Selection Criteria (CI)

With the understanding that Course Instructors in different disciplines will be required to perform a variety of duties and fulfil a wide range of expectations, short-listed candidates must demonstrate ongoing excellence in their teaching and must exhibit a majority of the following attributes, skills or accomplishments:

  • Evidence of sustained excellence in teaching practice over time
  • Critical reflection on own teaching over time and development of teaching goals
  • Meaningful contributions to design or redesign of a course
  • Effective strategies for supporting student learning
  • Ability to provide effective feedback to students
  • Ability to encourage student participation and engagement
  • Effective communication skills (including clarity of examples and explanations, effective communication of expectations, relation of current issues/research to student experiences, strong connection of theory to praxis)
  • Excellent organizational skills (with regard to course administration, lesson planning, organization of student learning supports and resources, coordination with colleagues/course TAs)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of their subject area
  • Enthusiasm not only for their subject area but for the practice of teaching
  • Passion for enhancing student learning