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research, teaching

Reflecting on STP – Annual Conference on Teaching 2018: Day 1

My alarm went off at 4:33 am Thursday morning, signalling me to roll out of bed, brush my teeth, get dressed, grab my stuff, and head out the door for a 2 hr 45 minute drive to the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. I had stuffed my backpack full because I also had a poster… Continue reading Reflecting on STP – Annual Conference on Teaching 2018: Day 1

General, teaching

“History of the future”

I am entering my second year as a tenure track faculty member at a primarily undergraduate university. As a first year faculty member, we had a first year learning community. We (new instructors and faculty) met approximately twice per month, either within our academic college or as a whole, to discuss professional development. For example,… Continue reading “History of the future”

General, research, teaching

Applying for teaching-focused jobs

Three key take aways (the TL,DR): 1. Research the institution you are applying to - know their mission, values, demographics, and resources and discuss how you will fit in and contribute to that setting 2. Demonstrate that teaching is your main priority and you clearly understand that you are applying for a teaching-focused position and have actually thought critically about teaching 3. Provide concrete examples - show me, don't tell me.