Teaching Fellow Positions

LS 1B: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution - Spring 2013

Course Description

Life Sciences 1B is an interdisciplinary course designed to teach genetics and genomics in an evolutionary framework. The course is taught at the introductory level and the majority of students are freshmen. This course takes an integrated approach, showing how evolution and genetics are intimately related and how genomics provides tools to analyze case studies of human disease, normal variation, and evolution. It introduces quantitative methods essential for interpreting genetic data. The course instructors are Professors Maryellen Ruvolo, Hopi Hoekstra, Kevin Eggan, and Pardis Sabeti at Harvard University.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching fellows lead a weekly section that combines laboratory and discussion and grade all section assignments, including labs and problem sets. TFs must also attend all lectures (TuTh 1-2:30pm in the Science Center), staff meetings (Th 12-1:00 pm) and lab pre-runs (Tu 11:30-1pm on select Tuesdays). Additional duties include proctoring exams and assisting with the Genetic Disorder Project symposium at the end of the semester.

Teaching Fellows are compensated $9,9400.00 (post-docs and G3 or more senior) or $8,800.00 (G1 or G2, and some TAs) per section taught for the semester.

To Apply for the Position

Fill out an application and email it to us, along with a current CV, at lsci1b@fas.harvard.edu.

Deadline for Application Submission: Friday, October 26, 2012; interviews will be held on a rolling basis starting the first week of October.