maryland Biopark II
801 W. Baltimore St, Room 233-D
Baltimore, MD, 21215

Mentor
Amrita Madabushi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology, Department of Natural & Physical Sciences Life Sciences Institute
AMadabushi@bccc.edu | 410.637.3803

BCC Information Session Recorded Presentation

BCCC Information Session Presentation (PDF)


Positions

Multiple positions available.

Fellowship Details/Expectations

The teaching fellow is expected to teach students one-on-one and in small groups. Fellows will receive ample guidance in whatever they need such as study materials, how to teach how to solve specific problems in the lab or classroom. The fellow will be encouraged to do guest lectures and is welcome to attend the biotech club meetings.


Degree Requirements
Must be PhD candidate (MS or higher in teaching area).

Preferred Skills and Experience
No teaching experience required, just interest to teach.

Commitment Length
1 semester (September 1st to December 15th)

Payment
Position is unpaid.

Expected Weekly Class Time Commitment on Campus
At least one - two hours/week

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time
Lecture/Class material will be provided.  Not much additional prep time is needed. 2 to 5 hours/week occasionally, if teaching a guest lecture. 

Evaluation
Informal review by mentor, Amrita Madabushi / other faculty teaching respective courses.
Contact Info (AMadabushi@bccc.edu | 410.637.3803)

Parking and Transportation
There is public transportation to the Main Campus (2901 Liberty Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215) or University of MD BioPark II (801 West Baltimore Street, MD 21201) At BioPark, parking on the street is $1 (Max 4 Hours), there is a BCCC shuttle bus between the main Liberty campus and BioPark.


Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)

101 N. Haven Street, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD, 21224
http://www.bugssonline.org/

CTF Contact/Mentor
Lisa Z. Scheifele, PhD, Excectuive Director
lscheifele@bugssonline.org
@Bugsslab (twitter / facebook / Instagram)

 

BUGSS Information Session Recorded Presentation

Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)

 

Multiple Positions Available

We will work with fellows to create an outreach or teaching opportunity that is mutually beneficial. BUGSS Teaching Fellows options include:

  • Lab Skills Night: a 2 hour course that teaches participants a particular lab technique, such as gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, PCR, protein isolation. Meets every other Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm with a rotating series of techniques. New topics are welcome, and fellows are welcome to teach multiple times. PowerPoint slides and protocols can be provided.
  • Teaching assistant: For those new to teaching, serve as a TA for one of our short courses or full courses (described below).
  • Short course: Teach a short course of 3-4 hours on a Saturday morning or afternoon. Previous offerings include courses on antimicrobials, bioluminescence, analysis of “big data”, tissue staining and microscopy. There is an opportunity to teach an upcoming course on gluten and nutrition in July, but new course topics are welcome!
  • Full course: Teach a course that meets for 3-5 hours each Saturday over a course of 2-4 Saturdays (6-20 hours total). Previous offerings include Molecular Biotechnology Bootcamp, Your Personal Microbiome, and Detection of Arthropods in Drosophila. There are opportunities to teach upcoming courses on yeast genetics and genome evolution (Build-a-Genome) and metagenomics. New course topics are encouraged, and this is an excellent opportunity to develop and pilot a course centered around your own research specialty.

BUGSS Outreach Fellows options include:

  • Giving a Research Seminar
  • Science Fair or Community Outreach Event
  • Mentoring lab research
  • Public communication

Fellowship Details

BUGSS is a nonprofit science organization that offers courses, seminars, and workshops directly to the public. Participants have diverse backgrounds and range from high-school students to retirees. Our courses have a strong hands-on component, with 3-15 attendees per session. Course topics span bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular and synthetic biology, histology, and genetics, and fellows are encouraged to propose their own course topics (must be biosafety level 1, though!). PowerPoint slides and protocols will be provided to the fellows as they are available. For those developing their own courses or teaching for the first time, help is available to develop teaching materials and ensure that they are at the appropriate level for the target audience. Classes take place after work hours so PI sign-off is not required for participation.

