[Humanist] 28.430 job at Columbia Univ.

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 430.
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        Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:47:51 +0000
        From: Iara Cury <icury at columbia.edu>
        Subject: Job post on the Humanist list

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University is looking for a Teaching Center Assistant Director.

The posting resides here: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=144883 http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=144883  and the details are included below.

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director, GSAS Teaching Center
REPORTS TO: Director, GSAS Teaching Center
Grade: 12


Reporting to the Director of the GSAS Teaching Center, the Assistant Director will support Teaching Center programming, services, and communication activities, design and implement training and outreach initiatives, and help provide strategic direction for the Center.


* Under the supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director will research, design, develop, advertise, and implement new teaching development workshops and training events. The Assistant Director will also manage and analyze workshop assignments, surveys, captured footage, and other evidence of impact. These new offerings will be informed by scholarship and best practices in the field of teaching development in higher education, and will stem from the Teaching Center’s mission to support innovative teaching and communication practices at Columbia University. As needed, the Assistant Director will collaborate with other staff at Columbia University in this effort. (25%)

* Under the supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director will manage the Teaching Center’s new Lead Teaching Fellows initiative. Management of this initiative includes planning and implementation of LTF networking events in the Teaching Center, tracking of LTF attendance at and referral to Teaching Center events, scheduling and oversight of graduate student-developed workshops within GSAS departments, assemblage and editing of LTF-authored reports at the end of the academic year, and preparation of data analysis and reports about the LTF program. (25%)

* Working closely with the Director of the GSAS Teaching Center, the Assistant Director will strategize and contribute to Teaching Center communications. This includes development of content on the Teaching Center website and social media channels, as well as workshop materials, signage, and mailing lists. The Assistant Director will also contribute to internal and external reports on Teaching Center activities and impact. (15%)

* Working closely with the Director of the GSAS Teaching Center, the Assistant Director will contribute to strategic planning for the Teaching Center, cultivate partnerships on campus to identify new needs and opportunities for teaching support, identify best practices and resources available beyond Columbia and applicable to the work of the Teaching Center, and help represent the Teaching Center’s work at briefings, campus visits, conferences, and other academic venues. (15%)

* The Assistant Director will offer individual consultation and teaching observation services to graduate students at Columbia University to improve their teaching skills, statements, and portfolios. (10%)

* Working closely with the Director of the GSAS Teaching Center, the Assistant Director will oversee logistical components of Teaching Center activities in its operational home, Studio at Butler. This includes configuration of the space for various events, signage and registration, attendance tracking, food orders and invoicing, and applications, surveys, and other data collection projects. (10%)


The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the GSAS Teaching Center. The Assistant Director will help the Director supervise work-study and casual staff and will hire and supervise freelance writers, photographers, videographers, and vendors as needed.


* Bachelor’s degree
* Two to four years of experience related to teaching development
* Organizational, analytical, and interpretive skills
* Excellent writing and oral communication skills
* Demonstrated commitment to professional development in pedagogy in higher education
* Demonstrated ability to work under changing priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
* Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with a range of members of the academic community (undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, lecturers, faculty, and staff)


* Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver programming centered on proven and emerging practices in higher education pedagogy
* Experience teaching in a university setting (STEM or social science teaching experience a plus)
* Familiarity with theories and approaches currently applied to higher education teaching development
* Experience developing organizational reports
* Experience with student advising, mentoring, or coaching
* Facility with current technologies supporting teaching and learning

Iara Cury
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Columbia University
109 Low Library
icury at columbia.edu<mailto:icury at columbia.edu>

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