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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 05/20/2019
Departmental Overview The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) serves as the campuswide nexus for supporting and engaging ladder and non-ladder faculty in efforts to enhance teaching and learning excellence and innovation. The CTL partners with the Colleges and Schools, with the Academic Senate, and with other academic support units that contribute to the instructional mission of the campus. It also engages with a wide network of faculty leaders in promoting excellence and innovation in teaching and learning through its support for the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Teaching Excellence Colloquium for faculty new to Berkeley, the Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program, and the Lecturer Teaching Fellows. The CTL is housed in the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) organization under the Division of Undergraduate Education and reports to the Executive Director of RTL. In addition to administering major campus-wide programs in support of teaching and learning excellence, the CTL serves broadly as a campus change agent for academic issues related to teaching and learning. The Senior Consultant is a recognized campus expert on pedagogy and is engaged in designing, conducting and supporting instructional design and instructor development programs for campus ladder and non-ladder faculty. The incumbent collaborates with faculty, instructional designers and technologists and other learning experience designers from across the campus to determine needs and to develop and oversee appropriate programs, technology and learning approaches accordingly. The incumbent will envision and lead a program that will leverage existing active learning classrooms and DIY Media Studio to enable faculty innovation in active learning, online/hybrid learning, as well as build general support for the active learning program across campus.
Responsibilities Faculty Development Consultation and Programming
Applies advanced pedagogical expertise, faculty development concepts and knowledge of campus strategic objectives to identify needs and to design and implement curricula, programming and services for ladder and non-ladder faculty across all disciplines and at all stages of career development to improve teaching and learning outcomes, with a special focus on faculty and courses being taught in a campus designated active learning classroom. These include faculty teaching programs, workshops, seminars, and other faculty development activities developed in response to identified campuswide needs to better engage students through active learning and leverage teaching with technology.
Works collaboratively and effectively in a diverse environment with the Academic Senate, relevant senior faculty, administrators, deans and department chairs, and other academic support unit managers and staff to identify and to address campuswide faculty development needs around active learning, where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation and understanding of pedagogy theory and practice, the campus academic culture and campus-wide teaching and learning strategies and objectives.
Provides direct consultation and classroom observation to faculty to support design of syllabi, determine methods for delivery of course content, including effective use of technology, and to address common classroom challenges.
Cultivates contacts with ladder and non-ladder faculty engaged in innovative use of technology to enhance learning and actively works to identify and disseminate the most successful practices.
Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for performance improvement.
Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring desired results and impact.
Uses considerable discretion to determine methods and procedures for new assignments and initiatives.
Prioritizes own work assignments, conducts extremely complex and varied analysis of issues or concepts and develops resulting recommendation.
May provide professional development guidance to other staff members, other campus units and/or project team participants.
Electronic Content and Strategy Development
Develops digital resources (video exemplars, templates, guide, etc.) and utilizes appropriate technology platforms to disseminate information to enhance the teaching and learning environment often in partnership with other campus academic support units.
Identifies and develops appropriate digital and nondigital tools to create faculty communities focused on teaching and active learning broadly and on targeted areas of interest within sub-groups of faculty.
Professional Development and Other Duties
Takes initiative to develop professionally, through participation in professional communities, by attending conferences and workshops, and by keeping abreast of professional literature related to teaching and learning. Performs other duties upon request.
Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Advanced knowledge of curriculum design, pedagogy and faculty development concepts.
Advanced understanding of the academic culture of a research university, and ways in which this position can enhance a teaching culture within a research university.
Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and advanced presentation skills.
Strong ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential situations with diplomacy and tact.
Experience designing effective active learning activities and assisting faculty who are transitioning to active learning strategies.
Advanced degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits $90,000 - $110,000 annually For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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