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Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) is dedicated to creating a leading-edge experience for all students, inside and outside the classroom, in person and online, at the UW and beyond. As part of the Office of the Provost, ASA is charged with providing oversight, fostering collaborations, piloting new ideas and defining strategic efforts to ensure broad and universal alignment of activities impacting students and faculty with the UW's goal of enhancing the student experience. A critical aspect of ASA's work is supporting faculty in instruction and student access, learning and success.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is an ASA division charged with advancing evidence-based teaching, learning, and mentoring at the University of Washington. The CTL is responsible for developing and delivering programs that advance learning and promote teaching excellence among faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students and staff in instructional roles. The CTL's work is deeply collaborative, engaging partners across the University, including Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Academic Technologies, the Graduate School, UW Libraries, the Office of Educational Assessment, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the Faculty Senate, and academic units. All CTL programs and services are driven by a commitment to enhancing student engagement and learning and supporting faculty in the development of a teaching practice that is inclusive, learner-centered, and effective across modalities.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Instructional Consultant, Equity & Inclusion.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to advance teaching excellence through (1) the collaborative design, development, and facilitation of evidence-based programming and resources for use in one-on-one and scaled contexts; and through (2) thoughtful and data-driven engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), national trends in higher education, and UW needs and initiatives.
This position requires the development, delivery, and assessment of evidence-based instructional support and professional development related to teaching, learning, and mentoring for instructors at all ranks and graduate students and staff with instructional responsibilities. The person in this position must be able to: •Work collaboratively in a changing environment with operative deadlines •Demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn from peers •Employ inclusive and accessible teaching, learning, and collaboration practices •Embody reflective practice and a growth mindset •Demonstrate excellent communication skills •Stay abreast of research and practice in evidence-based teaching, learning, and mentoring •Meet the performance expectations of the director
The position broadens the CTL's capacity to advance inclusive, learner-oriented instruction at UW. In particular, the position advances the UW community’s awareness and practice of anti-racist and inclusive pedagogies, including those that promote mental health and well-being, in physical and digital learning environments. In collaboration with other CTL team members and partners within and beyond UW, the position supports and contributes to existing CTL programming and takes a proactive role in generating new strategies for addressing the existing and evolving instructional needs of the UW instructional community.
Duties & Responsibilities
Program and Thought Leadership Responsibilities
•Identify instructional support needs related to fostering high-quality instruction across modalities through the implementation of pedagogies that advance inclusion and equity, as well as those that promote mental health and well-being. •Leverage knowledge of research and trends in inclusive pedagogies and student mental health and well-being for use in program design and decision making. •Coordinate the design and development of instructional support assets, resources, and programming that advance instructors’ understanding and implementation of pedagogies that advance inclusion and equity. •In collaboration with relevant support staff, collect, analyze, and report on institutional data and feedback from collaborators and stakeholders with the goal of making CTL instructional programming, support, resources, and processes more equitable and inclusive. •Identify and pursue relevant funding opportunities and partnerships related to advancing inclusive and equitable instruction at UW. •Coordinate CTL equity and inclusion efforts, including: •Identifying, planning, facilitating, and implementing activities and processes that build an inclusive CTL culture and that support CTL’s efforts to meet organizational and institutional DEI-related goals. •Collaborating to develop marketing and communications information related to advancing inclusive, equitable instruction
•Provide in-person and virtual instructional consultation in response to requests from departments and individual instructors •Design and conduct instructional support programming, including workshops and focus groups. •Coordinate and facilitate goal-oriented instructional learning communities, as needed •Collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the CTL to plan, implement, evaluate, and scale CTL programming/projects that advance teaching excellence
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
•Engage in teaching, partnerships, research, writing, and public speaking that advance teaching excellence at the UW •Represent the CTL on campus committees, task forces, and working groups •Pursue and maintain a regional and national presence in professional organizations focused on learning in higher education
Other duties as assigned
•Master’s degree and two years of accumulated professional experience. •Demonstrated success teaching, as a lead instructor •Experience leading initiatives focused on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and workplace. •Experience providing in-person and/or virtual instructional consultation with individual faculty and in group settings •Demonstrated success designing and implementing inclusive, learner-centered, accessible instructional workshops and resources •Experience advancing the principles and practices associated with inclusive and equity-focused pedagogies. •Demonstrated success working collaboratively •Demonstrated success communicating effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders •Experience working effectively in projects that include challenging conversations and reflection •Experience with engaging and researching social justice and equity topics
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•PhD •Publications or conference presentations •Demonstrated success teaching, as a lead instructor in a higher education context •Evidence of online teaching/course design •Demonstrated success in planning and implementing instructional support programming and projects •Demonstrated success in advancing teaching excellence through research studies, writing, and/or public speaking •Experience applying for grants and/or cultivating external partnerships •Experience participating in initiatives, classes and workshops grounded in embodied pedagogies and/or Theater of the Oppressed.
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