Instructional Consultant Focused on Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Job Summary
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an Instructional Consultant position focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in teaching and learning. This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant, collaborative Center with extensive partnerships on teaching and learning across the College of Engineering (CoE) and beyond. CRLT-Engin is a key player in enacting the CoE’s major strategic DEI initiative to ensure that every member of the CoE community (i.e., faculty, staff and students) is “educated about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, beginning with a focus on race, ethnicity and unconscious bias.” Hence, the College is expanding its capacity and staffing. Further, CRLT-Engin is located within an institution that is engaging in a multi-year DEI strategic plan implementation process. This position is an excellent professional opportunity to contribute to the work of a well-established STEM teaching center with a strong DEI focus.

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Questions can be directed to Tershia Pinder-Grover, CRLT-Engin Director at tpinder@umich.edu.

Applicants with extensive experience will be considered for an Assistant Director title. Candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in faculty development are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The Instructional Consultant will plan and facilitate workshops, learning communities, and other programs focused on inclusive and equitable teaching; develop new programs to meet emerging needs, especially in partnership with Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) and the Center for Socially Engaged Design (CSED); consult with individual instructors about pedagogy, course and curriculum design, assessment, and other teaching-related matters; conduct midterm student feedback sessions; and develop written resources to be shared with instructors – all with a focus on promoting equitable and inclusive teaching practices in the Engineering context. All CRLT-Engin consultants are provided professional development opportunities to help develop their skills and connect with a network of educational development professionals at CRLT-Engin, CRLT, and beyond.

Required Qualifications

  • a demonstrated commitment to furthering equity and inclusion in the STEM contexts;
  • skills and knowledge base for consulting with STEM instructors (with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, social identities, institutional roles, and technical disciplines) on pedagogical strategies and course/curricular development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • workshop or equivalent facilitation skills; familiarity with the literature on inclusive and equitable teaching practices;
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team; and
  • project management skills, including the ability to meet timelines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Candidates should hold a completed doctorate or the equivalent (candidates for the doctorate will be considered if they have an anticipated dissertation defense date scheduled prior to August 1, 2021) and have a record of successful teaching in a university or college setting.

Desired Qualifications

  • experience with program assessment or educational research

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