Lecturer/Program Coordinator for CIRTL Program, UMass Amherst
Job no: 498346
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Graduate Registrar
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Graduate School seeks a two-year Lecturer as CIRTL Program Coordinator
UMass Amherst is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), devoted to helping graduate students and postdocs prepare for teaching careers (www.cirtl.net). Reporting to the Graduate School’s Associate Dean for Student Success and head of UMass CIRTL, the CIRTL Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of our on-campus programming designed to help graduate students and postdocs improve their teaching skills. Tasks include advising graduate students and postdocs on the design and implementation of evidence-based teaching projects, collaborating with other units on campus such as the Office of Professional Development and the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development to organize seminars and workshops, and organizing training sessions for our Teaching Fellows. The Program Coordinator will also collaborate with UMass colleagues and those at nearby colleges and universities to organize annual, multi-institutional events for graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will manage communication and outreach to our local CIRTL community and communicate with the CIRTL central program office. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop workshops and/or classes on pedagogy for either an in-person or online audience, if desired. The Program Coordinator will join a collaborative team in the Graduate School and will be responsible for representing the Graduate School to strategic internal and external partners. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for working independently while also contributing to a highly productive group. Occasionally, this position will require night or weekend work and travel as well as access to a vehicle.
Minimum qualifications : An earned doctorate in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field or in Higher Education with a clear focus on STEM education. At least one year of experience teaching in a STEM field or in the field of STEM Education at the undergraduate level.
Preferred qualifications : Direct experience as a participant in CIRTL programs or similar evidence-based teaching programs. Familiarity with the literature in teaching pedagogy and the design of small-scale teaching projects is ideal. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and should also demonstrate effective leadership skills.
Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Start date : June 1, 2019
Candidates should submit a cv, a cover letter, a teaching statement that addresses your experience in implementing or helping others implement evidence-based teaching practices, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2019.
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