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Associate Director, Faculty Development Program

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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*Posting Number:*SF01142
*Job Title:*Associate Director, Faculty Development Program
*Position Number:*109184
*Position Type:*Professional Staff
*Union:*Non-Union Non-Classified Staff
*Pay Grade Level:*14
*Pay Grade Range:*Salary to commensurate with education and experience.
*Status :*Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent
*Department:*Provost for Academic Affairs
*Contact(s):*Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: ([](

*Campus Location:*Kingston
*Grant Funded:*No
*Job Description Summary:**The search will remain open until the position has been filled. *First consideration will be given to applications received by October 25, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 5, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 5, 2021) may not be given full consideration.

*BASIC FUNCTION:* Develop, administer, and assess the impact of the University's Faculty Development Program. Provide leadership to engage members of the university faculty to advance excellence in teaching and learning by designing and offering a combination of workshops, seminars, and consultations. Provide expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning to help faculty members identify a range of evidence-based practices that are appropriate for their specific teaching contexts, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Design and implement programs to assist faculty members in collecting and analyzing direct and indirect measures of student learning for the purpose of improving course design, instructional techniques, and student success. Collaborate with the Director and other staff in the Office of Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) in strategic planning efforts and in the design of appropriate assessment methods for those efforts.

*Duties and Responsibilities:**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:** *Provide leadership in strategic planning for the Faculty Development Program including conducting needs assessments when appropriate. Serve as project manager for special faculty development initiatives (e.g., active learning, gateway courses, diversity and inclusion initiatives, general education). Create, find, and disseminate resources related to university teaching and learning, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Provide leadership, expertise and consultation with various university-wide committees on teaching-related issues, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Design protocols for consultations with individuals, faculty groups, and academic units about teaching and learning concerns including protocols for conducting classroom observations, collecting midterm student feedback, facilitating focus groups, and surveying current or former students. Design, advertise, conduct, and evaluate workshops, seminars, and other events for faculty members and other relevant campus stakeholders. Design and implement initiatives that support faculty participation in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In conjunction with the Director, evaluate the effectiveness of the Faculty Development Program on a regular, periodic basis. Support effective implementation and use of course evaluation system across the University by designing and delivering consultations, workshops and online resources for individuals, departments, and colleges. Supervise the ATL database that enables event planning, faculty outreach, participation tracking, certificates of completion, and end of year reporting across all relevant ATL units. Provide supervision for the faculty development specialist/s, including ensuring professional development for this position. Write, and help others to write, grant proposals for external funding of special instructional improvement initiatives.* * In collaboration with the other offices in ATL and with the Faculty Development specialists, oversee the design and maintenance of the faculty development website. In conjunction with the Director, ensure budgeting aligns with funding source requirements. Engage in active research to stay current with trends in Faculty Development, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Participate in conferences/conventions through attendance or facilitation of workshops to represent the Center and University. Work closely with the Offices of Online Education and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation to assist in efforts to integrate technology and student learning outcomes assessment into teaching and learning.* * *OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* Perform other duties as required.* **LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:* Personal computer and printers; word processing, database management, spreadsheet and presentation software, learning management systems and classroom technology.

*Required Qualifications:**REQUIRED:*

1. Ph.D., Ed.D or terminal degree.

2. Minimum of three years of college teaching experience at the time of appointment.

3. Demonstrated experience in providing leadership to faculty development programs or projects.

4. Minimum four years of faculty development experience (including consulting with post-secondary faculty about teaching and learning issues and inclusive pedagogy).

5. Demonstrated experience in developing and conducting workshops on college teaching and learning.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of educational psychology and learning theory.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation and instructional methodology.

8. Demonstrated experience in quantitative or qualitative research.

9. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

11. Demonstrated experience managing complex data sets (e.g. relational data bases, statistical programs, and/or qualitative data analysis systems).

12. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

13. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

*Preferred Qualifications:**PREFERRED:*

1. Ph.D. in a field related to diversity, equity, inclusion or social justice.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of educational psychology, learning theory, and evaluation and instructional methodology. *

*Environmental Conditions:*This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
*Posting Date:*09/29/2021
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) "Other Document - References" - the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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