Opportunities

Cross Institutional Opportunities

The 2021/2021 Collaborative Fellowships will offer teaching opportunities at Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS), Goucher College, Loyola University of Maryland,  Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Stevenson University,

Applications for Fall 2021 and currently offered Spring 2022 are due on Monday, June 28th, 2021 NOON EST.
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Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Opportunities

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Goucher College

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

CTF Contact/Mentor
Judy Levine, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
410.337.6525
jlevin@goucher.edu

Goucher Information Session Recorded Presentation

Goucher Information Session Presentation (PDF)


Multiple Positions Available: One Fellow per course

Goucher College offers unpaid CTFP opportunities across a variety of courses in the sciences and 
beyond. Graduate student and postdoctoral applicants are welcomed. In their CTFP application, 
candidates should mention specific courses of interest to them. Commitment is for one semester. 

The courses listed below are ones whose instructors have expressed interest in working with a 
teaching fellow. It is possible that additional instructors would be open to the idea if they knew a 
candidate was interested in their course. For a full listing of courses, see http://catalog.goucher.edu/. 


The class meeting times shown below are for informational purposes only. The type of participation 
and time commitment by the teaching fellow are negotiable between the fellow and the instructor. 

 

2021-2022 Course Descriptions

FA21 semester (8/26/21 – 12/10/21): 

CENTER FOR NATURAL SCIENCES: 

BIO 101 (Explorations in Biology I: The Research Process) (meets MWF 12:00-12:55 PM; labs T or Th 8:30-11:20 AM or 1:30-4:20 PM; instructors: Anna Jozwick, Mark Hiller and Natalie VanBreukelen) 

CHE 111 (Principles of Chemistry I) (meets MWF 8:40-10:30 AM or 2:40-4:30 PM; instructors: George Greco; Jaired Tate) 
 
CHE 230 (Organic Chemistry I) (lecture MWF 9:20-10:15 AM, labs T 1:30-4:20 PM or Th 8:30-11:20 AM; instructor: Kevin Schultz) 

FYS 100E (First Year Seminar: Alternative Energy for Everyone) (meets TuTh 11:30-1:20 PM; instructor: Ruquia Ahmed-
Schofield)   

CENTER FOR DATA, MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES:

DMC 106 (Statistical Linear Models) (meets MWF 9:20-10:30 AM; instructor: Tom Narock) 

CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGY: 

PSY 233 (Sensation and Perception) (meets MWF 9:20-10:30 AM; instructor: Tom Ghirardelli)   

PSY 244 (Lifespan Developmental Psychology) (meets MWF 12:00-1:10 PM; instructor: Katherine Choe)   

PSY 302 (Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology) (meets MWF 9:20-10:30 AM; instructor: Katherine Choe)

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF MODERN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES & CULTURES: 

FR 130 (Intermediate French) (meets MWF 9:20-10:30 AM or MWF 12:00-1:10 PM; instructor: Kathryn St. Ours) 

FR 357 (Special Topics in French & Francophone Narratives: Social Justice Through Fiction) (meets MWF 2:40-3:50 
PM; instructor: Kathryn St. Ours) 

CENTER FOR HISPANIC & LATINX STUDIES: 

LAM 105 (Intro to Latin American Studies) (meets MWF 8:00-9:10 AM; instructor: Citlali Miranda-Aldaco) 

SP21 semester (1/31/22 – 5/12/22):

CENTER FOR NATURAL SCIENCES: 
BIO 102 (Explorations in Biology II: Life in Context) (meeting times TBA; instructors: Jay Garaycochea; Akana Noto; Gizelle Simpson) 

BIO 474 (Seminar in Mechanisms of Aging and Cancer) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Judy Levine) 

CHE 151 (Principles of Chemistry II) (meeting times TBA; instructor:TBA) 

CHE 235 (Organic Chemistry II) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield) 

CHE 341 (Biochemistry) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Judy Levine) 

CHE 442 (Biochemistry lab) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Judy Levine) 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF MODERN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES & CULTURES:
 

FR 444 (Transnational Environmental Studies in French) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Kathryn St. Ours) 

CENTER FOR EDUCATION, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: 

BUS 229 (Marketing Management) (meeting times TBA; instructor: David Grossman)

BUS 231 (International Business Environment) (meeting times TBA; instructor: David Grossman)

BUS 480 (Strategic Management) (meeting times TBA; instructor: David Grossman)

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.

