Reporting directly to the vice provost, the director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center for Teaching Innovation including supervising staff, student workers and/or contracted workers; serve as ex-officio member of the Council on Teaching and Learning. Provide consultation services for faculty to determine their teaching needs and to connect faculty with appropriate directors, trainers, support staff, faculty fellows, and librarians. Support pedagogical efforts of faculty in the classroom and on-line by working with faculty to determine appropriate use and integration of technology, new teaching practices, and open educational resources (OER) and affordable resources into teaching and learning activities. Coordinate support for integration of high-impact teaching practices, promote effective technology use, and coordinate faculty development programs. The director may participate in the training of faculty in the use of new pedagogies and technology for instructional purposes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
(E) Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center for Teaching Innovation; serve as ex-officio member of the Council on Teaching and Learning.
(E) Hire, supervise, and manage performance expectations for staff, student workers, and/or contracted workers.
(E) Develop and implement services, workshops, and programs aimed at supporting the teaching role of faculty and librarians, including managing the scheduling and development of promotional materials, and other activities designed to support best practices in teaching and faculty development.
(E) Coordinate support for the needs of the Faculty Fellows that support faculty teaching.
(E) Provide consultation services for faculty to determine their teaching needs and to connect faculty with appropriate directors, trainers, support staff, faculty fellows, and librarians.
(E) Assist faculty in integrating new pedagogical techniques and technologies; apply and share knowledge of best practices in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
(E) May assist the faculty with the design, development and integration of digital course materials, OER/affordable course materials, multimedia presentations, and other interactive technologies in support of classroom and online instruction.
(E) Support and promote faculty in developing inclusive pedagogical practices that recognize a diversity of student backgrounds and learning styles.
(E) Responsible for web content and online resources for the Center for Teaching Innovation and other university sites that connect faculty to a variety of support services.
Participate in educational events, such Pearls and Perils, Opening Day, and Research Day.
Collaborate with other campus units in the development and delivery of professional development programming such as Information Technology Services, the Library, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Center for Research & Creative Activities.
Assist the vice provost as necessary with projects and initiatives.
Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying ethnic, racial, religious, gender, cultural disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Serve as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate.
Relevant master's degree
Experience teaching at the university level in a variety of class settings, including online
Experience designing courses and developing digital materials for online and classroom instruction; experience with learning management software and video-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom)
Experience coordinating programming and educational initiatives in an academic setting
Experience presenting workshops and designing learning opportunities for adult-learners
Demonstrated experience working with or mentoring faculty to provide practical solutions for teaching with technology and supporting faculty with online or web-enhanced courses
Familiarity with a wide range of technology resources and their appropriate application to teaching and learning, including but not limited to learning management systems, classroom presentation media, courseware authoring systems, Web development tools, streaming audio and video, digital graphics and photography, and conferencing applications
Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.
Ability to work a flexible schedule according to departmental needs, which may include occasional evenings and weekends, including in- and some out-of state travel.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.
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