Department of Statistics, Stanford University

Position ID:Stanford-Department of Statistics-FELLOW [#8969]
Position Title: Education Fellow in Statistics
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/03/02, finished 2017/06/29, listed until 2017/09/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Statistics Department at Stanford University is seeking applications for a Science Education Fellow in Statistics to support committed faculty in implementing an effective transition of Statistics courses to an modern active learning format. Fellows will typically have a recent PhD in Statistics, or a PhD in another area with a Masters in Statistics, teaching experience and expertise in the R statistical software environment. We are looking for a candidate with a keen interest in how learning works and how to improve it. Experience in facilitating interactive learning is desirable. The Fellow will join a cohort of Science and Engineering Education Fellows across campus as well our three Stein lecturers. The Fellow will be provided with training and with opportunities to engage in the courses in a meaningful way, thus preparing them for a possible career in teaching and education. The Fellow will typically support one course per quarter in its initial transition to active learning; the course may be at any level or in any of the areas taught in a standard undergraduate Statistics curriculum.

A Fellow’s role will typically include the following elements in the quarters before, during, and after the course is taught: research and collect learning goals and existing active learning materials; facilitate the identification, development, and/or improvement of learning goals for the course; research and develop measures of students’ prior knowledge; work with the faculty instructor to develop activities, problem sets, pre-class preparation assignments, and other curricular materials that target the learning goals; co-teach a fraction of in-class activities. Document and archive course materials on Github and Canvas using modern sustainable techniques that facilitate collaboration and sharing with other faculty; serve as a resource in the department for other teaching-related projects. In addition to these duties, the Science Education Fellow in Statistics can take advantage of opportunities to organize and teach a summer course of their own and advise undergraduate research activities, thus advancing their own professional development and credentials.

The appointment begins August 1, 2017, for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Annual starting salary will be $74,000 for the calendar year with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 per year for research and scholarship.

Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter that addresses qualifications including any relevant experience in teaching and course development, and knowledge or expertise in Statistics education, the R programming language (R packages created, Github activity) and pedagogy; a current curriculum vitae; a teaching statement; and a summary of student, peer and/or other teaching evaluations.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the reference writers through the Academic Jobs Online website. At least one letter writer should address the applicant’s experience or qualifications in teaching. If the applicant has not yet completed their Ph.D., one letter writer should address the status of dissertation progress toward completion by the end of June 2017.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

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Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

Application Materials Required:
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Sequoia Hall
Stanford, CA

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