Through its three areas of focus (Teaching and Learning, Research, and Leadership), the Center for Faculty Excellence (“CFE”) provides programs that support and advance faculty and graduate students through the various stages of their careers in their roles as teachers, researchers, and leaders and connects them to resources across the university. The Center also facilitates university-wide responses to educational challenges and issues and develops, evaluates, and encourages the best practices in faculty support, recruitment, retention, and assessment. Recognizing that each faculty member requires competence in several areas but has particular areas of expertise and effectiveness, the Center (1) ensures that faculty can recognize and quickly access needed resources, (2) facilitates intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, (3) encourages mentoring to prepare succeeding generations of teachers, researchers, and leaders, and (4) engages in continuous assessment of program effectiveness.
The Associate Director and Teaching and Learning Coordinator will have responsibilities in two main areas. As Teaching and Learning Coordinator, the holder of the position will be responsible both for developing and delivering programs and resources to foster excellence in teaching and learning and for overseeing the work of the Center’s teaching and learning staff. As Associate Director, the holder of the position will also support the Director in budgeting, strategic planning, and fundraising for the Center, collaborating with other campus units on the development of faculty development programs, and overseeing the Center’s day-to-day operations.
1. 40% Create, develop, and implement initiatives and resources to foster and enhance faculty and graduate student excellence in teaching and learning; disseminate information about teaching-and-learning-related resources on campus available to faculty and graduate students; and promote collaboration and partnerships among units and faculty across campus interested in excellence in teaching and learning.
2. 35% Support the Director in (a) developing the Center’s budget and strategic plans for Center activity and programming, (b) developing and implementing fundraising initiatives, including grants, (c) collaborating with academic and administrative units in the conceptualization of new faculty development programs, and (d) overseeing the Center’s day-to-day operations.
3. 25% Oversee all of the Center’s activity, personnel, and resources in the area of teaching and learning.
The position of Associate Director and Teaching and Learning Coordinator requires significant experience in higher education and faculty development. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Education or a related discipline is preferred.
Qualifications & Experience Requirements
The successful candidate will have particular expertise in the area of teaching and learning and will possess many of the following attributes: familiarity with research in teaching and learning in higher education and commitment to evidence-based practice; knowledge of instructional innovation and e-learning in higher education, and experience with and strong interest in the use of technology to enhance learning in higher education; familiarity with requirements for faculty success in teaching, research, and leadership; outstanding communication and relationship skills; expertise in program development, implementation, and evaluation, including outcomes assessment; experience with the grant application process and grant administration; and strong managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities. This is a full-time EPA Non-Faculty position. The Associate Director and Teaching and Learning Coordinator may hold an adjunct faculty appointment.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. All inquiries will be kept confidential in the early stages of the search process. Applicants will be directly solicited for permission before references are contacted.
All applications must be submitted electronically. To apply, go to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/5124
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.