Teaching Assistant needed for 10-week summer course at the University of
Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) in northern Wisconsin and
the Michigan Upper Peninsula. This undergraduate course, Practicum in
Environmental Field Biology, runs from May 20 – July 26, 2013. The course
includes both teaching and research components to educate 28 sophomore and
junior undergraduate students. The teaching component is broken up into 5
week-long modules (Herpetology, Mammalogy/Ornithology, Aquatic Ecology,
Insect Ecology, and Forest Ecology), taught by instructors from the
University of Notre Dame and other collaborating universities. Students
also work with mentors and TAs to design and carry out independent
ecological research projects. See UNDERC’s web page for specifics about the
TA will work to assist professors during each teaching module, as well as
provide guidance on a daily basis to enrolled students. Additionally, the
TA will directly mentor 1 student project during the summer. The project
topics will be directed towards the mentor’s strengths in ecology (e.g.,
herpetology, mammalogy, forestry, etc.).
Modern apartment-style housing will be provided at UNDERC. Field vehicles
provided throughout the course. Other amenities (24-hr computer lab,
wireless internet access in apartments, free laundry facilities) are
accessible on property.
Qualifications: M.S. in Ecology or related field is preferred, but B.S. in
Ecology plus 1 year post-graduate work experience in teaching or biological
research may substitute. Basic knowledge of 5 modules (listed above) and
univariate statistics preferred. If applicable, please include a list of
relevant coursework you have completed.
Salary is negotiable, based on level of experience. Minimum $5000 for the
class (10 weeks).
Please submit cover letter (which includes topics of potential independent
projects), CV/resume, and the contact information for three references
(e-mail submission preferred) to:
Review of applications will begin 15 March 2013, and continue until the
position is filled.
Dr. Michael J. Cramer