Associate Director, Teaching Center

Las Cruces, New Mexico
$48,000-$60,000 Commensurate with qualifications + benefits
Jan 26, 2018
Requisition Number 1800707S
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Teaches workshops and longer courses on teaching

•      Develops and presents one or more new workshops or short courses each year and repeats them from previous years

Consults individually with faculty, staff and graduate assistants on enhancing classroom teaching

Reviews course materials, visits class, administers survey to students, tallies results of surveys, and meets with instructor to give feedback

Coordinates teaching workshops annually that are taught by internal and external presenters

•      Identifies and recruits presenters

•      Works with each presenter before his/her workshop to develop

  • learning objectives
  • activities that involve participants
  • specific, concrete suggestions for participants to enhance their teaching

•      Writes or revises presentation descriptions

•      Participates in workshops

•      Selects, licenses and moderates discussions of web-based programming (e.g. 20 Minute Mentors)

•      Reviews evaluations to decide which events to schedule again

Leads field trips for NMSU educators to teaching conferences

•      Manages application process and solicits applications

•      Manages registration, communication and travel

Elevates the status of teaching and learning on campus

•      Serves on university committees related to teaching

•      Writes annual Academy newsletter, Class Acts

Presents and publishes on matters involving teaching and learning

•      Stays current

•      Presents workshops at conferences

•      Publishes articles in SoTl journals

Drafts assessments for the Academy

•      Annual reports

•      Five-your impact surveys

•      Five-year program reviews

Supports director in all duties


Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in related field.


Required Experience

Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.


Classification Summary

Creates, manages and administers university-wide faculty development programming and oversees other services provided by the Teaching Academy


Classification Standard Duties

Creates, organizes and administers events and programs. Provides individual support, resources, and feedback to faculty as requested. Supports director in administrative duties. Manages fiscal and personnel issues.



Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.



Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to plan and implement promotional programs.


Preferred Qualifications

•      Master’s degree or Ph.D.

•      Experience in classroom teaching in higher education

•      Experience working in a teaching center, including an outstanding record in:

  • Teaching workshops about classroom teaching
  • Consulting with faculty one-on-one to enhance classroom teaching
  • Helping instructors create educational opportunities that foster success among diverse populations


NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.