Posts tagged Career Options: Tenure Track Teaching

Center for Teaching Graduate Student Workshop: Assessment, Implicit Bias, and the Impact on Student Learning

Kate Stuart
October 4, 2016
Posted in Announcements

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Implicit bias, in its simplest form, describes prejudicial judgment that affects social behavior. Despite its relatively unconscious nature, it is still possible to identify specific attitudes that reflect our predispositions toward socially marginalized groups. In this workshop, we will discuss the ways in which implicit bias, when left unchecked, can adversely affect our teaching and the outcomes of student assessments. Participants will collaborate with one another to formulate best practices for detecting implicit bias and adopting fair assessment measures.

STEM Pedagogy Club welcomes Dr. Kelli Kazmier

Kate Stuart
September 29, 2016

The STEM Pedagogy Journal Club first journal club meeting this semester will be on Thursday, Oct. 13th from 4-5pm in MRBIV 11455. We will be joined by Dr. Kelli Kazmier, a Vanderbilt alum and assistant professor at Hillsdale College. Our topic will be quiet students, and you can read more on the subject here: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Whats-the-Problem-With-Quiet/124258/  No previous experience needed, and we welcome all interested students!

ASPIRE On the Road: Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Ashley Brady
September 1, 2016

ASPIRE On the Road is an initiative of the Vanderbilt ASPIRE Program aimed at broadening the training experiences of biomedical Ph.D. graduate students and postdocs by organizing site visits to companies and organizations to help our trainees make well-informed career decisions. The inaugural ASPIRE on the Road will be a visit to Fisk University in Nashville, TN.  Fisk University is a small, historically black liberal arts university with a history of excellence in academics through teaching, research, and service.  It is Nashville’s oldest institution of higher education and conveniently located less than two miles from Vanderbilt.  Through this opportunity, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will spend a half-day on Fisk’s campus to learn about teaching-focused academic faculty careers, hear from key leadership at Fisk, observe a class, meet with faculty members over lunch and tour the campus, classrooms and labs. 

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Ashley Brady
August 31, 2016

Fisk University (www.fisk.edu) invites applications for an assistant professor in biochemistry and molecular biology, tenure-track, with demonstrated potential for excellence in student-centered undergraduate teaching and for developing a research program capable of attracting external funding and  resulting in peer-reviewed publications with undergraduate co-authors. 

PhD Career Connections: Liberal Arts College Faculty

  Dr. Kelli Kazmier is a 2014 graduate of the Vanderbilt Chemical and Physical Biology program and former trainee of Dr. Hassane Mchaourab in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Upon graduation, Dr. Kazmier defied her advisors' recommendations and conventional wisdom by declining a prestigious postdoctoral position and jumping directly into teaching at a liberal arts institution as a visiting professor. She spent two years teaching at two very different colleges, while applying to over 50 positions before landing a tenure track position this past fall. Based on these experiences, Dr. Kazmier will be speaking about how to successfully apply to teaching-focused faculty positions and answering questions about teaching and conducting research at liberal arts colleges.

CIRTL Tiered Mentoring Program

Kate Stuart
July 28, 2016
Posted in Announcements

CIRTL is currently looking to recruit graduate students and post docs in STEM Fields to participate in the Tiered Mentoring Program (TMP). TMP will focus on helping participants navigate issues of identity and authority in a variety of teaching contexts, including classroom instruction and one-on-one mentoring in the lab or office. 

Center for Teaching provides Just In Time workshops

Kate Stuart
July 19, 2016
Posted in Announcements

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/jittconf/

It’s never too late to make a good decision, right?  Although planning fall courses starts long before the start of classes, the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching recognizes that many instructors are still making course design and implementation decisions right up to the wire.  That’s why we’re offering a variety of teaching workshops for Vanderbilt instructors on August 22nd and 23rd, right before the first day of the fall semester.

ASPIRE Teaching Internship at Fisk University: Molecular Methods

Ashley Brady
June 10, 2016
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  ASPIRE Teaching Internship: Molecular Methods Course and Lab Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11:30am, Wednesday 3:30- 5:30 pm Fisk University 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208 Fisk University is a small, historically black liberal arts university with a history of excellence in academics through teaching, research, and service.  It is Nashville’s oldest institution of higher education and conveniently located less than two miles from Vanderbilt.

Beyond the Lab: Harold Olivey, Faculty

Kate Stuart
April 26, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Harold Olivey, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest. Dr. Olivey was a speaker at the 2014 Career Symposium, "Exploring Avenues to Careers in Academia"

This week with CIRTL... Using Visuals, Teaching Philosophies, and more!

Kate Stuart
April 11, 2016
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This week CIRTL is hosting a journal club, workshop, and Teaching in the US event - each touching on different aspects of teaching practices and philosophies. Our workshop is only available to students who registered ahead of time, but our journal club and Teaching in the US discussion are drop-in events open to all.

Beyond the Lab: Hugh Fentress, University Professor

Kate Stuart
April 11, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Hugh Fentress, Assistant Professor of Biology at Tennessee State University. Dr. Fentress balances his time doing research and teaching and mentoring undergraduates at TSU here in Nashville. It was a delight to talk to Dr. Fentress who truly has a passion for his work. 

Need to write a teaching philosophy? Learn how at this online workshop from CIRTL

Kim Petrie
April 6, 2016

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is running an online workshop about writing a teaching philosophy. It's free, but advance registration is required. See below for details. Developing a Teaching Philosophy StatementRegister for the workshop here: go.wisc.edu/0orufhRegister by April 6; enrollment is limited to 40 students

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