Northwestern University — Director, Pedagogy and Curricular Development

Job Description:
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University is excited to launch our search for a Director of Pedagogy and Curricular Development. This is a high-level leadership position within the Center with University-wide impact. 

The Director provides leadership for pedagogical and curricular development; shapes the vision, sets goals, designs leading-edge programs, and launches initiatives that align with Northwestern’s overarching commitment to enhancing the quality of teaching and deepening the learning of all students. This specialized educational development role elevates the level of staff expertise in the Searle Center, which embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as core principles.

The dynamic portfolio of initiatives is built on a scholarly foundation and is animated by bold thinking and strategic decision making to advance the following high priority areas: 1) High-quality, evidence-based development opportunities for instructors and signature programs; 3) Assessment and HLC Accreditation; 4) University-wide collaboration with partners in the student learning ecosystem; 5) Center leadership, including overseeing the work of two Assistant Directors, graduate student interns, and teaching consultants.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. preferably in fields related to job responsibilities and/or specializations that expand the disciplinary range at the center; A minimum of 5 years’ experience teaching at the college level; An affiliation or work within a college or university teaching and/or learning center or leadership experience in a related area of higher education administration; Expertise in pedagogy, curricular development, and assessment; Ability to build partnerships with diverse units across a complex organization and among faculty and staff at all levels; and a strong record of scholarly productivity preferably in educational development. 

An ideal colleague would exhibit deep curiosity, cultural humility, and desire for continued professional growth and display exceptional interpersonal skills that contribute to creating and sustaining an inclusive and collaborative work environment. The Director will have collegial support and opportunities to engage in scholarly inquiry that contributes to the field of educational development.

Please review the extended job description and apply via Northwestern’s myHR website (Job Id# 45651). Craft a cover letter that highlights your unique qualifications and interest in the position and submit it along with your C.V. by September 26, 2022 for full consideration. The search committee will begin to review applications upon receipt. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Keys with any questions.

To learn more about the vibrancy of our learning community and what makes Northwestern University one of the world’s premier research institutions, explore our Careers Resources. We are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality benefits, including health and insurance plans, retirement savings, tuition discounts, and work/life and family resources. We also offer a variety of tools to foster professional growth and development. 

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.