Director, Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Scholarship
Job no: 494418
Position Type: Professional Location: Brockport Division/Equivalent: Academic Affairs School/Unit: CELT Categories: Professional Non-Faculty
Director, Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Scholarship
The College at Brockport
The College at Brockport is accepting applications for a Director, Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (CELT). Reporting to the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, the Director will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and leading faculty development programming in support of The College at Brockport's mission, vision and values. This is a full-time, 12 month position.
Provides strategic leadership and vision for the continuous improvement of teaching and learning at The College at Brockport.
The Director will promote the scholarship of teaching, learning and engagement, guide appropriate pedagogies, and support the implementation of programmatic and student learning assessment.
Supervises CELT staff including the Assistant Director, Learning Support Team; one half time Office Assistant 1; a part-time scholarship and research support member; an online librarian; and three instructional designers.
Maintains the CELT website and communications related to faculty development with the College faculty.
Collaborates with CELT Advisory Board, campus committees, IT and Media Services.
Prepares reports on CELT's activities as required.
Applies for external funding to support innovative programs and faculty development.
Oversees the Chancellor's Award Committee and Advising Awards.
Maintains current expertise in the field.
Develops strategies, services and support for faculty and staff for effective practices and student success.
Designs, conducts and evaluates faculty development programs including faculty learning communities, workshops and seminars that will create cross-campus partnerships and foster faculty communities around topics of common interest.
Facilitates new initiatives and encourages collaborations among the various curricular and co-curricular programs that support effective teaching and learning on campus through a variety of instructional modalities.
Promotes a campus culture that values and recognizes the importance of teaching excellence and student learning.
Facilitates and supports campus collaborations in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Provides leadership and planning for all instructional and curricular development activities designed to support the College's teaching community.
Promotes the infusing of diversity and global learning into the curriculum and classroom across campus.
Coordinates faculty attending off-campus development events related to teaching and learning/professional development.
Provides opportunities for faculty to have individual consultation on improvement of classroom instruction.
Coordinates training to faculty in use of instructional technology in the classroom and online.
Oversees online education at the College including chairing the Hybrid Online Support Team Committee.
Maintains the faculty development center.
Teaches one course per year in their discipline.
Manages the office's budget.
Master's degree in an academic discipline, faculty development or a closely related field by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university; experience teaching at the college or university level at an accredited institution; knowledge of outcomes-based curricular design, program development, assessment of learning outcomes, student-centered learning and learning theories, and technology enhanced teaching and learning; demonstrated collaborative leadership and management skills, and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple academic and administrative units; progressive experience in managing staff and resources; demonstrated ability to effectively manage campus projects and initiatives; effective verbal and written communication skills; and, ability to effectively work in a culturally diverse environment.
Doctoral or terminal degree in an academic discipline, faculty development or a closely related field by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university; record of scholarship with a focus on teaching and learning; knowledge of course management systems and effective online teaching methodologies; knowledge and use of innovative teaching approaches (e.g. collaborative learning, civic learning and engagement, problem based learning); online teaching experience; competence in instructional design; knowledge of assessment; and, prior experience working in a faculty development center.
The mission of CELT is to empower faculty and staff to create high-quality learning experiences for students, to work productively in their field, and to provide meaningful service to the College community. The CELT office empowers faculty and staff to create high quality learning experiences for students, work productivity in their field, and provides meaningful service to the College community.
The College and Region
The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.
The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:
16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.
The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, healthcare and dependent care savings accounts.
Review of application materials will begin immediately and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu and submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone number of three professional references.
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We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.