Center for Teaching and Learning - Postdoctoral Fellowship (Inclusive Teaching)

Center for Teaching and Learning - Postdoctoral Fellowship (Inclusive Teaching) - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Center for Teaching and Learning
Date:  07/10/2019


Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


Center for Teaching and Learning

Full-Time, Temporary, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

The Colby Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was established in the fall of 2016 with strong support from the Office of the Provost. Under the leadership of a new director, the CTL strives to address teaching and learning needs at Colby and to be a leader in national conversations about innovative teaching and learning at small, liberal arts colleges. The mission of the CTL is to enhance intellectual engagement across the liberal arts curriculum through programs and services that promote collaboration and reflective practices that support effective teaching and learning for faculty and students. The work of Center for Teaching and Learning is grounded in the literature and scholarship on effective teaching and learning, informed by the experience of the CTL staff, enhanced through experiences with Colby faculty and students, and enriched through collaborative relationships that support teaching and learning at Colby.

Emerging from the inaugural years, the CTL is poised to provide programs that assist faculty in (1) developing relationships that enhance teaching, (2) expanding pedagogical awareness and appreciation, (3) incorporating feedback to inform teaching, (4) designing courses that stimulate learning, (5) integrating knowledge about how learning works to enhance teaching, and (6) deepening diversity and inclusivity at Colby through teaching. The programs offered by the CTL represent a range of genres – workshops, roundtables, institutes, communities of practice, and consultations – each designed to engage faculty at all career stages at different levels – individually, small groups, cohorts. The CTL’s outcomes and programming genres welcomes partnerships with other faculty development offices at Colby including Academic Information Technology Services, Research and Instruction Librarians, Colby Writing Program, Special Collections, Colby Museum of Art, and the Dean of Students office to address the teaching needs of faculty.  

The CTL postdoctoral fellowship experience will include teaching courses in the candidate’s area of teaching expertise, engaging in educational development/scholarship of teaching and learning research and promoting inclusive teaching practices through work with faculty and other instructional staff. More importantly, this fellowship will strengthen the impact of the CTL on the academic culture at Colby by expanding program offerings while promoting scholarly approaches to teaching and learning. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.  

This is a temporary one year position.

  • Develop and offer programs to support inclusive teaching practices across the Colby curriculum
  • Work with faculty learning communities to explore inclusive teaching practices
  • Engage in teaching consultation services offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Develop inclusive teaching resources for the campus community
  • Teach one course per semester in disciplinary area
  • Engage in educational development research with CTL Director and/or scholarship of teaching and learning research
  • Participate in CTL assessment efforts
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in any academic program offered at Colby (see list of programs/departments)
  • One to three years of undergraduate teaching experience
  • Faculty development experience (working with faculty on teaching)
  • Familiarity with a wide range of teaching frameworks and strategies
  • Demonstrated record of collaboration, ideally across various professional and scholarly fields
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Genuine interest in engaging undergraduate students as well as scholars, curators, and artists
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community

This position will work closely with the CTL director, directors of other faculty development centers/programs and will interact regularly with faculty, staff, and students.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Center for Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship (Inclusive Teaching) - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


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A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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