Claremont University Consortium Center for Teaching and Learning Associate Director in Claremount, California

Job Duties
Job Purpose

The Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites applicants for the position of Associate Director (AD). Reporting jointly to the CTL Director and the Dean of the Claremont Colleges Library, the AD will support the center in promoting a faculty culture of life-long learning and commitment to effective and excellent teaching, enabling and supporting faculty to learn about, implement and advance evidence-based teaching and learning practices and technologies in every stage of their careers, and building institutional capacity for supporting excellence in teaching and learning.

Essential Functions
  1. Assisting the Director in the planning and organization of events for faculty Sample activities in support of this responsibility include:
  • Meeting with faculty to develop relationships and learn about their teaching and learning needs and goals

  • Staying up to date on current research on inclusive pedagogy, educational technology, and/or high-impact teaching practices

  • Designing and disseminating instructional resources and connect faculty to educational research

  • Designing and promoting workshops, seminars, or reading groups for faculty

  • Leading/facilitating workshops, seminars, or reading groups for faculty

  • Arranging for speakers and presenters to lead or facilitate workshops, seminars, or reading groups for faculty

  • Assisting in the monitoring and assessment of events

  1. Providing faculty with personalized support on their teaching Sample activities in support of this responsibility include:
  • Meeting privately with faculty to provide support on their teaching and learning and connecting them with expertise they need

  • Designing and deploying new consultation, classroom observation, and formative assessment support services for faculty

  • Training faculty on the use of video equipment for their own self-study

  1. Promoting collaboration across the Claremont Colleges on matters relating to teaching and learning Sample activities in support of this responsibility include:
  • Working with departments on curricular design projects or implementing new instructional strategies or educational technology

  • Working with other educational technologists and non-faculty learning specialists on projects and initiatives that promote teaching excellence

  • Maintaining a database of in-house faculty expertise on various topics and connecting faculty to one another

  • Promoting and managing grant/fellowship opportunities for faculty relating to teaching and learning

  • Assisting with awarding of annual teaching awards for faculty

  • Collaborating with the Director and Program Coordinator on CTL operational needs, such as accounting, financial recordkeeping, evaluation, and assessment

  • Supervising and delegating appropriate tasks to the Program Coordinator and student workers

  • Coordinating with teaching-related units of the Claremont Colleges, such as the Information, Literacy, and Instruction Program of the Claremont Colleges Library, or the Digital Humanities initiative.

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education Summary

Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Preferred Education
  • Earned doctorate in a related field is highly desirable
Required Experience Summary

5–7 years of related experience in educational development.

Preferred Experience Summary
  • Experience working with faculty in a 4-year liberal arts environment

  • Experience teaching in higher education, especially in a 4-year liberal arts environment

  • Experience implementing programs and services in a teaching and learning center

Knowledge and Critical Skills
Required Knowledge and Critical Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a number of stakeholders, including administrators, academic units, faculty, students, and staff

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current research, trends and thinking concerning diversity and inclusion, particularly in higher-education settings

  • Demonstrated ability to promote active learning and learner-centered environments

  • Must possess integrity, and respect, and appreciation for confidentiality

  • Direct experience with diversity initiatives, program management, and working with a diverse staff and student body

  • High level of organization and ability to initiate, juggle, and complete projects on time

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and service-oriented approach to individuals at all levels and across all disciplines and campuses

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills
  • Experience implementing programs and services in a teaching and learning center

  • Working knowledge of program assessment and evaluation

  • Possess expertise of and experience in professional development on various forms of educational technology

  • Contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning or other forms of educational research

  • Extensive experience designing and facilitating pedagogical workshops and seminars for faculty

  • Experience creating work environments that are supportive and collaborative

  • Have high level of emotional intelligence and ability to communicate convincingly with others

  • Ability to work in a start-up environment that requires creative new solutions to old problems, enthusiasm for learning new things outside of one’s own expertise, careful evaluation and assessment of new ventures, resilience and flexibility when those ventures don’t work as planned

Work Schedule

The regular hours for this full time position are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.


This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. Claremont University Consortium expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, Claremont University Consortium will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants are asked to submit the following:

(1) cover letter (2) current curriculum vitae (3) personal statement about their prior experience promoting and/or their philosophy on equity, inclusion, and diversity, and (4) contact information for three references.

These materials, when taken as a whole, should demonstrate how the applicant meets or exceeds the criteria described in the position description. Candidates applying by November 18, 2016 will be given first consideration for December interviews.

Position Title: Center for Teaching and Learning Associate Director

Position Number: S298

Department: Mellon CTL

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full-Time, Part-Time: Full Time

Months per year: 12

Physical Class: Twenty pounds or less