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Teaching Fellows – Harvard Graduate Students

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TF position for Summer 2019: Neuroscience (BIOS-S50)

Dates: M, W 3:15-6:15 June 22-August 10, plus one weekly section (times to be arranged).

* Note TF positions are available for in-person version of the course (lecture attendance required) and the online version of the course (lecture attendance not required)

Description

We are searching for a graduate students or post-docs interested in teaching introductory neurobiology at the Harvard Summer School (course website). This a college level course taught to advanced high school and college-level students. The course will cover basic concepts in neurobiology: cells and gross anatomy; electrical signaling, synaptic transmission, ion channels, and neurotransmitters; sensory and motor systems; cell and circuit development; memory; emotion and sleep; and mental illness.

Responsibilities

In person version of the class

– attend lecture

– lead a weekly section (6 meetings), which include review, a sheep brain dissection, practice problems, and research article discussion

– grade exams/assignments and track grades online

– help monitor the online discussion forum

Online version of the class

– lead a weekly online section (6 meetings), which include review, practice problems, and research article discussion

– grade exams/assignments and track grades online

– help monitor the online discussion forum

– respond to student questions on canvas

To apply contact Dr. Ryan Draft (draft@fas.harvard.edu)

 

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TF POSITION FOR 2019 Spring SEMESTER:

MCB64 CELLULAR BIOLOGY In the World

Course Description

This course teaches fundamental concepts in cell biology in the context of several individual life histories drawn from different parts of the world. Each life case focuses on key aspects of human development, growth, aging and disease while providing a nuanced view of the interplay between the life sciences, geography and culture. For example, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS in South Asia is used to explore mucosal immunity and the basis for estimating relative infection risk, while a comparative discussion of aging in the United States and Japan is used to explore diet, cellular metabolism, and their relationship to protein damage and turnover. Each case delves into the cell biology of major biological events across the life history of a human being from different geographical and cultural backgrounds.

Expectations

  • Attend a half-day TF/TA training session prior to the start of the semester (sometime mid-January)
  • Attend all lectures: T/Thu 10:30 – 11:45 am
  • Attend weekly 30-minute to 1-hr staff meetings
  • Run a weekly 75-minute discussion section
  • Hold weekly 1 hr office hours
  • Grade exams and final presentation
  • Care about the well-being of our motivated students

To Apply

Fill out an application and email it along with a current CV to Jessica Liu, liu9@fas.harvard.edu.  Applicants who are currently Harvard graduate students should fill out the “teaching fellow” application.  Applicants who are not currently Harvard graduate students should fill out the “teaching assistant” application.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until positions are filled.