Commitment Details

BUGSS Outreach Fellows: BUGSS will work with fellow to create outreach opportunities that are mutually beneficial, and may include giving a research seminar, science fair or community outreach events, mentoring lab research, and/or public communication;
BUGSS Teaching Fellows: BUGSS will work with fellows to create teaching opportunities that are mutually beneficial, and may include leading a 2-hour Lab Skills Night, Serving as a short or full course teaching assistant, and/or teaching a short or full course.
** Classes take place after work hours so PI sign-off is not required for participation.


Degree Requirements
Fellows should have received or be pursuing a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Interest in teaching to a broad and diverse audience.

Commitment Length
Teaching Fellows: Flexible, from one-time lectures to long-term course and project support.
Outreach Fellows: Flexible, from one-time outreach opportunities to long-term commitments.

Payment
Positions are unpaid with the exception of Build-a-Genome course ($750).

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time
Teaching Fellows: Expect to devote 1-3 hours of course preparation for every 1 hour of course time.
Outreach Fellows: Variable.

Evaluation
Informal review and feedback from mentor. Formal written review at the end of the course if requested by fellow.

Parking and Transportation
BUGSS is located in the King, Cork, and Seal building at 101 N. Haven St, Suite 105. Secure off-street parking is available in a gated lot in front of the building.


Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD, 21204
goucher.edu

CTF Contact/Mentor
Judy Levine, Ph.D.
Professor, Programs in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
410.337.6525
jlevin@goucher.edu

Goucher Information Session Recorded Presentation

Goucher Information Session Presentation (PDF)

 

Multiple Positions Available: One Fellow per course

2019 CTFP Course Descriptions

FA18 semester (8/22/19 – 12/6/19):

  • BIO 210 Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Instructors: Judy Levine and Jenny Lenkowski)
  • CPED 208 (Designer Genes: The Brave New World of CRISPR) (lecture MWF 10:40-11:50 AM; instructor: Judy Levine)
  • CHE 111 Principles of Chemistry I with Lab (Instructors: George Greco; Jaired Tate)
  • CHE 230 Organic Chemistry I (Instructor: Kevin Schultz)
  • CS 116 Introduction to Computer Science (Instructor: Jill Zimmerman)
  • FYS 100E First Year Seminar: Alternative Energy for Everyone (Instructor: Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield)
  • PSY 222 Human Learning and Memory (Instructor: Jennifer McCabe)
  • PSY 244 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (instructor: Katherine Chloe)

SP18 semester (1/27/20 – 5/7/20):

Fellowship Details/Expectations

Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow.


Degree Requirements
Fellows must be a PhD candidate or have a PhD (Exception for Advanced Seminar in Public Health: MPH candidates are welcome.)

Preferred Skills and Experience
Expertise should match course of interest. Fellows from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply including First Generation College and groups underrepresented in science.

Commitment
Length 1 semester (Fall or Spring)

Payment
Position is unpaid.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. Expect 10 to 20 hours per week.

Evaluation
Ongoing in-person feedback, written evaluation at end of semester if requested by fellow.

Parking and Transportation
Ample free parking on campus; shuttle information available at http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/shuttle/


Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology
4501 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD, 21210

CTF Contact
Dr. Lisa Scheifele
Associate Professor of Biology, Loyola University Maryland
410.617.2316
lzscheifele@loyola.edu

Loyola Information Session Recorded Presentation

Loyola Information Session Presentation (PDF)


Positions Available

  • 1 position in the fall for BL119 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)
  • 1 position in the fall for BL126 Organismal Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)
  • 1 position in the spring for BL208 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (3-credit lecture course)
  • 2 positions in the spring for BL209 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (1-credit lab course)
  • 1 position in the spring for BL322 Synthetic Biology Lab (2 credit lab course)

Fellowship Details/Expectations

BL119: This is an individually taught lab course that supports and enhances the material taught in lecture, BL118. Topics include cell structure, microscopy, enzyme kinetics, cell division, restriction digest and gel electrophoresis. Course syllabus, text, and Powerpoint slides will be provided and we expect instructors to adhere to these materials with minimal changes. Sections typically run from 1:00-3:50 pm, 1:40-4:20 pm or 6:00-8:50 pm.

BL126: This is an individually taught lab course that supports and enhances the material taught in the co-requisite lecture, BL121, Organismal Biology. Topics include the diversity of organisms and comparative anatomy. Technical skill development includes microscopy, invertebrate and vertebrate dissections. Course syllabus, text, and Powerpoint slides will be provided and we expect instructors to adhere to these materials with minimal changes. This course meets on Fridays from 1:00-2:50 pm.

