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Job Announcement: Associate Director, STEM Teaching and Learning, Chicago Center for Teaching

The Chicago Center for Teaching is currently accepting applications for an Associate Director for STEM Teaching and Learning position. The Associate Director will be responsible for the development, oversight, and assessment of the Center's services to the STEM fields. Review of applications will begin April 3, 2015. Click here to see full job posting. 

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Job Announcement: Research Faculty Position at the University of Maryland, College Park

The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking applicants for a Research Faculty Position in Educational Technology. Read More »

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Instruction

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a Teaching-Track faculty appointment, as an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’ Program in Biological Sciences. Read More »

Washington University in St. Louis' "Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines" E-Book

CIRTL Network members can request a free copy of Washington University’s Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education newly released e-book, Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines.  The book focuses on innovations in higher education in a variety of STEM fields and features discussions of research by cognitive and learning scientists and discipline-based STEM education researchers. Read More »

Fallacies of Successful Learning Strategies CIRTLCast

Join our CIRTLCast, "Size Counts" and other Fallacies of Successful Active Learning Strategies. Jenny Hadingham, Assistant Director & Lecturer for the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at the University of Rochester will work to reframe the fallacy that there is an 'ideal' size for effective active learning, suggesting strategies that can be used in classes of any size. 

Submit Your Questions for a Special Q&A CIRTLCast!

It's the final session in our popular Active Classroom CIRTlCast series! Join on Tues, Feb 24 at 12 ET/11 CT/10 MT/9 PT for an interactive question and answer session with the director of the University of Rochester's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning! See below for details. 
This session will be driven by YOU - perhaps you have a follow-up question from an earlier session about teaching scientific writing or in-class assessment. What questions do you have about active learning?

Job Announcement: Program Director of the SoTL Fellows Program

The Teaching Center at Washington University is hiring a Program Director of the SoTL Fellows Program for a full-time, 10-month appointment. The duration of this grant-funded position is two academic years (fall and spring semesters). The position requires a PhD, 3-5 years of teaching experience in higher education, and a record of research, including peer-reviewed publications. Read More »

Conducting Assessments During Your STEM Course CIRTLCast

Join us for another CIRTLCast with Dr. Richard Shingles of Johns Hopkins University as he provides instructors of large enrollment classes with constructive ways to conduct ongoing formative assessment in their classes. Bring your stories and questions!

CIRTL Reads Journal Club

Join us for this month's session of CIRTL Reads Journal Club for scholarly discussion of articles about STEM higher education. February's selection is "Differentiated Overt Learning Activities for Effective Instruction in Engineering Classrooms" (Menekse, M., G.S. Stump, S. Krause, M.T.H. Chi, 2013). All are welcome! See the full reading list at

Developing Simulations CIRTLCast

Professor Pam Jeffries of Johns Hopkins University will discuss the world of simulations and its use as a teaching strategy in the educational setting. Discussion will center on this type of pedagogy's purpose, design features, and the variety of ways in which to utilize this teaching strategy in the classroom, laboratory setting, or clinical education setting.