Babson College

Natural Sciences Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Dean of Faculty

The Math & Science Division of Babson College invites applications for a part-time, 2-year, natural sciences postdoctoral teaching fellowship.

Position Description:

The program is provides an exciting opportunity for advanced graduate students, recent PhDs, and postdocs who wish to gain further experience in undergraduate teaching (online, hybrid, and classroom), and who are interested in investigating the scholarship of teaching and learning and its applications to transdisciplinary topics in natural science. Participants will strengthen their understanding of evidence-based teaching practices by exploring the scholarship of their chosen teaching topics. This is a recently created cohort-based program with a faculty mentor. The natural sciences postdoctoral fellow will start by teaching a previously created foundational science course on Climate and Human Health. They will also have the opportunity to use their research expertise to design and teach an integrated sustainability course that connects science with social impact (current courses in this program include: Socio-Ecological Urban Systems, Socio-Ecological Food Systems, Socio-Ecological Systems & Disaster Resilience, and Socio-Ecological Water Systems).

Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in teaching and will be expected to teach two courses per semester (four annually) during the academic year (August-May). Reappointment for the second year will be contingent upon an evaluation in the first year. Candidates will be encouraged to work with faculty on pedagogical teaching projects based upon the Socio-Ecological Systems courses. The College has an annual faculty research day and teaching workshops to aid in candidate professional development. Opportunities for service within the Math and Science division are also available.

Candidates who have completed a doctoral degree since May 2018 are invited to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates who expect to complete their doctoral degree by May 2022, if the dissertation advisor (or department chair) can provide a letter attesting to the expected completion. Note that in the latter case, reappointment for the second year will be contingent on providing proof of degree completion by May 31, 2022. Given that this fellowship is part-time, the College is not able to offer visa sponsorship or benefits for this position.

Electronic applications should be submitted through May 1, 2021. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, including diversity equity and inclusion philosophy. Letters of recommendation will be requested later in the application process. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by May 1, 2021. We may continue to review materials submitted after this time until the position is filled.

College-wide Faculty Requirements:

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate about teaching and who has a proven track record of teaching excellence and innovative curriculum development
  • Is a team player, willing to lead and collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines to design and teach courses in an integrated, cross-disciplinary context.
  • Will be a fun, engaging, helpful colleague who is committed to the success of Babson College.

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Last updated: 2021-03-16