Associate Provost, Professor and Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center - University of Maryland

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Associate Provost, Professor and Executive Director
Teaching and Learning Transformation Center

Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost responsible for the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) at the University of Maryland will lead a unit with three primary responsibilities: 1) support for teaching and learning through research-based faculty development; 2) lead campus initiatives in online course and program development, including massive open online courses (MOOCs); and 3) assessment and analytics projects related to teaching and learning. The unit’s mission is to support and improve student learning by following and developing pedagogies and technologies in a continuous process of improvement. The unit will provide service to faculty and units across the entire campus.

The activities of the TLTC will include close collaboration and coordination with deans, the heads of academic units, and with faculty across campus, as well as with each of the major units within the Provost’s senior staff and the Division of IT’s office of Academic Technology & Innovation. As a leader of learning innovation on campus, the successful candidate must participate in the national conversation on learning in higher education including the integration of technology and innovation in course and program offerings.

The candidate must have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, substantial teaching experience at a four-year institution of higher education, and hold the rank of Professor at the University of Maryland, or be suitable for appointment as Professor with tenure at UMD. Significant administrative or supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Leadership and collaboration skills appropriate for creating and guiding a unit with connections to every part of campus
  • Demonstrated excellence in innovative teaching, including the use of technology
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theories and education research to outcomes-based assessment and faculty development strategies.
  • Knowledge of technologies, policy, and strategy issues relating to a dynamic educational environment, such as use of MOOCs to enhance curriculum delivery
  • Understanding of learning technologies with sufficient depth to participate in their evaluation for campus deployment, including learning management systems, collaboration, mobile, cloud, video, and classroom technologies
  • Proven experience developing grant proposals and leading partnerships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Expressions of interest in the position should consist of: (1) a letter specifically addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position and reasons for seeking it; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five persons who can be contacted by the search committee for references. Nominations of qualified candidates would be welcome.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by June 3, 2018 at: http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/59477. Confidential review of applications and nominations will continue until the position is filled. For additional information concerning the search process, please contact Ms. Lynn Mullineaux (lynnmull@umd.edu). For questions about the position itself, please contact the chair of the search committee, Associate Provost Betsy Beise,
(301-405-6836, beise@umd.edu.)

The University of Maryland, College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal education and employment opportunities. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.