Instructional Consultant at the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning

Title: Instructional Consultant
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Department: IUPUI Academic Affairs

About IUPUI and the Center for Teaching and Learning

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is known as Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences campus and is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its residents through research and creative activity, teaching, learning, and civic engagement. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other notable publications, IUPUI has more than 2,800 faculty and about 30,000 students enrolled in 18 schools, which offer more than 250 degrees.

IUPUI’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advances teaching excellence, together with IUPUI’s diverse academic community, by promoting professional growth, best practices, innovation, and scholarship in teaching and learning to further student success. The CTL provides a wide array of programs, events, and services that promote best practices in teaching and learning, encourage professional growth in teaching, advance innovation and experimentation in teaching, empower engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and foster inclusive excellence related to teaching and learning. It is a partnership among Academic Affairs, University Information Technology Services, and University Library.

Position Overview

The instructional consultant assists faculty and departments in addressing complex teaching and learning issues related to instructional design, teaching methods, inclusive excellence, assessment, and curriculum planning through individual consultations, workshops, and programs. The consultant plans, develops, and implements programmatic activities that support the mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning and campus initiatives. He or she is expected to stay current with literature about faculty development related to consultations or programmatic responsibilities. The successful candidate will be sensitive to faculty roles and responsibilities and interact collaboratively with center colleagues, faculty, students, and administrators. Expertise in the area of providing professional development related to diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning is especially desired.

Primary responsibilities of the instructional design consultant
• Implement programmatic activities for instructional support by planning and assisting in the delivery of orientations, workshops, and presentations. Develop web/print materials on teaching for internal and external distribution. Provide online and classroom teaching feedback services including online course reviews, classroom observations, and student focus group facilitation.
• Consult with faculty, academic staff, and academic units on instruction, course design, teaching methods, inclusive teaching, assessment of student learning, course evaluation, and curriculum planning.
• Manage projects funded by Center for Teaching and Learning grant programs. Assist faculty awardees with determining appropriate project timeline, monitor progress to ensure the project is on track, and communicate regularly with faculty to ensure they are receiving support as needed from the CTL.
• Demonstrate a scholarly approach to studying issues in teaching and learning or faculty development.
• Identify, disseminate, and promote best practices related to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning.
• Contribute to program planning and other maintenance needs of the unit.
• Pursue professional development through reading, conference attendance and other strategies.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Basic Qualifications
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent required

Minimum Experience: 1-3 years experience in faculty and/or future faculty development,
post-secondary teaching, or education-related research.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Requires excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to meet strict deadlines, deal with frequent interruptions, manage stress of competing demands for time, and accomplish several concurrent tasks effectively.

Preferred qualifications
Experience working with faculty and/or TAs around inclusive teaching; familiarity with scholarship on inclusive teaching; experience with multicultural or diversity work in higher education; ability to work effectively with faculty, graduate students, and colleagues of different disciplinary and social backgrounds

The ideal candidate must be committed to the university’s goal of inclusiveness and have a demonstrated history of working effectively with persons of all races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. We especially welcome candidates from underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit a letter of application stating their interest and experience, a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three references.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Terri Tarr, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at or 317-274-1300.

IUPUI is an EEO/AA, Employer M/F/D. Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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