CETL Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered Teaching
Call for Applications
CETL is seeking to hire a Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered Teaching. This position will play an essential role in realizing the student success imperative and supporting KSU’s mission and vision of a student-centered university. The CETL Fellow will work to develop and support faculty at KSU in transforming their teaching to be more learning-centric. The Fellow will also support faculty in the changes necessary to implement the new student success guidelines in annual review and post-tenure review.
Successful candidates for the position must be effective teachers who have organizational and leadership abilities and who have a fresh vision for how to advance the use of learner-centered pedagogies and philosophies across campus. The fellow will work closely with the Director of Scholarly Teaching and other CETL staff to develop, administer and assess programs and create educational materials related to the fellowship. The fellow will have some discretion in conceptualizing the position, based on their expertise and interests. For instance, previous Fellows for Learning-Centered Teaching focused on Collaborative Learning, High-Impact Practices, or Metacognition. However, some of the expected roles would include the ones below:
- Disseminate advances in learning sciences through workshops, webinars, book chats, or other formats
- Consult with faculty to provide voluntary, confidential, and constructive guidance to be more learning-centered and enhance their scholary teaching practice
- Help faculty align teaching and learning with institutional strategic initiatives, such as High-Impact Practices, the QEP or Momentum Year
- Assist faculty in setting goals in student success as well as documenting the impact of their student-success efforts
- Consult with faculty who are looking to improve their teaching performance, including those placed on a Performance Improvement Plan or a Performance Remediation Plan for issues related to their teaching
- Attending CETL staff meetings
In addition to programs and initiatives specific to the Fellowship, the fellow will collaborate with the CETL Executive Director to strengthen existing CETL programs, such as New Faculty Orientation. Producing scholarship in the area of the fellowship is also a possibility though not a requirement.
The position will report to the Director of Scholarly Teaching in CETL. CETL Faculty Fellows hold a 50% administrative assignment in CETL while maintaining a 50% faculty appointment in their academic home department. This is accomplished by receiving a half-time course release and negotiating research and service loads. CETL Fellows have office space at CETL and are expected to spend two days a week at CETL. Departments receive replacement funds in their part-time pool to offset increase in part-time instructors. The CETL Scholarly Teaching Director reviews the Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term and provide an assessment to the academic Chair to include in the Fellow’s annual review process.
The Fellowship will start July 1, 2023, and includes a negotiable summer stipend. It will serve for one year, renewable contingent on the productivity of the first year, continued availability of funding, and programmatic needs.
Any full time (not limited-term) faculty member with at least three full years of experience at KSU.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by student success, peer and/or administrative review, and innovative pedagogy
- Fundamental knowledge of, and strong interest in learning more about, learning sciences and learning-centered pedagogy and faculty development scholarship
- Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
- Evidence of strategic thinking
- Creative vision for the fellowship
- A cover page including applicant’s name and department
- A letter of application that addresses the applicant’s strengths and accomplishments relative to the selection criteria and the applicant’s vision for the position.
- Letters of support from the applicant’s Department Chair, Dean, and one peer faculty colleague that address the applicant’s accomplishments and potential for the CETL Fellow position for which he or she is applying.
- A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.