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Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170085
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives for the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) will work with the Director to provide university-wide leadership and coordinated management of faculty programs and professional development focused on the building of institutional teaching capacities to foster deep, sustained, and integrated learning.
The associate director’s responsibilities will include:
1. Providing innovative vision, effective planning, and strategic thinking for teaching and learning across campus.
2. Designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating professional development programs focused on advancing faculty members’ understanding, application, and implementation of effective learning-centered instructional environments that align with current institutional initiatives including Beyond Boundaries, Pathways to General Education, First Year Experiences, and multi-modal instruction.
3. Revising, strengthening, leading, and expanding current teaching certificate programs to reach more faculty and instructors in order to create more effective learning-centered instructional environments.
4. Designing, developing, implementing and evaluating professional development activities focused on curriculum design/re-design and course design/redesign.
5. Serving on various university committees, task forces, and other groups as an advocate for high quality teaching and learning pedagogies; and function in a year-round (CY) academic program planning and management capacity.

Required Qualifications:

1. An earned doctorate by time of appointment;
2. Experience teaching at the university level;
3. Knowledge of multiple and varied instructional strategies and their application in the higher education classroom;
4. Knowledge of and experience applying essential principles of instructional design in higher education; and
5. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, such as faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

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. Evidence of expertise in written, spoken and/or visual communications; and,
4. Evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the faculty application online ( referring to posting AP0170085. Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. The review date for applications of the position is 3/31/2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Center for Inst Dev and Ed Research
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5 p.m.
Job Posting Date: 03/17/2017
Review Begin Date: 03/31/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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