Instructional Consultant at CRLT: Focus on Biological, Physical, and Health Sciences

Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posted
Sep 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) seeks to welcome a new colleague to work with instructors at the University of Michigan, particularly in the biological, physical, and health sciences.  Familiarity with clinical teaching is highly desirable.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the work of a well-supported center and to collaborate on health science initiatives underway at the University of Michigan, including a major effort around interprofessional education.  Applicants with extensive experience will be considered for an Assistant Director title.  Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in faculty development are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing programs and activities for the support and improvement of teaching         across the University, particularly in the sciences and health sciences.
  • Consulting with faculty, graduate students, and academic units about teaching, curriculum development, and program evaluation
  • Promoting pedagogical methods appropriate for a diverse student body

Starting date:  As soon as possible.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job requirements: A completed doctorate in the biological, physical, health sciences or related fields; college teaching experience; faculty and/or Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) development experience; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; excellent oral and written communication skills; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university.

Desired qualifications: Familiarity with current trends in biological, physical and health sciences education in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional school arena, including interprofessional education; familiarity with the literature on faculty and GSI development and learning improvement; experience with educational assessment or research; experience promoting the effective use of instructional technology in teaching contexts.

To apply:

  • Submit a CV and cover letter (bundled as a single document) at http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/
    (Search using the UM.Jobs posting number 146967).
  • For questions, contact Erping Zhu, Associate Director (734-763-3757, ezhu@umich.edu).

CRLT, founded in 1962, was the first university teaching center.  CRLT provides comprehensive curricular and instructional development programs and is dedicated to the support and advancement of teaching and learning at the University of Michigan.  CRLT instructional consultants partner with faculty members, graduate student instructors, the academic administration, and students in all nineteen UM schools and colleges to promote a university culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports differences, and encourages instructional environments in which diverse students can learn and excel.  We are a highly collaborative and productive group, and we look forward to welcoming new staff to our team.  For information about CRLT, visit http://www.crlt.umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.