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Director for the CTL

Call for Applications for the Position of Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning

We are pleased to invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The position is open to University of Regina academic staff members who holds tenured appointment. It is an in-scope full-time position and reports to the Associate Vice-President (Academic).

The term of appointment is three years and expected to start 1 September 2020. The appointment is renewable following a review.

The CTL Director is responsible for developing strategies, services, and support for faculty for effective teaching practices and student success in the context of growing student diversity. The Director will research best practices in higher-education teaching, including technology integration, instructional technology and research-based pedagogical approaches to promote excellence in teaching and advancements in learning.

This role will provide leadership for the continuous improvement of teaching and learning by developing strategies, services, and support for faculty and academic staff as they use effective teaching practices that enhance student success. The Director is expected to facilitate collaborative initiatives and form partnerships with academic and support units in developing and implementing programs aimed to meet the particular needs of those units in the areas of curriculum and course design and delivery. These initiatives will include effective use of instructional technology and research-based pedagogical approaches. The Director will provide leadership in supporting academic effectiveness and serve as an expert resource in teaching and learning. The primary focus of this position will be to develop and provide programs and services that empower faculty and academic staff to achieve teaching excellence as well as to improve learning experiences and student success at the University of Regina. The Director will also be expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching. For further details about the position, view the full description here.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter responding to the accountabilities and requirements set out in the position description (insert the link here); and (2) a current curriculum vitae. References will only be required for short-listed candidates. Applications should be sent to Yvonne.Gray@uregina.ca and are due by July 13, 2020.

Requirements:

  • University of Regina academic staff member who holds tenured appointment
  • PhD is preferred. However, those candidates who hold a master’s degree or a degree normally considered as the terminal degree in their field of study will also be considered.
  • A minimum of seven-year teaching experience at the university level
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentorship
  • Strong, demonstrated knowledge of pedagogies in higher education teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of “best practices” in the field of development of faculty teaching
  • Experience in the scholarship of teaching area
  • Ability to lead, develop and promote appropriate faculty development opportunities in learning, teaching, mentoring and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to use cutting edge instructional technologies
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail oriented and tnime sensitive environment.
  • Diligence in attending to details and pursuing quality
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate next steps and execute independently
  • Ability to resolve issues and problems
  • Ability to work with sensitive information, often of a confidential nature, directly related to academic processes and environment

Search Advisory Committee:

Dr. Nilgün Ӧnder AVP (Academic)
Dr. David Gerhard, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Ms. Nola Joorisity, Faculty of Business Administration
Ms. Nancy Kazeil, Human Resources
Dr. Fritz Pino, Faculty of Social Work
Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette, Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
Dr. Arjun Tremblay, Department of Politics and International Studies, faculty of Arts

Please note that short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a search advisory committee and expected to give a brief public presentation via Zoom.

If you have questions, please contact AVPA Dr. Nilgün Önder at AVP.Academic@uregina.ca.