Opportunities

Cross Institutional Opportunities

The 2018-2019 Collaborative Fellowship will offer opportunities at Goucher College, Loyola University of Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Towson University, Stevenson University, Baltimore City Community College and the Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS).

2018-2019 CTFP Information Session Presentations
The 2018-2019 CTFP Application is open. Click Here to Apply.

 

Summary of 2018-2019 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Opportunities

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 Presentation (PDF)


Positions Available

  • 1 position in the fall for BL118 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credit lecture course)
  • 1-2 positions in the fall for BL119 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)
  • 1-2 positions in the spring for BL126 Organismal Biology Lab (1 credit lab course)

Fellowship Details/Expectations

BL118: This is a team-taught lecture course of 60-90 students (4 total instructors, teams of 2 instructors per section). The fellow will be paired with a master teacher and the two instructors will alternate teaching in 2-3 week blocks. Course meets Mon, Wed, Fri from 9-9:50 AM. Course content includes cellular metabolism and energetics, cell structure, central dogma, gene regulation, cell division, and cell signaling. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided and we expect instructors to adhere to these materials with minimal changes.
BL118 & BL119 Syllabus

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. One course section meets Mondays from 1:00-3:50 pm; additional sections may be created in the afternoons or evenings if warranted by student enrollments.
BL118 & BL119 Syllabus

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.
BL121 & BL126 Syllabus


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 or 2 semesters (Fall semester runs 9/4/18-12/20/18; spring semester runs 1/14/19-5/10/19).

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 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, 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 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).


Baltimore City Community College

Life Sciences Institute
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

 

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 hour/week

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time
Not much additional prep time. 2 to 5 hours in a week if teaching a guest lecture. It may also require additional time to prepare.

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

Parking and Transportation
There is public transportation, parking on the street is $1 (Max 4 Hours) there is a BCCC shuttle bus from the main Liberty campus.


Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)

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

CTF Contact/Mentor
Sarah Laun, Lab and Program Manager &
Lisa Z. Scheifele, Ph.D., Secretary, Board of Directors
slaun@bugssonline.org | secretary@bugssonline.org
@Bugsslab (twitter / facebook / Instagram)

 

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 C. elegans genetics, but new course topics are welcome!
  • Full course: Teach a course that meets for 3-5 hours each Saturday over a course of 3-4 Saturdays (9-20 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 CRISPR and Food Forensics. 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.

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time
Teaching Fellows: Expect to devote 1-2 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 Presentation (PDF)

 

Multiple Positions Available: One Fellow per course

2018 CTFP Course Descriptions

FA18 semester (8/23/18 – 12/7/18):

SP18 semester (1/28/19 – 5/9/19):

Fellowship Details/Expectations

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


Degree Requirements
ellows must be a Ph.D. candidate or have a Ph.D. (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/


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 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 with the fellow where she or he is with her or his 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
Assistant Professor of Biology
443.394.9644
rglaser@stevenson.edu

 

Stevenson Information Session Presentation (PDF)

 

Three to Four Positions Available

  • BIO310: Cell Biology
  • BIO230: Genetics
  • BIO313: Virology Lecture

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.

Commitment Detail

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.


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
Elizabeth O’Hare, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor
410.704.5918
cghent@towson.edu | 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:
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.

Option A: Instructor
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.


Option B: Guest Lecturer
Upon successful completion of Semester 1, Teaching Fellows will be connected to TU course instructors to facilitate guest lectures. The number and nature of these guest lectures will be determined by the Fellow and the teaching mentor.

Option C: SciTech Fellow
Upon successful completion of Semester 1, Teaching Fellows will be connected to the TUCSE Director to facilitate working with K-12 students attending the SciTech Student Learning Lab at the Towson University Center for STEM Excellence (located in Inner Harbor of Baltimore).


Degree Requirements
Postdoctoral Fellows only.

Commitment Length
Varies, depending on option chosen.

Payment
For Option A: Yes - Adjunct salary - Fellows must be citizens or on relevant Visa.
For Options B & C: No.

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