Postdoctoral Fellow – Academy of Teaching and Learning

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What we are looking for:

Baylor University’s Academy of Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship in STEM Education is based on similar positions at higher education institutions across the U.S. The ATL Postdoctoral Fellow will join and initiate efforts at Baylor to redesign laboratory courses, develop STEM educators, and train graduate student instructors in sound, research-based pedagogical methods. Additionally, this position will better position Baylor to improve the experience of pre-med students and strengthen support structures for Tier 1 & Research 1 activities.

Requirement:

Doctoral degree in a STEM discipline and one year of relevant experience.

A doctoral degree in a STEM discipline in hand by the start of the appointment is required. The ideal candidate will exhibit the following qualities and commitments:

  • experience in teaching
  • understanding of education research
  • familiarity with the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • experience with grant proposals and grant project management
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • commitment to interdisciplinarity and collaboration
  • affirmation of the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s mission
  • understanding of and commitment to Baylor’s Christian mission

What you will be doing:

STEM Education Research, Program Development, and Teaching

The Postdoctoral Fellow in STEM Education will have the following duties:

  • Conduct research and disseminate findings on effective STEM education
  • Prepare publishable articles on teaching and learning
  • Facilitate workshops for STEM faculty
  • Initiate or manage grant proposals for funding for STEM education development
  • Support faculty development of curricula across STEM units
  • Create or contribute to targeted programming in the following areas: redesigning lab courses, training STEM teaching and learning assistants, retaining pre-medicine students
  • Participate in ATL programs, workshops, and seminars
  • Teach at least one introductory-level STEM course

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by February 28, 2021. The preferred start date is August 1, 2021.

About Baylor:

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate. As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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