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Job ID 25687
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The inaugural Director of the center is responsible for creating and executing the essential operations of the Center, including planning, implementing, and assessing programs and events; supervision of staff; and preparation of budgets. This candidate will drive innovation and high-impact faculty education that promotes excellence in a culture committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Activities include providing orientation and instructional support for faculty and all instructors; coordinating conferences, workshops, and working groups concerning instructional methods; supporting peer mentoring and peer coaching activities; supporting faculty learning communities related to pedagogy and faculty education/development; providing career-specific programming for both new and experienced faculty; and conducting research about the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Director will work collaboratively with other campus units already providing extensive teaching and curricular support (e.g., MU Libraries; Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; Office of Graduate Studies, Assessment Resource Center, Office of Service Learning; Educational Technologies at Missouri).

The successful candidate for this position will have leadership experience in a university setting, a doctorate, extensive teaching experience at the college or university level, an understanding of student and adult learning, and noteworthy experience in helping to create positive improvements in teaching in a research university setting. Outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated collaborative leadership style are essential. The successful candidate will have the necessary record to be appointed as a tenured/tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty member in a Mizzou academic unit. The Director will build relationships with the campus community, acting as a leader for pedagogical excellence, innovation and inclusiveness at the institution and advocating for the recognition and reward of teaching excellence.


• Doctoral Degree
• Minimum of 5 years' experience in Faculty Education/Development
• Record of commitment to equity and inclusion
• Record of teaching excellence in a university setting
• Eligible for faculty appointment at University of Missouri
• Leadership and supervisory experience
• Experience in program development, data analysis, and assessment
• Excellent presentation, writing, and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in writing successful grant proposals
• Evidence of scholarship of teaching and learning
• Familiarity with AAU metrics
• Experience working in a post-secondary teaching center or equivalent
• Experience in a variety of course delivery methods
• Demonstrated budgetary experience

Application Deadline

Formal review of application will begin March 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:

• Letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position
• CV/Resume
• Statement on inclusion, diversity, and equity
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or scholarship of teaching and learning
• Names and contact information for three references





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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