CETL Fellow for Reflective Practice in Learning

Call for applications 

CETL Scholarly Teaching is seeking to hire a CETL Faculty Fellow to design and deliver programming supporting the use of reflection as a learning tool broadly across KSU curricula and for special emphasis on integrating reflective practices into It’s About Engagement! (IAE) courses. This position will support faculty in exploring scholarly approaches to adopting and implementing reflective learning practices and assignments for students in their courses, and in particular will assist faculty in designing final reflection assignments to meet expectation for designated It’s About Engagement! courses.

The It’s About Engagement! Initiative is directly tied to KSU’s accreditation efforts; therefore, this position directly contributes to the institution’s core operations. 

Successful candidates for the position must be effective teachers who have organizational and leadership abilities and who have enthusiasm for advancing reflective practices. The fellow will work closely with the Director of CETL—Scholarly Teaching and other CETL staff to develop, administer and assess programs and create educational materials related to the fellowship. The fellow will have discretion in conceptualizing the position, including but not limited to, a selection of the ones below: 

  1. Designing and managing an extended scholars program for reflection in learning consisting of 1-2 participants within each college at KSU
    1. Organize and facilitate meetings 
    2. Provide feedback on periodic deliverables 
    3. Oversee production of  
      1. a final deliverable describing how reflection integrates with their teaching philosophy, is incorporated throughout their course, and culminates in a final reflection suitable for submission to the It’s About Engagement initiative as an exemplar shared to the university community. 
      2. an evidence-based report or scholarly article/presentation analyzing the impact of reflection in each participant’s course  
  2. Interfacing w/ College IAE liaisons to build reflection expertise
    1. Workshop(s) for IAE college liaisons (train the trainer model) 
    2. Additional college level outreach tailoring reflective practice to ubiquitous pedagogical practices and expectations within the college 
  3. Consulting with faculty regarding reflective teaching and research practices 
  4. Facilitating the annual IAE reflections rating norming session and expanding capacity in this area 
  5. Contributing to IAE Course Redesign Institute sessions related to reflection 
  6. Developing a web resource on scholarly practices in reflective learning, including a guide for faculty in producing effective reflection assignments 
  7. Delivering workshops for all KSU faculty on creating reflection assignments 
  8. Participating in CETL staff meetings 
  9. Producing scholarship on aspects of the fellowship 

In addition to programs and initiatives specific to the Fellowship, the fellow will contribute to strengthen a limited number of existing all-hands-on-deck CETL programs, such as New Faculty Orientation. 

The Fellowship includes a half time course reassignment. The fellow will have office space at CETL and be expected to spend half of their time at CETL. Departments will receive replacement funds to cover half of the annual teaching load of the fellow in the amount of $20,000 (half in the Spring and half in the Fall). The CETL–Scholarly Teaching Director will review the CETL Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term. 

Fellowship Term: 

This Fellowship will start January 1st, 2021. It will run for one year, renewable contingent on the productivity of the first year. 

Eligibility: 

Any full-time, tenure-track 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 
  • Knowledge of, or strong interest in learning about, learning science, reflection and metacognition, and educational development 
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills 
  • Evidence of strategic thinking 
  • Creative vision for the fellowship

Preferred qualifications: 

  • A record of publication in disciplinary teaching, SoTL, or educational development. 

Application Materials: 

  1. A cover page that includes the applicant’s name and department. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae. 

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 18, 2020 

Submission Instructions

  1. Combine all required application materials listed above into 1 PDF file. 
  2. Complete the form below.
  3. Upload the file containing all required application materials.

You will receive a confirmation email upon the successful submission of your application.

If you have any questions, please email cetl@kennesaw.edu.

 

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