Faculty Developer of Integrative and Experiential Learning

Employer
University of Denver
Location
Denver, USA, Colorado
Salary
Negotiable

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Reporting to the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs within the Office of the Provost, the current mission of the Office of Teaching and Learning is to support faculty in the advancement of transformative, inclusive, and impactful teaching and learning across all disciplines and modalities to actualize DUs educational promise to all students. The OTL staff supports faculty by advancing skills in course design, inclusive teaching, effective university-level pedagogy, and academic assessment. We seek a highly organized, self-motivated, tech-savvy, solution-oriented, and customer-focused individual to serve as a Faculty Developer of Integrative and Experiential Learning.

Position Summary

The Faculty Developer of Integrative and Experiential Learning reports to the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) and works collaboratively with OTL staff members to develop and lead face-to-face, online, and hybrid faculty development courses. They will create faculty development programming that facilitates the integration of High Impact Practices (HIPs; as defined by AAC&U), integrative learning, and experiential learning programs and initiatives. Additionally, this role requires faculty and departmental consultations and the development of on-demand programs. This is a full-time staff position.

Essential Functions

  • In collaboration with OTL director, assist in the design and lead the execution of an educational campaign for the adoption of our new ePortfolio platform.
  • Create, implement, and manage a curriculum of teaching-related professional development opportunities for integrative learning strategies, experiential learning, and the successful implementation of classroom-level HIPs including but not limited to faculty learning communities, workshops, short courses, institutes, and trainings.
  • Conduct confidential and problem-solving consultations with faculty members and academic departments about teaching and learning issues, particularly as related to HIPs, Integrative Learning, and integrating the use of ePortfolios into courses or curriculum.
  • Develop department/program focused professional development to support effective adoption of ePorfolios and implementation of HIPs at the curricular level.
  • Consider programming needs for delivery of courses in a variety of modalities both across the DU main campus and for the mountain campus, including the creation and facilitation of new programs and initiatives to meet those needs.
  • Assist faculty in transforming delivery of course-level HIPs to online or hybrid settings.
  • Assist faculty in the development of signature assignments appropriate for inclusion in ePorfolios.
  • Provide pedagogical support and basic troubleshooting for the ePortfolio platform, field basic questions related to the learning management system, and other instructional technologies supported by the Office of Teaching and Learning.
  • Represent the OTL and provide expertise to campus-wide initiatives including the "4D student experience" and participate in campus-wide committees that intersect with the role.
  • Collaborate with OTL staff to support office initiatives as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the events system.
  • Assist in collecting and documenting internal assessment data.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of classroom-based High Impact Practices as defined by AAC&U.
  • Extensive knowledge of integrative learning and the use of ePortfolios.
  • Conversant in experiential education
  • Conversant in best practice in online/hybrid pedagogy.
  • Commitment to DEIJ principles and an inclusive teaching and working environment.
  • Strong research skills including acquiring and vetting literature related to educational research and practice.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Willingness to learn and support instructional technology applications.
  • Commitment to customer service.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Four (4) or more years of administrative experience, to include experience working in a higher education institution.
  • Faculty development experience in a center for teaching and learning.
  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Working Environment

    1. Standard office environment.
    2. Unexpected interruptions occur often, and stress level is moderate to high.
    3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

    Physical Activities

    1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
    2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

    Work Schedule
    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) on October 28, 2022. The position remains open until filled.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number:
    The salary grade for the position is 10.

    Salary Range:
    The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $72,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits:
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Sample work product demonstrating faculty development expertise (e.g. infographic, handout, summary of workshop, or similar)

    The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

    Organization

    Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

    The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

    The University offers:

    Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

    Collaborative, Experiential Learning

    Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

    In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

    The University of Denver Culture

    Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

    At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

    For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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    3038717770
    Location
    2199 S. University Blvd.
    Denver
    Colorado
    80210
    US

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