Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2018
Ref
04-30201
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University’s academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost’s Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University’s arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House. http://provost.upenn.edu/

The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an associate director who will specialize in supporting inclusive teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. This position will take an active role in all aspects of the center, and notably contribute to CTL’s commitment to support inclusive and equitable teaching that helps the diversity of Penn students to thrive, particularly paying attention to those from groups underrepresented at Penn or who are first-generation college students.

This associate director will both lead programs on inclusive teaching for faculty, graduate students and other instructors, and help CTL to incorporate inclusive practices in its programming broadly. Working as part of the CTL team as well as independently, this position will contribute to the center’s programming, including, but not limited to: organizing and leading discussions and workshops on teaching; consulting with instructors and observing classes; supporting particular initiative around inclusion; and communicating with groups throughout Penn to develop and coordinate teaching programs. The ideal candidate may also be eligible to teach part-time at Penn.

The Center for Teaching and Learning works to help instructors at every level at Penn excel in their teaching, to enhance the culture of teaching at the university, and, in turn, to increase the quality of education at Penn.

Ph.D. strongly preferred, Master’s degree required, plus a minimum of 2-3 years related experience, field is open. Teaching experience at the college level; Experience in and ideas about teacher development; Expertise in inclusive teaching and teaching diverse students; Ability to develop and administer teaching improvement programs; Ability to work with a variety of disciplines and teaching styles; Sensitivity to the personal issues related to the improvement of teaching; Excellent communication skills.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.