Teaching %26 Learning Academic Support Specialist II- Division of Biology
Location: knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 226999
Biology Teaching & Learning Academic Support Specialist II
The Division of Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the position of Teaching & Learning Academic Support Specialist II to assist with the delivery of 100- and 200- level biology labs and courses to undergraduate students.
The University and Region:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 30,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and accessible downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a strong offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is only a day's drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people.
The Division of Biology houses three different departments: Microbiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology. The Division is home to over 1,000 faculty, staff, and students. These researchers are actively engaged in scientific exploration, including field studies throughout the world. BSF functions to actively support these endeavors.
Works in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, staff and course coordinators to assist with General Biology laboratory implementation lab courses for both majors and non-majors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Prepares supplies and cleans labs for each class; organizes and maintains laboratory equipment and materials; makes recommendations for new equipment purchases; purchases supplies needed for labs; helps to maintain Canvas sites for BIOL 101 and 102; helps to maintain the General Biology chemical inventory and monitors hazardous waste storage and disposal.
Trains graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in proper use of equipment, lab safety, and administration of labs; assists GTAs with restocking supplies, emergency situations, and equipment failures as they arise; assists in the guidance and development of teaching and communication skills of GTAs; may be asked to teach a lab if GTAs have emergency absences. Performs other duties as necessary and assigned.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.