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.
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:
Must be available to work for the entire program – from staff training to move out day.
Attend all program activities.
Coordinate additional educational activities and be available to perform other duties as assigned.
Assist IU Professors/Lecturers with lab preparations and cleanup, introductions, and with academic activities as needed.
Be accessible and attentive during academic activities to interact with the student participants, address their concerns, clarify content, and supervise groups of students during labs, lectures, and field trips.
Review and evaluate student lab journals, providing constructive feedback to help participants learn to communicate scientifically.
Evaluate program success by assisting with student evaluations and completing a program evaluation.
Enforce good behavior and respond appropriately to safety and behavior issues and address concerns to the program director.
Escort students to/from activities as needed.
Interact with the students and serve as a positive role model.
Adhere to program policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
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)
Internal Number: 70765
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.