The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Alberta is a unit that promotes excellent university teaching that leads to engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students. CTL pursues this goal through a combination of consultation, facilitation, technology integration, collaboration, and research to advocate for and support evidence-based, responsive, and positive change in teaching and learning. CTL strives to empower, connect, model, and inspire. More information about CTL can be found at https://www.ualberta.ca/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/index.html .
Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives), the Executive Director of CTL provides strategic leadership of CTL, including managing an annual budget of $1.4 million. The Executive Director plays a pivotal role in fostering a University culture in which teaching and the scholarship of teaching is highly valued by establishing, promoting, and maintaining University-wide programs and processes to stimulate and support innovation in teaching and learning. The Executive Director furthers the effectiveness of CTL-sponsored programs that develop University instructors’ abilities to employ exemplary teaching practices and assessment practices, and identifies opportunities and challenges informed by research on the evolution of higher education, social trends, and emerging technologies. Forming and sustaining close partnerships with key stakeholder groups both on- and off-campus, including leading and serving on University committees concerned with teaching, learning, and the effective use of instructional technologies will be key responsibilities of the Executive Director.
Preferred qualifications include a PhD or EdD in education, teaching and learning in higher education, program evaluation, or other relevant field. The Executive Director must possess a demonstrated track record of implementing Indigenization and decolonization initiatives, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) initiatives. In addition, the Executive Director must be highly collegial and collaborative, have superb communications skills, a proven track-record of collaboration to create a shared vision, engage in strategic thinking, planning, implementation, and action planning to achieve a cultural change within a complex, unionized organization.
The Committee will begin consideration of candidates in March 2021, with the new Executive Director to take office as soon as possible.
This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary and a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at www.hrs.ualberta.ca ).
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
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