Faculty Visitor Position in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry invites applications for a Fall semster faculty visitor to teach up to two sections of MB&B 181 Principles of Biology I: Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Heredity. This is an introductory course in biology held three times a week. The course description follows:
This course presents an exploration of the contemporary view of the cell and an introduction to the molecules and mechanisms of genetics and gene function. The course will have two major themes. First, we will focus on the central dogma of molecular biology, describing the process of information transfer from genetic code in DNA through protein synthesis and function. Topics include DNA replication and repair, chromosome dynamics, RNA transcription, protein translation, gene regulation, and genomics. Second, we will focus on cell theory and the underlying molecular mechanisms of cellular activity, including cell signaling, energetics, cell motility, and cell cycling. Lectures (Mondays, Wednesdays) will stress the experimental basis of conclusions presented and highlight important details and major themes. The course will also emphasize problem-solving approaches in cell and molecular biology (Fridays).
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the relevant discipline, and preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral and/or prior teaching experience. Applications, including a curriculum vita, statement of teaching interests, and three letters of reference, should be sent to: Faculty Search, The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0175 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wesleyan is proud of its record of commitment to diversity, and encourages applications from women and persons of color. Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.