**INTERNAL ONLY** Associate Director/Assoc or Full Professor - 22117BR

**INTERNAL ONLY** Associate Director/Assoc or Full Professor

Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

*This is an internal search available ONLY to current KU employees.*

The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas seeks a tenured KU faculty member to serve as a half-time Associate Director focusing on pedagogical strategies for improving diversity, equity and inclusion. The associate director works with the director and other CTE staff members in planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating the center’s programs and activities; creating teaching-related materials for faculty members and GTAs; and working with colleagues locally, regionally, and nationally to advocate for and recognize excellent teaching.

This is a 9-month, 0.50 Associate Director/0.50 Associate or Full Professor position, plus a supplement of 2 biweekly pay periods during the summer. The Associate Director serves at the pleasure of the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence.


The KU Center for Teaching Excellence was established in 1997 and is truly a grassroots organization. Faculty members initiated its development and continue to guide its programs through an advisory board and campus-wide department liaisons. The Center’s primary purpose is to build community among faculty members, to help them make student learning visible, and to guide the campus in implementing, recognizing and rewarding evidence-based and innovative educational practices. To fulfill these goals, CTE leaders convene faculty members and instructional staff in order to:
  • Provide campus leadership for initiatives and programs that support advancements in teaching and learning.
  • Facilitate efficient and effective methods for improving learning (for example, www.cte.ku.edu/resources/mentorvideos).
  • Assist faculty with representing the intellectual work they do in teaching, including developing portfolios (see www.cte.ku.edu/gallery).
  • Lead workshops, conferences, and discussion forums on teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Publish newsletters, research reports, and other works on the scholarship of teaching.
  • Assist academic units in developing effective procedures to assess, document and improve student learning.
  • Participate actively in campus and national initiatives related to the scholarship of teaching and educational improvement and innovation.

Job Description

50% Associate Director of CTE Duties:
15% - Developing programs, workshops and materials that help instructors adopt inclusive pedagogy and adapt courses to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
10% - Assisting the director and other CTE staff members in planning, implementing, and evaluating the Center’s programs and activities to promote university excellence in teaching and learning.

10% - Supporting CTE collaborations with instructional support units and outside organizations to achieve center goals.

10% - Participating in campus, national, and international initiatives related to inclusive excellence in university teaching.
5% Participating in other activities in support of the CTE mission as requested by the Director.
50% Associate/Full Professor Duties:
  • Maintaining faculty responsibilities commensurate with a 0.50 academic-year appointment.

Required Qualifications

  1. Appointment as a tenured faculty member in an academic department or program at the University of Kansas.
  2. Evidence of commitment to developing and supporting programs that foster inclusive excellence in teaching and learning.
  3. Record of activities in program development, inclusive course design, and pedagogy that fosters success among all students.
  4. Prior experience that required strong communication and collaborative skills, including evidence of the working in a team pursuing a range of short and long-term goals.
  5. Prior experience cultivating and fostering collegial ties within the teaching and learning community.
  6. Prior experience promoting awareness of the importance of high-quality, inclusive teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Record of pursuing and promoting strategies for inclusive excellence and for fostering a sense of belonging in a diverse community.
  2. Involvement in workshops, seminars, grant projects and other programs at CTE.
  3. Evidence of active involvement in the national or international discussion on teaching and learning.
  4. Record of publication in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  5. Significant involvement with programs in learning assessment and course design.
  6. Demonstrated ability to conduct translational or applied research.
  7. Successful record of external funding.

Additional Candidate Instructions

*This is an internal search available ONLY to current KU employees.*

A complete online application includes:
  1. CV and Cover letter addressing how you meet the required qualifications and how your experience and/or training will enable you to fulfill the Professional Responsibilities outlined above.
  2. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).
  3. Completion of the online application.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application, “Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.” The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Application review begins Wednesday, June 15, 2022 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Andrea Greenhoot, dea@ku.edu

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