Senior Director Center for Educational Enhancement

Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Des Moines University seeks a Senior Director of the Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE).  The Senior Director will advance excellence in educational innovation and will support enhancement of the academic strengths of faculty and students, to include teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation, educational scholarship faculty development, continuing professional development programs and the overall authority for developing and delivering information management library services. CEE focus includes advancing new technologies, building on research and maximizing student outcomes. It enhances learning management platforms, content management, intellectual property and student/faculty/preceptors academic support and professional development.

The position will create, manage, and sustain innovative and collaborative programs to support the continued quality improvement of DMU academic programs. The Senior Director will empower faculty, staff and students to strive for educational enhancement and academic success and will promote a culture of continued quality improvement, educational innovation in teaching and learning, and innovative curriculum design and delivery. This position develops, implements and assesses the effectiveness of comprehensive programming to support educational enhancement for various stakeholders and DMU constituents, and promotes educational innovation, scholarship and continued improvement. The position has supervisory responsibilities and requires extensive collaborative efforts in programmatic development and implementation, and is also responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing the unit’s collaborative work with the Educational Technology Specialist (ITS) and other campus resources in designing, implementing and sustaining the scope of functions and programming offered by the unit.

Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, DMU is a graduate medicine and health sciences university comprising three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – that offer eight graduate degree programs. DMU combines the top advantages in medical education: expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, a dynamic and diverse research environment and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. In addition, the University will relocate to a new campus in West Des Moines, tentatively in 2023, that will serve as an innovative model for medical and health sciences education for the nation and beyond.

Qualifications include:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or clinical doctorate) required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a higher education institution related to teaching, learning, and/or assessment.
  • Strong collaborative leadership style.
  • A record of accomplishment in the scholarship of learning, teaching, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theories, models and best practices in learning, teaching, and assessment.
  • Proven experience providing leadership and facilitating programs.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.

For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit   Please submit CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission.  CV review and interview scheduling will commence immediately and continue until position is filled.  Position will remain posted until filled.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants  without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”).   Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Des Moines University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus environment, and the use of tobacco products anywhere on University/Clinic property is prohibited.

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