Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.
School/College: Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Department: Faculty Development
The Director of Faculty Development and Support provides vision and oversight for all forms of faculty development, including determining appropriate support, resources, programming, and training to facilitate faculty growth in all areas of their professional roles at APU. The Director reports to the Associate Provost in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
- Creates a vision for faculty development within the context of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
- Provides leadership in faculty development by designing, implementing, and assessing a comprehensive program of faculty development to assist faculty at all career stages.
- Plans, develops, and manages faculty initiatives incorporating the latest research in teaching and learning.
- Develops faculty development events, workshops, programs, seminars, faculty learning communities, and conferences designed to improve teaching and learning.
- Maintains an active calendar of offerings out of CTLA.
- Coordinates and actively participates in the New Faculty Orientation program.
- Enhances individual teaching effectiveness by consulting with individual faculty to facilitate growth in appropriate pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment of student learning.
- Provides classroom observation and feedback about teaching when requested.
- Creates a culture of teaching excellence on campus.
- Advocates for and works collaboratively to create a viable environment for the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Stays current in the field of teaching and learning, maintaining a personal scholarly agenda, including regular research, publications, and appropriate national-level presentations in the field of faculty development.
- Speaks to new faculty during new faculty orientation and provides close mentorship to new faculty during their first year.
- Consults with department chairs and Deans regarding faculty development needs and issues
- Supervises the Director of Adjunct Faculty Support and various Faculty Development Fellows.
- Works collaboratively with the other leadership in CTLA to ensure the provision of programs, workshops, trainings, faculty learning communities, or other developmental resources that facilitate faculty growth in the primary roles, as assessed by the faculty evaluation system.
- Serves as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Development Council.
- Serves as liaison to campus offices with related programs including the CeLT, the Office of Research and Sponsored Grants, the Office of Diversity, the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Education and Leadership, and others.
- Other duties as assigned by the Associate Provost.
Level: Administrative Faculty, commensurate with rank and experience.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in an academic discipline, a rank of Associate Professor or Professor, and have a history of successful advancement through a faculty evaluation or promotion system.
Experience: 7 or more years of demonstrated success as a Director of Faculty Development or other appropriate leadership at a University.
Workload: Full-time, 12-month, administrative faculty position.
- Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as collaborative and dynamic leadership skills
- Ability to craft vision and inspire high levels of performance.
- Able to provide clear and effective feedback.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to learn and understand new processes and communicate them effectively to others
- Ability to work with web-based programs
- Demonstrated capacity to work across organizational units to create strong collaborative programs, maximize resources, and enhance the work of faculty.
Hire Date: Open until filled
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Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.