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Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
SALARY RANGE: $63,492 - $71,940

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

TITLE:  Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

FLSA STATUS:  Salaried Exempt

SALARY RANGE: $63,492 - $71,940

DEPARTMENT:  Office of the Provost

REPORTS TO: Associate Provost



The Director of the Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) is primarily responsible for establishing, developing and evaluating the fulfillment of the Center’s core mission of promoting excellence in teaching and learning.  The Director collaborates with others to create, implement and evaluate the instructional and institutional practices that contribute to innovative teaching and transformative learning and that, prepare our students to contribute to a more just and humane world. The Director will focus on developing inclusive pedagogies that address the needs of the University’s diverse student population and expand opportunities for digital and online teaching and learning, including short- term and hybrid formats.




To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.




  • Design, organize, contribute to, and deliver programs and events that promote scholarly, innovative, inclusive and effective teaching practices. 
  • Establish and assess institutional practices that foster excellence in teaching, focusing on inclusive pedagogy and online learning modalities.
  • Provide support for faculty in teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) through consultation, teaching observations, and other related services.
  • Develop and implement programming and resources that support new faculty members.
  • Enhance and expand the regional presence and recognition of the Borra Center.
  •  Actively participate on multiple university and senate committees, collaborating effectively and contributing to policy development and strategic university initiatives.
  • Teach one or more courses in field of expertise per academic year.
  • Partner with the Office of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (OHSI) to enhance faculty development and curriculum assessment.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


1.  Knowledge of and documented success with:

  • Innovative and inclusive teaching approaches, including effective use of technology.
  • Experience with online and hybrid learning environments.
  • Assessment strategies that enhance academic achievement.
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning within higher education.


2.  Demonstrated ability to:

  • Collaborate and strategize effectively to support institutional priorities.
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, external stakeholders, staff, and students, both orally and in writing.
  • Manage the Center’s budget efficiently.


3.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal and management skills



Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree appropriate to discipline in which the Director teaches.
  • Substantial and successful teaching experiences in higher education.
  • Professional development experience.
  • Documentation of successful curricular and instructional design pedagogy.
  • Record of participation in national organizations.


Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience in inclusive pedagogy and online teaching and learning.




Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of 3 references.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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