Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and
Full or Part Time
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
Under the leadership of Chapman University’s new Provost and the
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Advancement,
Chapman University seeks to hire an inaugural Executive Director
for its Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. This
exciting new position builds on the long success of Chapman’s
former Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and
reflects the university’s new vision for the future of faculty
advancement. Working in collaboration with faculty and
administrators the Executive Director will be responsible for the
creation and delivery of new and continuing programs to support the
professional development of faculty and will have frequent
opportunities to interact with colleagues across campus.
Because this position will serve as one of the key support contacts
within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty
Advancement, the ideal candidate should have both a breadth and
depth of understanding the issues facing faculty members in various
fields of study and in a variety of teaching modalities.
Faculty development programming within the CETL
Management of instructional design and the development of
Chapman’s online degree portfolio
- Manage a first-year faculty colloquium program for new hires
- Host regular workshops for all faculty that focus on innovative
models of excellent instruction, including topical summer and
winter faculty academies.
- Lead campus conversations regarding the art and science of
Faculty outreach and community building
- Lead campus efforts to analyze, design, develop, implement, and
evaluate new online and hybrid courses and programs.
- Develop policies and procedures to ensure that Chapman faculty
are guided by best practices in academia.
- Liaise with campus offices to guide and support the direction
of effective classroom technologies based on emerging trends
Administration of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and
- Coordinate and participate in New Faculty Orientation sessions
for part time and fulltime faculty.
- Lead the Faculty Ambassador program, with representatives from
the academic units coordinating discipline-specific teaching
supports and professional growth.
- Assist faculty with the development of teaching portfolios for
the purposes of Tenure and Promotion Review.
Assessment and evaluation of teaching
- Supervise a staff of 2 FTE Instructional Designers plus student
assistants as needed.
- Collaborate with faculty co-director.
- Develop and manage university-wide communications for all CETL
programming and initiatives. Manage budget in consultation with the
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty
- Enhance the end-of-semester course evaluation process.
- Consult individually with faculty members to develop effective
teaching skills and/or to address specific teaching challenges,
especially as evidenced by course evaluations
- Ph.D. or terminal degree required.
- At least 5 years teaching experience, or equivalent years of
experience leading campus faculty development efforts at a 4-year
college or university.
- Effective collaborator, team player, and visionary who can
build momentum towards successfully articulating and implementing
faculty development goals.
- Fluency in the evolving nature of the landscape of
- Demonstrated experience managing the design and development of
- Excellent communication skills.
- Strong project management skills, including creative
problem-solving and decision-making.
- Culturally competent, possess a deep understanding of issues
surrounding equity and inclusion in higher education, and attuned
to the varieties of intersectionality, not only of gender, gender
identity, ethnicity and sexual orientation, but also class,
religion, national origin, and race.
- Positive attitude with the ability to effectively navigate
conflict and dialogue.
- Demonstrate fairness, transparency, competency, and
- Ability to make strategic, evidence-based decisions in a
culture of open communication.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum Number of References
Maximum Number of References
- Experience with Canvas LMS (or equivalent).
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