Director of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Faculty Learning Communities
Company: University of Denver
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) fosters innovation and
strengthens practices in teaching, course design and curriculum
development to improve learning across the university.
The Director of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) will lead and specialize in two
areas: (1) promoting and implementing multiple faculty learning
communities; and (2) promoting a culture of Scholarship of Teaching
and Learning (SoTL) through both faculty education and support.
These initiatives align with DUs commitment to the teacher-scholar
model. The Director works in collaboration with the OTL staff and
DU faculty members to develop and lead workshops, create and
facilitate teaching-related programs and initiatives, consult with
faculty members and departments, and contribute to a national
dialogue about teaching, learning, and assessment. Contributing to
an inclusive, thriving faculty community and a dynamic and
collaborative Office of Teaching (OTL) is central to this
The Director of SoTL and FLCs will be responsible for using
evidence-informed decision making to develop, implement, and assess
a range of programs that support the professional development of
individual faculty and academic leaders across the academic
lifespan and appointment types. Additionally, the director will
enhance and support the implementation of institution-wide
initiatives related to teaching and learning, inclusive excellence,
faculty learning communities, faculty mentoring, leadership
development, and assessment.
This is a full-time (12 month) staff position with full benefits.
The position will report to the Director of the Office of Teaching
and Learning who reports directly to the Vice Provost for Faculty
Affairs. The Director of SoTL and FLCs will collaborate with
faculty and administrators on the creation and delivery of new
programs and will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues
The ideal candidate is adept at interacting with faculty across
different disciplines and knowledgeable about the challenges they
face. Experience as a faculty member in a university setting and a
record of SoTL publications would be particularly competitive.
We seek candidates who are flexible, well-organized, inquisitive,
resourceful, detail-oriented, creative, ethical, collaborative, and
committed to inclusive excellence. The ability to prioritize and
juggle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment while maintaining
quality work products is crucial for success in this position.
- Review current DU practice and lead initiatives to improve
processes related to supporting Scholarship of Teaching and
Learning (SoTL) and Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs).
- Design, implement, assess, and report on comprehensive FLC and
SoTL programming (e.g. workshops, institutes, seminars,
conferences, learning communities, etc.) across disciplines and
appointment types (i.e. tenure line, teaching, clinical,
- Active collaboration with other OTL directors on ongoing
programming and initiatives related to inclusive excellence,
integrative learning, High Impact Practices, curricular design,
assessment, and accreditation.
- Collaborate with faculty leaders in design and facilitation of
- Evaluate and assess faculty satisfaction and program
- Facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations across the
university to strategically advance institutional capacity related
to SoTL and FLCs
1:1 consultations with faculty related to areas of expertise
including all phases in the research cycle.
- Create educational products, artifacts, and/or other
asynchronous resources to support FLC and SoTL initiatives.
- Provide opportunities to showcase SoTL projects (i.e.
conferences, web presence, events).
- Maintain currency in the field and contribute to national
conversations through scholarship and/or engagement with relevant
- Assist OTL team in building a data informed decision-making
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated understanding of current evidence-informed
practices related to faculty development, teaching practice,
Faculty Learning Communities, SoTL, and trends in higher
- Extensive knowledge of best practices in research and survey
design, methodology, analysis, interpretation, data visualization,
and the publication process.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to implement current
professional approaches around the development, implementation,
assessment, and evaluation of programming for faculty across
various disciplinary areas, career stages, and appointment
- Ability to develop cross-campus relationships that allow for
connecting faculty members to appropriate resources that will
support their overall success in the institution.
- Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving
skills, including the ability to maintain collaborative and
- Understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher
education and evidence of success working with faculty from
- Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and
demonstrated success with project management.
- PhD or equivalent terminal degree.
- Demonstrated success working with faculty on initiatives
related to professional development/faculty education.
- Demonstrated success working with diverse disciplines.
- A record of teaching, mentoring, and/or scholarly excellence as
a university faculty member.
- Experience as a member of a leadership team.
- Record of SoTL publications.
- Knowledge of multiple data analysis platforms and citation
management systems such as SPSS, Stata, NVivo, Dedoose, and
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by
Friday, August 27, 2021.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered.
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 13.
The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $85,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that
represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay
for the position at the time of posting. The University may
ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The
salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based
on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate,
departmental budget availability, internal salary equity
considerations, and available market information, but not based on
a candidate's sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that
empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about
the University of Denver .
Please include the following documents with your
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample (first-author publication or report)
- Faculty Development Philosophy
- Names and contact information of three references
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of
its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status
protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of
a criminal history background check.
Advertised: July 27, 2021
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