Assistant/Associate Director - Center For Teaching & Scholarly Excellence

Suffolk University Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

The Assistant/Associate Director works collaboratively with the director of the CTSE Team to shape a wide variety of programs that promote teaching, learning, and scholarly excellence across the University's three schools and supports the University's strategic initiatives.

The Assistant/Associate Director CTSE will develop, refine and lead workshops for instructors across the University based on sound pedagogic principles and provide research-based consultation on topics such as course design, evaluation techniques, classroom management and teaching innovations. This position is also responsible for organizing the CTSE programming schedule in consultation with the CTSE Team, overseeing and collaboratively facilitating Course Design Institutes, organizing the Fall Teaching Luncheon and the Symposium on Innovation in Teaching and Learning, managing the Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant (TEALIG) program, designing and conducting training for Suffolk University Teaching Assistants (TAs), creating and facilitating new workshops and programs, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of the New Faculty Orientations.


  • Promote Inclusive Teaching & Learning Program Design, Facilitation and Assessment

Develop, promote and assess inclusive teaching and learning efforts both through workshops and more broadly through CTSE efforts; collaborate with University administrators, faculty and staff to promote inclusive teaching efforts; research and consult with experts in the field.

  • Program Design, Facilitation and Assessment

In consultation with the CTSE team, schedule, design, and facilitate existing and new workshops and modify previous workshops and programs for faculty audiences; manage the Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants (TEALIG) program; oversee TA training initiatives; organize the Fall Teaching Luncheon and the May Symposium on Innovation in Teaching and Learning; and co-manage and co-facilitate the Course Design Institute programs.

  • Consultation

Meet with faculty clients one-on-one to diagnose teaching concerns; provide research-backed resources; provide classroom observations; analyze teaching materials; conduct midterm feedback sessions (SGIDs); and provide additional services as needed.

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning - SoTL

Assist the team in the development, promotion and assessment of SoTL programming; continue to gain expertise in the field.

  • General Involvement in CTSE events and other duties

Provide support for ongoing programming and the overall functioning of the Center as needed; assist in developing content for the CTSE website and newsletter; collaborate on grant writing in support of institutional initiatives; participate in the assessment of CTSE programming.

  • Develop and maintain expertise in higher education teaching and learning

Keep up to date on the literature; activity participate in the field of educational development; present at local, regional and national conferences and publish, as appropriate.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D required;

  • Two or more years of experience working in educational development;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and practical application of higher education teaching and learning, particularly in inclusive course design and assessment;

  • Experience with interdisciplinary models of pedagogy;

  • Experience as a university instructor;

  • Experience with and success in collaborative environments;

  • Ability to work well independently, meet deadlines, and willingness to multitask and assist on a variety of projects;

  • Proven initiative and ability to work as a self-starter;

  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of scholarship of teaching and learning;

  • Previous experience designing college courses or designing and facilitating professional development workshops, seminars, and presentations.

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