Job Req ID:  113344

Teaching and Training Specialist

We are seeking a Teaching and Training Specialist in Biology who will report to the Department Chair and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs to support the educational mission of the biology department by performing and coordinating the development and administration of training programs involving graduate and undergraduate instructional support staff in undergraduate classes.

This position will oversee over 50 graduate teaching assistants and over 30 undergraduate course staff hired for biology courses each semester. Additionally, this position includes the evaluation, creation, and supervision of training for instructional staff. This position requires coordination with faculty and staff to develop the administrative tools and data systems for strategic planning that advance the Department's undergraduate experience for the students, faculty, and department. This position is grant-funded through June 30, 2028.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Training (40%)

  • Working closely with Teaching faculty, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, administrative staff, and chairs to coordinate and administer observation of graduate and undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
  • Prepare, analyze, and disseminate self-evaluations from Teaching Assistants and meet in small groups with instructional team members.
  • Gather and analyze data from evaluations to assess strengths and challenges and tailor individual teaching support for instructional team members.
  • Identify and evaluate specific areas in need of development in the training of instructional team members and work with teaching faculty and department chairs to establish best practices to address these needs.
  • Design and present educational modules providing recommendations and resources to departmental faculty.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and recommend changes in cooperation with evaluation experts at the CTEI.
  • Support instructors in organizing and running instructional team meetings.
  • Assist with Orientation week programming for instructional teams.

Manage Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Assistants (40%)

  • Recruit undergraduate instructional team staff by developing a pool of candidates, and soliciting input from faculty, graduate students, and staff to identify strong students interested in the position.
  • Work with the departmental instructional and administrative staff to facilitate the hiring, onboarding, and orientation of undergraduate teaching assistants and teaching staff.
  • In conjunction with faculty, develop and deliver an orientation session for teaching assistants.
  • Assign and schedule undergraduate instructional team members, coordinate absences and replacements, and approve timecards.
  • In conjunction with faculty, develop and maintain any supplemental instruction materials.

Communication and Data systems (15%)

  • Maintain the schedules and other electronic sources for undergraduate instructional team staff.
  • Liaise with partner offices (Academic Support and Office of Student Success) to ensure alignment of training, time, and expectations for tutors and supplemental instructors.
  • Liaise with key partners to maintain data systems and records of assignments, assessments, retention, and survey responses across and between courses and sections.

Additional (5%)

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein described in each section above. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Familiarity with general principles of education and the design and delivery.
  • of educational modules.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information to learners.
  • Experience with management of staff.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Three years of experience in training education or administrative-related setting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Education, Biology, or a related field preferred.
  • Classroom teaching and/or teaching coach experience.



Classified Title: Training Specialist 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Teaching and Training Specialist   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: $62,300 - $109,000 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday--Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Biology  
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences 



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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

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