BL208: This is a lecture course of up to 32 students. Course meets Mon, Wed, Fri from 11-11:50 AM. This is the second course in a 2-semester series. Course content includes the digestive, excretory, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided.

BL209: This is an individually taught lab course of up to 16 students that supports and enhances the material taught in lecture, BL208. Course content includes the digestive, excretory, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided. One course section meets Mondays from 1:00-3:50 pm and the other meets Fridays from 1:00-3:50 pm.

BL322: This is an individually taught lab course of up to 24 students that supports and enhances the material taught in the co-requisite lecture, BL322 Synthetic Biology. Topics include the structure of nucleic acids, DNA cloning, PCR, and sequencing technology, genome structure, and programmed genome rearrangement using a Cre-Lox system. Students work with bacterial and yeast cells. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided. The lab section meets on Thursdays from 1-4:50 pm.


Degree Requirements
PhD degree required.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Scientific expertise that matches course content; strong interest in teaching undergraduates; willingness to respond to feedback and work collaboratively with multiple instructors.

Commitment Length
1 semester (spring semester runs 1/13/20-4/28/20 plus final exams throug 5/8/20).

Payment
Yes, payment is available as an affiliate instructor for those who are citizens or have relevant visa. Loyola University requires that all instructors are paid, so only candidates who are capable of receiving payment as instructors may be considered.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Expect ~10 hours per week (including 3-4 hours of course time plus 1-2 hours of office hours). Office hours can be scheduled at the instructor’s convenience, but typically occur immediately before or after class.

Evaluation
Ongoing in-person feedback from mentor who will attend at least two class sessions. Formal written feedback at the end of semester if requested by the fellow. For fellows who wish to teach for more than one semester, additional teaching opportunites are available, depending on performance evaluations and student teaching evaluations which must be provided to the Department Chair prior to reappointment.

Parking and Transportation
Public transportation and the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle are available. Limited free parking is available on the street (except from 4-6 PM). Satellite parking is available off-campus for a minimal fee with a shuttle connecting the parking to main campus (Parking Options).


Morgan State University

Department of Biology
1700 E Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21251

Contact
Cleo Hughes Darden, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Biology
443.885.3070
cleo.hughesdarden@morgan.edu

Morgan State University Information Session Presentation (PDF)

Several Positions Available

The full teaching experience: team up with a professor to co-teach an entire class and/or its labs; or if you have less time available consider the following, 

  • Work with a professor to help design new teaching modules and/or lab exercises for a Biology class, 
  • Work with a program coordinator to divise supplementary instruction modules for interdisciplinary courses, or
  • Serve as a research team mentor for the ASCEND undergraduate research scholars. 

Typical Courses: Introductory Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology (upper division), Genetics (upper division), Developmental Biology (Sophomore-level), Neuroscience (spring semester only), Other upper division courses and interdisciplinary teaching as applies in a given semester

Degree Requirements
MS Degree Required or Equivalent (Ph.D. Candidacy Status)

Payment
Paid and Unpaid Options Available. Paid Positions: Fellows must be citizens or on relevant Visa.

Expected Time Commitment
Varies depending on position. 


Notre Dame of Maryland University

School of Pharmacy
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21210

Mentor
Dr. James Culhane
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
410.532.5040
jculhane@ndm.edu

Notre Dame Information Session Recorded Presentation

Notre Dame Information Session Presentation (PDF)

 

Positions

Two to Four Positions Available

Fellowship Details/Expectations

Fellows will be asked to read and evaluate educational literature, develop a mock course syllabus in fellow’s discipline area, develop and deliver a lecture on a topic pertaining to course, develop course assessment materials and engage in directed observation of interdisciplinary team teaching and small group facilitation. Opportunities develop elements of a 'teaching portfolio' and to shadow a faculty mentor will be available.

Will develop a learning contract with measurable objectives with the fellow.
Detailed Notre Dame CTFP Fellowship Description

Commitment Detail

Support development of course syllabus in fellow’s discipline area, develop and deliver a lecture on a topic pertaining to course, develop course assessment materials and support interdisciplinary team teaching and small group facilitation. Opportunities to guest lecture, develop elements of a ‘teaching portfolio’ and to shadow a faculty mentor will be available.