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

Commitment
Length 1 semester

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


Positions Available

Note: Loyola plans to return to fully in-person courses for Fall 2021, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the possibility exists that courses might need to move online so fellows must be prepared to adjust to circumstances.

Positions Available (Fall 2021):

  • 1-2 positions in the fall for BL119 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)

Positions Available (Spring 2022):

  • Several positions for BL126 Organismal Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)
  • 1 position to teach advanced lab, BL322 Synthetic Biology (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 meet in the afternoons or evenings once a week for 2hr 50 min.
     
  • 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. Sections meet in the afternoons or evenings once a week for 1hr 50 min.
     
  • 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. Previous experience in syntetic biology not necessary as long as fellow is comfortable with molecular techniques. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided. The lab section meets on Thursdays from 1-4:50 pm


Degree Requirements
PhD or equivalent 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 or 2 semesters (Fall semester runs 9/7/21‐12/10/21; spring semester runs 1/18/22‐5/3/22)

Payment
Yes, payment is available as an affiliate instructor for those who are citizens or have relevant visa.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Expect ~10 hours per week (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 course coordinator, either the Loyola faculty member who coordinates and supports all instructors of the introductory lecture and lab courses (BL119 and 126) or the instructor of the BL322 lecture portion of the course. Formal written feedback at the end of semester if requested by the fellow. For fellows who wish to teach for more than one semester, continuation from the fall to spring is dependent on performance evaluations and student teaching evaluations which must be provided to the Department Chair prior to reappointment.

Parking and Transportation
Public transportation is 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)

 

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

Three to Four Positions Available

Fall 2021:  Cell biology, genetics, physiology, organic chemistry
Spring 2022:  Genetics, molecular genetics, physiology, organic chemistry

Opportunities to be mentored by non-science faculty are possible as well.

Fellowship Details/Expectations

Varies with each course and the experiences / needs of the CTF fellows. 

Options include:

  1. Mentored fellowship (unpaid) – Fellows with little teaching experience or who wish to expand their teaching portfolio will be mentored by Stevenson faculty member.  Each fellowship is personalized to the fellow’s needs. Previous CTF fellows have designed labs, given guest lectures, created class assignments and rubrics, and led class discussions.
  2. Adjunct instructor (paid) – Fellows with extensive teaching experience, including being an instructor of record for a course can apply for an adjunct instructor position for an introductory course.  All new adjunct instructors are mentored by experienced faculty. 

Degree Requirements:
Fellows must have a Master’s degree, or the equivalent of a Master’s degree (i.e. Ph.D. students who have passed their qualifying exams)

Preferred Skills and Experience
Subject matter expertise should match the course content of interest. A strong interest in teaching undergraduates; willingness to  respond to feedback and work collaboratively with mentor.

Commitment Length
One or two semesters.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. Expect approximately 5-10 hours per week.

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

Parking and Transportation
Ample parking available on campus.  Stevenson shuttle from Owings Mills metro to campus is available as well.


Baltimore City Community College

Main Campus
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215

Primary Contacts
Dr. Liesl Jones, VP Academic Affairs, LJones@bccc.edu, Natural and Physical Sciences Department
Designee: Dr. E. Iweha, Dean, BSTEM, "Iweha, Enyinnaya" EIweha@bccc.edu

Mentors

Dr. Malathi Radhakrishnan – Principles of Biology
Prof. Fred Paraskevodakis – Microbiology
Dr. Harriet Kamendi – Genetics / Biotechnology
Dr. Rotimi Olojo – Chemistry

BCC Information Session Recorded Presentation

BCCC Information Session Presentation (PDF)


Positions

Adjunct Teaching Instructor with a teaching mentor

  • 1 position for Fall/Spring for Bio 101 Gen. Biology (3 credit lecture course)
  • 1-2 positions in Fall/Spring for Bio 102 Principles of Biology (4 credit lecture and lab)
  • 1-2 positions in Fall/Spring for Bio 212 Microbiology (4 credit lecture and lab)
  • 1 position in Fall/Spring for Bio 207 Genetics (4 credit lecture and lab)
  • 1-2 positions in Fall/Spring for Che 213/214 Organic Chemistry (4 credit lecture and lab)

Fellowship Details/Expectations

Fellow will teach topics mutually agreed with mentor, fellow will adhere to college course syllabus, use faculty curated course materials with minimal changes, fellow can provide supplemental reading, homework assignments. Course descriptions are available on College web site and can be provided on request with faculty contact information as well.


