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Stanford University Instructor Pedagogy and Programming Specialist in Stanford, California

Instructor Pedagogy and Programming Specialist

Vice Provost for Undergrad Education, Stanford, California, United States

Administration

Post Date Mar 17, 2023

Requisition # 98303

Job Title: Academic Program Professional 1

Working Title: Instructor Pedagogy and Programming Specialist

VPUE Unit: CTL

Location: Stanford Main Campus; Hybrid (3 or more days/week on site)

Job Code: 4111

Job Grade: H

FTE: 100%

Exemption Status: Exempt

Continuing or Fixed-term appointment period: Fixed term (2-year term)

Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a collaborative team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford.

A unit within VPUE, theCenter for Teaching and Learning (CTL)works to increase the integration of inclusive, evidence-based, and innovative teaching and learning practices in Stanford courses and curricula. CTL has a leading voice on campus for issues related to teaching and learning and contributes to educational strategy, practice, inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and belonging through a wide variety of partnerships and initiatives. CTL staff and affiliates hold the following values central and strive to enact them throughout our work, whether administrative, programmatic, or service-oriented: drawing on evidence to inform our work, practicing equity and inclusion, centering participants and their diverse experiences, stewarding resources responsibly, and learning continuously.

CTL seeks a Pedagogy and Programming Specialist for a two-year appointment focused on launching and developing a new curricular institute for a new campus initiative - Leveling the Learning Landscape - aimed at promoting belonging and success of first generation and/or low-income (FLI) students at Stanford. In this role, you will also support existing programming around inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in learning environments (IDEAL). In this role, you will report to one of the Associate Directors for Faculty and Lecturer Programs, which is part of the Academic Teaching Programs team within CTL.

In this role, you will:

  • Facilitate programs on IDEAL Pedagogy , such as workshops and learning communities.

  • Offer pedagogical services such as consultations and mid-quarter feedback for instructors, based on requests, generally and related to IDEAL pedagogical approaches.

  • Organize activities of the Leveling the Learning Landscape working group on curriculum equity and innovation.

  • Help develop and organize activities and materials for a new Curriculum Transformation Institute.

  • Assist with implementation of assessment and evaluation efforts associated with the programs and services listed above (IDEAL Pedagogy, Leveling the Learning Landscape, Curriculum Transformation Institute).

  • Synthesize information in reports, summaries, and outreach materials for the programs and services listed above.

  • Guide and manage student workers with roles contributing to the programs and services listed above.

  • The position may include opportunities to assist with teaching, co-teach, or be a guest contributor to courses on pedagogy, particularly related to areas of responsibility.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Engineering, Humanities, Social Science, Science, and/or Sustainability OR Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.

  • Two or more academic terms of demonstrated success teaching undergraduates in a college and/or university setting using inclusive, equity-oriented teaching practices.

  • Documented training and/or coursework in university pedagogy/teaching.

  • Demonstrated interest, experience, and effectiveness working with student, faculty, and staff populations that are highly diverse in terms of, for example, race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality, religion, first-generation to college, age, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic experience and interests.

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication skills across modalities, interpersonally and in writing.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage time to achieve multiple overlapping and distinct tasks and meet short- and long-term deadlines.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Proactive approach to communication and to continuous improvement of individual and collaborative processes and products.

  • Physical requirements, including:

  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing or note taking, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to use voice or voice-assisted technology to present information/communicate with others.

  • On-campus mobility, self-propelled or assisted

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Doctoral degree in Education, Engineering, Humanities, Social Science, Science, and/or Sustainability.

  • Two years of university undergraduate teaching experience, including at least one experience as sole instructor of record.

How to Apply

*Please note that completed applications will be reviewed on April 7, and on a rolling basis thereafter, with an anticipated start date in May. People from groups historically and/or currently underrepresented in university education are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae (C.V.), along with your answers to the following questions in a separate file labeled “Questions”, ensuring that you remove your name and all other identifying information (including institution names, if those are referenced). Please do not submit a cover letter, it is not required and it will not be read or factored into the review process.

At the top of your document, please include a string of four letters: the last two letters of your first name, followed by the first two letters of your last name. For example, the string of letters Kritika Yegnashankaran would provide would be: KAYE.

  1. Number of academic terms you have as a primary instructor - someone responsible for designing and delivering a course - in a college and/or university setting.

  2. A list of courses, workshops, or training you have completed in university pedagogy/teaching.

  3. A description of one course you designed and/or delivered as a primary instructor, including the following five components: 1) the course title; 2) the course learning goals; 3) inclusive, equity-oriented teaching practices you tried or used regularly; 4) student outcomes and how you assessed them; 5) the most significant thing you learned from the instructional experience (200-250 words).

  4. A brief description of your motivation, experience, and effectiveness working with student, faculty, and staff populations that are highly diverse (100-250 words).

  5. Your first three steps when developing or running a new project. Note that these need not be educational programs, but can be any kind of project, from writing a dissertation to renovating a house to coaching a children’s sports team.

  6. The field in which you hold a Master’s degree.

  7. Any additional degrees you have received or are currently progressing towards, and the fields they are in.

  8. Considering the required and preferred qualifications for the role and what successful candidates will bring (as described in the job description): what experiences or skills have you not yet had a chance to describe above that you believe would enrich your performance in the role? (100-250 words).

Please do not submit documentation not requested. It will be discarded without consideration.

Should you have any questions regarding the submission of your application, or the requested documentation, you may contact Kritika Yegnashankaran, Associate Director of Faculty and Lecturer Programs, CTL via email atkyegnashankaran@stanford.edu.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent-driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The expected pay range for this position is $69,000 to $97,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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More About the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works to increase the integration of inclusive, evidence-based, and innovative teaching and learning practices in Stanford courses and curricula. CTL works with faculty, lecturers, academic teaching staff, and teaching assistants through programs and services that facilitate training, practice, feedback, reflection, and incorporation of emerging technologies in teaching. While the position posted here focused on teaching, CTL also supports students directly through academic coaching, peer tutoring, and programs that enhance students’ academic skills and support students’ academic goals. CTL has a leading voice on campus for issues related to teaching and learning and contributes to educational strategy, practice, inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and belonging through a wide variety of partnerships and initiatives. CTL staff and affiliates hold the following values central and strive to enact them throughout our work, whether administrative, programmatic, or service-oriented: drawing on evidence to inform our work, practicing equity and inclusion, centering participants and their diverse experiences, stewarding resources responsibly, and learning continuously.https://ctl.stanford.edu

More About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

As the designated gateway to undergraduate education at Stanford, VPUE strives to connect students intellectually with the full range of our educational opportunities and to promote the active engagement of all faculty, instructors and staff with undergraduate students.

For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one’s research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.

VPUE advocates for and supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Stanford through our teaching, policies, programming, and partnerships across the university. VPUE seeks to create a work environment motivated and shaped by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in which all staff explicitly and mindfully act to implement these principles. We seek a work environment that values input from all, transparency and openness in decision-making and respectful and supportive engagement.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4111

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: H

  • Requisition ID: 98303

  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

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