Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Position Announcement

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Office of Executive Vice President and Provost
Internal Search Only

Applications are invited for the position of the Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning operated from 1993 until 2003 and is now being re-established with the hiring of a new Director.

The Director will be expected to bring innovative and entrepreneurial leadership to the CETL. The Director must be familiar with best practices within contemporary higher education, will be expected to become an informed and passionate advocate for teachers and students, and will promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning throughout the University. The Director of the CETL will receive his/her regular salary as a tenured associate/full professor, an annual administrative stipend and 1/9 summer salary. The teaching load will be reduced by two courses per semester. The Director must be prepared to consult and collaborate with the Provost, Associate Provosts for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Deans, Department Heads, program directors, individual faculty members, and other academic staff on a wide range of pedagogical initiatives, such as diversity in the classroom, the scholarship of teaching and learning, use of technology in teaching, service-learning, writing across the disciplines, teaching/learning resources, learning commons, and the evaluation of teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes. The Director will also develop relationships with and seek opportunities for collaboration with ITS-Educational Technology, the Office of Academic Assessment, the Liberal Arts Core Committee, the Rod Library, and the Academic Learning Center, and work with Sponsored Programs to pursue opportunities for external funding. The Director will oversee the development of a repository of teaching/learning resources for all undergraduate and graduate faculty, in addition to the design and delivery of workshops, seminars, and other programming.  The Director will ordinarily teach one course each academic semester.

Minimum Requirements: a Ph.D. or Ed.D., current tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, documented excellence in teaching and scholarship, experience mentoring faculty colleagues and/or designing and delivering programming to support and evaluate faculty as teacher-scholars, and outstanding communication and collaboration skills required. Preferred Requirements: current tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor, successful experience in grant writing, and active engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Position will begin as soon as possible (with provisions for special compensation for starting in the spring semester), but no later than May 1, 2013. Applications received on or before January 18, 2013 will be given full consideration.  To apply, visit Complete applications must include a cover letter addressing qualifications for and interest in this position; a 500-word vision statement for a center for excellence in teaching and learning; a current curriculum vitae; summary of the last 5 years of student teaching evaluations; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Kim MacLin at (319) 273-2302 or The Office of Executive Vice President and Provost encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. UNI is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action. UNI is a smoke-free campus.