Associate Director Teaching Excellence

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  

Bachelor's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher). Seven [7] years of full-time experience in instructional design or faculty development to include at least four [4] semesters of undergraduate teaching experience. Experience developing workshops or other faculty programs. Experience working with instructional technologies. Pedagogy experience, to include active learning theories and research in teaching and learning. Management experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree (or foreign equivalent or higher). Additional years of full-time experience in instructional design or faculty development services. Familiarization in a research environment. Experience facilitating workshops. Experience with online learning. Experience with learning space design. Experience translating education research for general audiences. 


Brief Description of Duties:

Stony Brook University, located on beautiful Long Island, NY, seeks a dynamic and creative educator experienced in leading activities related to faculty development to join the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and a team of 30+ professionals engaged in supporting teaching and learning. Reporting to the Assistant Provost for CELT, the Associate Director will provide oversight of CELT teaching excellence initiatives and faculty outreach; build partnerships with faculty, academic departments, and faculty governance; foster a supportive environment for instructors across all campuses of the University. This position will ensure the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of faculty and TA teaching initiatives and programs. Additionally, this individual will oversee the operations, promotion, and programming of the new Faculty Commons. This position will manage two postdoctoral associates and two instructional designers. Associate Director will need to be a proactive thinker; experiment with program development to meet the needs of different groups; and connect to a vision and carry out a concrete plan of action.


The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.


Oversee existing teaching excellence initiatives, events, and programming and build new ones with stakeholder input. In performance of these job duties, at all times be responsible for delivering optimal customer service, for protecting institutional data and privacy, and the excellent delivery of solutions and services by following divisional and University policies, procedures, and processes.


Manage the promotion, operations and programming in the new Faculty Commons. Provide leadership and promotion, ensuring staff scheduling, function and appearance of the facility, and programming within the space.


Provide expertise and consultation in pedagogy, active learning and learning space design. Utilize working knowledge of discipline-specific models of teaching and learning theories and best practices.


Provide leadership to a team of faculty developers and instructional designers.


Oversee CELT website and event promotions. Ensure content is relevant, up-to-date, and utilize student and staff writers, photographers, videographers to capture the energy and synergy of the unit and campus through our web presence.


Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission. Professional Development and professional responsibilities.


Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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