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.
---disclaimer: I am certainly not an expert on this topic, but I'm trying to learn more because this topic intersects interests I have with my students' interests, and writing helps me organize what I've learned.--- Research expands our knowledge and (should) ultimately solve problems. One of the world’s current wicked problems is poverty. In 2016,… Continue reading childhood poverty, stress, and the brain
I work at a primarily undergraduate university (PUI) where teaching is my main focus, but research and service are still important parts of my job. However, at a PUI, the goal of my research is to include undergraduates and use research as a high impact practice. In other words, I try to facilitate my student's… Continue reading Starting a research lab at a PUI