Associate Director for Experiential Learning

Job Description

The Associate Director for Experiential Learning, within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), works with the CETL director to provide university-wide leadership and coordinated management of professional development focused on empowering and supporting Virginia Tech faculty to develop and integrate experiential learning into programs of study. The associate director’s responsibilities include (a) provide a system for supporting faculty with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to develop deep and meaningful experiential learning opportunities and embed them in students’ plans of study; (b) lead and grow existing experiential learning programming including CETL’s Project-based Learning Institute, Experiential Learning Certificate, retreats and workshops (c) develop, implement, and evaluate new professional development programs focused on advancing faculty members’ understanding, application, and implementation of effective experiential learning pedagogies; (d) facilitate communication and coordination with faculty and administrators engaged in experiential learning; (e) support the overall vision and mission of CETL through support for CETL programs and services for enhancing teaching and learning; and, (f) serve on university committees, task forces, and other groups as an advocate for high quality, integrated experiential learning; and function in a year-round (CY) academic program planning and management capacity.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate by time of appointment;
experience as an instructor of record at the university level;
experience teaching in an experiential learning program or with experiential learning pedagogies;
experience developing, implementing, and assessing faculty development programming for teaching and learning;
knowledge of and experience applying essential principles of experiential learning in higher education; and,
evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, including faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on a university-wide experiential learning initiative;
experience developing and managing a professional development certificate for faculty;
experience with program-level student learning outcomes assessment for continuous improvement.
evidence of expertise in written, spoken and/or visual communications; and,
evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 2, 2023
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