The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Boston University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director provides high level support for CTL programs, which promote inclusive and innovative teaching, foster student learning, and build community at BU. A key focus of this position will be to provide pedagogical guidance and support for online and blended courses, including the training of instructors and the development of resources. The Assistant Director will also be involved in other strategic initiatives related to teaching and learning at Boston University. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the CTL and will also work closely with other units in the Office of Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I), particularly in the support and extension of faculty learning communities. The role of Assistant Director will evolve and offers significant opportunities for professional growth, including educational and training opportunities throughout the university and generous support for professional development beyond. The CTL is dedicated to promoting the relationship between inclusive teaching and excellence, and it strives to foster an equitable and inclusive work environment. As a key component in Boston University's expanding teaching and learning ecosystem, the Center for Teaching and Learning reports jointly to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and the Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation. CTL works closely with the other units of DL&I, namely the Educational Technologies group and the Digital Initiatives group, responsible for pilots and experiments with new ideas in teaching and learning.
Develop design plans at the curriculum, course, and module level to guide development of learning experiences with an emphasis on, but not limited to, online courses.
Support the creation and enhancement of a suite of blended and online learning experiences and resources, including for instructor training purposes.
Analyze specific learning and teaching goals of blended and online learning experiences with various stakeholders and advise on approaches to meeting those goals.
Coach and train others on the process of learning and curriculum design and best practices for online communication, collaboration, and multimedia asset development. Project Support
Collaborate with the Director to develop and support partnerships across Boston University that maintain and expand CTL projects that intersect with university strategic initiatives
Collaborate with the Director, CTL staff, and other BU stakeholders in developing teaching and learning materials for additional strategic initiative projects as needed Learning Technologies
Test and pilot emerging learning technologies for use in online and face-to-face instruction
Liaise with the other units of the Office of Digital Learning & Innovation (DL&I), the Office of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), and the wider BU community to explore teaching and learning with technology at Boston University Professional Development/Outreach
Support CTL efforts to develop and deliver professional development opportunities for faculty and communities of practice around the use of digital learning
Collaborate with partners across BU on effective and innovative teaching practices
Update content on the CTL web site
Candidates should be knowledgeable about effective teaching, through research and practice, including in the online environment, and have experience working directly with faculty in a variety of professional learning settings such as individual consultations, learning communities, and formal workshops. They should hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D., have substantial teaching experience at the university level, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate proactively in a team environment. Candidates should have strong organizational and project management capabilities, including the ability to manage a variety of complex projects and priorities, coordinate with others, and follow projects through to completion. They should share a commitment to BUs institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience with and interest in online teaching and educational technology is strongly preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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