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Assistant Director, Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching

Guilford College
Greensboro, North Carolina

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Position Title: Assistant Director, CPPSET

Status: Full Time

Department: Academic Affairs

Position Description: The Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for the implementation of the Excellence in Teaching (ET) portion of the work of CPPSET, shares in the delivery of Principled Problem Solving (PPS) courses and programming, and participates in the administrative operations of the Center. The AD directs and develops the ET portfolio which includes a robust faculty development program and campus-wide excellence in educational development initiatives with a focus on experiential or engaged teaching and learning. The AD contributes directly to the PPS Scholars Program and develops and teaches PPS 3-week experiential courses on a regular basis. The AD actively participates in Center budgeting, planning, communications, as well as the work of the Center’s Board of Advisors. The AD collaborates closely with college administrators, faculty leadership, and campus and student programs in making the work of the Center effective across the campus and beyond. The CPPSET Assistant Director is an educational support faculty position.

Specific Responsibilities

Primary responsibility for the Center’s ET efforts which include but are not limited to:

  • Guiding and administering the college’s existing faculty development program undertaken in collaboration with the Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching Committee
  • Recruiting faculty and eligible staff members for participation in the college’s educational development opportunities
  • Developing innovative teaching and learning programming for faculty, students, and staff including regular workshops in the academic year and summer as appropriate
  • Recruiting and supporting faculty members in developing PPS courses or course components
  • Directing the Center’s Summer PPS Faculty Seminar in experiential learning
  • Managing the ET budget including faculty and PPS grants
  • Managing the ET web-based communications and application platforms
  • Share responsibility with the Director of CPPSET for the Principled Problem Solving Scholars Program (PPSSP), including some teaching, group project support, scholar recruitment and selection, etc.
  • Develop and teach one 3-week PPS course per year individually or in collaboration with a Center or faculty colleague
  • Teach introductory PPS or Ethical Leadership courses on an occasional or as-needed basis
  • Assist the Director in developing and updating CPPSET communications print and online content
  • Assist the Director in supporting CPPSET Board of Advisors communications and meetings
  • Collaborate with the Director in CPPSET strategy, planning, and program development
  • Represent the CPPSET with internal and external constituents in advancing the work of the Center and the influence of PPS and Ethical Leadership programming
  • Serve on the Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching Committee and participate in additional committee work as needed and at the direction of the Director
  • Supervise CPPSET student fellows and workers
  • May teach in non-PPS departments as appropriate in coordination with the CPPSET Director and the Chief Academic Officer and with the standard compensation for faculty course overloads
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Reports to the Director of the Center for Principled Problem Solving and Excellence in Teaching.

Education and Experience: Masters Degree in relevant field required. Ph.D. strongly preferred. Five years of a combination of relevant teaching, programming, and administrative experience. Familiarity with current literature and trends in both traditional and applied teaching and learning areas. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with campus constituents and community partners. Successful budget management, grant writing and conference/events planning experience desired. Experience in multicultural or international pedagogy and settings strongly desired. Strong written and oral communications skills necessary.


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People are drawn to Guilford for a number of reasons, including the College’s Core Values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship.

Make a Meaningful Impact

Working here provides you with a rewarding opportunity to impact the developing lives of students from a range of diverse backgrounds. Guilford attracts those seeking a professional challenge and career advancement who want to enjoy our beautiful campus and location in the dynamic city of Greensboro, North Carolina.


Guilford College offers a wide range of benefits for full-time regular employees, including 13 paid holidays, tuition remission, health insurance, telemedicine, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, a retirement plan, and optional dental and vision insurance. In addition, employment at the College provides employees with access to numerous discounts for products, services and attractions.

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