• Director for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

    Posting Date 3 months ago(2/28/2018 12:07 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Office of Academic Affairs
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


    We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


    The Position:


    Yeshiva University invites applications for an innovative Director for the newly established Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning whose mission is to partner with and support faculty at all stages of their careers, furthering excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. The Director will lead a small unit that offers pedagogical assistance and instructional design services to faculty representing a broad range of academic fields and disciplines as they engage with technology to enrich the student experience. In both face-to-face and online sessions, the Center will provide training and resources that promote best-in-field teaching practices. Whether faculty teach undergraduates, graduate students, or nontraditional learners, the Center will assist in the development of appropriate methodologies and delivery mechanisms that are purposeful, learner-centered, and research-based. The Center will support the use of new media and emerging technologies in the classroom and online to foster the success of YU’s instructors and students.


    Yeshiva University seeks an experienced, collaborative, and innovative professional who is committed to student success and to faculty professional development. Reporting to the Provost, the Director will work in partnership with faculty, an instructional designer, the information technology division, the Director of Libraries, and the Director of Student Learning and Assessment to establish and promote teaching and learning programs and services.


    The Center will deliver a comprehensive set of services that will include workshops and webinars, curated resources, instructional design, school-specific consultation, and teaching observations whenever requested.


    • Establish the Center’s mission and strategic plan and updates as appropriate
    • Collaborate with the university’s Communications and Public Affairs organization in keeping up-to-date the Center’s website
    • Promote a campus culture that values the importance of teaching excellence and student learning
    • Collaborate with individual faculty, academic departments, deans, the Faculty Council, the Director of Libraries, and the Director Student Learning and Assessment to enhance student learning and to support faculty development
    • Possess the technical sophistication to resolve practical problems that faculty and/or students may encounter in Canvas, (the University’s learning management system [LMS]), not covered by Infrastructure or the University’s IT help desk
    • Partner with the Director of Grant Administration to identify external funding opportunities to support teaching and learning at the University
    • Collect and aggregate data for an annual report
    • Stay current in the developments in learning and teaching nationally and internationally
    • Develop policies, processes, and procedures consistent with a newly-formed unit of this type


    Experience and Educational Background:


    • An earned doctorate within an academic discipline is desirable
    • At least five years of experience in college teaching and/or providing academic support services and professional development training
    • Experience with face-to-face teaching, as well as blended and fully online learning

    Skills and Competencies:


    • Proven administrative and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of the literature on teaching and learning to improve learning outcomes and the changing trends in higher education
    • The willingness to work hard to accomplish meaningful results
    • Working knowledge of the University’s video capture products Panopto and Kaltura
    • Significant experience with leading LMSs-–with preference for Infrastructure’s Canvas
    • The Director reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


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