The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
The University of Wyoming Top-Tier Science Initiative is seeking a full-time Coordinator for the Learning Actively Mentoring Program. LAMP is a comprehensive, sustained mentoring and professional development program with an emphasis on how to best adopt active learning strategies in large-scale active learning classrooms at UW. This is an Academic Professional Lecturer, extended-term track, full-time, 12-month, benefited position.
The Learning Actively Mentoring Program Coordinator will be responsible for duties including:
·Day to day administration of the Learning Actively Mentoring Program.
·Planning and execution of the annual Science Initiative Summer Institute (SI2), recruitment of LAMP faculty fellows, and organization and delivery of SI2 workshops and programs during the academic year.
·Recruitment, as needed, of LAMP undergraduate Learning Assistants from the College of Education.
·Oversight of a database available to UW faculty for active learning classroom modules, especially for large-scale active learning (i.e., 50 to 200 enrollments), and providing training opportunities for faculty how to properly use them.
·Interfacing with Wyoming community college faculty to spread the use of active learning best-practices.
·Work with the SI Program Coordinator to: insure that LAMP sponsored activities are fiscally sound and managed; collect program assessment data and data for metric-reporting; develop program publicity and ensure that web site content is kept current for LAMP including the active learning module database.
·Teaching duties to include two large freshman or sophomore level class in a biological or physical sciences.
·Mentoring of LAMP undergraduate learning assistant students, and LAMP graduate students, and faculty in active-learning best practices.
For more information on the Science Initiative and the Learning Actively Mentoring Program, please see our website: http://www.uwyo.edu/science-initiative/
·MS in a biological or physical sciences field
·At least 5 years of teaching experience at a university level
·Experience with active learning pedagogies and methods
·Evidence of extensive high-quality undergraduate teaching, especially at the freshman and sophomore levels
·Knowledge of, and experience in the use of large-scale (lecture course of 20-200 students) active-learning best practices
·Interest in, and evidence of success in mentoring faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate learning assistants in large-scale active learning best practices
Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.
Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/
How to apply
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document:
· A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position
· A vita which thoroughly covers academic and professional work history
· A teaching philosophy statement
· Teaching evaluations (if available)
· Contact information for three professional references who may be consulted regarding the applicant’s qualifications and suitability for this position.
(Please note that file uploads are limited to 1000 KB.)
Desired start date: August 22, 2018.
Tabatha Spencer, UW Science Initiative Project Coordinator