Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Director, Teaching Innovation & Educational Design will collaborate with McKelvey academic departments, and other support units within McKelvey and across campus, to design, direct, and coordinate excellent and innovative educational practices to improve the learning experience and educational outcomes for undergraduate students.
Key areas of focus include:
Work with Vice Dean for Education (VDE) to ensure the undergraduate experience in McKelvey is relevant, modern, and achieves the strategic goals for undergraduate education in engineering;
Identify opportunities and conduct training/consultations to drive innovative teaching practices, as informed by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), including the leveraging of digital content to make instruction both more compelling and effective;
Develop and implement programs to evaluate teaching effectiveness and onboard new instructors;
Coordinate with industry and faculty to provide project-based learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom; and
Provide guidance and expertise to departments in reviewing and revising curriculum.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead development and delivery of course development programs including identification and dissemination of best practices, leveraging of digital content, etc. Encourage and educate faculty in the use technology such as Learning Management Systems and artificial intelligence-assisted grading to enhance course delivery and provide continuous feedback to students regarding their course performance.
Lead development and delivery of instructor development programs including onboarding new instructors, training Assistants to Instructors and identifying and implementing mechanisms to evaluate instructor effectiveness. Lead training to infuse best practices to create and maintain diverse and inclusive classroom environments.
Supervise staff focused on improving the quality of instruction in specific courses.
Conduct individual consultations with faculty about topics related to their instructional needs including course design and delivery questions, making sense of course evaluations, handling complex/challenging situations with students, and incorporating service-learning into courses.
In conjunction with the VDE, provide guidance and expertise to the department directors for undergraduate programs to develop pedagogically effective curricula that are relevant, modern, and do not compromise on rigor.
Coordinate engagement with industry to provide opportunities for problem- and project-based experiential learning activities both inside and outside the classroom. Develop best practices for meaningful engagement including realistic expectations and clear learning objectives. Track level of participation and effectiveness of engagement.
Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in engineering, engineering education, or closely-related field.
Five years of experience related to STEM curriculum and instruction.
Doctoral degree in engineering or closely-related field.
Ten years of experience related to STEM curriculum and instruction.
Collaboration (interpersonal skills, communication skills, joint problem-solving skills)
Course Design and Delivery (included blended course design and online course design)
Learning Environment Design
Course and Instructor Review
Program Evaluation and Review
Faculty Professional Development
The hiring range for this position is $73,944 - $97,968 annually.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Engineering - Applied Science. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.