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 December 1st, 2022 (for teachers at UiB) and November 28th, 2022 (for teachers at UNIS). Evaluation of applications will take place spring 2023 with a final decision from the faculty board June 2023.
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 Teaching 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: