The Department of Biology is a large unified department with strong undergraduate degrees, nationally-ranked graduate programs, world-class research spanning the breadth of biological questions and experimental systems, and a passion for science outreach.
Our premiere outreach program, The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), is an exciting opportunity for underrepresented high school students to be introduced to various scientific subjects from microbiology to plant biology through series of lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences. Program activities are led by a dynamic and skilled team of Indiana University faculty members and Indiana high school teachers.
The Department of Biology is part of The College of Arts + Sciences, the oldest and largest academic division of Indiana University. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Check out our initiatives at college.indiana.edu.
For more information about the Holland Programs, please visit https://biology.indiana.edu/about/outreach/k-12-students/holland-summer-science-programs/index.html.
Teachers serve an important function for SEP as they help assist student participants with understanding concepts and protocols as well as serving as a mentor and a positive role model. Teachers must be accessible during lecture and lab activities since the primary goal is to interact with your subset of students and ensure they comprehend activities and key takeaways.
Dates of the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) are July 14-19, 2019.
Other responsibilities consist of, but are not exclusive to, the following tasks:
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in education, natural sciences, or related field and one year of experience teaching, supervising, and/or working with K-12 youth in a formal or informal educational setting. Graduate students with similar teaching experience will also be considered.
Teachers must not have any other commitments during the scheduled dates of the program unless approved by the program director in advance. If chosen, you must also attend a staff orientation one day prior to the start of the program (July 13, 2019).
High level of responsibility, punctuality, and accountability required. Ability to complete tasks in a productive and proactive manner.
Background or experience with school environments or educating students in a science field and/or previous experience working with science outreach programs and underrepresented students highly desirable.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Walking around campus and/or the Bloomington community in the summer.
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Department: BIOLOGY (BL-BI-IUBLA)