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Director of Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development

Employer
Empire State University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Company Description:

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We build on our students' experiences to promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic development in New York state and beyond. SUNY Empire's 97,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields. Visit www.sunyempire.edu and follow us on social media @SUNYEmpire. 

SUNY Empire is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that having diverse faculty and staff is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world. 

Job Description:

Empire State University seeks a dedicated, creative, and experienced educator to serve as the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development. The successful candidate will oversee the Center for Mentoring, Learning, and Academic Innovation (CMLAI), SUNY Empire's teaching, learning, and faculty development center.  They will have a record of peer-reviewed scholarship and demonstrated leadership in faculty development at all career stages. The director will expand an existing faculty and professional development program that supports and enhances inclusive excellence in scholarship, advising, teaching, and creative engagement with emerging pedagogical opportunities.

Working collaboratively with faculty, professionals, and other academic leaders, the director will build the center into a model for researching and disseminating evidence-based strategies for excellence in teaching, learning, advising, and mentoring in flexible delivery modalities (e.g., online, hybrid, and independent study) to diverse learners. The director will oversee a small staff and report to the Associate Provost of Faculty and Academic Excellence.

This is a faculty appointment and highly qualified candidates may be eligible for continuing appointment (i.e., tenure) at a senior academic rank, after consultation with the appropriate department faculty and academic leadership.

Duties associated with this position include:

  • Maintaining, strengthening, and supporting a community of faculty, mentors/advisors, and other professionals in pursuit of SUNY Empire's mission, strategic goals, and core values related to teaching, learning, and mentoring.
  • Developing and implementing a strategic professional development agenda for SUNY Empire's faculty, mentors/advisors, and other professionals in teaching, learning, advising, and mentoring roles.
  • Developing and curating evidence-based and data-informed resources to support teaching excellence across schools and programs.  
  • Overseeing faculty and professional advisor orientation and onboarding.
  • Collaborating with the Office of Academic Affairs, deans, and other constituencies to identify systematic improvements to mentoring/advising, and teaching activities and processes across programs and schools.
  • Identifying opportunities to engage in or support research projects, including externally funded opportunities that advance the effectiveness of teaching, mentoring/advising, and learning.
  • Creating and implementing a systematic approach to onboarding, training, and retaining highly qualified and effective adjunct instructors.
  • Maintaining an active program of research and scholarly engagement.
  • Supervising CMLAI staff.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or comparable non-U.S. college or university.
  • A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in a higher education, including online modalities.
  • Record of teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Significant direct experience in faculty development programming and activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing positive workplace culture.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to DEISJ.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, utilizing multiple modalities.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of leadership experience in an educational setting.
  • Experience providing ongoing, evidence-based professional development in an educational setting.
  • Experience building community among professionals and faculty (i.e. forming communities of practices, leading professional development cohorts)
  • Ability to successfully manage complex projects and maintain progress towards strategic goals.

Special Information:

  • Occasional travel to SUNY Empire locations and events may be required.
  • SUNY Empire provides employees with robust remote and flexible work options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a dispersed work environment.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: Open-rank, 12-month appointment; salary and stipend commensurate with experience.

Empire State University is an EOE employer.

We are pleased to offer our employees an excellent benefit package which includes NYS health insurance, free dental and vision, competitive retirement options, and generous vacation, sick and holiday accruals; and a strong emphasis on work-life balance.  We also offer faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development.  Faculty-development opportunities include our annual Fall Academic Conference and the annual Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT www.sunyempire.edu/safety-security.

Other available faculty opportunities are located on our Faculty Vacancy Announcements page.

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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Empire State University

SUNY'S LEADING ONLINE INSTITUTION

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York, Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We are SUNY’s leading online institution and New York state’s only public online institution.

SUNY Empire serves 16,000 students across New York state, the region, and the world. The institution specializes in high-quality, flexible, affordable education for working adults, including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates. Our 95,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields.

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