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The Human Resources Department announces the
position of Director, Center for Innovative Teaching
and Directed Engaged Learning (CITADEL), reporting to the Vice Provost for
Responsibilities include: overall responsibility for the management and
coordination of the Robert Morris University (RMU)
Center for Innovative Teaching and Directed Engaged Learning (CITADEL) for
academic excellence in teaching and learning. This individual works in
partnership with faculty, staff and students in advancing the goal of
innovative teaching, engaged learning and pedagogically-based learning
experiences for students; provides
leadership for the strategic planning and growth of the CITADEL; and oversees two components of the CITADEL:
Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and Engaged Learning. The incumbent supervises
the respective Co-Directors for the two components; provides leadership for
developing, implementing, assessing a professional development program to
enhance innovative teaching and learning on the RMU campus; provides leadership
for developing and implementing a comprehensive program to ensure all undergraduate
students complete engaged learning requirements in anticipation of graduation;
provides leadership for developing and implementing outcomes assessment plans
for continuous improvement of programs to maintain high quality standards; develops
and implements strategic goals to increase student participation in learning-based
programs; promotes and coordinates
faculty involvement in the Center’s innovative teaching activities; works to
discover and pursue grant and fund-raising opportunities for the Center;
coordinates faculty advisory councils; actively promotes visibility of the
University, Schools, faculty and student accomplishments to the teaching and
learning communities of interest; identifies suitable campus
partners to translate pedagogical research and practice into instructional
curriculum to produce desired learning outcomes; promotes engaged learning and
other undergraduate academic programs among students
and faculty; works closely with deans and faculty in identifying teaching and
learning opportunities and provide related support; prepares and manages
budgets and manages professional staff and student employees; serves as
University spokesperson for the teacher-scholar model; teaches two courses per calendar year; and
performs related work .
Terminal degree with experience in pedagogy, technology, and engaged and service learning programs.
Publication record sufficient to merit the rank of Associate/Professor.
Previous management and/or supervisory experience preferred.
Competence in fiscal planning, budgeting and management of the Center within prescribed fiscal constraints.
Ability to effectively collaborate and work with faculty, students, staff and administrators.
Strong track record of achievement, innovation, and partnership building.
Strong track record of success in teaching, research/scholarly/creative work, and professional service.
Strong track record of outcomes assessment practices.
Strong presentation, public speaking interpersonal and marketing skills.
Strong project management and leadership skills; self-motivated and self-starter.
Experience in securing external support and/or leading fund raising activities preferred.
Commitment to RMU’s core values, enthusiasm for academic excellence and strong communication skills are vital.
Internal Application Deadline: July 17, 2014
External Application Deadline: Until Position Is Filled
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible