Assistant Director of Assessment and Scholarship, University of Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning

The Assistant Director of Assessment and Scholarship will have the opportunity to design, develop, and manage two new initiatives at the CCTL: (1) the CCTL’s data portfolio and assessment of the Center’s programs and services, and (2) programs and services to support faculty and instructors in efforts to generate knowledge about teaching and learning and ways to share this knowledge with others at the University and beyond. The ideal candidate for this position will be interested in designing programs and resources to assess how educational development contributes to student learning.

Anyone interested is welcome to be in touch with Robin Paige (rpaige1@uchicago.edu), the CCTL Executive Director, and/or Joe Lampert (josephlampert@uchicago.edu), the CCTL Deputy Director.

Review of applications will begin on November 28.

More about the Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning:

The Chicago Center for Teaching and Learning (CCTL) advances teaching and learning at the University of Chicago by fostering a vibrant community of pedagogical reflection, practice, and innovation. The Center is positioned in the College under the Office of Research and Teaching Innovations. The CCTL provides support for faculty, instructors, and graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines through workshops, conferences, courses, learning communities, and consultation on higher education pedagogy. The CCTL works with schools, divisions, and departments to advise on teaching development initiatives and collaborates with campus partners on developing and enhancing pedagogical programs. As the CCTL grows, center staff will work collaboratively to support existing programming and design and implement new innovative programs and services to help the Center achieve the following goals:

  1. Expand and deepen pedagogical development for scholar-teachers at all stages of their careers by: (1) building community through shared practice; (2) promoting equitable, engaged, and innovative teaching; and (3) supporting the generation of knowledge about teaching and learning and the ways to share this knowledge with others.
  2. Provide targeted support and programming for discipline-specific pedagogy in the departments and programs across the university, including, but not limited to, STEM fields and other quantitative and experimental programs and departments.
  3. Develop programming to support students (and other units that work with students) as they develop the skills to be independent learners in and outside of the classroom.

The CCTL is committed to supporting and promoting effective, equitable, and evidence-informed teaching and learning at the University of Chicago. Equity, inclusion, and belonging form the basis of our pedagogy, programs, services, and interactions with all members of the University of Chicago community. All staff members at the CCTL are expected to uphold these principles in their work and to engage in ongoing professional development related to inclusive pedagogy.