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Director, Faculty Advancement in Teaching Excellence

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At Quinnipiac Innovations in Learning and Teaching (QILT), we collaborate with the Quinnipiac University community to envision and create the future of teaching and learning. Our commitment lies in ambitiously integrating cutting-edge pedagogy and technology into dynamic learning environments.

The Director of Faculty Advancement in Teaching Excellence is a pivotal figure within the QILT team, dedicated to supporting faculty and enhancing the overall teaching experience at Quinnipiac University. This full-time administrative role focuses on elevating faculty development, fostering pedagogical innovation, and enhancing the integration of technology in teaching across various modalities. While the position does not entail teaching responsibilities, interested candidates may have the opportunity to teach up to twice a year, subject to departmental needs. This role is instrumental in propelling the university toward teaching excellence and aligning with Quinnipiac’s vision as the University of the Future.

About Quinnipiac:
Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.

  • Strategic Leadership in Teaching Excellence: Guide QILT initiatives to promote inclusive learning and innovative educational strategies.
  • Faculty Development and Support: Develop and oversee comprehensive faculty development programs, supporting effective and innovative teaching methodologies.
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration and Engagement: Foster collaboration within QILT and across academic departments to enhance interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
  • Research and Scholarship Advocacy: Support faculty engagement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to enhance teaching outcomes.
  • Policy Development within QILT Framework: Assist in developing and implementing university-wide teaching and learning policies.
  • Program Assessment and Data-Driven Improvement: Utilize data to assess and enhance the effectiveness of teaching initiatives and faculty development programs.
  • Online and Blended Learning Development: Collaborate to improve online and blended learning offerings in alignment with university strategies.
  • Learning Spaces Design: Work with university stakeholders to envision and create learning spaces that support innovative teaching practices.
  • Professional Development Workshops and Seminars: Facilitate various faculty development events, including workshops and seminars.
  • Community Building and Advocacy: Cultivate a vibrant community of faculty practice, encouraging collaboration and advocacy for teaching excellence.
  • Resource Development: Lead in creating teaching resources for various platforms including the QILT newsletter, website, and other outlets.
  • Technology Integration: Lead in connecting pedagogy to emerging educational technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Supervision of Key Initiatives: Oversee initiatives such as the Writing Across the Curriculum (QUWACT), the Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Lab (IETL), and embedded academic student support roles distributed in schools.
Education Requirements:
  • Master's degree required
  • Terminal degree in Education, Learning Sciences, or a related discipline preferred
  • 10+ years of extensive experience in faculty development and innovative teaching
  • Administrative Experience: A minimum of 8-10 years in higher education, with notable achievements in faculty development, teaching and learning advancement, and a strong background in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Teaching Experience: A minimum of 5-7 years teaching experience in higher education settings
  • Strategic Vision and Innovative Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to lead strategically with a focus on innovative teaching and learning practices.
  • Mentorship and Professional Development: Proven skills in mentoring faculty and fostering their professional growth.
  • Facilitation: Expertise in facilitating workshops and events on teaching-related topics.
  • Collaborative Leadership and Engagement: Ability to engage collaboratively across departments and within the QILT community.
  • Research and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning: Strong background in SoTL and advocacy for research in teaching methodologies.
  • Policy Development and Implementation: Skills in contributing to the formulation and implementation of educational policies.
  • Program Evaluation and Data Analysis: Competency in assessing educational programs and utilizing data for continuous improvement.
  • Learning Space Design and Technology Integration: Experience in designing learning spaces and integrating educational technologies effectively.
  • Community Building and Networking: Ability to foster a community of practice and maintain strong academic and industry relationships.
  • Resource Development and Management: Skills in developing diverse teaching and learning resources, including digital platforms.
  • Emerging Trends in Higher Education: Knowledgeable about emerging trends and best practices in higher education.
  • Experienced Teacher: At least 5-7 years teaching experience in higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac' commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: April 10, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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