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Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Post Date:

June 3, 2014

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Position/Job Description:

The UT Arlington Division of Faculty Affairs invites nominations and applications for the Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. The Director will manage UT Arlington’s Center for and Learning Excellence and provides strategy, leadership and implementation of programs and resources that facilitates faculty excellence and innovation as teachers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• The administrative oversight of an advisory board responsible for guiding the centers work.

• Contributes to the development and implantation of faculty improvement plans in the area of teaching.

• Develops instructional support sessions and appropriate training materials to meet both the overall needs of faculty members as well as individual or subject specific training modules for identified groups.

• Plans and coordinates conferences for faculty on student engagement and learning.

• Oversees instructional support, university-level orientation programs and workshops for new Graduate Teaching Assistants.

• Provides hands-on advice and individualized assistance to faculty members.

• Develops and maintains a resource database.

• Conducts a needs assessment to determine tools such as peer observations, symposiums, and active learning techniques and oversees the implementation of such tools

• Functions as consultant to faculty regarding classroom needs.

• Collaborates through regular meetings with the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning to support the growth of online education and classroom technology.

• Teaches at least one three-credit course per long semester in his or her home discipline.

• Ensures diversity and inclusion in all programs.

Other Requirements:

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a faculty member and a minimum of 3 years in an academic support role or an academic administrative position, strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are required as well as the ability to maintain effective, collaborative, and professional relationships with senior administrators, faculty, staff and external constituents. In addition, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse environment is required. Preference will be given to a candidate with a record of teaching effectiveness and experience as documented by formal recognition for excellence in teaching.

Educational Requirements:

Earned doctoral (Ph.D.) degree is required. Academic and professional credentials should include an outstanding record of achievement sufficient for appointment as either a senior lecturer or a tenured faculty member.

Review of applications will begin June 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should email 1) Letter of Application that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position 2) CV and 3) full contact information for three references. Submit materials to:

Dr. Maria Martinez-Cosio

Search Committee Chair

Division of Faculty Affairs

The University of Texas at Arlington

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran\'s status. Criminal background checks are conducted on the finalist.

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