The Office of Undergraduate Studies invites applications for the
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in the
Office of Undergraduate Studies. The University of Utah Office of
Undergraduate Studies provides every student with an exceptional
educational experience that empowers them to lead transformational
lives wherever their academic and professional futures take
The University-wide Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
(CTLE) serves the University of Utah’s undergraduate, graduate, and
professional schools. CTLE’s goal is to advance knowledge,
understanding, and utilization of the best teaching and learning
practices. The new Director joins CTLE at an exciting
time at our institution, with new leadership committed to expanding
the role of CTLE and enhancing teaching at one of
America’s leading research universities. Located in Salt Lake City,
the U of U is an integral part of a diverse and growing urban
The Director will provide leadership regarding the evolving
needs of our teaching community. Primary functions include:
1) Align CTLE activities with Undergraduate Studies
and University-level strategic goals.
2) Collaborate with the 18 colleges, schools, and nearly 100
departments and programs across the institution to develop and
advance evidence-based teaching and learning strategies.
3) Promote equity, diversity, and inclusive teaching and
4) Serve as a leading voice and advocate within the institution
in teaching and learning excellence.
5) Promote the development and dissemination of scholarship
related to teaching and learning and instructional innovation.
6) Creating and maintaining programs aimed at advancing graduate
student, junior, and adjunct faculty pedagogical development.
7) Maintaining, evaluating, and assisting with existing programs
such as student course feedback, semester-oriented workshops, the
annual teaching symposium, and CTLE services and
8) Elevate the reputation of the U’s instructional excellence
among peer institutions through active engagement in national
professional organizations and research/practice presentations.
9) Fostering professional growth, support, and providing
direction to CTLE personnel.
10) Provide financial oversight and budgetary development
for CTLE and associated activities.
The CTLE Director reports to the Senior Associate Dean
for Faculty Success and Academic Innovation, who reports to the
Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean
of Undergraduate Studies (SAVPAA & Dean).
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University of Utah Job ID# PRN30123B 00019 -
$80,000/yr. - $95,000/yr.
The Director will collaborate with leaders in the units across
the University of Utah campus to support best practices,
principles, and associated services to empower faculty to provide
excellence in teaching. The Director will develop, implement, and
maintain an assessment plan for teaching and learning excellence
across the University of Utah campus. In addition, the Director
will maintain assessment plans for continual improvement in
all CTLE activities.
The Director will work closely with other administrative
offices, including the University Connected Learning and the
Teaching and Learning Technologies office. Wherever appropriate and
in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean
and SAVPAA & Dean, the Director will support student
success and the University’s broader academic goals, such as
curricular and pedagogical changes necessary to support the variety
of educational efforts and degree requirements.
The Director will also pursue external funding—in close
collaboration with Undergraduate Advancement—to support excellence
in teaching and learning, promote and award excellence through
teaching awards, and strategically expand efforts with external
foundation supporters. The Director will have administrative
oversight of CTLE offices and a current staff of four
with four graduate students. This includes cultivating an
environment where the skills and goals of faculty, administrators,
and graduate student personnel are fostered in a team-oriented
atmosphere. In addition, they will be responsible for creating,
maintaining, and adjusting a budget to support the efforts
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Health Care
Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of
progressively more responsible management experience; and
demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective
communications skills required.
Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the
essential functions of the job as outlined in the position
Required Applicant Documents
- A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
and approach for designing an exemplary Center for Teaching and
Learning Excellence with a specific discussion about addressing
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A curriculum vitae.
Please submit your application materials by Friday,
April 29, 2022. The search committee’s review of applications and
nominations will commence and continue until the position is
- Ph.D. or terminal degree in their academic field.
- Direct experience and documented success in faculty development
at an R1 institution.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365
(V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation.
The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.