2014 University of Ottawa Chairs in University Teaching
As part of the Destination 2020 strategic plan, the University of Ottawa's Chairs in University Teaching underscore the University's commitment to instructional excellence by:
- Promoting innovative teaching and learning practices that will benefit the wider University community;
- Recognizing the value of educational leadership and excellence in University Teaching; and
- Supporting professors committed to the scholarly investigation of teaching and learning, translating to University wide transformation of instructional practices.
The Chairholder will receive a three-year non-renewable appointment and an annual fund of $15,000. To highlight the significance of this appointment, the Chairholder's Faculty will provide one assistantship (130 hours per year).
During their appointment, the Chair in University Teaching will work collaboratively with the Centre for University Teaching (CUT) to play an active role in the promotion of teaching excellence in all sectors of the University community. The Chairholder will lead a three-year program, with implications on the broader University teaching community, which will relate to either a:
Significant transformation of teaching and learning practices in their field;
- Scholarly development and research in the field of University Teaching.
The Chair in University Teaching will also serve as keynote speaker at CUT and University of Ottawa events which may include: the New Professor Orientation Program, the Teaching Assistant Orientation Program, and CUT conference events. In addition to the submission of an annual progress report, the Chairholder will disseminate the results of their scholarly work (via conference presentations and articles) and give a public presentation in the final year of their program.
Candidates for a Chair in University Teaching must be full-time tenured Faculty members who have:
- A record of excellence in teaching and strength in research;
- Leadership in University Teaching within their Faculty and/or department;
- A demonstrated interest in the examination and development of transformative teaching and learning practices/initiatives; and
- A fairly broad range of teaching experiences at various levels and within different teaching contexts, including graduate student supervision.
Publications related to teaching and learning in higher education will be considered an asset.
An information session regarding the Chair in University Teaching program will be held November 5, 2013 at 10am in room VNR 1026. Topics to be discussed will relate to:
- Details pertaining to the appointment;
- Expectations of Chairholders;
- The selection process; and
- Submission package.
There will be two rounds of selection for the 2014 Chair in University Teaching.
Submissions to the first round of selection (shortened submission package for pre-selection) must include:
- A completed PDF submission form which includes a one page project description and explanation of contribution to the uOttawa community;
- A recent curriculum vitæ limited to 3-pages (OCGS format); and
- A copy of the A report (student evaluations).
To download the PDF submission form, please click here.
The submission deadline for the first round of selection is December 6, 2013 at 4pm.
Four copies of the submission package, including all items listed above, must be submitted in print to the Centre for University Teaching at: Vanier Hall (room 1001), 136 Jean Jacques Lussier, K1N 6N5.
All candidates will be contacted, in early January, informing them of the committee’s deliberations. Successful candidates will receive information to aid with the preparation of an expanded submission package for the second round.
Following the selection of submissions in December, the committee will contact successful candidates to request an expanded submission which must include:
- A 5-page project description;
- A 3-page CV – (only if changes have been made since the first round of selection)
- A 5-page teaching dossier;
- A letter of support from the Dean;
- Two additional letters of support; and
- An expanded description of proposed contributions to the uOttawa community.
The submission form for the second round of selection will be available in January.
The deadline for the expanded submission (second round of selection) will be March 14, 2014.
Following the second round of selection, the successful candidate will be contacted in April and begin their appointment on May 1, 2014.