The Bioengineering Department at Stanford University is accepting applications for an Engineering Education Fellow to work with committed faculty in transitioning Bioengineering core courses from traditional lecture/problem-set courses into active learning experiences and to reimagine and retool the core curriculum. This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting and collaborative department and to help define the future of Bioengineering education.
Strong applicants will have a PhD in Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, or a related engineering/scientific field, along with demonstrated interest and experience in education and how learning works. Experience with course and educational content development and/or in facilitating interactive learning is desirable, though not required.
The Fellow will join a community of other new Science and Engineering Education Fellows at Stanford, across disciplines, from Physics to Computer Science to Biology. The Fellow will get training in active learning and assessment methodologies and will directly engage in course/content (re)development with faculty, preparing the Fellow for further opportunities as an educator in the Department of Bioengineering or elsewhere.
The primary focus of the Fellow will be on improving student learning in core courses across the Bioengineering curriculum. The Fellow’s role will include the following course-specific elements in the quarters before, during, and after the course: facilitate the identification, development, and/or improvement of learning goals for the course; research and improve or develop measures of students’ relevant prior knowledge; work with the faculty instructor to develop activities, problem sets, pre-class preparation assignments, and other curricular materials that target the learning goals; co-lead some portion or set of in-class activities; develop instruments to assess the effectiveness of course elements and incorporate corrections; document and archive course materials in a shared repository that facilitates collaboration and modular sharing with other faculty.