The Assistant Director will work closely with a wide range of University constituencies and faculty at all phases of their academic career to support effective, evidence-based, inclusive teaching and learning at Elon. The Center's programming orients faculty to a high-quality student- and learning-centered environment; it includes seminars and workshops, individual consultations, mid-semester focus groups, course and curriculum development projects, and grant programs. The Assistant Director will hold a full-time 12-month position starting August 1 and will report to the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. The Assistant Director should expect to teach one course per year (after the first year) and will be eligible for a faculty rank affiliated with an academic department at Elon.
Terminal degree required.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Evidence of effective, student-centered teaching at the post-secondary level; Strong organizational and administrative skills; Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; Strong problem-solving/troubleshooting skills; A demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students in an academic setting; The ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic and innovative center; The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment; Knowledge of effective, evidence-based teaching and learning practices.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Director, the Assistant Director will: Facilitate workshops, seminars and faculty learning communities to build capacity for and community around excellence in teaching and engaged learning; Consult with individual faculty members in their efforts to be inclusive, effective, and innovative teacher-scholars; Collaborate with the Center's staff and its Advisory Committee to enact the Center's mission; Develop and lead faculty development programs or projects that align with campus initiatives on teaching and engaged learning; Collaborate with faculty and staff from across campus on pedagogical and curricular initiatives related to engaged, inclusive and scholarly teaching and learning; Pursue ongoing professional development and scholarly activity related to teaching and learning; Teach one course per year (after the first year).
Preferred qualifications include:
Experience in educational development or experience consulting with instructors on course design or other teaching and learning topics (strongly preferred),
Experience with the scholarship of teaching and learning,
Disciplinary or other expertise that would complement and diversify the existing CATL team.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.