VCU Faculty Vacancies: Instructional Consultant (Center for Teaching Excellence, #FAB540)

Visit the VCU Office of the Provost, Faculty Vacancies page under “Academic Units” > “Instruction and Student Success” (direct link: http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/facjobNew.asp?Item=5021) to view the official posting for this open position.

Faculty Vacancy Details
Academic/Administrative Unit: Instruction and Student Success
Department: Center for Teaching Excellence
Date Posted: 4/2/2013
Rank: Instructor
Hire Date: 7/10/2013
Title: Instructional Consultant
Position Number: FAB540
Deadline: Must be postmarked by 05/10/2013
Type of Search: National

Description: Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is expanding the services it provides in support of the development of its faculty members and graduate students. Reporting to the Co-Director of the CTE, the instructional consultant will have several major responsibilities: consulting with mid- to late-career faculty to help them strengthen their teaching and their students’ learning; working collaboratively with faculty to develop their students’ core competencies such as critical thinking, and effective written and oral communication; and helping demonstrate and share their effective practices through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). In addition to these major responsibilities, the instructional consultant will be expected to develop interactive workshops and presentations, as well as to contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of Center-wide programs and initiatives. The instructional consultant will also be encouraged to practice and develop his or her own teaching, learning, and scholarship within the University. The Instructional Consultant will routinely apply knowledge of professional best practices to CTE programs and services; work within VCU and CTE policies and guidelines; exercise high levels of collaboration with other units university-wide; make general decisions based upon knowledge and experience, and communicate those decisions to appropriate personnel; and ensure the integration of goals and objectives of the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Qualifications: Minimum of a masters degree, or terminal degree in education, curriculum development, or instructional design is required. Three or more years relevant teaching experience is required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary understanding of learning theories, pedagogy, and educative assessment. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully translate and apply learning theories to a variety of instructional settings. Knowledge of student engagement strategies and techniques for assessing teaching and learning outcomes are also highly desirable. A background in leadership, especially as it pertains to addressing issues pertaining to mid- and late-career faculty is also preferred. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, facilitation skills, collaborative skills, project management skills, as well as experience in the development of interactive presentations, workshops, and seminars. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Application Process: Applicants should email a letter of intent, resume, and the names/contact information of three (3) professional references to OVPIHR@vcu.edu. Electronic materials are highly preferred. If you do not have access to email, please send hard copies to Ms. Melissa Koch, Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction and Student Success, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842015, Richmond, VA 23284. Please do not send duplicates. Our application deadline is May 10, 2013. For consideration, your materials must be emailed or postmarked by that date. For more information about Virginia Commonwealth University, please visit our website at http://www.vcu.edu/about/. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For Additional Information: Jess Hill
Phone: 804-827-1337
Web: http://www.vcu.edu/cte/

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