CETL Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered Teaching

Call for Applications

CETL is seeking to hire a Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered Teaching. This fellowship will play an essential role in realizing the student success imperative and in 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 better support student success.  

Successful candidates for the position will not only be effective teachers but also will have a fresh vision for how to advance the use of student success pedagogies with their colleagues. The fellow will work closely with the Director for 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, however, some of the expected roles would include the ones below: 

  1. Consult with faculty to provide voluntary, confidential, and constructive guidance to promote student success and enhance their scholarly teaching practice
  2. Conduct formative observations of teaching to help faculty achieve their instructional goals
  3. Act as a neutral third party to collect anonymous student feedback via SGIDs or focus groups and report it back to faculty
  4. Review course materials and offer research-based suggestions for faculty who are looking to improve their teaching  
  5. Assist faculty in setting student success goals as well as documenting the impact of their student-success efforts
  6. Disseminate evidence-based practices for student success through (custom) workshops, webinars, and book chats 

In addition to programs and initiatives specific to the Fellowship, the fellow will attend and contribute to CETL staff meetings and strategic initiatives (e.g., orientations, conferences, and institutes). Producing scholarship in the area of the fellowship is also a possibility though not a requirement. 

The fellowship is structured as a 50% workload reassignment. This workload reassignment is negotiated as a combination of course release time from teaching and reduced or realigned service and research activity in their academic department. CETL Fellows have office space at CETL and are expected to spend two days a week at CETL. The Fellow will continue to draw their regular salary. While fellows do not receive a stipend for the fellowship during the academic year, funds are available for departments to offset their courses with part-time instructors through the part-time faculty pool. The CETL Director for Scholarly Teaching reviews the Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term and provides an assessment to the academic Chair to include in the Fellow’s annual review process. 

Fellowship Term: 

The Fellowship will start January 1, 2024, and includes a summer stipend. The duration of the fellowship is 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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, student success, and faculty development scholarship
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills  
  • Evidence of strategic thinking
  • Creative vision for the fellowship 

Application Materials: 

  • The provided Cover Page with all the applicable signatures.
    • The chair also has an option to write additional information to support the application via the Formstack link included in the Cover Page
  • 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.
  • A letter of support from one peer faculty colleague that addresses 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. 
The application deadline for this fellowship has passed.