The Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a Lecturer position (part-time; 0.7 FTE) to serve as Director of Genome Sciences Education Outreach. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position. The primary focus of the position will be as a research team member on an NIH-funded science education grant (0.5 FTE) and as the lead for the Department’s outreach activities (0.2 FTE). Anticipated start date is Winter/Spring 2019.
The successful candidate will develop innovative grant-funded programs that bring leading-edge science to K-12 teachers and students as well as to community colleges. The current project, Genes, the Environment, and Me: A Health and STEM Network (GEMNet) is funded through July 2022. GEMNet is developing and evaluating a cross-disciplinary model for teaching about type 2 diabetes in communities throughout Washington State with a focus in the Yakima Valley. The Department of Genome Sciences also does community outreach through several independently funded projects, including the public lecture series, Wednesday Evenings at the Genome, a recent initiative called Biomedical Bootcamp, and a summer internship program for undergraduate students from across the country. Part of the position will be to build and expand on these efforts.
As a UW employee, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to influence lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
The Department of Genome Sciences is part of the School of Medicine and comprises 26 labs addressing leading-edge questions in biology and medicine. Our faculty and staff develop and apply genetic, genomic, proteomic, and computational approaches to a host of species. The department is making major contributions in the application of genome sciences to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences Education Outreach helps disseminate this work to science and general public audiences. Participation in community outreach is fostered and encouraged among graduate students, post docs, faculty, and staff. We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary department and work with a multitude of investigators across the UW campus and worldwide.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in a STEM field such as genetics, genomics, proteomics, computational biology, or related field, and a strong background in science education. Desired qualifications include prior experience on grant-funded science education projects, experience related to teacher professional development, curriculum development, project evaluation, human subjects research, national science standards, and promoting and managing an on-line social media group. Additional assets include being creative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary, having strong written and verbal communication and listening skills, and having respect for teachers as equal collaborators. The candidate should have a successful track record in securing extramural funding and writing research papers, preferably related to science education. The individual hired for this position will be expected to eventually assume leadership of GEMNet and develop an extramurally-funded science education program.
Please apply via Interfolio at this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/53566
Applications must include a:
• Curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, grants, and teaching experience; and
• Summary of research interests and future research plans
• Four letters of recommendation
Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be assured consideration. For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christine Queitsch, at queitsch [at] uw.edu. This position will remain open until filled.