Director, Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE)

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Des Moines University is currently seeking applicants for the Director of the Center for Educational Enhancement who will advance excellence in educational innovation and will support enhancement of the academic strengths of faculty and students, to include teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation, educational scholarship, and professional development. The position will create, manage, and sustain innovative and collaborative programs to support the continued quality improvement of DMU academic programs. The position will empower faculty, staff and students to strive for educational enhancement and academic success and will promote a culture of continued quality improvement, educational innovation in teaching and learning, and innovative curriculum design and delivery. This position develops, implements and assesses the effectiveness of comprehensive programming to support educational enhancement for various stakeholders and DMU constituents, and promotes educational innovation, scholarship and continued improvement. The position has supervisory responsibilities and requires extensive collaborative efforts in programmatic development and implementation, and is also responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing the unit’s collaborative work with the Educational Technology Specialist (ITS) and other campus resources in designing, implementing and sustaining the scope of functions and programming offered by the unit.

Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines University is a postgraduate medical university comprised of three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences – that offer eight graduate degree programs. Des Moines University combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU maintains one of the strongest reputations in the sphere of American medical education.

Qualifications include:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or clinical doctorate) required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a higher education institution related to teaching, learning, and/or assessment.
  • Strong collaborative leadership style.
  • A record of accomplishment in the scholarship of learning, teaching, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theories, models and best practices in learning, teaching, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplines with administrators, faculty, and students.
  • Proven experience providing leadership and facilitating programs.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.

For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit www.dmu.edu/employment.   Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”).   Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.