1490 Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning


TITLE Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning






The Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) oversees instructional development opportunities for faculty, regardless of teaching modality, while offering effective support through a variety of instructional technology and design elements. The Director, FCTL develops and implements services and programs aimed at supporting the role of all faculty, including both full- and part-time faculty, tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure track, and teaching assistants, in the areas of teaching, research, and service. The Director, FCTL provides faculty development to advance new initiatives and the strategic goals of the University. Services and programs provided include, but are not limited to, the following: the advancement of teaching excellence regardless of modality, course transformation based on enhancing student engagement and learning outcomes, the effective use of technology in the classroom, distance learning pedagogy, and quality course design.


Education: A Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in educational psychology, learning theory, instructional technology, or curriculum design is required. A Doctorate degree in educational psychology or learning theory is preferred.

Experience: At least five years of experience working in a teaching and learning center designing and delivering faculty development programs and services, preferably in a leadership role, is required. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required. Experience in assessment of learning outcomes at both the classroom and program level is required. Experience managing budgets and resources is required.

Skills: Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required. The ability to work effectively with staff, faculty, administrators, and University personnel at all levels is required. Demonstrated ability to design and implement faculty development programs, manage instructional design and creative services, and manage workflow processes is required. A working knowledge of outcomes-based curricular design, student-learning assessment techniques and program evaluation models, student-centered learning and learning theories, technology-enhanced teaching and learning including course management systems, and effective online teaching methodologies is required. Database management skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Provides direction in the design, implementation, and assessment of professional development programs that are designed to assist faculty at all career stages with teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and other professional services.

2. Supports faculty in their roles of teaching, research, and service to the University by developing and implementing faculty events, workshops, programs, seminars, and the annual Showcase on Teaching and Learning.

3. Plans, develops, and manages faculty initiatives through the Curriculum Innovation Awards program that incorporates research in teaching and learning.

4. Supervises staff, instructional design and creative services, and manages FCTL course development projects and workflow.

5. Meets with academic departments and deans regarding faculty development needs and issues.

6. Supports and fosters the creation of faculty learning communities in the colleges.

7. Works collaboratively with the Provost's office and the Academic Leadership Team about FCTL contributions toward improving student learning and development.

8. Support new initiatives and strategic goals set by the University’s Long-Range Plan.

9. Manage resources and budgets for the FCTL and Curriculum Innovation Award programs.

10. Participate in New Faculty Orientation as required and serves as an ex-officio member of the FCTL Advisory Council.

11. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Remains competent current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed.

13. Helps to ensure the overall success of programs and services put forth by the FCTL, the FCTL Advisory Council, and the Provost's office by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is supervised by the Provost and supervises, directly or indirectly, all employees assigned to the FCTL.