Temporary BOLLI Instructor - Fall 2024

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 14-Jun-24

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Salary: Open

Additional Information:

5 openings available.

Internal Number: R0010356

BOLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis, is a vibrant year-round community of intellectually curious adults who enjoy exploring a wide ranging curriculum, including art, current events, drama, economics, film, history and government, language, literature, music, science, and social issues.

The BOLLI Instructor position is a part-time,  five- or ten-week residency that provides the instructor an opportunity to innovate in the growing field of online and/or face-to-face teaching. Instructors benefit from  consultation with the BOLLI Director and coaching and/or advice from current and former fellows who have excelled in the BOLLI teaching enterprise.

Duties include:

  • Attend a (paid) online workshop development course, if applicable

  • Develop course syllabi, materials and and weekly course delivery plan

  • Use both lecture and interactive teaching delivery for a face-to-face or Zoom weekly 85 minute course (5 or 10 weeks)

  • Regularly communicate with BOLLI staff and keep the staff appraised on course progress

  • Participate in peer feedback and in-service development processes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience, especially online teaching

  • Technically competent with platforms such as Zoom, Google Docs, and email

  • Advanced degree or currently enrolled in a doctoral graduate program

Application materials required:

  • A statement of interest of no more than 250 words describing the nature of your teaching agenda, and in particular, your desire to teach in a lifelong learning institute

  • Curriculum Vitae

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As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
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