Accepting Applications: CTL Faculty Fellow

Date Published: 
January 20, 2017
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The Center for Teaching and Learning is seeking a tenured member of the faculty who would like to serve as a Faculty Fellow.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017, and continue for a two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.


About the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Faculty Fellow Program

The Center for Teaching and Learning enhances the University’s mission of teaching and learning excellence, provides enterprise level instructional technologies, and champions the advancement of scholarly teaching. Major priorities include:

  • Providing professional development opportunities to ensure constructive and active learning environments.

  • Leveraging the experience and wisdom of faculty leaders to promote teaching excellence.

  • Encouraging innovative research and scholarly publication on teaching and learning.

  • Identifying, developing, and sustaining enterprise level instructional technology systems.

  • Collaborating with campus constituents to assess programs, tools, and services that support their teaching and learning needs.

  • Contributing to the development of policies, initiatives, and campus-wide culture that supports excellence in teaching.

The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an individual whose interests significantly overlap with the Center’s goals (please see our Mission Statement and Goals).  This fellowship will provide an interested member of the faculty an opportunity to serve the needs of the campus faculty through various professional development activities.

Conditions of the Appointment

The Faculty Fellow will serve for a two-year period, starting on July 1, 2017 (AY 2017-2019).  In order to give the appropriate amount of time and effort required by the Center, average 4-6 hrs/wk, a successful candidate will choose one of three options for remuneration, with departmental approval:

  1. Option 1: Course release:  The Fellow’s home department will be given a stipend from CTL to allow the fellow to be released from teaching one course each semester during the Fall and Spring.  (Summer hours are flexible and may be scheduled as needed between May 16 - August 14 in a given year.)

  2. Option 2: Stipend: $6500 per academic year.  Half of the annual stipend will be paid each semester in the Fall and Spring.  Please note that stipend pay is taxable.

  3. Option 3: Operating Support Grant:  $6500 per academic year.  Half of the annual operating support grant will be transferred to the Fellow’s academic home department each semester in the Fall and Spring.  The management and accounting for expenditures is the responsibility of the Fellow and his/her home department.  Allowable expenses must adhere to the University’s Spending Policy 601.8 “Appropriate Use of University Funds.”

Responsibilities

The Faculty Fellow will participate in a variety of activities with the Center.  One of the primary duties of the Faculty Fellow is to develop and conduct workshops and other professional development events for university faculty in a broad variety of instructional areas (e.g., innovative teaching methods, best practices, current issues in higher education).  Another important responsibility is to work on major projects or initiatives as determined by Center leadership and the Faculty Fellow.  Possible project areas are Active Learning, teaching critical thinking, online teaching and learning, STEM pedagogy, and teaching TOP 40 courses, and working in other areas important to the needs of the university.

To Apply

A letter of interest and current curriculum vitae should be sent to the Center for Teaching and Learning via email to CTL@uncc.edu.  Letters should contain areas of interest and descriptions of suggested projects or focus areas that the Faculty Fellow might be interested in undertaking during the fellowship.  Please tailor your CV and letter to illustrate your experiences that would be most applicable to the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Any tenured member of the faculty is encouraged to apply.  Deadline for application is February 15, 2017.

Further Information

Please visit our website to become more familiar with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the CTL: CTL@uncc.edu .