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Assistant Director for Professional Development



Assistant Director for Professional Development

  • 522637
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • CETL-Ctr Excellence Teaching & Lear
  • Other
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Assistant Director for Professional Development, within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), will work with the Director of Professional Development to provide professional development designed to empower and support Virginia Tech faculty to become effective and innovative educators focused on student learning and success. The Assistant Director’s responsibilities will include: (a) developing and managing professional development programs designed to improve teaching and learning practices; (b) conducting research-based services to provide formative feedback for faculty development; (c) developing and managing professional development activities supporting new and early career faculty teaching; (d) developing teaching and learning resources to support best practices; (e) supporting the overall mission of CETL by collaborating on programs for evidence-based educational practices; (f) serving on university committees, task forces, and other groups as an advocate for evidence-based, inclusive teaching and learning practices; and, function in a year round (CY) academic program planning and management capacity.

Required Qualifications

1. An earned master’s degree or doctorate by time of appointment;
2. Experience teaching as in instructor of record at the university level;
3. Knowledge of multiple and varied instructional strategies and their application in the higher education classroom;
3. Demonstrated expertise in research-based approaches to inclusive teaching;
4. Experience leading teaching and learning professional development;
6. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, including faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience developing and implementing new faculty development workshops, certificates, seminars, and/or initiatives.
2. Experience with qualitative data analysis to inform programs and practices.
3. Experience with large course instruction.
4. Evidence of expertise in written, spoken and/or visual communications; and,
5. Evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere.


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  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at lfarrier@vt.edu  during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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