Opportunities

The 2017-2018 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship offers opportunities at Goucher College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Towson University, Stevenson University and Baltimore City Community College.

2017-2018 fellowship details will be posted shortly.

Summary of 2017-2018 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Opportunities
Baltimore City Community College Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS) Goucher College Notre Dame of Maryland University Stevenson University Towson University
Paid No No No No No Yes
Positions 6+ Multiple Science Outreach Fellowships Multiple 2-4 3-4 2-5
Minimum Degree Requirements Must be PhD candidate (MS or higher in Biology for Biotech course) PhD candidate preferred Must be PhD candidate (or MPH candidate for public health courses) Must be PhD candidate (PhD preferred) PhD required Postdoctoral fellows only (PhD required)
Commitment Period 1 semester Flexible (from one day to semester-long courses) 1 semester 1 or 2 semesters 1 or 2 semesters 3 semesters
One on one and small group coaching, opportunity to lead lecture. Teaching or TA-ing current BUGSS short courses or short courses on a mutually agreed upon topic, mentoring a research project, giving a research talk, participating in community outreach/science fairs.
** Teaching at BUGSS is much different from traditional CTFP fellowships supporting university undergraduate courses but good experience for those interesting in growing skills in science outreach and science communication. Classes take place after work hours so PI sign-off is not required for participation.
Varies with course 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. Varies with course. Generally will support development of class activities and assignments, support grading student assignments and provide lab support. Opportunities to guest lecture, lead class discussions and shadow a faculty mentor will be available. Progressive responsibilities culminating in teaching a section of assigned course
Topic Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry Basic Science, Science Outreach Science and Non-Science Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences Cell Biology, Genetics, Virology Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry

2016-2017 Collaborative Teaching Fellowship Descriptions

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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 CTF Presentation (PPT)
Goucher 2017-18 CTF Internship Course Descriptions (PDF)
Multiple Positions Available: One Fellow per course
  • Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis – Fall
  • Introduction to Computer Science – Fall
  • General Physics I – Fall
  • Human Learning and Memory – Fall
  • Developmental Biology – Spring
  • Biophysical Chemistry – Spring
  • Biochemistry – Spring
  • Biochemistry Lab – Spring
  • General Physics II – Spring
  • Cognitive Psychology – Spring
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology – Spring
  • Health Psychology – Spring
  • Advanced Seminar in Public Health – Spring
  • Various courses in Russian Language and Literature – Fall and Spring
  • Various courses in Peace Studies, Religion, Africana Studies, Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies, Judaic Studies – Fall and Spring

Degree Requirements Fellows 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 2017 = 8/24 to 12/15 and Spring 2018 = 1/30 to 5/22.

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.

Fellowship Details/Expectations Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow.

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/

Towson University

Department of Biological Sciences
8000 York Road
Towson, MD, 21252
Contact
Cynthia Ghent, PhD
Associate Professor – Science Education, Acting Director – STEM Education Center, Biology 120/L coordinator
410.704.5918
cghent@towson.edu
Towson CTF Presentation (PPT)
Towson 2017 CTF Teaching Seminar Schedule (PDF)
Two to Five Positions Available
  • Biology 120
  • Biology 190
  • Chemistry introductory course
  • A&P lab course

Degree Requirements Postdoctoral Fellows only.

Commitment Length Three semesters.

Payment Yes – Adjunct salary – Fellows must be citizens or on relevant Visa

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

Semester 1 (Fall 2017) There are two requirements for the first semester.

1. Work with teaching mentor – Depending on the course you are selected for, you will work with the course coordinator to determine what needs to be done in the first semester to get ready 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., Suite 200 Baltimore, MD 21202). Topics deal with common issues in college teaching followed by group discussions. Teaching Fellows will submit reflective writing to the session leader to track the efficacy of this program. Seminar schedule and topic list will be shared in late August.

Semester 2 (Spring 2018)

Teach one lecture section - 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 190 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.

Semester 3 (Fall 2018)

Teach one lecture section - Contingent upon satisfactory teaching performance during semester 2, Teaching Fellows will again 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.

Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)

101 N. Haven Street, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD, 21224
http://www.bugssonline.org/
CTF Contact/Mentor
Sarah Laun, Program Manager & Lisa Z. Scheifele, Ph.D., Secretary, Board of Directors
info@bugssonline.org | secretary@bugssonline.org
@Bugsslab (twitter / facebook / Instagram)
BUGSS CTF Presentation (PPT)
Multiple Positions Available

CTFP Science Outreach Fellowships at BUGSS can include:

  • Teaching short courses of 3-4 hours each on a mutually agreed upon topic (1-3 sessions are possible)
  • Teaching or TA-ing Lab Skills Night course
  • Teaching or TA-ing a course in molecular biology, microbiology, or chemistry (up to 20 hours total teaching time)
  • Mentoring a research project
  • Giving a research talk
  • Participating in community science outreach and/or science fairs

Fellowship Details Science Outreach Fellows are expected to teach students one-on-one and in small groups of 3-12. Fellows will receive ample guidance in whatever they need such as study materials, how to teach or how to solve specific problems in the lab and classroom. ** Teaching at BUGSS is much different from traditional CTFP fellowships supporting university undergraduate courses but good experience for those interesting in growing skills in science outreach and science communication. Classes take place after work hours so PI sign-off is not required for participation.

Degree Requirements Fellows must be a Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D.

Preferred Skills and Experience Interest in DIY Biology and/or community labs and community teaching.

Commitment Length Flexible – from one-time lectures/project mentoring assistance to ongoing course and science project support.

Payment Positions are unpaid.

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time 2 to 5 hours each week of the course unless leading a guest lecture. This will require additional time to prepare.

Evaluation Informal review by mentor.

Parking and Transportation BUGSS is located in a refurbished warehouse in East Baltimore at 101 N Haven Street suite 105. Our location is a bit off the beaten path but offers secure parking for evening and weekends.

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 CTF Presentation (PPT)
Potential Positions at Baltimore City Community College
  1. BTC 103II Biotechnology Tue/Thu 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Guest lecture/ Shadowing Opportunities)
  2. CHE 214I Organic Chemistry II Tue/ Thu 8:30-10:00am (Teaching/ Guest lecture)
  3. BIO 212II Microbiology Mon 4:30-5:30pm (Tutoring)
  4. BIO 212II Microbiology Mon/Wed 10:00am-12:00pm. (Lab Assistance and Shadowing)
  5. BIO 212I Microbiology Thu 10:00am-12:00pm. (Lab Assistance and Shadowing)
  6. BIO 212I Microbiology Wed 5:00-6:00 or 6:00-7:00pm (Lab Assistance and Shadowing/ tutoring)

* More openings may be available around August last week and interested applicants should feel free to contact between Aug 25-Sep 10 for opportunities that may be available at a very short notice.

I: Main Campus (2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore)
II: Biopark Campus (801 West Baltimore Street, UM Biopark Building II, Baltimore)


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 BTC 103 M.S. or higher in Biology or related degree.
CHE 214 Fellows must be a Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. with strong Organic Chemistry Background.
BIO 212: Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. in Microbiology (Pathological Microbiology background is preferred).

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.

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 CTF Presentation (PPT)
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.

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.
Assistant Professor of Biology
443.394.9644
rglaser@stevenson.edu
Stevenson CTF Presentation (PPT)
Three to Four Positions Available
  • BIO310: Cell Biology – Fall 2017 (Tu and Th 4:40-6:20 pm)
  • BIO230: Genetics – Fall 2017/Spring 2018 (Lecture MWF 12-12:50; Lab Tuesday 12-2:50 pm)
  • BIO313: Virology Lecture – Fall 2017 (MWF 12-12:50 pm)

Fellowship Details/Expectations Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. Generally will support development of class activities and assignments, support grading student assignments and provide lab support. Opportunities to guest lecture, lead class discussions and shadow a faculty mentor will be available.

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 (Fall semester 8/28 – 12/8; Spring semester 1/22/18 – 5/11/18)

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.