Coordinator of Faculty Development & Recognition
The University of Georgia - Georgia

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Coordi na tor of Faculty Development and Recognition

The University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an accomplished organizer and leader as Coordinator for Faculty Development and Recognition within the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The CTL is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Instruction whose central mission is to provide campus-wide leadership, collaboration, and support on matters related to instruction. ( http://www.ctl.uga.edu ).

The Coordinator for Faculty Development and Recognition will collaborate closely with the Director of the CTL in the design, development, and delivery of institutionally relevant development programs and events for faculty. The goals of such programming will be to positively impact student learning at UGA and increase the probability of faculty career success as well as faculty efficacy in the classroom. In addition, the Coordinator will lead workshops and perform formative evaluations of instruction for faculty and GTAs. The Coordinator will also develop and facilitate mechanisms to recognize and honor excellent teaching at UGA. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, an applied understanding of educational psychology, and a successful record of collaboration in higher education. The desired start date for this position is approximately May 1, 2013.

Po siti o n Responsibilities

Key responsibilities for this position include the following:
Design, develop, and manage faculty development programs and events designed to improve teaching and learning;

Implement effective university marketing strategies of programming and events;

Teach and/or lead workshops, forums, and/or similar events related to the candidates area(s) of expertise;

Mentor faculty in the development of dossiers for state and national teaching awards

Collaborate with CTL colleagues in the development of white papers intended to summarize current research associated with teaching and CTL publications highlighting exemplary teaching at UGA;

Provide formative instructional evaluations and peer evaluations of teaching for faculty and GTAs; and

Serve on various university committees, task forces, and other groups as an advisor and advocate for high quality teaching and learning.

M i n i m u m Required Qualifications

The required qualifications for the successful candidate for the Coordinator for Faculty Development and Recognition position are

an earned Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, or a closely related field by the end of the spring 2013 semester;

experience teaching at the university level;

knowledge of multiple and varied instructional strategies and their application in the higher education classroom;

evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, such as faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies;

an evidence of excellent written, oral, and/or visual communication skills.

P referre d Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate for this position include the following:

experience designing, developing, and leading university-wide professional development activities;

evidence of an active research agenda associated with teaching and learning;

evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere; and

significant practical knowledge of research into teaching large classes and/or the effective integration of technology into teaching.

App lic a ti o n Process and Deadline

Those wishing to apply for this position should send a CV/resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to edwatson@uga.edu by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013.

Questions?

Those with questions regarding this position should contact

Dr. C. Edward Watson

Director

Center for Teaching and Learning

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30606

706-542-0539 edwatson@uga.edu

About UGA

UGA, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. The University enrolls 35,000 students, and is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 25 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Academic programs reside in 16 schools and colleges. Athens is located in an area of great natural beauty, and the campus and community offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. Additional information about the University of Georgia and the Center for Teaching and Learning is available at http://www.uga.edu/ and http://www.ctl.uga.edu/

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution

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CIP Discipline Code: Academic Support (Admin code) Degree Levels: Doctorate Position Type: Administrative

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