University of Arkansas at Little Rock — Learning Assistant Program Coordinator (R0001100)

The STEM Education Center at the University of Arkansas at Little is seeking to fill the position of Learning Assistant Program Coordinator to support the success of all students through the implementation of active learning in courses across STEM disciplines, responsible for developing, leading, and assessing a peer-mentoring Learning Assistants Program and related campus initiatives. This is a twelve-month coordinator position with an estimated start date on or after November 26, 2020 renewable annually subject to program assessment and satisfactory performance. We are seeking applicants who can effectively develop budding mentors and guide faculty to implement evidence-based teaching practices to assist with efforts to close the equity gap. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required: Master’s degree in a STEM field with experience in pedagogy training OR a master’s degree in education with a strong background in one or more STEM fields. Required experience with scientific teaching (the science of how people learn); specifically, desired experience with undergraduate peer learning assistants, supplemental instruction, and/or graduate teaching assistant training.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience leading (1) Learning Assistant (or similar peer mentoring) programs, (2) professional development of faculty and future faculty implementing evidence-based teaching practices. (3) Masters or doctorate in discipline-based education research. (4) Evidence of a strong teaching record in 7-12 or higher education.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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