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The Center for Teaching Excellence has partnered with PhD Plus to offer two internship opportunities. The interns will significantly contribute to our mission of supporting excellence in teaching and learning. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a doctoral program at UVA, be in good standing, and have completed all degree requirements with the exception of the dissertation. Applications are due Thursday, February 20 at 5 PM.
The intern will further the CTE’s goal of developing graduate students’ teaching skills thereby empowering them to be more effective TAs and instructors, and preparing them for successful faculty careers. By contributing to graduate-focused programs and research projects, the intern will be instrumental to the CTE’s approach to teaching as a scholarly, evidence-based, and learner-centered practice.
This internship will prepare intern for careers in any of the following
The intern will help to design and implement programs that provide professional development opportunities to graduate students across UVA, such as Tomorrow’s Professors Today, Teaching as a Graduate Student summer orientation(TAGS), and the PhD Plus Graduate Liaisons. Acting as a mentor or leader for these programs, the intern will develop and facilitate workshops, and produce online resources to support the development of their fellow graduate students as teachers. The intern may also fill the role of “training the trainer” – that is, overseeing the development and facilitation of other peer- led graduate student teaching workshops.
This internship will provide experiences to develop and polish the following skills:
Communicating to diverse audience
Inter-disciplinary team collaboration
Project Management and Leadership
Teaching, Mentoring and Training
The intern will receive ongoing mentorship and support from the CTE faculty member(s) who oversee the programs and projects to which the intern contributes. Interns will strengthen skills in teaching, peer mentoring, workshop development, public speaking, and communication, particularly as these relate to educational settings. The internship also affords the intern the opportunity to explore educational development as a potential career path, reflect on the array of non-traditional career paths available to them within the academy, and develop strength in collaboration skills. Overall, with the support of CTE faculty mentors, the intern will develop a deeper understanding of pedagogical practices in higher education.
The CTE welcomes applicants from all academic backgrounds and disciplines. We seek mid or late-stage graduate students who have a record of good teaching and familiarity with course design (to be augmented with participation in the CTE’s Course Design Institute). Ideal applicants will not only be innovative and effective teachers, but will also demonstrate a desire to support the pedagogical development of their peers. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills. Prior experience with mentoring or otherwise supporting the development of graduate students’ teaching skills (formally or informally) is desired, but not required.
The intern will contribute to the CTE’s mission of supporting excellence in teaching and learning at UVA. The CTE takes a scholarly and evidence-based approach to teaching, and consequently collects and analyzes data related to our own programs and research and assists UVA instructors in developing evidence-based approaches to their own teaching. By contributing to programs and research projects, the intern will be instrumental to this aspect of the CTE’s work.
The intern will provide data collection, analysis, and other research support for CTE programs such as SoTL Scholars and Curriculum Design initiatives. The intern will design and conduct focus groups and surveys and analyze the resulting data, as well as supporting faculty participating in CTE programs to design their own classroom-based research projects.
This internship will provide experiences to develop and polish the following skills
Problem solving and analytical
Data literacy and flueny
The intern will receive ongoing mentorship and support from the CTE faculty member(s) who oversee the programs and research projects to which the intern contributes. Interns will strengthen their skills in research, data analysis, project management, and communication, particularly as these relate to educational settings. The internship also affords the intern the opportunity to explore educational development as a potential career path, reflect on the array of non-traditional career paths available to them within the academy, and develop strength in collaboration skills.
The CTE welcomes applicants from all academic backgrounds and disciplines. We seek mid or late-stage graduate students with skills in project management and data collection, organization, and analysis. Preference is given to those with experience in qualitative or mixed data collection and analysis methods such as focus groups and surveys. Applicants should also have a clear record of good teaching, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with course design methods is desired, but not required (selected applicants will also attend the CTE’s Course Design Institute).
These internships begin in Fall 2020 and continue throughout the academic year at an average effort of 10 hours per week. The intern must also be available to attend the CTE’s Course Design Institute, either the week of May 18-22 or June 1-5.
The internship pays $5,000 per semester (the equivalent of teaching or serving as a TA for one course).
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