Brandeis University seeks to hire an Executive Director to manage the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). This person will work with academic administrators and faculty to cultivate an institutional culture that values, rewards, and renews teaching excellence. S/he will work with the Associate Provost for Innovation in Education and the Director of Experiential Learning to provide direct support to faculty, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to enhance understanding and practice of a variety of pedagogical approaches aimed at enhancing teaching effectiveness, curriculum changes, course design, learning technology, learning environments, and assessment strategies. In collaboration with the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the school Deans, s/he willsupport faculty as they develop assessment of student learning outcomes and departments and programs as they develop college-wide assessment of educational objectives.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments of the professional development and support needs of faculty, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows across all Schools; collaborate with faculty and administration to identify the resulting priorities, and create appropriate programming toaddress those priorities.
- Expand the quality, diversity, and number of teaching development opportunities to include consulting services, workshops, seminars, forums for collaboration, faculty learning communities and other forms of professional development that are offered within the CTL, online and in the Schools.
- Collect, analyze, and use data effectively to inform Center work; provide an annual report and assessment of the programs and activities of the CTL.
- Expand resources to support the work of the center including grant-writing and partnerships with external entities.
- Direct daily and strategic operations for the CTL including office management, programplanning, budget/fiscal planning and coordination with other divisions that support the Center (with instructional designers, librarians, IT, Student Accessibility Services, and the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training, and Development
An earned doctorate and a track record of conducting or supporting instructional innovation in higher education
Knowledge and Skills:
- College-level teaching experience, evidence of related scholarly record
- Demonstrated knowledge of innovative teaching and assessment approaches that are grounded in educational research
- Evidence of the ability to design, develop and lead university faculty development activities
- Strong communication skills and service-oriented approach to individuals at all levels and across disciplines, demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with administrators, academic units, faculty, graduate students, and staff
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and program development skills
- Experience with direct responsibility for managing personnel and budget is preferred.
- A background indicating a commitment to broadly defined diversity and inclusion is preferred