Associate Director - Office of Teaching and Learning (003336)

Denver, Colorado, USA
Mar 22, 2018
University of
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Associate Director in the Office of Teaching and Learning provides essential support for teaching-related initiatives and promotes a culture that practices, values, and rewards excellence in teaching at the university. The Associate Director works in collaboration with the OTL staff and DU faculty members to develop and lead workshops, create and facilitate teaching-related programs and initiatives, consult with faculty members and departments, and contribute to a national dialogue about teaching and learning.

Essential Functions

The Associate Director will be expected to collaborate with OTL staff to:

  • Develop and oversee teaching-related professional development opportunities for the DU faculty including workshops, learning communities and conferences;
  • Determine teaching-related needs across campus and create and facilitate new programs and initiatives to meet those needs;
  • Conduct confidential and problem-solving consultations with faculty members and academic departments about teaching and learning issues;
  • Research, develop and share established and emerging ideas about teaching and learning with the DU community;
  • Participate as a collaborative team member to implement OTL activities and programs;
  • Participate in university initiatives as an advocate for teaching excellence;
  • Remain current with trends in teaching and learning;
  • Research and write about university-level teaching and conduct educational evaluation and assessment projects; and,
  • Engage in professional development that contributes to the field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of current best teaching practices and trends in education;
  • Demonstrated instructional development ability (e.g., program/course design);
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and practices of inclusive teaching;
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and practices of active learning and learning-centered approaches to teaching;
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, presenting, and one-to-one interactions; and
  • Strong technology skills (productivity software and basic online applications, at minimum)

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or terminal degree in education or a related discipline or commensurate combination of education and work experience
  • Three years teaching experience (k-12 or post-secondary)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and practices of experiential learning, and project-based learning
  • Experience designing online and hybrid/blended learning environments
  • Experience designing and consulting on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects
  • Experience working with and/or leading collaborative teams
  • Evidence of professional development (publications, presentations, certifications, etc.)

Work Schedule

  1. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Friday, April 13, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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