NIBLSE RRC Newsletter
REMINDER: Sept. 1 deadline to apply for NIBLSE-sponsored Faculty Mentoring Network on RNA-seq
NIBLSE is again partnering with QUBES to offer our third Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). The Fall 2021 FMN will support faculty members seeking to integrate and adapt an RNA-seq analysis module in one or more of their courses. The featured resource is the updated “RNA-seq data analysis using Galaxy” resource that was refined in a NIBLSE Incubator and subsequently published in CourseSource. If you’re interested in teaching students how to perform RNA-seq computational analysis using the powerful, yet accessible, Galaxy web platform, apply before September 1. The competitive application process is open to all instructors, but spaces are limited.
And yet more FMNs!
QUBES is also hosting two more Faculty Mentoring Networks in Fall 2021 that may be of interest to NIBLSE members:
CourseSource Online4Bio: Writing FMN for online lesson manuscripts
Applications Due: September 1, 2021
Participants in this FMN will focus on publishing undergraduate life science lessons in teaching environments with online components (e.g., fully synchronous or asynchronous online courses, hybrid courses). Accepted applicants will write a lesson article manuscript, section by section, to prepare for submission to CourseSource. Topics may vary from a wide range of life science and educational disciplines (see current "Courses" available in CourseSource). As a part of the Fall 2021 CourseSource Online4Bio Writing FMN, members will participate in biweekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the network and receive mentoring.
Breathing Life (Science) into Your Math Courses
Applications Due: September 10th, 2021
The QB@CC is joining forces with BioQUEST/QUBES to work with faculty who are interested in adapting and implementing selected modules from a wide range of topics in mathematics and biology. Participating educators are encouraged to mix and match parts of modules and customize them for use in their classrooms.
Bioinformatics-related Job Opportunities
The University of San Diego (USD) Department of Biology, as part of USD’s Horizon Project <https://www.sandiego.edu/horizon-project/> and a multi-year hiring plan related to thematic and mentoring clusters, invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions beginning in September 2022. The department seeks applicants with experience in quantitative biology, broadly defined and/or inclusive pedagogy. Candidates should be prepared to teach some combination of the following courses: Biostatistics, Genetics, Microbiology, majors and non-majors introductory biology, and additional courses according to their area of interest. The base teaching load is 3 courses (lecture or labs) per semester.
A research experience for all students is a central feature of USD’s Biology Curriculum. Integral to that aim, the successful candidate will have a robust research program that incorporates undergraduates. Candidates will participate in campus and community collaborations with interdisciplinary, pedagogical, or community engagement approaches related to one of these three broadly-defined thematic clusters*: *Climate Change & Environmental Justice, Technology & the Human Experience, Borders & Social Justice. For further details, please click here. <https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/hiring.php>
Visit the USD jobs posting <https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/494595/assistant-professor-biology> to complete our online application.
Applications must be submitted by September 24, 2021 for consideration. For questions regarding the position, please contact: Sue Lowery, Professor and Chair of Biology, email@example.com. 619-260-4078
The Resource Review Committee
- Bill Morgan, chair
- Carlos Goller
- Anya Goodman
- Sabrina Robertson
- Srebrenka Robic
- Liz Ryder