A part time adjunct is needed to teach undergraduate Physiology at Columbia University in the upcoming Spring Term, 2007. The course is primarily a lecture; there is no accompanying laboratory. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to communicate complex ideas to undergraduates. A PhD in physiology or a related area of biology is required. College teaching experience is strongly preferred, but other evidence of teaching ability is sufficient. Students in the class will be juniors, seniors, or post graduate premedical students who have a solid grounding in molecular and cellular biology but relatively little knowledge of organismic biology. Most (but not all) of the students in the course plan to go on to medical school. The course should focus on human physiology & medicine, but need not be exclusively about humans; it should build on the students' molecular and cellular background, and stress problem solving over memorization. In the past, the text book has been Human Physiology, From cells to Systems by Sherwood, or Human Physiology by Silverthorn. The intro bio course the students have already taken is Bio C2005 (fall term) & Bio C2006 (spring term). The spring term covers selected topics in physiology. For the syllabi, lectures and/or outlines, and some sample exams, see http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2005/ http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2005/ The physiology course is expected to go considerably beyond the introductory biology course. It should cover topics not dealt with in the introductory course and/or deal in greater depth with some of the same topics.
Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter explaining their relevant background and experience, and the names of 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org .