Assistant Director of STEM Learning and Teaching, Title III HSI STEM Grant

La Verne
Apr 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of La Verne

Assistant Director of STEM Learning and Teaching, Title III HSI STEM Grant

Job Description Summary:
The Assistant Director of STEM Learning & Teaching will assist the Director of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment, Associate Dean of Learning, Integration, and Teaching, and faculty and grant staff on the research of, design, implementation, and assessment of best practices, including integration of technology, active and inquiry based learning, and research driven approaches. The position will coordinate the T3 grant faculty learning community, support faculty development and technology integration, and serve as an expert resource for best practices that will aid in meeting the University's mission and strategic plan as well as T3 grant project goals and objectives. The position will work closely with faculty, chairs, the grant team, and the Director of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment on the ongoing process of curricular review and improvement through development, assessment, and review of STEM course curriculum. The individual will also work closely with IT in all areas pertaining to educational uses of technology.

Specific Duties:

Collaborate with and assist faculty in the research, development, implementation, and assessment of modern learning enviornments that promote technology-enabled, student-centered, research-driven and active and inquiry-based learning pedagogies.
Support the Director of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in the design, development, and delivery of appropriate training, certificate programs, and professional development in service of the University’s mission and strategic plan as well as grant initiatives.
Serve as an expert resource for exploration of new methodologies and best practices in education, teaching, and learning.
Plan, facilitate, and implement the faculty development workshops that support effective pedagogies to serve underrepresented populations.
Support T3 grant faculty learning community, including supporting faculty in the scholarship of teaching and learning by assisting them in design and assessment of curricular initiatives that lead to presentations and publications.
Assist T3 grant team, internal evaluation team, and external evaluator in writing the quarterly Title III grant reports
Work closely with IT, assisting them with faculty support and technology integration and maintenance.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in related field
Curriculum design, including student-centered, technology informed, active and inquiry-based teaching and learning methodologies
Experience working with university STEM faculty - upper and lower division courses
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent project and meeting organization and management skills
Interpersonal and human relations skills to interact with all levels of La Verne faculty and staff
Experience working with students from underrepresented populations

Preferred Qualifications:
Good initiative-taking and independent working skills
Conflict resolution skills
Decision-making and problem-solving skills

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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