Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Collaborative

Winston Salem, NC
Aug 25, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Collaborative

*A cover letter and a statement outling your vision for comprehensive and strategic faculty support are required with application. The vision statement cannot exceed one page.*

Summary: The Executive Director is charged with leading the Teaching and Learning Collaborative at Wake Forest University, a department that offers comprehensive and strategic faculty support across the Reynolda campus and Wake Downtown. Wake Forest University is an institution committed to excellent teaching.

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with the Office of the Provost, as well as the Offices of the Dean of the College, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Business, Law, and Divinity to ensure that our support for faculty in their teaching roles is on par and exceeds pedagogy at peer institutions and fulfills the institutional and student needs of the 21st century.
  • Leads the Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) team in creating long-term visions, goals, and implementation plans for our enhanced faculty support services, both new and old.
  • Stays abreast of the most current trends and research in teaching and learning (i.e. technology-enhanced and/or online learning).
  • Assists faculty in redesigning and diversifying their courses through innovative pedagogical techniques.
  • Oversees the strategic direction of this new collaborative. Works with faculty and the Director of Educational Development to offer workshops
  • Completes the transition of the TLC to its newly renovated space which includes an experimental classroom, training spaces, and media studio.
  • Assists faculty in redesigning and diversifying their courses through innovative pedagogical techniques.
  • Supervises the Director of Online Education, Assistant Director of STEM Educational Development, and Director of Educational Development. Works closely with the Director of Academic Technologies.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution plus three to five years of experience in faculty development and teaching in higher education.
  • A demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • A record of, or potential for, scholarship in teaching and learning and/or educational development.
  • Demonstrated evidence of collaborative experience working on projects, grants, or publications with colleagues across disciplines.
  • Extensive knowledge of theories, practice, and research related to higher education teaching and learning.
  • Ability to design, implement, and assess program activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form close working relationships with faculty, administrators, and students, regardless of their level of experience.
  • Strong presentation, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.


  • Responsible for own work.
  • Manages staff/student workers.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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