University of Illinois at Chicago — Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks an exceptional leader to serve as Executive Director of a new university Center for Teaching Excellence.

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 31,500 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Through its 15 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. In 2019, UIC expects to create its 16th college by acquiring Chicago’s John Marshall Law School. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic and engaged urban university.

UIC is in search of an Executive Director to start up and lead a new Center for Teaching Excellence that will support all members of the UIC community who have a teaching role, including faculty and teaching assistants at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. The Executive Director, along with an Assistant to the Director, Associate Director for Communications, Associate Director of Instruction, Instructional Designer and various consultants, will build a highly interactive Center that utilizes current university expertise coupled with a vision for how to best support faculty and increase student success. Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs through the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, the Executive Director will engage UIC faculty and the instructor community toward becoming better educators while focusing on areas of: Instruction, Assessment, Diversity, and Social Emotional Learning. The Executive Director will harness the ongoing work of the Student Success Initiative, the Learning Sciences Research Institute, Language and Culture Learning Center and other programs at UIC to support UIC’s teaching mission.

Candidates for Executive Director of a new Center for Teaching Excellence must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; experience as an administrator in higher education with the possibility of appointment as a tenure-system faculty member; a scholarly focus, interest, and experience in the area of teaching and learning; a documented record of past teaching success, as represented in teaching awards and achievements; proficiency in the use of teaching and learning technologies and be well versed in the scholarly literature as it relates to contemporary pedagogical and technological advances in teaching and learning.

Evaluation of applications and nominations will begin immediately. For fullest consideration, please complete an electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references by Friday, November 30, 2018, addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. James Pellegrino, Professor, Department of Psychology and Co-Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute.

Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to fabid2@uic.edu. Confidentiality will be observed in the academic search process.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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