Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title:
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule:
FT/12 Month

576-Dean, Professional Studies

Position Summary:

The College of Professional Studies Director of Curriculum and Instruction is a member of the college leadership team. The Director provides leadership in the areas of curriculum development, program revision, assessment, instructor evaluation and support, and instructional development. This position promotes a focus on student learning, retention and success within college programs by ensuring that the learning experience is seamless. The Director reports to the Dean supporting the College's overall mission, strategic plan, and goals. This position serves as an enthusiastic ambassador for initiatives central to the College's commitment to excellence, innovation and efficiency in serving a diverse student body and in supporting a talented faculty and staff.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides collaborative, team-based leadership by proactively addressing concerns regarding curricular and accreditation matters through regular meetings with college leadership, faculty, staff and other relevant individuals and groups associated with curriculum and instruction.
  • Provides primary guidance and leadership within the college concerning curriculum development, program evaluation, and compliance with the requirements of the university and other overseeing agencies.
  • Oversees and facilitates the assessment of current curricula and assures the maintenance of an effective curriculum across requirements of the college and university.
  • Communicates across the college about the impact of curricular changes on College procedures, operations, and resources, facilitating resolutions when necessary.
  • Investigates, assesses, and adopts or discontinues courses, programs, and instructional approaches based on data, national trends, and local needs.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to assess and improve learning at the course and program level, providing direct faculty support as appropriate.
  • With Director Academic Affairs serves as the College's liaison to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and ensures that accreditation requirements, including compliance with accrediting standards, are incorporated among other institutional goals and objectives and into the planning and evaluation process of the College.
  • Assures the accuracy and timeliness of all curriculum and program information (including general education) in all CPS publications in print or online, including information on program assessment, learning outcomes, and advisory committees.
  • Provides analysis and advocacy for relevant resource needs and allocations, including statements of financial impacts of proposed actions and initiatives.
  • Provides leadership and oversight in the development of curriculum, including alternative delivery curriculum (i.e., online, applied learning, prior learning assessment, competency-based education, etc.), working with all stakeholders within and outside of the College.
  • Oversees departmental procedures and criteria governing the appraisal of faculty performance, making recommendations to college leadership as appropriate.
  • Provides guidance and direction in departmental recruitment, hiring, orientation, and development of faculty, consistent with College policies and procedures.
  • Leads, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates any direct reports adhering to appropriate College procedures.
  • Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by college leadership.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in an academic discipline or administrative area.
  • 5+ years work experience in higher education, including at least three years academic administrative and/or leadership experience.
  • At least 3 years experience as an effective college instructor
    experience with the accreditation process. Understanding and appreciation of current major issues and trends in adult higher education. Demonstrated leadership capabilities and commitment to continued professional growth. Evidence of proficiency in working with data systems and data analysis.
  • Fiscal, budget and personnel management experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills. Excellent strategic planning skills. Ability to successfully collaborate with academic, industry and regulatory representatives. Work effectively as a leader to insure that college goals are met.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate preferred.

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