Academia

How to Navigate Academic Hiring

Friday, February 28, 12:00 pm, Online

Are you on the academic job market or planning to apply for jobs soon? In this webinar, Loleen Berdahl, PhD (Professor and Head, Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan) will give you insight into what hiring committees expect of applicants and how you can confidently navigate the hiring process. After attending the webinar you’ll be able to identify hiring committee expectations; perform effective research to prepare for interviews; determine what is important to you during negotiations; and create a strategy to set yourself apart from other candidates.

Click here to register: Webinar Registration


New Certificate Program Offered by the UF Office of Faculty Development & Teaching ExcellencePassport To Great Teaching logo

The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is kicking off a new certificate program this fall called Passport to Great Teaching! Earn “travel miles” by participating in workshops, conferences, faculty learning communities and much more. Receive badges after traveling 400 miles in a specific category and your certificate after traveling 1,000 miles. This program is available to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Scroll to the bottom of the Events and Workshops page for a calendar of upcoming events by month, and registration information.  Events are also listed on the GradDev calendar.

Sample Topics:  Be sure to check out the full list at the Events and Workshops page!
Aligning Assessments to Objectives
Design & Facilitation of Online Discussions
Effective Feedback
Technology to Captivate Students
Getting Hired: Navigating the Academic Job Market
Flipping Your Classroom With Team-Based Learning (TBL)
Best Practices for Group Work in E-Learning


booksGMS 7950, Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

The next time this course will be offered is Fall 2020.

Biomedical scientists are trained during graduate school and postdoctoral studies to be researchers.  However, those who pursue academic career tracks are also expected to teach, and are often not well prepared for this faculty assignment.  This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level.  The goal of the course is to familiarize biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with techniques that are the most relevant for beginning teachers, e.g., teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching.  The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills.  Will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00-2:00 pm (room CG-72A).  Link to draft syllabus

This course is not part of the certificate series described above, and is ideal for students who would like an overview of key teaching principles.  For more in-depth study and experience, please consider taking the courses described above.