Assistant Director of Faculty Development Program, The University of Rhode Island

Develop, administer, and assess the impact of the University’s Faculty Development Program. Provide leadership to engage members of the university faculty to advance excellence in teaching and learning by designing and offering a combination of workshops, seminars, and consultations. Provide expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning to help faculty members identify a range of evidence-based practices that are appropriate for their specific teaching contexts. Design and implement programs to assist faculty members in collecting and analyzing direct and indirect measures of student learning for the purpose of improving course design and instructional techniques. Collaborate with the Director and other staff in the Office of Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) in strategic planning efforts and in the design of appropriate assessment methods for those efforts.


  1. Ph.D., Ed.D or terminal degree with a minimum of two years of college teaching experience at the time of appointment.

  2. Demonstrated experience in providing leadership to faculty development programs or projects.

  3. Minimum four years of faculty development experience (including consulting with post-secondary faculty about teaching and learning issues).

  4. Demonstrated experience in developing and conducting workshops on college teaching and learning.

  5. Demonstrated knowledge of educational psychology, learning theory, and, evaluation and instructional methodology.

  6. Demonstrated experience in quantitative or qualitative research.

  7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

  8. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

  9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

  10. Demonstrated experience managing complex data sets (e.g. relational data bases, statistical programs, and/or qualitative data analysis systems).

  11. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

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