Instructor Pedagogy and Programming Specialist
Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Instructor Pedagogy and Programming Specialist 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, 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Physical requirements, including:
- Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based
- 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.
- 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.
- A list of courses, workshops, or training you have completed in
- 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
- A brief description of your motivation, experience, and
effectiveness working with student, faculty, and staff populations
that are highly diverse (100-250 words).
- 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.
- The field in which you hold a Master's degree.
- Any additional degrees you have received or are currently
progressing towards, and the fields they are in.
- 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 at
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The expected pay range for this position is $68,000 to $99,000 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. 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. Vice Provost for Undergrad Education, Stanford,
California, United StatesVice Provost for Undergrad Education,
Stanford, California, United StatesVice Provost for Undergrad
Education, Stanford, California, United StatesWe're always looking
for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to
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