The University of Virginia's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), a pan-University center supporting teaching at all levels and in all academic disciplines, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position beginning in August 2018.
The Research Associate training experience will include co-instructing teaching courses for STEM teaching assistants (TAs) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in the School of Arts & Sciences. The Research Associate will develop and conduct educational research related to teaching courses; participating in educational development programs as part of the post-doctoral teaching mentorship process. In addition the Research Associate will help to create a model for expanding these teaching courses to other STEM departments.
Completion of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in science, engineering, math or STEM education fields or equivalent is required by appointment start date. The successful candidate will have teaching experience in a STEM discipline or teaching STEM methods. Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is essential. Strong oral and written communication, organizational, attention to detail, and administrative skills are required. The incumbent must have the ability to successfully manage both teaching and research responsibilities. Qualitative and/or quantitative education research experience and evidence of outstanding accomplishments in teaching are preferred.
Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems for adults and children. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623256. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter stating your experience with teaching and research in STEM in higher education, curriculum vitae, and provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
This is a one year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional year dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The Center for Teaching Excellence and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Lindsay Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives, Center for Teaching Excellence
Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Instructor, Department of Chemistry
University of Virginia