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 Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Azim Premji University is looking for two Teaching Fellows (one broadly trained in Ecology and the other in Molecular Biology) to assist faculty in the Undergraduate Biology Program at the School of Liberal Studies, Azim Premji University, Bangalore.

Azim Premji University exists to make significant contributions through education towards the building of a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. This is an explicit commitment to the idea that education contributes to social change. At the School of Liberal Studies, the faculty are committed and excited to enhance student learning through innovative pedagogy and research. Typical class size is small (25-40), which helps facilitate small group discussions in the classroom, and also provides attention to individual students.  

The primary role of the Teaching Fellow will be to facilitate tutorials, mentoring students with their research projects, help faculty in developing and running labs. The undergraduate program is fully residential, and some of the tutorials/ discussions may take place in the evenings. Fellows will be involved with one or more of the following courses during the semester: Introductory Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Biostatistics, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology).

This position allows Fellows to explore innovative pedagogical practices, engage with a socio-economically diverse student cohort, and is suited for someone who is interested in working or pursuing higher studies in the future. Candidates who are motivated and interested in teaching and research are invited to apply. Successful candidates will have an MSc degree in Biology, Life Sciences or related fields. Appropriate remuneration will be provided.This is a full time two year non-renewable position.

Duration

This is a full time two year non-renewable position.

Money

Appropriate remuneration will be provided.

Qualification

Candidates who are motivated and interested in teaching and research are invited to apply. Successful candidates will have an MSc degree in Biology, Life Sciences or related fields.

To Apply

If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position, and the names and contact details of two references, to biologyfellow@apu.edu.in. In the cover letter, please mention if you want to be considered for the ecology or the molecular biology teaching fellow position. The application should reach us on or before Nov 15. Candidates are expected to join in the first week of Jan 2018.  

Posted on 17 Oct 2017.

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