Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.
The Engineering Learning Initiatives team works to enhance the learning environment across the College by providing opportunities for students to engage in collaborative learning, undergraduate research, and peer tutoring. The program also promotes teaching excellence in the college, administering the college's Teaching Assistant Development Program and provides training to undergraduates to become collaborative learning facilitators and peer tutors.
The College of Engineering at Cornell University seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Associate Director of Engineering Learning Initiatives. The Associate Director collaborates with the Director and Administrative Coordinator, and with teams of undergraduate and graduate student leaders, on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that promote educational excellence and peer-facilitated collaborative and applied learning in the College of Engineering. Key program leadership responsibilities include the Graduate and Undergraduate Engineering Teaching Assistant Development Programs; the Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) collaborative learning program; and the Tutors-On-Call peer tutoring program. The Associate Director also supports the Engineering Math Workshops, the Undergraduate Research Grants Program, and other college initiatives as needed. The Associate Director co-supervises, mentors, and trains approximately 90 student educators in programs that impact hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Engineering.
--Leading the development, coordination, and facilitation of training sessions for undergraduate collaborative learning facilitators and peer tutors, on topics such as active and collaborative learning, effective communication, and creating inclusive classrooms. --Managing Engineering Teaching Assistant Development Programs for both graduate and undergraduate TAs, including large training events, midterm evaluation processes, and an independent study course.
-- Screening, training, supervising, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate student educators, including collaborative learning workshop facilitators, peer tutors, and teaching assistant trainers. -- Performing classroom observations and reviewing midterm evaluation responses to inform provision of formative feedback to undergraduate collaborative learning facilitators.
-- Collecting and reviewing feedback on trainings and programs to inform a continuous improvement process.
Master's degree required, PhD preferred. Five to seven years experience in STEM education, program administration in higher education environment, or equivalent combination. Experience developing and delivering education-related programs, and teaching, training, and mentoring college students favored. Background in engineering education helpful. Experience creating inclusive, engaging learning environments. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, intercultural competence, and strong attention to detail. Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Supervisory experience helpful. Proficiency in use of project management software, online file sharing, Microsoft Office, and online survey programs. Weekend and evening hours necessary during peak program times.
Please submit a separate cover letter and resume with your application.
Resume review will begin August 15, 2019 and continue until filled.
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