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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Teaching & Learning. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with colleagues from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of educational programming, assist in the development of evidence-based programs and initiatives, and work with Washington University faculty, post-docs, and graduate students to improve their teaching.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program evaluation and assessment.
Work collaboratively within the CTL to assess the effectiveness of CTL educational programming.
Develop procedures for assessment and improvement of CTL educational programming and assess the impact of educational programs on student learning.
Work collaboratively with multiple campus partners, including faculty, to develop plans to assess student learning in classes and other educational venues.
Program development, teaching, and consulting.
Develop and deliver programs for faculty, graduate students, and post-docs.
Consult with faculty, graduate students, and post-docs on effective teaching practices and professional development in teaching.
Consult with faculty, graduate students, and post-docs on the design, implementation and analysis of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects.
Develop and manage learning communities on a variety of teaching and assessment-related subjects.
Collaborate with colleagues within the CTL on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of CTL events and programs.
Research and writing.
Work in collaboration with Center for Teaching and Learning colleagues to develop print and online materials that support the Center’s mission.
Write materials that support effective, innovative pedagogy at the University and beyond.
Contribute to national discussions on innovative pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through conference presentations and publications.
Produce reports that examine the effectiveness of center programming.
Assist in maintaining the database of center activities and clients.
Generate reports based on center activities.
Support for center activities.
Assist with event planning.
Communicate with CTL clients and partners.
Attend and participate in workshops for personal professional development and to share new understandings with the rest of the CTL.
Remain current as to pedagogical trends in educational assessment.
Remain current as to best practices in teaching and learning through engagement with various scholarly media.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. degree in any discipline, completed by the time of appointment.
Three years of experience in teaching at a college or university.
Experience with the assessment of educational programs.
Ph.D. degree in a social science discipline.
Experience working with faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines.
Experience working with faculty and graduate students in a research-intensive university.
Experience working in a teaching and learning center.
Ability to design and implement evaluation plans for educational programs.
Knowledge of evidence-based educational programs and how to evaluate their impact on student learning.
Ability to apply statistical analysis to the assessment of educational programs.
Familiarity with qualitative research methodology.
Ability to synthesize educational-research findings and to communicate these findings to diverse academic audiences.
Knowledge of current literature in the Scholarship of Teaching in Learning, including studies on assessment of teaching and learning.
Knowledge of effective pedagogies and best practices in higher-education teaching, including teaching with technology.
Exemplary communication skills, including oral and written communication.
Excellent project-management, time-management, and organizational skills.
Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within and beyond the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Flexibility and desire to expand and improve areas of expertise.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Must have the ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations.
Must be available to work outside normal office hours as needed.
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.
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.
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