I am looking for someone to teach the lab portion of an upper division course (Mammalogy) in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. The course will be primarily Seniors and Juniors. Lab will likely include teaching skull and pelt characteristics of mammals, outdoor tracking and other field activities related to mammals, natural history of mammals, dissection of mammals, skeletal and physiological systems, evolutionary history and relationships of mammals. Job will include: preparing and teaching all lab sessions, preparing quizzes, exams, and assignments, grading student work, meeting with professor, planning and chaperoning field trips, coordinating van drivers, driving vans, interacting professionally with students, posting lab materials online, supervising undergrad or graduate student TA, and other duties as needed. The course has a single lab section that meets once a week for 3 hours. Other hours will involve preparation, grading, etc. outside of lab time.
Must have a passion for mammals and teaching! Coursework or experience in mammalogy, general biology, etc., that shows sufficient knowledge of the course material. Prior teaching experience desired but not required. Must have excellent communication skills. Must be able to drive University vehicles and be willing to complete UNL Van Driver Training. Must be committed to delivering an informative, challenging, and engaging mammalogy lab.
Please send CV, letter of interest, and contact info for 3 references to John Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. So please apply as soon as possible if interested!