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Bass Teaching and Learning Fellow



The Bass Teaching and Learning Fellow is an exciting opportunity for an educational professional with the relevant experience, abilities and creative enthusiasm to integrate library services with innovative teaching and learning methodologies. Working within the Research and Instructional Services department of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the T&L Fellow supports faculty and students in both online learning environments and face-to-face active learning classrooms, and engages with a variety of stakeholders as we explore and experiment with active learning spaces in a library setting. This is a 3-year term appointment. The T&L Fellow is responsible for:

  • Supporting faculty who teach in the librarys new Collaborative Classroom, providing instructional design assistance that leverages the active learning technologies available, and helps faculty embed research and information competencies into student assignments and learning outcomes.
  • Managing and assessing use of the Collaborative Classroom, including promotion, scheduling, technology, equipment, supplies, and facilities. Overseeing daily operations, collecting use data, and completing reports.
  • Assisting with faculty projects that involve online learning and development of modules or learning objects.
  • Designing and teaching workshops to optimize use of learning environments, both physical and online.
  • Researching and reporting on learning theories, pedagogies and the design of learning environments in support of service design goals.
  • Participating in cross-campus working groups and on library liaison teams, to enhance and assess effectiveness of instructional efforts.
  • Providing reference services to library users to more closely integrate reference and instruction.


Masters Degree in Instructional Design, Education, Library/Information Science, or other related field and at least 2 years of experience in course design or teaching at the college level required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge about faculty learning objectives, course content, and overall teaching goals to assess and improve collaborative learning services. Experience working with a wide range of educational technologies in both face-to-face and online learning. Ability to prepare materials for online teaching, which could include experience with graphics software applications, html coding, and managing interoperability issues among technologies for effective integration into Learning Management Systems. Experience in developing, managing, promoting and evaluating instructional programs. Experience working with faculty, educational technology providers, administrators, IT professionals and colleagues in successful team efforts that involve project planning, implementation teams, assessment, and reporting. Competencies in the area of assessment, including formative and learning outcomes assessment.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with discipline-based instructional design projects at the curricular level.
  • Experience in developing and supporting learning communities.
  • Familiarity with participatory design, learning analytics, research on assessment of student learning.
  • Graphic design skills and familiarity with graphic design software applications.
  • Knowledge of best practices in training, and experience in designing and improving training workshops.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at

To Apply:

Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application that addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, as well as complete an on-line employment application at:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.