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Academic Program Director

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Academic Program Director

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02118599

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
UWM's Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) fosters an educational environment of high-quality academics with the intent of improving student success and encouraging the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Director leads a team of academics, support staff, and learning management system administrators to provide assistance to faculty and graduate teaching assistants as they develop and deliver their courses. In addition, the Director oversees and promotes numerous institutional and systemwide teaching and learning workshops and teaching fellowships. The CETL Director reports to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned terminal degree in a field of study appropriate to UWM and a record of research, teaching, and service accomplishments consistent with at least a tenured position as an associate professor
  • Experience in fostering a culture of transparency, equity, inclusion and professional development, and growth
  • Demonstrated experience, success, and critical understanding in advancing the success of students who have been historically underrepresented in the academy (e.g., first-time in college, Pell eligible)
  • Notable record of teaching excellence
  • Record of progressive responsibility in higher education, including at least two years of leadership
  • Knowledge of and experience in providing training to faculty and instructional staff about best practices in teaching

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching professional development training sessions across multiple instructional modalities (e.g., in-person, online, etc.)
  • Leadership role in a teaching and learning professional development unit for five or more years
  • Record of presentations and publications in the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting the development and use of Generative AI to advance teaching and student learning
  • Demonstrated experience and achievements working with diverse instructional staff and student bodies in an urban access institution

Application Instructions
Completed application materials must include:
  • A cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and in meeting the position requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A page listing the names and contact information (phone number and email) for at least three professional references

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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