DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
Bothell Campus, Remote/Hybrid
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Open Until Filled
Salary is commensurate with education and
a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life
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Priority will be given to applications received by June 30th,
a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our
campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer
their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University
of Washington Bothell
is one of the most dynamic public
universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to
increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing
students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
provides students a participatory,
cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning,
community-based research, close relationships with faculty as
teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are
dedicated to student success.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90
percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40%
are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are
students of color.
The University values hiring faculty and staff who have
demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with
diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus
culture that promotes equity among colleagues.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work
begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that
are represented through the many diverse and minoritized
communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We
recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and
that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the
lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create
conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for
The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan -
Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence
are to: strengthen
diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and
advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell
has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and
support services designed to help students graduate on time and
debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its
work in the area of environmental sustainability.
The Executive Director of Learning and Teaching provides
campus-wide leadership for teaching and learning that promotes the
success of students at UW Bothell. This is the only position at UW
Bothell responsible for leading the design and delivery of academic
student support for every course offered at UW Bothell. In
addition, the Executive Director will develop and implement
strategy for current and new projects that support faculty and
staff as they support student success. The Director will use
research-based practices, data, and an anti-racist equity framework
to inform decisions, coordinate faculty development, and improve
student success across campus. Finally, this position engages in
strategic advocacy for institutional change needed to support
academic student success. This position plays a key role in
directing academic student support services and concomitant faculty
development efforts. This position supports student persistence and
retention with particular emphasis on operationalizing UW Bothell’s
diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Direct strategic and data-informed faculty development to
coordinate campus initiatives to promote student academic success
at UW Bothell.
• Design and lead strategic data-informed initiatives to support
targeted faculty development that supports student success in close
collaboration with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student
Success and other campus academic leaders.
• Lead campus efforts to develop and disseminate best teaching
practices that support student success. Many faculty members
possess expertise in aspects of pedagogy. This position leads work
to identify expertise and lead initiatives to disseminate that
expertise across the faculty. Because leadership in this arena is
highly context-specific, this position needs to be able to
strategically pivot while continuing to foster student success and
• Work closely with faculty leads in new and current strategic
initiatives to ensure sufficient campus-level support for the work
and assessment and improvement of the projects to align with
student success and retention efforts.
• Ensure cross-campus teaching and learning efforts are informed by
an anti-racist equity framework.
• Ensure cross-campus teaching and learning efforts are informed by
the assessment of UW Bothell’s undergraduate learning goals.
• Partner with deans and associate deans on offering faculty and
staff professional development for teaching and learning to ensure
that UW and external resources are being shared and cross campus
needs are being identified and addressed.
• Collaborate with the campus Library, office of Connected
Learning, Information Technology, and other units working on
teaching and learning to identify needs, advise, and/or contribute
to faculty development efforts related to teaching and
• Partner with tri-campus bodies on teaching and learning to ensure
that UW Bothell is represented and to align resources with UW
• Curate teaching and learning resources and tools for faculty and
staff related to strategic and targeted needs identified and in
partnership with the campus Library, the office of Connected
Learning, and Information Technology. This may include working with
external organizations that provide research-informed professional
• Support faculty with strategic course design to improve students’
success in those pre-requisite and core courses that are identified
as critical barriers using data-informed methods.
• Stay apprised of the trends in and engage in global conversations
about teaching and learning.
• Coordinate the work of 1-3 instructional design consultants and
related staff to support curricular changes and redesign.
Provide leadership for several Academic Success services located
in offices of Student Academic Success that serve all students at
• Provide leadership support for peer tutoring centers, the Writing
and Communication Center and the Quantitative Skills Center, which
are staffed by two professional staff members and approximately 50
student peer tutors.
• Provide leadership support for the Academic Success Coaching
program, which is staffed by one professional staff member.
• Provide leadership support for a centralized and data-informed
peer facilitation program in collaboration with faculty and
• Work with faculty members and academic leadership to ensure that
centralized tutoring, academic success coaching, and peer
facilitator support aligns with curricula and institutional needs
and is data informed.
• Working with staff in the units above, design a robust menu of
co-curricular opportunities for students such as workshops;
one-on-one and small group coaching; and mentoring connected to the
services listed above.
• Working with staff in the units above, design and implement
assessment and ongoing improvement of services listed above.
Proactively use this assessment to make both incremental and major
• Working with staff in the units above, plan and implement ongoing
antiracist and equity training for staff and student employees and
use antiracist and equity hiring practices.
Participate on the Office of Student Academic Success Leadership
Team to advocate for and improve success for all students at UW
• Engage in weekly meetings to understand systemic barriers and
identify opportunities for improving student success.
• Participate in working groups that address issues of retention,
belonging, and success of students.
• Advocate for faculty in student success work.
• Master's degree in education or other field with demonstrated
commitment to teaching and learning.
• At least six years’ experience leading faculty development
programs and/or academic student support services;
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
• Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, assessing,
and refining initiatives in a deliberate, collaborative, timely,
and effective manner, and to motivate others.
• Demonstrated facility in working with and promoting the success
of student populations strongly represented at UWB including
first-generation, URM, immigrant, Veteran, and international
• Experience mentoring and supervising professional staff.
• Experience with assessment of teaching and learning.
• Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships
with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen
actively, empathize, and provide reflective feedback
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and
objective approach to student services and faculty
• Demonstrated organizational skills, including attention to detail
and documentation, ability to identify and resolve problems in a
timely manner, ability to gather and analyze information
skillfully, and comfort and efficacy in a fast-paced and
• Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to meet
deadlines, manage time and resources effectively, and develop
priorities amid simultaneous competing and changing projects.
• Content expertise in one or more of the following: writing
pedagogies; quantitative reasoning pedagogies; diversity and equity
initiatives in higher education; and/or supporting students’
belonging and wellbeing in college classrooms.
• Experience as a college-level instructor.
• Experience managing budgets.
• PhD (or other terminal degree).
Irregular hours depending on faculty schedules and institutional
needs; some evening work required; participation in conferences and
professional development activities as necessary.
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Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you
will not be considered for this position until all required
assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the
University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives
and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and
maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,
equitable and welcoming.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability
committed to becoming climate neutral.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled
status, or genetic information.
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