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Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Director (PRN30123B)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$80,000.00 - $95,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 them.
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 region.

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 learning practices.

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 requests.

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 - Undergraduate Studies

COMPENSATION:             $80,000/yr. - $95,000/yr.

WORK SCHEDULE:           Full Time, Day


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 of CTLE.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

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 preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Required Applicant Documents

  1. Resume
  2. 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.
  3. 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 filled.


  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in their academic field.
  • Direct experience and documented success in faculty development at an R1 institution.



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.

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