Executive Director (0565U), Center for Teaching and Learning - 33898

Executive Director (0565U), Center for Teaching and Learning - 33898 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles , our Principles of Community , and our Strategic Plan .

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley is seeking an accomplished candidate for the Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, to join a creative, talented and entrepreneurial team within our Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) unit housed in the Division of Undergraduate Education. This position will serve in a leadership role as Berkeley engages in a fundamental change in the delivery of undergraduate education through the Discovery Initiative.

Position Overview
The Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, reports to the Chief Academic Technology Officer with dotted lines to the Faculty Director of the Discovery Initiative and the Faculty Director for CTL to establish a vision in reshaping the undergraduate education with a focus at the cross section of technology, instruction, assessment and advising strategy. The Executive Director has significant responsibility for creating, shaping, and incubating new approaches to undergraduate education using digital technologies and experimentation with tools that support instruction and research. This position is uniquely positioned within RTL to take advantage of services across all units including Research IT, the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS), and other services, and must bring a thorough knowledge of strategic planning and organizational development to bear to effectively manage this complex, interconnected unit.

The Executive Director will oversee multiple, highly specialized and functional units with significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals for undergraduate instruction. These units include use of specialized technology within instructional design and media, as well as, the implementation of technical tools in support of Discovery. To this end, the position will mobilize a broad scope of services with daily management and oversight of the following units:
  • CTL pedagogy consulting
  • Campus assessment and accreditation services for Undergraduate Education
  • Faculty training and program coordination
  • Instructional design & media
  • Advising Strategy and Training (supporting over 1000 advising staff across campus)

This position will play a critical leadership role as UC Berkeley aims to redefine public education at a 21st century research university through the targeted experimentation with programs in order to enable engaged, personalized and lifelong learning for the entire Berkeley community and beyond. Through curricular innovation, leadership in digital engagement, and digital infrastructure at scale, we aim to transform the way we educate and engage our undergraduate students. With increased use of technology, new pedagogical approaches, and an increase in online instruction, we are seeking to expand our capacity in assessing how technology impacts student learning and the student experience.

Application Review Date

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to April 20, 2022.

  • In collaboration with UE leadership, determines instructional objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Provides strategic leadership with senior management and serves as a liaison to academic departments, professional organizations and administrative units of the University.
  • Convene faculty and staff partners to address critical issues and develop strategies that will enhance Berkeley's teaching and learning including working with other administrative units, Dean and Chairs, and the Academic Senate to develop appropriate policy and guidance around teaching and learning issues and the incumbent directly supports the Committee on Teaching.
  • Provides oversight and support for advising strategy, connecting advising practices to curricular innovation and Discovery.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations and financial wellbeing of the pedagogical consultants, assessment team, campus Advising Strategy, and Digital Learning Services (DLS) as well as the recruitment, retention and supervision of staff who design and develop programming in support of all members of the Berkeley instructional community.
  • In coordination with the Chief Academic Technology Officer and the RTL Leadership Team provides vision and strategic oversight of instructional services (in person and online) within RTL.

Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Education (or PhD in Education) or and/or equivalent training or experience in a related field with a focus on technology, instruction, and student success.
  • Leadership experience in an organization focused on teaching and learning or student success including program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial responsibility.
  • Minimum 4 years of staff managerial experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership in DEIBJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice) as a manager and campus leader. Applying concepts of DEIBJ across all areas of work and responsibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or ability to learn the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), with a focus on deep pedagogical knowledge of online and hybrid teaching. Must understand faculty culture and disciplinary approaches to instruction, academic personnel, and relevant campus policies to ensure proper alignment of faculty development programs.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Education and/or equivalent training or experience preferred.
  • 4 years or more of staff managerial experience.
  • Experience building collaborations between academia, industrial and/or governmental agencies including grant, and fundraising/revenue generation experience.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $200,000.00 - $225,000.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Other Information
  • This is a career, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

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