Description

The Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship at Lafayette College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will be part of a dynamic center environment and play key roles in CITLS programming, services and resource creation to support faculty as teacher-scholars. An initial focus of this position will be to provide pedagogical guidance and support for online and flexible course delivery including professional development opportunities for faculty and the development of resources on teaching. The Assistant Director will also guide and support face-to-face course delivery. The Assistant Director will be a part of other strategic initiatives for the center.

 

The Assistant Director will work closely with and report to the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the administrative coordinator and various campus partners including Learning & Research Technologies, the Academic Resource Hub, the Office of Accessibility Services and others.

 

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin. (See also: https://diversity.lafayette.edu).

 

The College recognizes that we live in an increasingly interconnected, globalized world and that students benefit from learning in educational and social contexts in which there are participants from all manner of backgrounds. The goal is to encourage students to consider diverse experiences and perspectives throughout their lives. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist the Associate Dean in the planning and execution of Center programming including workshops and communities of practice for remote and face-to-face instruction.

  • Develop resources for CITLS to support faculty teaching efforts and related projects.

  • Contribute to the writing of Center communications and newsletters.

  • Provide support for faculty teaching efforts through consultations and classroom observations.

  • Support the Center’s faculty and student fellows.

  • Assist in the Center’s grant-funded and other strategic initiatives.

  • Work collaboratively with on-campus partners as well as the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.

  • Play a role in the advancement of the Center’s scholarship around teaching and learning.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must be knowledgeable about research-supported teaching practices, have experience teaching in higher education, and embrace inclusive teaching and excellence. Candidates must be committed to continual growth as an educator developer and engage with professional societies.

 

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D., have teaching experience at the college level, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate proactively in a team environment. Candidates should have strong organizational and project management capabilities. Experience with and interest in remote teaching and educational technology is strongly preferred.

 

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.

 

Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/76748

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.

 

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Due to the COVID-19 out-break, the Regional Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching will be postponed to the summer of 2021. The good news is that we will be able to offer an online SI, as we have in the past, led by Bill Wischusen. Keep your eye on the newsletter or the website as we will be looking for ways to engage the community virtually.

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