Opportunities

Cross Institutional Opportunities

The 2020/2021 Collaborative Fellowship 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,

The 2020/2021 CTFP Application opens after the CTFP Information Session on June 12, 2020 from 1-2:30 PM EST.  
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Summary 2020/2021 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

Please inquire if you have interest in teaching at BCCC and your discipline is not currently listed.

Biotechnology Classes are held Tues/ Thu at BioPark (specific class times are not yet known):

BTC 103 Special Techniques in Biotechnology I (Introductory Biotechnology class, Tue/Thu: AM time),

BTC 104 Special Techniques in Biotechnology II (Advanced Biotechnology Tue/Thu AM time),

BTC 105 Techniques and Instrumentation in Biotechnology (Tue/ Thu PM time)

Additional opportunities may be available for: Genetics (BIO 207), Microbiology (BIO 212), Chemistry, and other disciplines (please ask if we have not mentioned the discipline of your interest)

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

Multiple Positions Available

Note that all teaching experiences for Fall 2020 are virtual and would occur via Zoom or a similar online platform. Teaching opportunities in Spring 2021 will be either virtual or in person, depending on state restrictions and the state of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Teaching Fellows may teach courses that range in length from 2 hours to multi-session courses of a few hours each. Courses in the fall will occur online, and previous online offerings include Genome Editing and CRISPR, Using model organisms to study neurodegeneration, Machine Learning, and Protein Structure and the Unfolded Protein Response. Fellows have the option to:

  • Serve as an instructor/teaching assistant for a yeast genetics and genome evolution course (Build-a-Genome) that has been taught previously and needs to be adapted to the online environment (to take place in August 2020)
  • Help develop and pilot a course in web-based (non-coding) tools for bioinformatics
  • Teach courses in DNA extraction and microbiology to elementary/middle/high school students
  • Develop and pilot a course centered around your own research specialty
  • Develop and pilot a course related to the Covid-19 pandemic (virology, vaccine development, epidemiology, public health and public health disparities)

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.


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
Fall 2020: N/A - courses will be held virtually.

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 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. 
Also, the mode of course delivery (in person, online synchronous, online asynchronous, HyFlex) is at 
the discretion of individual instructors during the pandemic. 

2020/2021 CTFP Course Descriptions

FA20 semester (8/24/20 – 11/18/20):

CENTER FOR NATURAL SCIENCES:

BIO 210 (Cell Biology and Biochemistry) (labs T or Th 8:30-11:20 AM or 1:30-4:20 PM; instructors: Judy Levine and Jenny Lenkowski) 

CHE 111 (Principles of Chemistry I with Lab) (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 or Th 8:30-11:20 AM or 1:30-4:20 PM; 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 PSYCHOLOGY:

PSY 233 (Sensation and Perception) (meets MWF 12-1:10 pm; instructor: Tom Ghirardelli)   

PSY 244 (Lifespan Developmental Psychology) (meets MWF 12:15-1:30 PM; instructor: Katherine Choe)   

PSY 302 (Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology) (meets MWF 9:25-10:40 AM; instructor: Katherine Choe)   

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

FR 133 (Intermediate French) (meets MWF 12:15-1:30 PM; instructor: Kathryn St. Ours) 

FR 250 (Introduction to French Transnational Studies) (meets MWF 1:40-2:55 PM; instructor: Kathryn St. Ours) 

FR 430 (Special Topics in French Literature: Existentialism and Absurdism) (meets MWF 10:50-12:05 AM; instructor: Kathryn St. Ours) 

CENTER FOR HISPANIC & LATINX STUDIES: 

LAM 105 (Intro to Latin American Studies) (meets MWF 8:00-9:15 AM; instructor: Citlali Miranda-Aldaco)

CENTER FOR EDUCATION, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: 
BUS 229 (Marketing Management) (meets TuTh 9:10-11:05 AM; instructor: David Grossman) 

BUS 231 (International Business Environment) (7-wk course; meets MWF 9:25-10:40 AM; instructor: David Grossman) 

BUS 335 (Special Topics in International Business: Case Studies) (meets TuTh 1:20-3:15 PM; instructor: David Grossman) 

SP21 semester (1/25/21 – 5/6/21):

CENTER FOR NATURAL SCIENCES: 

BIO 102 (Explorations in Biology II: Life in Context) (meeting times TBA; instructors: Cynthia Kicklighter; Gizelle Simpson) 

BIO 445 (Seminar in Biochemistry of Gene Expression) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Judy Levine) 

CHE 151 (Principles of Chemistry II with Lab) (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 EDUCATION, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: 

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

BUS 231 (International Business Environment) (7-wk course; 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 (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


Positions Available

Note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, courses for either Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 may occur entirely in-person, entirely online, or may begin in-person and then need to move online. Extensive support and direction will be given to fellows from the course coordinator for each of these scenarios, but fellows must be prepared to adjust to circumstances.

  • Several positions in the fall for BL119 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)
  • Several positions in the spring for BL126 Organismal Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)
  • Potential position(s) to teach courses in Environmental Biology

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.

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 8/31/20‐12/19/20; spring semester runs 1/11/21‐5/6/21)

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 (including 3 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, a Loyola faculty member who coordinates and supports all instructors of the introductory lecture and lab courses (BL119 and 126). 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).


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
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

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

Three to Four Positions Available

Fall:  Cell biology, genetics, physiology, organic chemistry

Spring:  Genetics, molecular genetics, physiology, organic chemistry

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 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
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.