I'm in literature and applying for a tenure-track position. One of my job applications is asking for "evidence of effective teaching methods" as one of the documents I am to submit.
Does anyone have any idea of what this should be?
Research to date has given me very little. My usual go-to sources for job application information and help have not had anything to address this sort of thing.
Sure, there are teaching philosophies and teaching statements, both of which I've written in the past.
Evidence of teaching ability, in my field at least, includes your teaching evaluations and letters, your teaching philosophy, and a few syllabi relevant to the job search at hand. But, there is no clear-cut answer to that one either. And it varies a lot, depending on who you ask.
As for my own pedagogical experience, I would imagine this could include some sample assignments? Perhaps a narrative of what innovative teaching methods I've used in the past, perhaps some student comments from evaluations that speak to methodology in particular?
But, I'm really guessing here, and I was hoping someone who has dealt with this particular item in job applications would have some idea of what this might be.
Thanks for the suggestions on how to clarify the question.