The Curriculum Design and Support Director, within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), works with the Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and CETL Director to provide university-wide leadership and coordinated management of professional development focused on empowering and supporting faculty to design and develop curricula ensuring a holistic and experiential education for all Virginia Tech graduates. Using evidence-based best practices in curriculum design, the director will support the development of equitable, student-centered curricula integrating experiential learning and guided learning pathways into programs of study. The Academy director’s responsibilities will include (a) providing a comprehensive system for supporting faculty with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to develop learner-centered, holistic and experiential curricular pathways; (b) designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating professional development programs focused on advancing faculty members’ understanding, application, and implementation of effective learning-centered curriculum design aligned with the strategic vision for an experiential degree; (c) strengthen and expand faculty capacity to evaluate and revise existing curricula to prepare students with the knowledge and skills for 21st century careers; (d) facilitate communication and coordination with partner offices, faculty, and administrators engaged in experiential learning, student success, and advising; (e) support the overall vision and mission of CETL through project leadership and support for high-quality, evidence-based teaching and learning; and, (f) lead and serve on university committees, task forces, and other groups as an advocate for high quality curricula with integrated experiential and work-based learning; and function in a year-round (CY) academic program planning and management capacity.
1. An earned doctorate by time of appointment;
2. Experience teaching as an instructor of record at the university level;
3. Experience in an experiential learning and/or work-based learning program;
4. Demonstrated expertise in holistic backwards curricular design inclusive of learning outcomes development and program-level assessment
5. Experience with guided learning pathways and curriculum mapping
6. Experience leading change in academic programming;
7. Knowledge of and experience applying essential principles of experiential learning in higher education; and,
8. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, including faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies.
In addition to the required qualifications, preferred qualifications for director position include:
1. Experience leading faculty development workshops, seminars, and/or initiatives.
2. Evidence of the ability to design, develop and lead university-wide professional development activities;
3. Experience working on a university-wide experiential learning initiative;
4. Evidence of expertise in written, spoken and/or visual communications; and,
5. Evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere.
• One-page statement answering the following prompt: Drawing from the research on student development and curriculum design, as well as your professional experience, what are the key things faculty need to know and be able to do to transform curricula to ensure equity of student outcomes for a diverse student population?
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.
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