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Full-Time Teaching / Coordinator Position in Freshman Science Course

The Foundations Development Directorate (FDD) at Sabancı University invites applications for a full-time Instructor position to teach and coordinate a basic integrated science course for freshman students. The course is offered in a student-centered format, where all in-class components take place in an active, collaborative learning environment. The contents of the course emphasize scientific critical thinking and scientific literacy discussed through four modules, in which the students probe four open scientific questions closely related to our daily life, using basic scientific concepts from physics, chemistry and biology. The FDD coordinates our core curriculum, compulsory for all freshman students. For more information on the course, please visit

The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry or related fields, with a strong interest in science education. Candidates who can pedagogically contribute to the course and to the related teaching assistant training programs will be preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates with solid collaborative work experience, familiarity with digital teaching tools and past teaching experience. Proficiency in English (speaking and writing) is required. 

Applicants are requested to complete an online application form at For inquiries, you may contact For full consideration, applications must be received by August 1, 2022. The position has a required start date of September 15, 2022. 

About Sabancı University 

Established by Sabancı Foundation in 1994, Sabancı University provides a world class education to its students from undergraduate to doctorate levels. It is distinguished by its educational system which was unique in Turkey when Sabancı University started its educational activities in 1999. It offers freedom to all its students to choose their academic program within the first two years after they are enrolled in the university. Sabancı University has been the most entrepreneurial and innovative foundation university in the University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index produced by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey since 2012. It also ranks one of the top among the universities from Turkey in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. As a young university with twenty years of history, Sabancı University aspires to become an international reference point for innovation in education and research. 

Sabancı University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment. The University respects all individuals without any discrimination of gender, religion, national and ethnic origin, race, color, physical disability, physical appearance, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational, admission and employment policies, and its scholarship and university-sponsored programs.