The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MatNat) at UiB and the University Centre in Svalbard are inviting teachers to apply for the title of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP).
Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year, with the deadline for application submission on January 7th, 2021 (for teachers at UiB) and January 5th, 2021 (for teachers at UNIS). Evaluation of applications will take place in January – March 2021.
The ETP status is granted based upon proven merit and commitment to teaching and educational excellence. Successful applicants will be awarded with a membership in the Faculty’s Pedagogical Academy and a permanent salary rise for the individual teacher. It is emphasized that the ETP is independent of other academic promotion schemes and that the title ETP can only be awarded to people who develop their teaching competences systematically and over time to a level that is significantly higher than the required basic competence at Universities.
The status as Excellent Teacher Practitioner is awarded on the basis of an application/ teaching portfolio and a subsequent assessment and interview by an evaluation committee. The committee includes both pedagogical and disciplinary expertise. The evaluation process includes the assessment of a teaching portfolio with documentation and an interview. In the application and attached documentation the applicant must describe, analyze, discuss and document systematic and targeted work to enhance educational quality focusing on four main criteria based on the principles behind the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Here are the calls for applications:
Both MatNat and UNIS will organize portfolio workshops through bioCEED and iEarth in October 2020. More info here:
Portfolio Workshop – UNIS – description of workshop in October will be announced soon.