The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
is the development of professional health care practitioners
through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,
clinical, and distance education.
The Director of the
Institute for Learning, Innovation, and Faculty Excellence
(iLIFE) supports excellence in teaching and learning and
educational technology innovation through leadership of a
centralized faculty training and development framework that
facilitates excellent student outcomes and an engaged faculty
focused on excellence in teaching and learning. The Director guides
the mission, vision, and activities of the Institute, which
includes technology, teaching effectiveness, educational research,
mentoring, and innovation development resources, as well as
teaching certificates and educational programming to support
faculty excellence. The Director provides thought leadership and
engages actively with faculty, academic leadership, and other
stakeholders across the university to identify new opportunities
for faculty support and development, as well as new technologies
and tools to enhance the faculty teaching and student learning
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leads development of and manages the vision, mission,
strategy, and activities of the Institute for Learning, Innovation,
and Faculty Excellence and Innovation, including expectations,
processes, procedures, and evaluation of effectiveness.
- Facilitates and coordinates instructor training and
educational programming, including training around teaching,
learning, and assessment best practices, in face to face and online
modalities, synchronously and asynchronously.
- Facilitates and coordinates faculty training in educational
technologies, including both online (e.g., Blackboard) and
campus-based technologies (e.g., simulation and other campus
equipment), and provides guidance for faculty on appropriate
adoption of these tools to teaching practice guided by the goal of
optimizing student learning outcomes.
- Responsible for continual development and oversight of
USAHS’s faculty development processes, including faculty
onboarding, training and orientation, and mentoring through both
peer and academic support programs.
- Develops and delivers new faculty orientation and a
scaffolded year-long development sequence for all core faculty and
select contributing faculty.
- Works with academic leadership to provide individualized
faculty development plans for teaching effectiveness, based on
newly hired, intermediate and more senior faculty.
- Collaborates with educational and administrative support
units to achieve faculty development, as well as teaching
effectiveness goals based on student feedback and
- Maintains knowledge of current trends in educational
innovation, teaching effectiveness, and faculty development.
Engages with stakeholders to share current trends and stimulate
innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
- Leads educational innovation efforts that directly impact
faculty teaching practice by researching, partnering with faculty
and other stakeholders, identifying teaching innovation projects to
recommend for funding, and designing training for new educational
technologies and approaches that have been adopted.
- Partners with academic leaders to develop university-wide
teaching and learning quality indicators and supports the
achievement of quality through Institute educational programming
- Participates in University governance, curriculum planning,
and functions to support development and growth of the institution
- Leads the iLIFE Committee; Teaching, Innovation, and Peer
Support (TIPS) Committee; Teaching Innovation Steering Committee,
and serves on other programmatic and University committees as
- Serves as University liaison in community and/or
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- May perform other duties and responsibilities that
management may deem necessary from time to time.
- Position may be required to travel up to 30%.
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
REPORTS TO: Dean, Teaching, Learning and Innovation
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Sr. Faculty Development
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on
performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Doctorate in Education, or closely related degree.
- At least 5 years of higher education instructional
experience, preferably at the graduate level (or closely related
experience in training, mentoring or coaching may be
- In-depth knowledge of adult learning theory, instructional
approaches, assessment techniques.
- Ability to transfer theory into practice, to reach a broad
- Knowledge of educational practices within health sciences
(clinical approaches, etc.).
- Knowledge of various accreditation requirements as it
applies to faculty development expectations.
- At least 5 years of past faculty development experience
(commiserate management and/or trainer experience would be
- Demonstrated experience with delivering training/instruction
in a variety of formats (face-to-face, online,
Collaborates - Building partnerships and working
collaboratively with others to meet shared
Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity
when facing difficult situations.
Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others
through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under
Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the
organization to be successful.
Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and
delivering customer-centric solutions.
Drives Engagement - Creating a climate where people are
motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its
People Leadership - Leads by example when it comes to
finding and developing talent, with a focus on talent acquisition
strategies, setting performance targets that raises standards and
development of high potential talent.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but
may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves
operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours
daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional
office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other
physical functions as necessary.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal
opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of age, race,
religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national