Associate Director for STEM Teaching and Learning
University of Chicago: the Chicago Center for Teaching
The Associate Director for STEM teaching and learning is a brand new position. As such, the AD will take primary responsibility for the development, oversight, and assessment of the CCT’s services to STEM fields, with broad latitude for creativity, leadership, and decision making. The position reports to the Director of the CCT (an Associate Dean in the College) and collaborates extensively with CCT staff members, STEM faculty, and other colleagues on campus. In addition, the AD will form collaborative relationships with deans and department chairs to design programs, and provide assistance in the form of expertise, programs, and assessment services to existing programs. We seek candidates with extensive knowledge of the current research literature on teaching and learning in STEM disciplines, with a history of successful experience advancing teaching in higher education.
Required qualifications: • Strong background in the theory and practice of STEM education • Demonstrated history of success advancing high-quality STEM education practices among departments, faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs • Experience working within a center for teaching or similar organization devoted to the development of STEM education • Excellent consultation, presentation, and collaboration skills Preferred qualifications: • Ph.D. and successful university teaching experience in a STEM field • Facility with instructional technology • Access to a broad national network of STEM education specialists and practitioners • Experience in a research-intensive environment • Publications and/or research presentations in the field of STEM education • Successful history of acquiring and managing STEM education grants
UChicago Jobs: #095065 Contact: William Rando, Assoc. Dean and Director, Chicago Center for Teaching, firstname.lastname@example.org About the Chicago Center for Teaching: The staff and consultants at The Chicago Center for Teaching (teaching.uchicago.edu) support teaching at the University of Chicago through training, resources, expertise, and current research in the acquisition and deployment of pedagogical knowledge and skills. Services are open to faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students who teach undergraduate and graduate students. Staff members from the Center also collaborate with schools, divisions, and departments to advise them on existing teaching support practices, and offer supplemental services to increase and/or assess the effectiveness of programs. Currently, the CCT has three full-time professionals, with plans for further expansion in the coming years. The Center also employs approximately 15 graduate teaching consultants from departments across campus. The Center reports to the Dean of the College and to the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education.
Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
Deadline for receipt of materials: October 1, 2014
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
Please go to the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders page for complete information.
All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master's degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2015.)
Applicants must demonstrate:
- Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and
- Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:
- a nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator;
- a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator;
- a statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria;
- a copy of the student's curriculum vitae.
Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 1, 2014. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U's 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, January 21-24, 2015. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.
The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.
The awards will be announced in December 2014, and recognized at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in January.
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