Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is pleased to announce a full-time, one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. (This fellowship may be extended for a second year.) The Reinert Center is a comprehensive teaching center, providing pedagogical development for full- and part-time faculty and graduate instructors across the University. We seek applicants who are passionate about university-level teaching, who have an interest in graduate and/or faculty pedagogical development, and who come from a range of disciplines, particularly the social and natural sciences.
The postdoctoral fellow will receive mentorship and experience in the field of faculty/graduate development, while working with a collaborative team to deliver programs that enhance the development of faculty and graduate students in pedagogical skills and knowledge, especially in the context of a Jesuit education. Fellowship opportunities may include but are not limited to:
- Consulting with graduate students instructors and faculty to analyze and enhance instructional practices using innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies, assessment methods, classroom management, and technology integration;
- Conducting class observations and student focus groups to support teaching enhancement;
- Facilitating workshops, conversations on teaching, and online seminars
- Collaborating with Reinert Center staff in the development of new graduate student programs and services in support of the Center’s mission;
- Researching and creating resources on evidence-based teaching, assessment, instructional design methods, and emerging technologies to enhance learning in a variety of educational environments.
- Teaching one course per year in the home academic discipline also may be available.
The ideal candidate has at least two (2) years of experience teaching at the university level and is familiar with the literature on teaching and learning, outcomes assessment, and/or emerging learning technologies. Experience working with graduate students and/or faculty to develop pedagogical practices is preferred but not required. Candidates must have their doctoral degree in hand at the time of appointment.
This position includes a competitive salary for 12-month contract plus health care benefits. Applications will be accepted beginning on January 21, 2014, and reviewed until the position is filled. Those received by March 10, 2014, will be given priority consideration. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. Only applications made online at http://www.slu.edu/jobs/ will be considered.
Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Discipline-Based Education Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The successful candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to disseminate and integrate research-based instructional strategies in introductory STEM courses at UNL. These postdocs will work closely with co-advising faculty, Dr. Leilani Arthurs (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Dr. Brian Couch (School of Biological Sciences). They will assist with one or more of the following projects: (i) research on student and faculty perceptions of course instruction, (ii) organization and evaluation of a faculty mentoring program, and (iii) teaching and evaluation of faculty professional development workshops.
Applicants must have completed a PhD in a STEM field or STEM education field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have experience in STEM education research, faculty professional development, and research-based instructional strategies. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, and be able to interact with faculty across different disciplines.
Initial appointments are for 1 year with the possibility of extending for up to 1.5 additional years. Applications should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (iii) a curriculum vitae, and (iv) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed to Dr. Leilani Arthurs (email@example.com). Application review will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is August 4, 2014.
These positions are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-based Reforms (WIDER) Program. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.