[Job posting] University of Rochester, Assistant Director for Educational Development

Position Description
The University of Rochester’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) seeks an Assistant Director of Educational Development to serve as the primary support to faculty and departments in learning and applying evidence-based instructional practices. Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Executive Director of CETL and working closely with CETL’s Faculty Director, the Assistant Director will conceptualize, plan, execute, and evaluate evidence-based instructional development programming responsive to individual faculty members, academic departments, graduate student teaching assistants and instructors, and institutional initiatives.

CETL supports both faculty teaching and student learning and is a national leader in peer education. CETL provides instructional development programming in areas ranging from active learning practices and course design to community-engaged learning and grant support. CETL is housed within the research-focused School of Arts, Science & Engineering (AS&E), which encompasses 5,700 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students. AS&E awards degrees in a full spectrum of liberal arts disciplines with an emphasis on STEM fields.


Instructor and Departmental Support (70%)
● Design, implement, and evaluate active learning teaching programming
● Conduct teaching consultations with instructors
● Conduct classroom teaching observations for instructors
● Conduct mid-semester course evaluations for instructors
● Design, implement, and evaluate assignment design programming, including transparent (TILT) and backwards design
● Assist with other instructional development programming such as course design (course and curricular levels), instructor grant programs, and learning communities

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant and Instructor Support (15%)
● Plan, implement, and evaluate graduate TA training program using a train-the-trainer model, including recruiting, hiring, and training graduate students to deliver orientation training for new graduate TAs
● Design, implement, and evaluate course design program for new graduate instructors with an emphasis on the compressed summer course format

General Duties (15%)
● Advise CETL and AS&E leadership on programming and practices to improve the quality of education for AS&E students
● Co-develop instructional development budget
● Design and implement outreach and recruitment activities to promote instructor and departmental participation in instructional programming
● Evaluate and assess supported programming to inform iterative improvement
● Create and maintain web content for instructional development programming
● Collect, manage, and analyze confidential internal data, external benchmarking, and published research to inform ongoing program development and improvement
● Participate in internal CETL professional development activities and pursue independent professional development to support instructional development programming
● Serve on CETL, AS&E, and/or UR committees
● Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree and one year of experience in instructional development or teaching and learning support. Strong project management skills, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex projects, coordinate with partners, and initiate and execute appropriate timelines. Ability to establish strong working partnerships with diverse faculty, staff, and students and with institutional units such as academic departments. Ability to collect, manage, and analyze confidential internal data, external benchmarking, and published research to design, implement, and evaluate programming and outreach initiatives that proactively advance evidence-based, high-quality instructional practice in AS&E.

Preferred Qualifications
Two to five years’ experience in designing and delivering instructional development programming, preferably in a research university setting. Ph.D. or Ed.D. Experience working with STEM faculty, working in a STEM field, or other STEM background.

Please include a cover letter and resume/CV in your application.


Job ID: 220718