Posting closes: January 4, 2021.
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invite applicants for a position of Associate Director for Teaching Development Pathways to support the CTE’s mission to engage all members of the UIC community who have a teaching role, including faculty, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral scholars, in professional development opportunities that promote instructional innovation and inclusion in the classroom. Responsibilities also include serving as the Associate Director of UIC’s efforts as a member institution of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning network (CIRTL@UIC).
Reporting to the CTE Executive Director, with duties related CIRTL program administration and teaching assigned in conjunction with the Dean of UIC’s Graduate College, the Associate Director will develop and deploy pedagogical resources; facilitate workshops, webinars, and professional development programs; and lead multidisciplinary learning communities to better prepare UIC graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for careers inside and beyond the academy. The Associate Director will work with UIC stakeholders to advance initiatives to improve graduate student teaching assistant (TA) training. Efforts entail deploying programming campus-wide to support TAs in their development of competencies relevant to college-level teaching such as instructing students using inclusive, accessible, and culturally-responsive methods; evaluating students utilizing equitable assessment and grading practices; employing educational technology to facilitate student learning in different contexts (in-person, online, blended classrooms); and other areas critical to TA professional development such as effective communication skills and balancing research and teaching responsibilities. As an adjunct faculty member, the Associate Director will design and teach related courses in the Graduate College.
This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of February 15, 2021. Salary range is from $75,000 to $90,000, commensurate with experience. Candidates for the Associate Director for Teaching Development Pathways & CIRTL@UIC must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D.; experience in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching in-person and preferably online; knowledge of and ability to train others in student-centered, culturally-relevant, and equitable teaching practices; and demonstrated ability to engage graduate students, postdocs, and university faculty in professional development activities supporting effective teaching.
To apply: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=139092
Please complete an electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates may also submit up to five pages in materials from their portfolio that they feel would assist the search committee with an evaluation of their application. Such items could include statements demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; a documented record of past teaching successes using student-centered, culturally-relevant, and equitable teaching practices; and/or a summary of educational research or assessment undertaken to improve instruction or curriculum.
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