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Stanford University, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Thinking Matters Fellowship
Institution Type: College / University
Location: California, United States
Position: Fellow, Lecturer
Thinking Matters Fellows
Teaching Positions for the Freshman Liberal Education Requirement
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8 positions to teach Thinking Matters, a required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning. We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in Quantitative methods (in any field); Political Science; Biology; Asian and African Studies; History (American and European); Social Science (anthropology, communication, linguistics, and sociology); Narrative and Aesthetic Inquiry. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2009 and no later than June 2015.
Fellows will be placed on teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead seminar discussions for two sections (averaging 15 students each) that meet twice weekly; they individualize student learning through regular tutorial sessions; and they coordinate instruction with plenum lectures given by Stanford faculty. The appointment begins August 1, 2015 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $59,000 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship.
Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.
In the application process all candidates must identify the courses that fit their teaching experience and training, preferably one each in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. For information on selecting courses for 2015-16 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/t... .
Applications will open December 15, 2014, and close February 27, 2015, and must be submitted through Interfolio. We will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2015, and continue until all positions are filled. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and ability to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US.
Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Please send any questions you have regarding the Thinking Matters fellowship to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary Category: American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: African American History / Studies
African History / Studies
Early Modern History and Period Studies
East Asian History / Studies
European History / Studies
Film and Film History
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Law and Legal History
Management and Leadership Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Chinese History / Studies
Posting Date: 12/18/2014
Closing Date 02/27/2015