The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) at Temple University promotes the value and practice of excellent teaching that facilitates student learning and growth. CAT’s pedagogical and educational technology programs and resources support evidence-based teaching and provide opportunities for faculty and TAs to learn from the experience and expertise of their colleagues. The faculty developers, educational technology specialists, and administrative staff of the CAT support all 17 colleges within Temple University, which includes over 4,000 faculty members in undergraduate, graduate and professional disciplines.

 

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching is seeking a Director who will provide leadership, vision, scope and advocacy for technology-rich teaching and learning experiences that facilitate improved student learning in classroom, online, hybrid, studio and clinical learning environments. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost, the Director will actively seek to form strategic partnerships on campus to address faculty needs and provide opportunities for teaching support. The Director will serve as a thought leader in the cultivation of teaching and learning research and scholarship as it relates to higher education technologies, online learning and blended learning, and will be responsible for keeping the Center on the leading edge of relevant developments in the field. They will work with the Assistant Vice Provost on establishing strategic priorities that benefit the mission of the center. The Director of Educational Technology oversees a team of instructional technology specialists who, together with the director, provide services that include workshops, webinars, individual consultations with faculty, management of three instructional technology labs, and provision of resources. Collaborates with this team and faculty developers on projects and initiatives that promote best pedagogical practices and appropriate use of technologies. The Director will also represent the CAT on university committees and task forces that relate to educational technology.

 

The ideal candidate has significant teaching experience at the university level, including teaching in an online environment, as well as a deep grounding in the literature on how people learn. In addition, the candidate will have experience supporting faculty in improving pedagogical practices and using innovative and advanced technologies. The candidate will also provide evidence of leadership on initiatives related to teaching and learning, especially with technology. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education & Experience:

Terminal degree required. Minimum 5 years of substantive and varied teaching experience in a college and/or university, including online learning. Experience designing and implementing professional development programming for faculty focused on pedagogical and technological strategies that foster student success. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven relationship builder with a demonstrated commitment to mentoring others and cultivating a work culture that fosters inclusive collaboration.

  • Ability to lead, manage, supervise and motivate a team.

  • Knowledge of how to effectively use learning management systems and a variety of educational technology tools to improve learning. 

  • Proven ability to work with diverse faculty populations, preferably in a variety of disciplines.

  • Significant familiarity with the literature on teaching and learning.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing, and prioritizing multiple and complex projects.

  • Strong collaborative, interpersonal and communication skills. 

 

** IMPORTANT NOTE: For consideration for this position, please apply and submit a CV, Cover letter, and Teaching Philosophy statement.

 

Preferred:

  • Minimum five years working as a faculty developer and/or educational technology specialist and/or supporting faculty with educational technology needs in higher education.

  • An active record of scholarship in the field of teaching and learning.

  • Knowledge on how to make course materials accessible.

  • Familiarity with the use of polling systems, video editing programs, eLearning applications, and/or presentation capture systems.

  • Familiarity with Web conferencing systems such as WebEx and Zoom.

 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

 

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

 

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Tech Center

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

SUMMARY

Organization: Temple University
Location:
Pennsylvania
Job Category:
Director
Areas of Responsibility:
Instructional Technology
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
Instructional Technology