Assistant Director for TA Development and Recognition



Posting Details

Posting Number F0802P Working Title Assistant Director for TA Development and Recognition Department Teaching and Learning Ctr About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization None Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 05/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 01/26/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, those wishing to apply for this position should submit application materials by February 26, 2021.

Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Ruth Poproski, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning (ruth.poproski@uga.edu; 706-542-0525).

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).


Position Details

Classification Title Academic Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Academic Professional Associate Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting).

Position Summary

The University of Georgia seeks an organized and thoughtful individual to join the Center for Teaching and Learning ( CTL ) as Assistant Director for TA Development and Recognition. The CTL is a unit of the Office of Instruction, whose central mission is to provide university-wide leadership, collaboration, and support on matters related to instruction.

The Assistant Director for TA Development and Recognition reports to the Associate Director for Teaching and Learning and collaborates with Assistant Directors in the unit. At the CTL, Assistant Directors work under the guidance of the Associate Director to develop and execute an institutional vision aligned with the CTL mission in their area (e.g., TA training and graduate student educational development). Assistant Directors also (1) support the development and execution of new programs and strategic initiatives in support of high quality teaching and learning, (2) sustain current programs, workshop offerings, resources, and services designed to enhance instruction, (3) serve on the leadership team for the CTL Teaching and Learning Team, and (4) collaborate with CTL colleagues in support of programming related to the mission and goals of the CTL and the UGA Office of Instruction.

The individual filling this position will work collaboratively with our Coordinator for Faculty and Graduate Student Development and a Graduate Assistant for TA Development and Recognition to support teaching assistants and graduate students across all UGA schools and colleges. This will include providing educational development and TA training services such as workshops, consultations, facilitation of mid-semester formative evaluations of teaching, execution fo TA Orientation, coordination of our TA training course, facilitation of our Future Faculty Fellows program, administration of two university-wide awards for teaching assistants, and more. This individual will also contribute substantial leadership to our new program for future faculty (teaching) development at UGA (expected launch by January 2022), and will teach at least once a year in our slate of graduate level teaching courses (offered through the graduate school).

CTL’s Assistant Directors also work with the Associate Director for Teaching and Learning and the Assistant Director for Instructional Development to assess current efforts in TA and graduate student educational development and to shape our efforts moving forward. This response will include consideration and response to directives from above, emerging trends in higher education, and observed needs at the University of Georgia. The purpose of this position is to pursue the development and execution of training and educational development programs and services for graduate students at UGA .

This position is Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, with expectations for flexibility when needed to meet deadlines and provide support for the CTL . This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible position.

Additional Requirements

• A doctoral degree with anticipated completion no later than April 2021.
• At least one year of experience with graduate student TA training and educational development in higher education.
• At least one year of teaching experience in higher education.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

• An earned doctorate in a field represented at the University of Georgia (https://www.uga.edu/a-z/schools.html).
• Two years of experience working full-time in a Center for Teaching and Learning or similar higher education unit.
• Three years of experience developing and facilitating programs for TAs and graduate students – including but not limited to facilitating teaching workshops and/or learning communities, conducting teaching observations, and facilitating the small group instructional diagnosis process.
• At least one year of experience providing teaching-related support to those who work with TAs.
• At least one year of experience teaching at a large research university, while supervising at least one teaching assistant.
• At least two semesters of experience teaching a course on teaching and learning for TAs or graduate students.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• A demonstrated commitment to improving teaching on the basis of research on teaching and learning.
• Knowledge of multiple and varied instructional strategies and their application in the higher education classroom.
• Significant practical knowledge of the TA training and educational development needs of graduate students.
• Ability to develop and execute programs focused on the educational development of graduate students.
• Ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, including faculty members, staff, administrators, and students.
• Ability to set goals and achieve outcomes in a timely fashion with little oversight.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Provide educational development and TA training services for graduate students and those who work with them (e.g., workshops, consultations, facilitation of mid-semester formative evaluations of teaching, leadership of specific CTL programs).

Percentage Of Time 50 Duties/Responsibilities

Collaboratively manage and coordinate university-wide support for TA training requirements and two university-wide graduate student teaching awards.

Percentage Of Time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Collaborate with the Associate Director and other Assistant Directors to develop new, strategic, and responsive initiatives for the CTL .

Percentage Of Time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Work with the Associate Director to assess current TA training and graduate student educational development efforts and to shape future work.

Percentage Of Time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Teach twice per year within our slate of graduate level teaching courses (offered through the graduate school).

Percentage Of Time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Hire and supervise a graduate assistant for TA Development and Recognition.

Percentage Of Time 5 Duties/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

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