Degree Requirements
PhD degree desired.

Preferred Skills and Experience Scientific expertise that matches course content, strong interest in teaching undergraduate 2-year college students of diverse backgrounds, willingness to provide after class tutoring sessions, and work collaboratively with assigned course faculty.

Commitment Length
1 or 2 semesters, 16-week course sequence (Fall 08/24/21 to 12/15/21, Spring 01/12/22 to 05/12/22)

Payment
The postdoctoral fellows will be employed by the College as an adjunct.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Courses are Virtual Synchronous, Expect ~ 10 hours per week to include 3 hours of course time plus 1 – 2 hours office hours (Office hours can be scheduled at instructor’s convenience, typically before or after each class or can be during weekends as well.

Evaluation
Ongoing in -person feedback from mentor, formal written feedback at the end of semester if requested by fellow. For fellows who wish to teach more than one semester, continuation is contingent on mentor evaluation, student feedback which must be provided to the Department Associate Dean prior to reappointment.

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

Multiple Positions Available

  • 2 positions to serve as an instructor/teaching assistant for a yeast genetics and genome evolution course (Build-a-Genome) that has been taught previously (to take place in Sept/Oct 2021)

Additional Positions Available (2021-2022):

  • We will work with fellows to create an outreach or teaching opportunity that is mutually beneficial (see below). Classes can be taught in person or could also occur via Zoom or a similar online platform.

Note: BUGSS plans to return to fully in-person courses for Fall 2021, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the possibility exists that courses might need to move online so fellows must be prepared to adjust to circumstances.

Fellowship Details

The Build-a-Genome course is a course that meets for 3-4 sessions of 4 hours each (this is a sister course to the BL322 Synthetic Biology course at Loyola). 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. Previous experience in syntetic biology not necessary as long as fellow is comfortable with molecular techniques. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided.

We will work with fellows to create an outreach or teaching opportunity that is mutually beneficial. These can range in length from 2 hours to multi-session courses of a few hours each. Courses are typically drawn from the fields of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Science Communication.

  • Fellows have the option to teach a course that has been previously developed. PowerPoint slides and protocols will be provided to the fellows as they are available.
  • Fellows have the option to develop and pilot a course centered around your own research specialty. We encourage these to be hands on, but our lab operates at Biosafety Level 1. For those developing their own courses, 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.


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
Flexible, from one-time lectures to long-term course and project support.

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

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

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.


Morgan State University

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)

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
James M. Culhane, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services

410.532.5040
jculhane@ndm.edu

Notre Dame Information Session Recorded Presentation

Notre Dame Information Session Presentation (PDF)

Positions

Fellowship Details/Expectations

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide graduate students and post-doctoral fellows the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to become an effective teacher. Fellows will work with a variety of experienced faculty, staff and administrators from NDMU, exploring the many facets of teaching and learning. Fellows will be exposed to current pedagogical theory and practice through educational literature, directed observations and hands on activities.  This is an unpaid position and there is no direct classroom teaching. Fellows will practice teaching and learning techniques through simulations and assignment.

See here for the Detailed Notre Dame CTFP Fellowship Description.

Time Commitment Detail

In order to participate in classroom observations and meetings with faculty, fellows will be asked to spend 2-4 hours/week at Notre Dame. Faculty mentors are sensitive to the fact that the fellow's primary responsibility is to their lab work and PI. Mentors will work with fellows to ensure that time conflicts are minimized. In the past group meetings have been held on campus on Thursday mornings from 9-11. A final decision about meeting time will be made once fellows have been selected.


Degree Requirements
This fellowship opportunity is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any discipline area. 

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

Commitment Length
See the detailed description linked above.

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.