Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 29, 2014

Faculty Development Specialist position at International Technological University (ITU)

I don’t know this university, but wanted to pass along their ad. You can follow a link to express your interest from the original posted ad.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
International Technological University (ITU), a non-profit, graduate university, empowers people through industry-linked Silicon Valley education. ITU partners with industry professionals to teach and mentor graduate students in the areas of engineering, business, technology, and digital arts. Fundamental to ITU’s mission is engaging staff who are committed to providing excellent service and building a global organization. We are looking for people who are excited by challenges, crave growth, prioritize learning, apply technology, and strive for continual improvement. Learn more about ITU at http://www.itu.edu.

JOB DESCRIPTION
As the Faculty Development Specialist, you will train new and existing faculty in the latest pedagogical practices, assist university professors with preparing effective lesson plans that optimize student learning outcomes, facilitate course-level assessment and implementation of signature assignments, and assist the Department Chairs with faculty development initiatives.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Academic Services and works closely with all ITU faculty across the five departments of Business Administration, Digital Arts, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, and Software Engineering to ensure quality of teaching and learning in the classroom.

You are:

An Engaging Trainer: You are a pro at giving engaging and informative presentations and putting training resources, and you’re excited to model innovative teaching techniques through your own faculty development workshops.
A Professional Learner: You strive to stay at the forefront of the teaching and learning field and are always researching new and improved ways to increase learning and engagement in the classroom.
A Service-Oriented Mentor: You care about supporting and empowering faculty across the University to provide the best education possible, maximizing their potential as educators.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support various on-going events and programs offered, but not limited to: New Faculty Orientation, Faculty Mentorship Program, and other faculty development workshops and trainings.
Plan, develop, and deliver new professional development opportunities, including workshops, retreats, and other special events for faculty members.
Assist faculty in the development and implementation of effective classroom management strategies, individual behavioral intervention plans, remediation strategies for students, instructional planning, and classroom organization, as needed.
Support the Chief Academic Officer and Human Resources to assess and improve teaching performance, observing instructors, collecting and analyzing relevant data to create regular reports, and providing feedback.
Serve as a liaison between Department Chairs, faculty, and students to better the classroom experience across all programs.
Keep up with pedagogical, curriculum, and assessment design best practices in line with WASC and Department of Education guidelines.
Provide one-on-one support to new faculty members, especially part-time, adjunct faculty whose expertise is in industry knowledge and may not have extensive teaching experience.
Help faculty adopt new teaching strategies, design and redesign courses, and integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the teaching of 21st century workplace skills.
Provide relevant materials and resources to foster the career advancement of our faculty members.
Assist in the updating of the Faculty Handbook regarding available resources to help faculty meet performance standards for teaching.
Develop, adapt and manage surveys to assess teaching gaps/training needs and evaluate the effectiveness of faculty development-related services and activities.
Build community and expertise among faculty by facilitating committee and departmental gatherings as well as connecting faculty to external professional development opportunities.
Other duties or projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree required; Master’s degree in Education preferred.
Minimum 3 years of teaching experience at the postsecondary level.
Teaching experience at the graduate level highly preferred.
Knowledge in sound pedagogical practices as they relate to adult learners.
Knowledge of new instructional technologies, learning modalities, and web-based resources.
Prior program development experience, related to corporate and/or university training programs and services, preferably related to faculty development.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional oral presentations and workshops.
Organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge of the principles and methodologies of effective teaching and curriculum design.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Applicants interested must also provide a reel or portfolio when prompted

Compensation:

Compensation based on experience. Full-Time position. Benefits may include tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 15 days of paid time off, 11 holidays, and an exciting working environment in a growing organization.

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