Executive Director for its new Center for Teaching Innovation

Cornell University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director for its new Center for Teaching Innovation. Recognizing that teaching innovation plays a key role in advancing Cornell’s overarching mission to engage with the needs of modern societies, as both a means of learning and a means of effecting relevant change, the University is seeking a new Director to imagine, work in partnership, create and implement programs that will further integrate the Center into the academic mission of the institution.

The inaugural Executive Director will be an innovator, collaborator, and strategist with a deep understanding of both the opportunities and challenges that are emerging in the rapidly evolving teaching and learning landscape. She or he will work in partnership with deans, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, a faculty advisory board, and other colleagues to promote an environment that appreciates and emphasizes effective teaching innovation throughout the University. Reporting to the Provost’s Fellow for Pedagogical Innovation and in concert with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, the successful candidate will possess a proven track record as an administrator, successfully managing change and collaborating with a broad set of organizational leaders and constituents across academic and administrative units. In addition, she or he will have substantive experience as a teacher of a discipline within higher education, a strong appreciation of the faculty role in a research university, and the ability to gain the confidence of faculty in order to catalyze support and enthusiasm for advancing the educational mission of the University.

Based in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a leading privately endowed research university and a partner with the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University has a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, and the world. Additional information about Cornell University may be found at http://www.cornell.edu.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 30, 2017. Candidates should provide a professional resumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be submitted to Cornell-EDCTI@wittkieffer.com.