University of California, Berkeley — Equitable Assessment Consultant (4163U), ETS EducTechnology – 46210

Equitable Assessment Consultant (4163U), ETS EducTechnology – 46210

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.

Departmental Overview

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) serves as the campuswide hub for supporting and engaging ladder and non-ladder faculty in efforts to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness and innovation. The CTL is committed to advancing student-centered learning campus-wide through equitable and inclusive pedagogy that is grounded in research-based strategies. In doing so, the CTL collaborates with campus educators to inspire and enrich Berkeley's collective teaching and learning community.

The CTL is housed in the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) organization under the Division of Undergraduate Education and reports to the Chief Academic Technology Officer and Assistant Vice Provost. In addition to administering major campus-wide programs in support of advancing student-centered teaching and learning, the CTL serves broadly as a campus change agent for teaching and learning.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 19, 2022

Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced pedagogical expertise, faculty development concepts, and knowledge of campus strategic objectives to identify needs and to design, implement, and assess programming and services for ladder and non-ladder faculty across all disciplines and at all stages of career development to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Collaboratively design, develop, and facilitate workshops, intensives, seminars, brown bags, and communities in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online contexts as related to course design, development, and facilitation.
  • Engage in a diverse environment with relevant senior faculty, administrators, staff colleagues, and other academic support units to identify and address campus-wide faculty development needs related to creating an inclusive, equitable, and accessible learning environment.
  • Provide direct consultation and classroom observation to faculty to support syllabus and assignment design, determine appropriate methods for delivery of course content, including effective use of technology, and address common classroom challenges.
  • May provide professional development guidance to other staff members, other campus units, and/or project team participants.
  • Research and evaluate new developments in equitable approaches to assessment. Then, advise on new developments, materials, and techniques for implementing equitable assessment approaches based on this research and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with the CTL's Assessment Specialist, Undergraduate Education's institutional research office, and other stakeholders in Academic Program Review and campus program accreditation to expand understanding of equitable approaches to classroom assessment.
  • Coordinate with the staff and faculty in Berkeley Discovery to support faculty projects related to advancing experiential and project-based learning for undergraduates.
  • Create faculty communities focused on equitable approaches to assessment.
  • Conducts needs analysis and evaluates the effectiveness of training programs.
  • Develop digital resources (video exemplars, templates, blog posts, articles, podcasts, etc.) to share on the CTL website to create self-paced learning content for faculty and staff audiences.
  • Partner with campus academic support units to share digital resources developed on the CTL website.
  • Engage in professional development to stay abreast of learning theories, pedagogies, and technological developments.
  • Participate and present in local, state, regional, and national professional associations, conferences, and committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Expertise in curriculum design, inclusive pedagogy theory and practice, assessment approaches, and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Advanced ability to conduct analysis, develop recommendations, and solve problems.
  • Knowledgeable about current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in faculty development.
  • Familiarity with the literature on inclusive and equity-focused teaching practices.
  • Deep understanding of the academic culture of a public research university.
  • Thorough knowledge of current training programs and trends.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Demonstrated experience designing equitable and creative approaches to classroom assessment.
  • Comfort working in a flexible and collaborative environment.
  • 2 or more years of teaching experience as an instructor of record at the university level.
  • 2 or more years of educational development experience working with ladder and/or non-ladder faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and/or graduate students.

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated engagement with research in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated experience with advancing culturally responsive pedagogy in a teaching and learning environment (e.g., consultations on teaching and learning, workshops, faculty group programs, developing resources, etc.).
  • Background or relevant experience in assessment of learning outcomes at the classroom and/or program level in educational settings, such as community college or four-year college and university settings.
  • Experience partnering with or working at an established, college-level center for teaching and learning

Education/Training:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in any academic discipline.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000.00 – $90,000.00.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for 60% remote capability.
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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