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Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence

Company: The Professional and Organizational Development Ne
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description: The invites applications for the Executive Director of UIC's . Founded in 2020, CATE supports all of those with teaching responsibilities at UIC, including faculty and graduate student teaching assistants, in adopting evidenced-based, inclusive, and innovative teaching practices to ensure the success of a diverse student body from the undergraduate to graduate and professional student levels. CATE provides resources, consultations, professional learning programs, and certification opportunities to the UIC community, and partners with campus collaborators to support institutional and unit-level projects and initiatives related to the CATE mission.
The Executive Director of CATE will bring a vision for growing and sustaining this dynamic teaching and learning center by building upon its core resources and programming. They will develop and contribute to educational development programs that build capacity for, and community around, evidenced-based, inclusive, and innovative teaching that supports student success; lead a team of experienced staff of educational developers and communications and creative service professionals; provide fiscal leadership; collaborate with UIC leadership and faculty to ensure their active engagement and support; and partner with other campus units that support the learning and teaching mission at UIC, including and the new Instructional Design Media Production Studio. They will build on a history of collaborative work with units across campus, have new opportunities to leverage CATE resources and programs to support the development and implementation of grant-funded educational projects, and advocate for institutional transformation around learning and teaching in ways that support .
The Executive Director reports to the , and will hold a full-time twelve-month position, with the possibility of a faculty appointment in an academic unit at UIC, at a rank dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates for Executive Director of the CATE must have a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree (e.g., MFA); experience as an administrator in higher education; a documented record of past teaching success; evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education; proficiency in the use of teaching and learning technologies; deep knowledge of professional development programming, and be well versed in the scholarly literature as it relates to evidence-based teaching practices in higher education.
For fullest consideration, please complete an electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references by Tuesday, June 20th, addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Alison Doubleday, Associate Professor, College of Dentistry, and Dr. Michael Scott, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, and Innovation Education Director, UIC Innovation Center.
Please direct nominations, questions or concerns, regarding the search and/or application process to the search coordinator, Faizan Abid, . Confidentiality will be observed in the academic search process.
Please see the for more information about UIC and to apply for the position.

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