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Learn About Being a TRNS 201 Instructor

TRNS 201 instructors are focused on connecting transfer students to campus resources, and support academic and social integration into UT’s community. TRNS 201 instructors are ready to connect with their students in and out of the classroom by advocating and supporting them through discussions that encourage self-reflection, critical thinking, and a strength-based approach to navigating the first-year at UT.   

TRNS 201 instructors co-teach with peer-mentors to provide a dynamic learning environment.  Resources to assist you lead TRNS 201 will be provided by First-Year Program’s staff, annual First-Year Program conference, and on-going professional development opportunities.

Application link available at the bottom of the page!

Application Requirements

  • Must have an interest and passion for working with transfer students
  • Must have a master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution 
  • Must be faculty or exempt staff status.
  • Must complete the application including the short answer prompt, “Why is it important to support a transfer first-year experience at UT?”
  • Must provide a copy of your resume
  • Read job description prior to applying (Available Here)
  • If selected to teach, instructor must submit Instructor Contract which will be provided by First-Year Programs.

TRNS 201 Instructor Expectations 

  • All instructors must participate in the First-Year Programs Conference. This conference will cover a holistic overview of best practices to support a first-year experience at UT, utilizing peer mentor in classroom, and enhance understanding of how to use Clifton Strengths in the classroom. During the conference, you will be required to attend TRNS 201 sessions.
  • Attend additional trainings, workshops, and discussions to prepare for TRNS 201.
  • Willingness to accommodate teaching of TRNS 201 seminar beyond the traditional work day. Courses may be in the evenings. We will attempt to accommodate to instructor availability. 
  • Commitment to hold a minimum of 13 class meetings during a semester. 
  • Work closely with peer mentor to provide a dynamic classroom experience
  • Willingness to connect with your students and to provide established office hours.
  • Incorporate discussions during class surrounding time management, stress management, study strategies and financial management and more. Resources and trainings will be provided. 
  • Instructors are aware of the diversity of students and work with students to create a safe and collaborative learning environment that allows them to bring their unique experiences, strengths, and ideas to the classroom.

Compensation

Instructors are compensated $1,500 for each section they teach, unless their position requires teaching as a part of their university responsibilities. The stipend is taxed at the supplemental pay rate. Funds may also be transferred to the instructor’s department for professional development use.

Want to Apply?

Applications will not be reviewed unless all requirements listed on this page are met. Applications will open on December 1st!

Apply Here Instructor Job Description

 

Any questions can be directed to Jose Lee-Perez by email jperez10@utk.edu.