Associate Director, Learning & Teaching

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Call for applicants: Associate Director for Learning and Teaching

The Center for Faculty Development (CETL) is accepting applications and nominations for a part-time Associate Director for Learning and Teaching, who will be selected this fall and start a three-year term in Spring 2017. We have created this part-time (3/7) position by reorganizing our existing funds.

CETL’s mission is to promote the professional formation of all faculty through a scholarly and interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching, research practice, and professional development at Seattle University. All the Center’s work with faculty is voluntary, formative, and confidential.

The Associate Director for Learning and Teaching will work with CETL colleagues and the Center’s faculty advisory group to nurture a strong and committed faculty dedicated to excellent teaching. Learn more about CETL here on our website using the menu bar to the left.

This leadership role is open to full-time faculty who are either tenured or non-tenure-track with a multi-year contract.

A successful applicant will have an excellent teaching record and familiarity with CETL’s programs and services.

The Associate Director for Learning and Teaching will begin in Spring 2017 with a 1/7th workload and will begin a three-year term with the start of the 2017–18 academic year with a 3/7ths workload each year; summer obligations, including co-presenting at the New Faculty Institute, will be compensated by a stipend based on workload. The Associate Director for Learning and Teaching reports to the Center’s Director.

Position description

As Associate Director for Learning and Teaching, you will have the following responsibilities in collaboration with other CETL colleagues:

  • Work confidentially with SU’s faculty on their teaching and faculty development (for example, one-on-one consultations, course evaluation analysis, formative classroom observations),
  • Organize, design, and facilitate research-based workshops, programs, and conversations among faculty on teaching, learning, and faculty development and disseminate successful strategies,
  • Support scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning at SU, keeping up-to-date with trends and best practices in higher education,
  • Co-present at the New Faculty Institute (in the week of Labor Day),
  • Contribute to the administration of the center, to its strategic planning as it evolves, to the smooth running of the center; producing internal reports and key documents on the center's work.

You should have the following required qualifications:

  1. A full-time faculty appointment, either tenured or non-tenure-track with a multi-year contract
  2. A record of effective and intentional teaching,
  3. A demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students from across the University,
  4. Interest in the wide range of approaches to teaching and learning,
  5. Strong organizational and administrative skills,
  6. Excellent written and communication skills,
  7. Experience with the Center’s programs and services.

You may also have the following desired qualifications:

  1. Disciplinary or other expertise that would complement and diversify the existing CETL team.

Application process

We invite qualified candidates to apply for this position. Applications are due by 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2016 to, and should include:

  1. A letter (of 1–2 pages) that addresses your qualifications for, and interest in, the position.
  2. A current curriculum vitae with complete contact information for three references.
  3. Evidence of effective and intentional teaching (and, if appropriate, curricular development); you may provide diverse forms of evidence, but please limit this portion of the application to 2–4 pages.