Assistant Director of Faculty Programs

Cambridge, MA
May 10, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Harvard University

Assistant Director of Faculty Programs
Harvard Kennedy School

Duties & Responsibilities
The Assistant Director will:
  • Establish working relationships with faculty, teaching teams, and staff through design and implementation of orientations, institutes, workshops, and other programming informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • In collaboration with SLATE's Associate Director of Professional Pedagogy, implement several training programs for faculty including a two-day New Faculty Institute, faculty lunchtime teaching seminars, Teaching Week and Teaching Awards.
  • Assist with the design and dissemination of instructional resources and highlight pedagogical methods appropriate to a professional school setting.
  • Support the SLATE pedagogy team in faculty consultations and classroom observations.
  • Provide support in the areas of course design, instructional design and classroom management customized to professional school teaching and learning.
  • Stay abreast of research, trends, and innovations in teaching and learning as applied to professional pedagogy.
  • Cultivate partnerships on campus to identify new needs and opportunities in professional pedagogy. Identify best practices and resources available.
  • Collaborate on ongoing assessment of programs and services, analyze workshop activity, surveys, and other evidence of impact, and draw on such data for iterative improvement of SLATE services.
  • Conduct curricular materials research to identify and curate existing cases/simulations/curricular materials for review and possible adoption by the faculty. Advise faculty on the effective integration of new curricular materials into their courses.
  • Design and deliver pedagogical training for 100+ new Teaching Assistants (TAs) at the start of each semester. Devise methods to increase engagement in these sessions, strengthen learning opportunities, and ultimately foster improved efficacy of TAs.

Job Function
Faculty & Student Services, General Administration

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Academic Deans' Office

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic (Required) Qualifications
  • Advanced degree
  • 5 years of professional experience
  • Some teaching experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in teaching and learning.
  • Experience in applying research to curricular innovations and faculty development.

Additional (Preferred) Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in higher education preferred.
  • Doctorate in academic discipline.
  • Working knowledge of program assessment and evaluation.
  • Experience implementing programs in a higher educational environment.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and program development skills.


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