Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Employer
Williams College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Opening Details

Williams College is pleased to announce a search for the inaugural Associate Director of the newly established Center for Teaching. This person will play a fundamental role in developing and articulating a vision for the Center and laying foundations for the Center’s continued growth and success.

The Associate Director will be an experienced and thoughtful educational developer who is committed to supporting faculty to develop their craft of teaching. The Associate Director will work with the Faculty Director to identify key needs of the faculty and develop programs and initiatives that respond to those needs, integrate the center into faculty life, and coordinate with existing offices. The Associate Director will develop and implement programming that supports inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices; collaborate with campus partners to develop, sustain, support, and assess educational development initiatives; stay up-to-date with research, innovations, and emerging frameworks in teaching and learning, specifically those most relevant to residential liberal arts educational contexts, and share that scholarship with the faculty. This position requires an interest in working with a wide range of faculty and staff with varying needs and interests; a commitment to supporting inclusive and accessible teaching practices; an openness to and interest in many different teaching styles and approaches; and the capacity to build collaborative relationships with faculty and staff.


Responsibilities
  • Foster a culture of continual faculty development through sharing of best practices and engaged learning in a community of teacher-scholars;
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of events and programs, including one-on-one consultations, workshops, learning communities, and creation and dissemination of resources and research to support faculty development;
  • Regularly consult with faculty and staff to identify needs for faculty professional development and develop responsive programs;
  • Advise and consult faculty on the development of innovative assignments, activities, and assessment approaches;
  • Support course and curricular design;
  • Facilitate faculty learning communities and workshops on pedagogical methods and effective practices in a variety of focus areas such as inclusive pedagogies, meaningful learning assessment, experiential learning, etc;
  • Collect and analyze information on faculty participation, as well as on the reach and impact of the center;
  • Work with faculty members to identify their own teaching goals, and help them develop ways to assess whether they are achieving them;
  • Share current research on teaching and learning with the faculty;
  • Manage the center’s budget and develop budget plans and requests as needed;
  • Maintain currency in the educational development field and contribute to national conversations; through scholarship and/or engagement with relevant professional associations
This is a full-time, year-round, administrative staff position, reporting to the Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, and working closely with partners in the Dean of Faculty’s Office and the Dean of the College’s Office.


Qualifications
  • Advanced degree required; Ph.D or equivalent terminal degree is preferred.
  • 3+ years of highly relevant experience required, such as expertise in the science of learning and/or experience working in a faculty development unit in a university or college
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of diverse populations and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive practices
  • Excellent strategic planning, organizing, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • A strong record of building and continuously measuring outcomes of programming
  • Ability to effectively manage competing and demanding objectives and priorities
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective practices related to faculty development, the external funding environment, mechanisms for the dissemination of scholarship, and trends in higher education
  • Strong analytical skills, including collecting, evaluating, and interpreting data
  • Proficiency using computers; GSuite expertise highly relevant, evidence of self-taught skills or competency in wordpress, graphic design, programming, or excel may be useful
The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, and other dimensions of identity.

Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply. You should submit a 1-2 page letter of interest and a resumé. Application review will begin on June 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay ranges from $80,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-D.


Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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