12 Postdoc Positions Open for Cornell University’s Active Learning Initiative
The Active Learning Initiative (ALI) at Cornell aims to transform education across the university by supporting the adoption of research-based strategies to engage students in their own learning. With a new round of grant funding, ALI is spreading from the College of Arts & Sciences to the university as a whole. This expansion brings a need for 12 ALI postdocs in the following departments: Psychology, Entomology, Natural Resources, Plant Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Information Sciences, and Physics.
These postdocs will have training in their fields and an interest in innovation in education. Their primary responsibilities will be helping faculty to redesign courses and implement teaching strategies that will effect sustainable improvements in undergraduate education at Cornell.
Initiated in 2013 with the help of Alex and Laura Hanson ‘87, the Active Learning Initiative has already impacted thousands of Cornell students. The newest round of projects involves 70 faculty members and will transform 40 courses, improving learning environments for 4,500 students. The Initiative is supported by Cornell’s Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and the Center for Teaching Innovation.