The Executive Director would develop and implement a plan of activities to improve teaching, curriculum, and student success, annually develop and manage a budget to carry out the mission of CEILS, and supervise CEILS personnel. Specific responsibilities would include training activities such as workshops, seminars, institutes, and consultations in support of science instructors seeking to increase the use of evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices in their courses. The Executive Director is also expected to supervise, train, and evaluate all CEILS personnel, currently comprised of four full-time staff members, including a Senior Associate Director, a Senior Associate Director for Instructional and Professional Development, an Associate Director for Educational Development, and an Administrative Assistant, in addition to nine Instructional Consultants. The Executive Director will employ data analytics to inform departments about the success of their efforts to increase the equity and inclusivity of science education at UCLA. The incumbent will report jointly to the Deans of Life and Physical Sciences, with direct supervision by a lead associate dean in one of those Divisions.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, significant administrative experience, and proven expertise in evidence-based teaching and learning pedagogies as applied to the sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. As a Lecturer with Security of Employment, the CEILS Executive Director will be a full member of the UCLA Academic Senate and have a secure faculty appointment in one of the Life and/or Physical Sciences Departments.
Candidates should submit the following: a Curriculum Vitae (with links to relevant publications), a statement describing the candidate’s research in the area of science pedagogy, a statement describing their relevant experience and reflecting on their philosophy of teaching and learning, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information of three recommenders. All application materials should be submitted to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05335. Review of Applications will begin April 1 and interviews will be scheduled for end of April 2020. If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean Albert Courey, Physical Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Associate Dean Blaire Van Valkenburg, Life Sciences (email@example.com).