Primary Purpose: The Teaching and Learning Consultant reports to the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and actively collaborates with the CTL team to achieve the CTL's program and development goals, develop and facilitate teaching-related workshops, programs and initiatives, consult with faculty members and departments, contribute to a national dialogue about teaching and learning, and support faculty professional development on all three campuses.
Essential Functions: 1 . Collaborates with CTL staff, faculty, and institutional partners to develop and implement programs, workshops, seminars, and resources for the improvement of teaching and dissemination of research-based practices and models in teaching and learning.
2. Determines teaching-related needs across three campuses and contributes to the strategic planning and implementation of faculty development goals, curriculum, and assessment to meet those needs.
3. Conducts confidential formative consultations and teaching observations with faculty members and academic departments to support and improve teaching, course design, and assessment.
4. Promotes evidence-based, student-centered inclusive instructional practices through workshops, seminars and other CTL initiatives.
5. Maintains current knowledge of national trends in education and engages in professional development that enhances the work of the CTL and contributes to the field of faculty development.
6. Supports the Director and Associate Director in building a vibrant, teaching-focused faculty community across the 3 campuses of the University.
7. Additional related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned masters degree in an academic discipline. Two (2) years experience to include demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness in an academic discipline at the University level. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in development and delivery of academic programs for faculty.
Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate or terminal degree in an academic discipline. Experience with curriculum/instructional design, educational research, and/or faculty development facilitation at the university level. Demonstrated work experience in a teaching and learning center, assessment, faculty evaluation, program evaluation, or institutional research. Excellent interpersonal skills, multi-tasking abilities, and the ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated success developing diversity and inclusion initiatives focused on students and faculty. Experience in assessment of learning outcomes at the classroom and/or program level. Superior verbal and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills, and advanced facilitation skills. Demonstrated attention to detail, professional attitude, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent listening, decision-making, and consensus-building skills; commitment to academic priorities. Aware of changes in educational, economic, social, governmental and technological environments and their impact on the University. Experience with course delivery methods and pedagogy for the 21st-century learner. Demonstrated digital literacy, which includes abilities to work effectively with learning management systems, social media and other web-based teaching tools. Demonstrated effective academic administrative skills. Deep knowledge of strategies for equity and inclusion and experience working with faculty teaching diverse students. Experience of developing innovative solutions and practical implementations for strategic change.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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