Biology Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Program


The Department of Biology in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers the Postdoctoral Research and Teaching (PRT) program for its postdoctoral fellows. In addition to the traditional research experience, PRT fellows will engage in teaching and teaching-related professional development and contribute to the Biology curriculum development at IUPUI. The two-year training program is structured as follows to cater to fellows coming in with different levels of teaching experience and expertise. For more information about the PRT program, visit http://prt.biology.iupui.edu/

Year One

Year Two

  • Observe teaching by experienced faculty to identify a teaching mentor.
  • Get involved in the teaching mission of the department through different teaching opportunities.
  • Work with teaching mentor and the CTL to develop and deliver guest lectures in existing courses or develop and conduct a lab module.
  • Obtain formative teaching evaluations from CTL and peers for the guest lectures/lab sessions.
  • Work with teaching mentor and the CTL to develop and teach a 1 credit special topic course based on departmental requirements. 
  • Obtain formative teaching evaluations from the CTL, peers, and teaching mentor.
  • Attend workshop on doing a teaching demostration at an interview.

Ongoing Activities

Develop a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Attend workshops, seminars and webinars through the CTL
Maintain an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Document evidence of teaching development through a teaching portfolio
Actively pursue external job applications

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: (317) 274-1300
755 West Michigan Street
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Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
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