Summer Program Instructor - Biochemistry

Position Summary

The Post-Baccalaureate Program in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences seeks an instructor to teach a five-week biochemistry course in the 2021 summer session. The Post-Baccalaureate Program supports the preparation of prospective medical students from disadvantaged or underrepresented in medicine backgrounds, providing a strong science based curriculum to strengthen their academic readiness for the challenges of medical school. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching to conduct an overview of key concepts of undergraduate level biochemistry for a class of 20-25 student trainees. This is a non-credit bearing course designed for enrichment/diagnostic purposes and is independent of courses offered in the regular academic curriculum of the University. The successful candidate will develop and deliver course content, consistent with program requirements, in a manner that is inclusive for students from both science and non-science majors to ensure all students can learn from the course materials, activities and assignments. Instructor will deliver course in-person and/or in virtual format. This is a part-time position teaching 2.5 hours a day, two days per week. Essential duties include:

  • demonstrate appropriate knowledge of subject
  • provide students with appropriate learning materials and expertise in assigned subject
  • use University and department learning systems (example: UB Learns, Zoom)
    *evaluate and grade student class work, assignments, quizzes and tests and provide effective feedback to guide student learning and success
  • responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative learning environment

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline/field; potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in the relevant science field; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant teaching experience in higher education within the relevant science field, preferably virtual; experience working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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