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Stonehill CollegeLocation: North Easton, MA 02357 Document ID: AB445-5ZRO Posted on: 2017-11-1311/13/2017 Job Type: Regular
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22- miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.
Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes ("Light and Hope"), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.
Stonehill invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning to begin August 1, 2018. The mission of the center is to advance excellence in the practice of teaching and learning through a variety of innovative and inclusive initiatives and support faculty to design engaging learning environments for students. We are looking for candidates committed to fostering an inclusive community and diverse campus. Some of the responsibilities of the director include:
- Provide overall leadership through workshops, seminars, consultations, and other programs to increase faculty engagement with, and integration of, a variety of emerging pedagogies, such as service/community-based learning, cooperative/collaborative learning, problem-based learning, etc.
- Collaborate with Information Technology and the MacPháidín Library to support digital initiatives for innovative teaching and learning as a member of the Collaboratory for Innovative Design.
- Assist faculty in course development and syllabus design including the construction of measurable learning outcomes in particular for the General Education Program and introductory courses in the disciplines.
- Coordinate the Online Education Seminar and summer program and teach one online course over the summer.
- Work with administration and faculty to strengthen institutional capacity to assess learning outcomes across the curriculum
- Assist in mentoring incoming faculty on issues of teaching, learning and assessment.
- Work with faculty to create inclusive and affirming spaces; experience responding to needs of diverse student populations, incidents of bias within classroom settings, and additional cultural concerns.
- Serve as a resource and advocate for faculty pursuing scholarship of teaching and learning
- Provide opportunities to recognize and reward the integrative and innovative use of teaching strategies and technologies and develop external resources for faculty to participate in national and regional conferences focused on teaching, learning and assessment
- Teach one course per academic year within the Stonehill College curriculum
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
- Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree
- Demonstrated successful college teaching experience
- One to three years of experience developing teaching and learning initiatives to support faculty development
- Knowledge of learning theories, models and best practices of teaching, learning and assessment
- Experience supporting faculty in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplines with administrators, faculty and students.
- Demonstrated experience developing cultural competence, inclusive classrooms, and experience working with multicultural populations.
- Excellent project development and management skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Interested applicants should submit online a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Three recommendation letters are also required and each should be submitted online by the reference. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Stonehill College provides an excellent benefits package.
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The application deadline is November 24, 2017. Please email inquiries to Dr. Maria Curtin, Associate Provost for Diversity, Assessment, and Faculty Development (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Marsha Armando (email@example.com).
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.