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    Posted: 28/Jun/2019 at 10:38pm
Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for Associate Director in its Faculty Programs and Services group.

Reporting to the Director, Faculty Programs and Services, the Associate Director will:

1)     Design and implement new programs in professional development in pedagogy and effective teaching and learning practices for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, adjuncts, and other instructors at Columbia University. Establish working relationships with these populations through the development of institutes, workshops, and other programming informed by the scholarship of educational development. Initiate learning communities and other cohort-building experiences centered in the CTL.

2)     Design and disseminate instructional resources. Identify and promote pedagogical methods appropriate to specific disciplinary settings and a diverse student body. Author curricula tailored to targeted faculty populations for learning communities, seminars and institutes in teaching and learning with technology, as well as online materials such as teaching guides, blogs and other social media posts. Design and grow new consultation and other teaching support services for faculty; support teaching portfolios and programming customized to subject area domains of faculty teaching at Columbia.

3)     Management, supervision, mentoring and recruitment of staff. Co-facilitation of programs and co-design of new initiatives, assigning work as suitable for each learning designer. Supporting and mentoring their growth in new areas of expertise.

4)     Keep abreast of research, trends, and innovations in teaching and learning as applied to classroom and online learning environments, through appropriate publication channels and collaborations beyond the university. Consult and collaborate with learning designers, assistant directors, other associate directors, and CTL communications staff on projects and initiatives that integrate best pedagogical practices.

5)     Contribute to strategic planning for the Center for Teaching and Learning, identify and form partnerships on campus to address new needs and opportunities for teaching support, integrate best practices and resources available beyond Columbia into the work of the CTL, and represent the CTL’s work at briefings, campus visits, conferences, and other academic venues.

6)     Working closely with the Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation, recommend development of CTL programs and services that is based on ongoing assessment of faculty and student learning, and other evidence of impact.

Required Qualifications:

•     Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
•     University teaching experience and well-developed teaching, research, and assessment skills
•     Current knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in teaching and learning
•     Experience in applying research to curricular innovations and faculty development
•     Strong communication skills and service-oriented approach to individuals at all levels and across disciplines
•     Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with administrators, academic units, faculty, graduate students, and staff
•     Excellent organizational, analytical and program development skills.


•     Doctorate in an academic discipline.
•     Supervisory experiences preferred.
•     Experience as a faculty member in an academic program.
•     Experience implementing programs and services in a Teaching and Learning Center.
•     Contribution to scholarship in discipline or in teaching and learning.
•     Working knowledge of program assessment and evaluation.


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.
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