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Date Posted 02/13/14
Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow - Vantage College
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow in Vantage College (www.vantagecollege.ubc.ca) and the Department of Psychology (www.psych.ubc.ca), to begin 1 July 2014. This position enables innovative and collaborative teaching between the Fellow and outstanding UBC faculty members, and will help to launch the career of a new scholar showing early promise as an excellent university teacher and researcher.
The Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow (TLF) will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, and be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching. The TLF will primarily be based in Vantage College; Vantage College is positioned to become a living-lab of teaching and learning innovation at UBC. The initial cohort of Vantage College Arts students (with a target enrolment of 150) will arrive in the Fall of 2014 and the Vantage College Arts Program will provide sections of Psychology 102 and Psychology 208. The TLF will also be based in the Department of Psychology. The total teaching load for the TLF will not be more than 18 credits.
The TLF will:
• provide instructional and research support to the principal Psychology instructor at Vantage College.
• engage in teaching and learning activities within the Department of Psychology.
• identify and develop instructional materials for Psychology courses in Vantage College, including online and multimedia materials.
• create a positive learning environment for Vantage College’s international students.
• be encouraged to publish research related to the impact of the Psychology program in particular, and of Vantage College in general.
The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The Postdoctoral TLF will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2014, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from Vantage College and the Department of Psychology, and based on budgetary availability.
Applicants will normally be within 5 years of being awarded the PhD, and have an excellent teaching record. Experience working with international students, with curriculum development, with the development of multimedia instructional resources, and with using the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to inform their teaching practice, are all considered assets.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
Applicants should upload a single PDF file (containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests and orientation, evidence of their teaching abilities and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.) to https://websec1.psych.ubc.ca/internal/faculty/jobappl/ and complete the brief form found on that webpage. Next, applicants should arrange to have at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation submitted online (details provided at the above webpage). Applications should be addressed to:
Chair, Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow Search Committee
Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Review of applications will begin on March 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Post Until 12/12/2014