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Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2023

Position Title
Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success

Position Number

Provost & Exe VC Academic Affairs - 200000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution and five years of administrative and effective leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Record of achievement in scholarly activity.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a wide range of diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while communicating salient issues to University leadership.
  • Evidence of effectively developing, implementing, and/or leading faculty or staff diversity and inclusion initiatives and retention activities and/or programming that supports faculty or staff from traditionally underrepresented populations.
  • Experience with effectively aligning and managing fiscal resources to support strategic priorities.
License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success ( CETLSS ) will support Appalachian States’ commitment to Preserve Faculty and Staff Excellence. The Executive Director will provide visionary leadership and develop CETLSS into a national model for innovation and effectiveness in faculty development for student success.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Advance, support, and sustain an inclusive culture of academic excellence.
  • Advance evidence-based teaching and learning, assessment, and evaluation practices across the App State community.
  • Lead and collaborate with key institutional stakeholders to identify and promote best practices surrounding equity-minded, inclusive teaching and the assessment of teaching.
  • Support a multidisciplinary faculty from a broad range of practices to create an equitable learning environment.
  • Meet regularly with the Chief Diversity Officer and other relevant entities to support faculty in meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.
  • Collaborate regularly with senior academic leaders in the Office of the Provost and across divisions.
  • Consult with faculty on aspects of grants related to teaching plans and broader impact strategies.
  • Provide supervision and direction to CETLSS Directors and staff.
  • Develop vision and provide coordination for CETLSS faculty affiliates.
  • Direct, maintain, and evaluate a robust portfolio of programming in faculty development.
  • Direct the curation of, collaboration in, and co-creation of teaching and learning resources for educational enhancement and student success.
  • Present and disseminate information on research-informed best practices in teaching and learning to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Develop programming that amplifies teaching and learning, inclusive pedagogies, and research and scholarship.
  • Coordinate timely and relevant programming with input from faculty and campus leaders.
  • Oversee the staff, budget, and operations of CETLSS .
  • Ensure visibility of CETLSS programming and outreach through social media, websites, and multiple communication platforms.
Suggested Salary Range
Salary commensurate with experience.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position within university office area.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • List of three professional references with contact information
AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/Affirmative Action
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & EEO Officer
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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