Applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates for the following Positions. Interested Eligible candidates fulfilling the criteria may submit their applications in the prescribed format along with the detailed CV / As per the Norms.
NON TEACHING RECRUITMENT 2021 | FACULTY TICK
📅 Date of Advertisement: 15-06-2021
🏢 NAME OF THE INSTITUTION
🏫 ABOUT INSTITUTION
Ashoka University is a pioneer in its focus on providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The aim at Ashoka is to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. An Ashoka education carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, thorough academic research based on rigorous pedagogy, and hands-on experience with real-world challenges. The 2250-plus students on campus, drawn from 30 states and over 243 cities in India and 27 other countries, receive a world-class interdisciplinary education through undergraduate and post-graduate programmes led by internationally renowned faculty.
💼 DESIGNATION / JOB POSITION
- Undergraduate Writing Program Instructor
🎓 QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENT
Successful applicants must demonstrate passion in three arenas: teaching; pedagogy; and program-building.
Teach 2 sections of Introduction to Critical Thinking in each semester (Monsoon and Spring), with about 20 students in each section
Be responsible for teaching their cohort the basics of formal writing and academic writing, through classroom instruction, meetings in smaller groups and one-on-one meetings with students
Be responsible for grading short weekly writing assignments and providing feedback to students weekly
Spend at least 21 hours per week on campus, and maintain a minimum presence on campus of three full working days. Be largely available to meet students during these days except during classroom teaching hours or lunch hour.
Meet individually with every student in their class for 15-minute feedback meetings at least 3 times per semester
Attend regular meetings with a mentor, to create and update a syllabus, discuss challenges in the classroom, learn different classroom methodologies and pedagogies, among other teaching responsibilities.
Read and engage with assigned readings and teaching materials on writing pedagogy
Strengthen ICT to improve its efficacy; prolong its benefits to support students in their subsequent years at Ashoka
Contribute to the growth of the program by taking the lead on different outreach, research, and innovation projects (more details on our website, https://ashoka.edu.in/UWP)
🏆 SALARY / REMUNERATION / PAY SCALE
₹ Salary: Rs. 60,000/- per month
💺 JOB LOCATION
📝 HOW TO APPLY
Deadline: Saturday, June 26th, 2021, 5 p.m.
Submit your materials to email@example.com.
Submit your videos via GoogleDrive or Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email any questions to: email@example.com
- Resume or CV
- Select an academic article or a long-form magazine article (e.g. Anne-Marie Slaughter’s 2012 essay in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”). Use them to record a 10-15 minute presentation that covers one of the 3 topics below:
a. Discuss introductions and conclusions – what is their purpose? How can a student craft effective introductions and conclusions? What might students have to learn and unlearn in order to do so?
b. Explain how academic writing is different from other kinds of writing. What distinguishes it from other forms of prose? Address assumptions that students might have about academic writing – dispel the myth that academic writing must be stodgy and impersonal.
c. Teach the students about citations – emphasize the importance of citations and academic integrity, and take them through the basics of one of the following formats: APA, MLA, and Chicago.
Conclude your session by stating 3 clear takeaways. You are free to use whatever resources you like in your video. You do not have to simulate an actual class with student participation; we are interested in what material you choose to teach, and how you teach it.
Specify the article’s title, author and location for our reference.
The students you’re addressing are in their first year of an undergraduate liberal arts program. Most of them will have entered Ashoka from a fairly traditional school system and are not well-acquainted with paper-writing and research – or the liberal arts, for that matter. As an Introduction to Critical Thinking Instructor, your job is to bridge the gap between their high school skillset and the skills they will need to take rigorous, research- and writing-intensive classes in a variety of fields.
- Accompanying your video presentation, submit a one-page lesson plan that specifies:
a. Any preparation that you would have assigned your students before this particular video presentation: any reading or homework relevant to what you will be presenting. Please also include links or excerpts of any material that you’ll be covering in your video.
b. Any follow up work that the students do after your video presentation, such as a homework assignment, or subsequent in-class exercise or project.
- A 300-word response to one of the following prompts:
d. What is the role of private, liberal arts universities in India today?
e. How has the pandemic shifted your teaching, learning and/or working methodologies?
- Names of 3 referees and their contact details
📅 IMPORTANT DATE
- The deadline for submitting a complete application is: June 26th, 2021, 5 p.m.
📫 CONTACT INFORMATION
📌 ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION
📣 OFFICIAL SOURCE / REFERENCE
Ashoka University Applications are invited for Position: Undergraduate Writing Program Instructor
Course: Introduction to Critical Thinking (ICT)
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