Director, Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Location
Easton, Pennsylvania
Posted
Feb 27, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director, Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

 Lafayette College invites applications for the position of Director of the College’s teaching center, the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship [CITLS]. We seek a dynamic, experienced director to provide leadership and vision as Lafayette adds 40 new faculty positions over the next six to eight years as part of a growth strategy to make the College more affordable to a more diverse student body.

 Position Description

 Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the Director of the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship is responsible for working with faculty at all career stages throughout the College to develop and implement faculty development programming related to pedagogy, and to provide leadership and vision for the enhancement of teaching and learning.

 Duties and Responsibilities

 Develop priorities for the Center; guide and support initiatives to support innovative and inclusive pedagogy

 Promote a campus culture that values ongoing enhancement of teaching and learning

 Facilitate collaborative initiatives with academic departments, programs, and other areas of campus such as the College Writing Program, Office of the Dean of Advising and Co-curricular Programming, Instructional Technology Services, libraries, and the Center for Inclusive STEM Studies (scheduled to open in fall 2019)

 Establish and work with a faculty advisory board

 Direct new faculty orientation program

 Lead/organize workshops on pedagogical topics

 Provide individual consultations on teaching and pedagogy, classroom visitation, faculty mentoring

 Stay current on research on teaching and learning

 Pursue grants to support pedagogical initiatives

 Qualifications

  • College-level teaching experience
  • Record of scholarship on teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of curricular design, learning theories, technology re: teaching
  • Knowledge of innovative teaching approaches (e.g. problem-based learning, civic engagement, team teaching)
  • Knowledge of and advocacy for diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse groups of faculty, students, staff
  • Experience working with faculty in creative fields and engineering
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Managerial and budget experience, grant applications and grant management

 To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, statement on your approach to faculty professional development, a sample publication or teaching record, and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to apply.interfolio.com/49093. Inquiries may be directed to Robin Rinehart, Dean of the Faculty, rineharr@lafayette.edu. Review of applications will begin in April 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

About Lafayette College

Lafayette is an independent, highly selective, coeducational institution of approximately 2,500 students. The College is located in the City of Easton, which, along with Allentown, Bethlehem and adjacent communities, is part of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania’s third largest metropolitan area, with a population of over 800,000, and also within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia.

Lafayette’s curriculum is distinguished by the rare combination, on an undergraduate campus, of degree programs in the liberal arts and in engineering. Lafayette students may choose among a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses and pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree in 37 fields or the Bachelor of Science degree in 14 fields of science and 4 fields of engineering. The College has significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship, and values close faculty/student interaction.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities,admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.