The University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and creative leader as Assistant Director for Faculty Development and Recognition within the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The CTL is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Instruction (OVPI) whose central mission is to provide campus-wide leadership, collaboration, and support on matters related to instruction.
The Assistant Director for Faculty Development and Recognition will collaborate closely with the Director of the CTL in the design, development, and delivery of institutionally relevant instructional development programs and events for faculty. The goals of such programming will be to positively impact student learning at UGA and increase the probability of faculty career success as well as faculty efficacy in the classroom. In addition, the Assistant Director will lead teaching workshops and perform formative evaluations of instruction for faculty. The Assistant Director will also develop and facilitate mechanisms to recognize and honor excellent teaching at UGA. Two ongoing projects for the Assistant Director are the pedagogical development of faculty who teach First Year Odyssey (FYO) Seminars and student learning outcomes assessment development for faculty performing programmatic assessment.
The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, an applied understanding of educational psychology, experience with student learning outcomes assessment at the program level, and a successful record of collaboration in higher education.
Key responsibilities for this position include the following:
- Design, develop, and manage faculty development programs and events designed to improve teaching and learning (including pedagogy workshops, new faculty orientation, faculty learning communities, fellows programs, etc.);
- Implement effective university marketing strategies of programming and events;
- Teach and/or lead pedagogy workshops, forums, and/or similar events related to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise;
- Collaborate with CTL colleagues to provide training and support for faculty to enable them to perform program-level student learning outcomes assessment;
- Mentor faculty in the development of dossiers for state and national teaching awards;
- Serve on various university committees, task forces, and other groups as an advisor and advocate for high quality teaching and learning;
- Create deep and rich programming, workshops, consulting, and other forms of faculty and instructional development in support of the FYO program; and
- Develop programming for other critical and strategic university programs.
Minimum Required Qualifications
The required qualifications for the successful candidate for the Assistant Director for Faculty Development and Recognition position are
- an earned Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Assessment and Evaluation, or a closely related field by the end of the fall 2016 semester;
- two years’ experience teaching at the university level;
- knowledge of multiple and varied instructional strategies and their application in the higher education classroom;
- knowledge of program level student learning outcomes assessment or training faculty to perform student learning outcomes assessment;
- evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, such as faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies; and
- evidence of excellent written, oral, and/or visual communication skills. Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate for this position include the following:
- two years’ experience designing, developing, and leading university-wide professional development activities;
- evidence of an active research agenda associated with teaching and learning;
- evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere; and
- significant practical knowledge of research into teaching large classes and/or the effective integration of technology into teaching.
Application Process and Deadline
Those wishing to apply for this position should visit http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/1230 . This web page contains the full job description as well as an “Apply for this Job” link. The documents required for an application are a CV/resume, cover letter, and a list of three references. For full consideration, please apply by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016.
Those with questions regarding this position should contact:
Dr. C. Edward Watson
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30606
UGA, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. The University enrolls 35,000 students, and is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Academic programs reside in 16 schools and colleges. Athens is located in an area of great natural beauty, and the campus and community offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. Additional information about The University of Georgia and the Center for Teaching and Learning is available at http://www.uga.edu/ and http://www.ctl.uga.edu/
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.