Degree Requirements
Fellows must be a PhD candidate. PhDs/postdocs preferred.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Willingness to learn. Will work to support the fellow given the fellow's current skill level.

Commitment Length
One or two semesters (Fellowships generally run eight to nine months).

Payment
Position is unpaid.

Expected Weekly Commitment
2-4 hours per week at Notre Dame.

Evaluation
Ongoing in-person feedback, written evaluation at end of semester will be given to fellows.

Parking and Transportation
Parking on campus is available and there is public transportation available.


Stevenson University

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences
11200 Ted Herget Way
Owings Mills, MD, 21117

CTF Contact/Mentor
Rivka L. Glaser, Ph.D.
Director, Stevenson University Honors Program
Associate Professor of Biology
443.394.9644
rglaser@stevenson.edu

Stevenson Information Session Recorded Presentation

Stevenson Information Session Presentation (PDF)

 

Three to Four Positions Available

Fall semester:

  • BIO 113HL:  Honors Introductory Biology Lab
  • BIO 230:  Genetics
  • BIO 235L:  Diversity of Live
  • BIO 310:  Cell biology (lecture only)
  • BIO 322:  Physiology
  • BIO 314:  Parasitology

Spring semester: 

  • BIO 230:  Genetics
  • BIO 235L:  Diversity of Live
  • BIO 322:  Physiology
  • BIO 330:  Molecular Biology

Fellowship Details/Expectations: Varies with each course and the experiences / needs of the CTF fellows.  Previous CTF fellows have designed labs, given guest lectures, created class assignments and rubrics, and led class discussions. Commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. 


Degree Requirements
Fellows must have a Ph.D.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Scientific expertise should match course of interest.

Commitment Length
One or two semesters.

Payment
Position is unpaid.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. Expect approximately 10 to 20 hours per week.

Evaluation
Ongoing in-person feedback, written evaluation at end of semester if requested by fellow.

Parking and Transportation
Parking on campus is available.


Towson University

Department of Biological Sciences
8000 York Road
Towson, MD, 21252

Contact
Cynthia Ghent, PhD
Associate Professor & Director of Science Education, STEM Education Center
410.704.5918
cghent@towson.edu

Elizabeth O’Hare, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor
eohare@towson.edu

 

Towson Information Session Presentation (PDF)

 

Several Positions Available

Adjunct pool: Any interested Fellows may request to be added to the TU adjunct pool.

All TU Teaching Fellows must complete Semester 1 of Towson University teacher training:
Semester 1 - There are two requirements for the first semester.

  1. Work with teaching mentor – Depending on the option you are selected for, you will work with a teaching mentor to determine what needs to be completed in the first semester to get prepared for teaching in Spring.
  2. Seminar on College Science Teaching – During the Fall semester, several teaching seminars will be offered at the Columbus Center (701 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202). Topics cover common issues in college teaching followed by group discussions. Seminar schedule and topic list will be shared in late August.

Upon successful completion of Semester 1, Teaching Fellows will be assigned to teach one section of their assigned course. You will be observed by a master teacher, who will provide feedback and mentorship about your teaching practice.

  • BIOL 120 Principles of Biology. This course is designed for undergraduate students who are non-science majors. It is focused on the big ideas in biology: the nature of science, basic cell structure and function, genetics, ecology and evolution. Bioethics and socioscientific issues are embedded into the course to contextualize the concepts.
  • BIOL 191 Introductory Biology for the Health Professions. This course is designed for undergraduate students who are health professions majors. It is focused on the big ideas in biology, with a concentration on topics important to health and medicine.
  • BIOL 221L Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab OR BIOL 222L Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab. This course is designed for undergraduate students who are health professions majors or biology majors and is focused on basic human anatomy and physiology principles.
  • CHEM introductory course. TBA. This course is designed for undergraduate students and is focused on basic chemistry concepts, such as atomic and molecular structure, bonding, and stoichiometry.

Degree Requirements
Postdoctoral Fellows only.

Payment
Yes - Adjunct salary - Fellows must be citizens or on relevant Visa.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Expect 15 to 20 hours per week in Semesters 2 and 3.