Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Pennsylvania, United States
20 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Profile Title
Associate Director C

Job Description Summary

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. The Associate Director will contribute to all aspects of the center, working both independently and as part of a team to support teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. The Associate Director will particularly contribute to the center’s work supporting STEM teaching at Penn. This position will take part in programming, including, but not limited to: organizing and leading discussions and workshops on teaching; consulting with instructors and observing classes; supporting specific teaching initiatives; and communicating with groups throughout Penn to develop and coordinate teaching programs. This position will support faculty in a variety of schools and disciplines, as well as contribute to programming for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Job Description

Job Duties:

  • Assist director and work with other CTL staff and independently in planning, developing and implementing programs for the improvement of teaching.
  • Work with assigned schools to identify their teaching needs and to design programs to meet those needs.
  • Organize, lead or participate in teaching workshops and discussions.
  • Consult with individual instructors on teaching; observe classes and provide feedback.
  • Contribute to the CTL team's programs for graduate students.
  • Provide organizational and administrative support for the Center’s activities. Communicate about Center’s programs.
  • Communicate across Penn – including with instructors, departments, administrators and resource centers – to coordinate support for teaching.


Ph.D. strongly preferred; Master's degree required, plus a minimum of 2-3 years related experience. Must have teaching experience at the college level, experience in and ideas about teacher development, ability to develop and administer teaching improvement programs, and the ability to work with a variety of disciplines and teaching styles. Sensitivity to the personal issues related to inclusive teaching and faculty development. Excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have expertise in a STEM field and one or more of the following areas – active learning, teaching large classes, mentorship of student research – and should be skilled with the use of technology in teaching. Candidates should bring both the ability to engage with faculty and an interest in research-informed practices. This position may also be eligible to teach one course a year at Penn.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Provost Interdisciplinary Programs

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement

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.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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