Assistant Director of Graduate Student and Post-Doc Programs and Services - Educational Development

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours
37.5


Position Summary
The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and provide interactive, multidisciplinary programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of the position is on professional-development programs for graduate students and postdocs that supports Washington University’s mission of distinction in teaching.


Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Program Development and Facilitation for Graduate Students and Postdocs - Developing, delivering, and evaluating programs on evidence-based teaching and professional development in teaching. Facilitate CTL programs. Supporting other pedagogical and professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees.
  • Consulting with graduate students and postdocs on effective teaching practices and on their professional development in teaching. This includes one-on-one consultations, classroom observations, and guidance in writing teaching philosophy statements.
  • Collaborating with colleagues on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of CTL events, programs and services such as the university-wide orientation for graduate students, virtual conversations, course design institutes and other programs.
  • Teaching or co-teaching a seminar such as the CTL’s Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Researching, writing, and editing print and online resource materials, including: articles, handouts, blog posts, resource-sheets, and CTL website content.
  • Participation in university-wide and external efforts to enhance teaching and learning. This can include serving as the CTL’s liaison to campus partners and contributing to national discussions through involvement in the POD Network, AAU’s STEM initiatives, or the CIRTL Network.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a STEM or Social Science discipline.
  • Demonstrated leadership, project-management, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Experience providing consultations on teaching to graduate students and postdocs.
  • Experience working in a center for teaching and learning.
  • Experience teaching online or in a blended environment.
  • Engagement with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within and beyond the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility and desire to expand areas of expertise, as required by the position.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in any discipline, completed by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills and at least two years of experience in teaching at a college or university (this experience may include teaching as a Teaching Assistant during graduate or post-graduate training).
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogies and best practices in higher-education teaching.
  • Ability to synthesize educational-research findings and to communicate these findings to diverse academic audiences.
  • Experience in developing and delivering workshops on teaching for graduate students, postdocs, or faculty.


Grade
G12


Salary Range
$53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.


Applicant Instructions
When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two “Quick Apply” options. Quick Apply allows you to either use a previous application or create a new application using a resume to populate the work experience and education sections of your job application. If using a resume to populate your application, check to ensure the application fields populated accurately. You may skip the “Quick Apply” page by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. Documents may be uploaded in the My Experience section of the application. You also have the option to apply with a Linkedin feature, which allows you to apply by using your Linkedin profile to populate some of the job application fields.

Scheduled Hours
37.5


Position Summary
The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and provide interactive, multidisciplinary programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of the position is on professional-development programs for graduate students and postdocs that supports Washington University’s mission of distinction in teaching.


Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Program Development and Facilitation for Graduate Students and Postdocs - Developing, delivering, and evaluating programs on evidence-based teaching and professional development in teaching. Facilitate CTL programs. Supporting other pedagogical and professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees.
  • Consulting with graduate students and postdocs on effective teaching practices and on their professional development in teaching. This includes one-on-one consultations, classroom observations, and guidance in writing teaching philosophy statements.
  • Collaborating with colleagues on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of CTL events, programs and services such as the university-wide orientation for graduate students, virtual conversations, course design institutes and other programs.
  • Teaching or co-teaching a seminar such as the CTL’s Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Researching, writing, and editing print and online resource materials, including: articles, handouts, blog posts, resource-sheets, and CTL website content.
  • Participation in university-wide and external efforts to enhance teaching and learning. This can include serving as the CTL’s liaison to campus partners and contributing to national discussions through involvement in the POD Network, AAU’s STEM initiatives, or the CIRTL Network.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a STEM or Social Science discipline.
  • Demonstrated leadership, project-management, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Experience providing consultations on teaching to graduate students and postdocs.
  • Experience working in a center for teaching and learning.
  • Experience teaching online or in a blended environment.
  • Engagement with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within and beyond the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility and desire to expand areas of expertise, as required by the position.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in any discipline, completed by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills and at least two years of experience in teaching at a college or university (this experience may include teaching as a Teaching Assistant during graduate or post-graduate training).
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogies and best practices in higher-education teaching.
  • Ability to synthesize educational-research findings and to communicate these findings to diverse academic audiences.
  • Experience in developing and delivering workshops on teaching for graduate students, postdocs, or faculty.


Grade
G12


Salary Range
$53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.


Applicant Instructions
When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two “Quick Apply” options. Quick Apply allows you to either use a previous application or create a new application using a resume to populate the work experience and education sections of your job application. If using a resume to populate your application, check to ensure the application fields populated accurately. You may skip the “Quick Apply” page by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. Documents may be uploaded in the My Experience section of the application. You also have the option to apply with a Linkedin feature, which allows you to apply by using your Linkedin profile to populate some of the job application fields.

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