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

Employer
Lafayette College
Location
Easton, Pennsylvania
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

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.

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

Requirements:

  • Ph.D., with graduate work or equivalent experience relevant to faculty professional development
  • 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 is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each member of the faculty, student body, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating and maintaining a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.