At the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, the Department of Psychology is looking for an experienced academic based outside New Zealand who can teach a 12-week undergraduate course on Sensation and Perception, and who would be interested in being nominated for a fellowship which would support travel and accommodation costs and provide a daily stipend.
The course is taught in Semester 1 between Feb 22 and June 2, 2017. The semester consists of two terms, with the 1st term from February 20 to April 7 and the 2nd term from May 1 to June 2. Assessment will be part of the course coordination, both during the semester and during the exam period (June 13 – 25). Assessment of the course currently consists of 4 components: test, a short essay, lab participation, and an exam. However, it is up to the lecturer to decide the exact components of the assessment.
The main responsibilities of the instructor include the following:
- Deliver two 1-hour lectures per week.
- Supervise 2 teaching assistants (TAs), who are in charge of the 4 existing labs.
- Create test and exam questions.
- Supervise the grading of the test, the exam, and the other forms of assessment if relevant. The grading itself can be done by the TAs.
The Sensation and Perception course typically has about 100 enrolled students. More information about the course can be found here; and more information about the psychology department can be found here.
The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, on the South Island of New Zealand, and is surrounded by a versatile environment, with access to ski fields, beaches, and hiking trails. For more information visit the University of Canterbury website
For enquiries and expressions of interest (formal and informal), please contact the current course coordinator, Zhe Chen (zn.ca.yrubretnac|nehc.ehz#zn.ca.yrubretnac|nehc.ehz), as soon as possible.