Centre College seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to begin July 1, 2021. Since 2006 the CTL has served as the nexus for people, projects, and initiatives that advance the art and science of effective teaching in support of Centre’s mission of preparing students for lives of learning, leadership, and service. The CTL convenes conversations about pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning, promotes faculty professional development, promotes experiential and community-based learning initiatives, and furthers faculty and staff innovation with instructional technologies. More information about the office and its new collaborative campus space can be found on the CTL website.
Duties and Responsibilities
Guide and strengthen a vibrant existing culture of evidence-based, inclusive and innovative teaching within the context of the changing landscape of higher education;
Provide campus leadership and training on the use of high-impact practices, evidence-based and inclusive pedagogies, and effective instructional technologies;
Effectively lead, manage, and collaborate with an office staff that includes specialists in instructional technology and experiential learning;
Collaborate readily with other units (Office of Diversity Affairs, Information Technology Services, Centre Learning Commons, e.g.) on shared initiatives and strategic visioning;
Develop and implement programs to advance innovation in teaching and learning at Centre;
Work directly with faculty to provide formative consultations, resources, and mentorship around teaching;
Oversee and distribute a budget to support innovation in faculty teaching;
Teach in an appropriate academic discipline, usually two courses/academic year;
Contribute to, and engage faculty in, scholarly extramural conversations on teaching, including teaching and learning conferences, workshops, or publications.
Identify and pursue external collaborations and funding opportunities.
Salary and Appointment Information
The Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This is a 12-month, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Ph.D. or terminal degree in an academic discipline;
At least five years of experience teaching in a college or university setting and/or working in a Center for Teaching and Learning;
Evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education;
Experience in faculty professional development, including developing and delivering programming and providing mentoring and/or peer review of teaching;
Excellent management, collaboration, communication, and leadership skills.
In addition, the following qualifications are highly desirable:
Understanding and appreciation of the residential liberal arts college experience;
Proven expertise in fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, mentoring faculty from traditionally underrepresented groups, and/or guiding campus efforts to increase equity and inclusion;
A record of contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning, involvement in national or regional higher education development initiatives, and/or relevant disciplinary research;
Success in seeking, receiving, and managing external grant funds, esp. for faculty development.
A letter of application describing your qualifications and why this position at Centre College appeals to you. The letter should include a statement that explains how your work supporting faculty and managing a dynamic CTL team would be informed by your philosophies of teaching and leadership as well as your experience fostering diverse and inclusive communities.
Your curriculum vitae or resume.
Official transcripts for highest degree held.
Contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on February 26. First-round video interviews will be held in mid-March, and virtual finalist interviews will occur in late March/early April. Centre College is an equal opportunity employer.
About Centre College
Currently celebrating its 200th anniversary, Centre College is a nationally ranked, liberal arts and sciences college with 1,400 students and an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. Centre’s robust academic programs span the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and Centre hosts one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs, a world-class performing arts center, and competitive Division III athletics. Centre faculty are engaged and talented teacher-scholars who are deeply committed to teaching and mentoring students. Classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships and rewarding careers. The Centre Commitment ensures that all students will study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) consists of a newly renovated space with a suite of offices and shared collaborative space housed within Crounse Hall, which includes the Grace Doherty Library, Centre Learning Commons, classrooms, and numerous faculty offices. Centre College is in Danville Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to outdoor adventure, Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.
Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. The Centre community strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Centre College abides by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Please review the Statement of Community.
Centre College is a proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium: www.greaterkyherc.org. The Greater Kentucky HERC is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges, universities, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and members of private industry committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce. Member representatives include faculty, staff, human resources professionals, institutional leaders and faculty relations experts.
Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.