Kepler Teaching Fellow
We're looking for someone who wants to reinvent higher education in the developing world. This September, we're launching a university in Rwanda that pairs online content from the world's best universities (MOOCs) with in-person instruction designed for students entering Africa's emerging knowledge economy. You will be one of the first teachers working to integrate these exciting new technologies into the developing world classroom—leading seminars to discuss difficult material, building critical thinking skills, and contextualizing topics for Rwandan undergraduates.
Our pilot program launches in 2013 and will be the first university designed to match online content from the world’s greatest professors with leading offline models for student support, culture, and peer-driven learning: think MIT and Berkeley lectures paired with a classroom experience and student culture drawn from KIPP, Year Up, the Posse Foundation, and Harvard’s Peer Instruction Network. Kepler is an experiment that brings these innovations together in order to offer an exceptional education at a fraction of the cost of traditional universities.
Kepler will provide East Africa’s most promising students with access to a high-caliber university education for the first time, giving them the training necessary to become leaders in Africa's emerging information economy.
For more information, visit www.cloudmeetscampus.com or download our project summary. For background on Generation Rwanda, where Kepler is being incubated, visit www.generationrwanda.org.
Role and Responsibilities
You will lead seminars to discuss difficult material, build critical thinking skills, and contextualize the topics for Rwandan undergraduates. This is a time when students can converse, debate, and question their own preconceptions. Imagine your students streaming videos in their wired housing before coming to class and you working with them in collaborative groups to synthesize and apply their new knowledge. As one of Kepler's first Teaching Fellows, you will be building a higher ed program that's smarter, cheaper, and more democratic than anything we've seen before. This is a one-year teaching commitment and a lifelong commitment to changing the world. Living expenses and salary included.
You are an overachiever, an idealist, a people-person, a talented graduate of a great university or college with the belief that higher education isn't just for the elite of planet earth. You can persevere in the face of challenge, lead the way, think deeply and critically and crave working on a team with equally passionate and brilliant people. You also have to love data and be willing to be a partner to our students to individualize your teaching.
To apply, please fill out this online application.
Generation Rwanda is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.