University of Pennsylvania

The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks an associate director to contribute to all aspects of the center, working both independently and as part of a team to support teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. We particularly seek candidates who will 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.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in 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.

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. Teaching experience at the college level. Experience in and ideas about teacher development. 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 inclusive teaching and faculty development. Excellent communication skills.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and CV online at the University of Pennsylvania’s careers website:

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