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Assistant/Associate Director Humanities and Social Sciences

Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation 

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Assistant/Associate Director Humanities and Social Sciences
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director, Humanities & Social Sciences/Associate Director, Humanities & Social Sciences *.  The position works with faculty, postdocs and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences disciplines at Brown to facilitate their professional development in pedagogy and the communication of their scholarship.  The position provides professional development across the disciplines through the development of general programs and workshops for various audiences including faculty, postdocs, staff, graduate students.  The position also creates and directs programs for undergraduates in facilitation, communication and leadership.  In addition, together with the Director, the Associate Director supports the pedagogical components of grant applications and participates in university committees to support initiatives for the professional development of the Brown teaching community and curriculum development.  This is a full time, 12 month appointment.

*The candidate's qualification and skills will determine if the hire is at the level of Assistant Director or at the Associate Director level. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent expertise in a Humanities or Social Science discipline.
  • Experience as a college-level, post-secondary instructor and researcher.
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct university professional development activities.
  • Evidence of the ability to present engaging workshops and seminar discussions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development in pedagogy
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, including faculty, postdocs, students and administrators.
  • Experience in collaborating with and motivating people to work together to achieve goals.

Additional qualifications for the Associate Director level would include:

  • Evidence of the ability to design, develop and lead university professional development activities;
  • Evidence of the ability to lead and present engaging workshops and seminar discussions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of teaching, curriculum, and technology.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in integration of educational technologies in curriculum development or course activities
  • Experience using or supporting the use of academic technologies, such as learning management systems, digital media, and smart classroom tools
  • Knowledge of instructional assessment.
  • Knowledge of multiple and varied pedagogical approaches and their application in higher education.
  • Evidence of program or curricular development.

Desirable qualifications for the Associate Director level:

  • Demonstrated experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Experience in program or institutional evaluation at the university level.
  • Prior experience and a facility for grant writing and procurement.

To learn more about the Sheridan Center at Brown, please see:
http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/sheridan-center/

To apply, please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at:  http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job#112573

Brown University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University is seeking experienced applicants for its newly created position of Assistant Director for Assessment and Evaluation.

The Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation (ADAE) will contribute to the advancement of teaching and learning, educational innovation and leadership by developing and implementing the assessment and evaluation of programs, curricula, and educational practices at the University. In addition to evaluating impact on student learning, and institutional measures of success in teaching and learning, the ADAE will also lead the analysis and evaluation of high impact practices including engaged scholarship, experiential learning, leadership training, peer-led team learning, peer mentorship and community of practice models.  The ideal applicant will also be familiar with the application of learning analytics to assessment and evaluation practices. This is a full-time position.

This appointment of the Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation comes during an exciting time of transformation and innovation at the Center. The Center supports Brown University’s long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and leadership through a broad range of programs, services, activities, and resources for the professional development of the Brown teaching community. In that capacity the Center is involved with several new initiatives, including the Center’s recently established Laboratory for Educational Innovation (dedicated to the application of digital, online, and new media technologies for the enhancement of teaching and learning at Brown), the Association of American Universities STEM Grant (aimed at institutionalizing evidence-based teaching in STEM fields) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute STEM Education Grant (targeted toward innovative, evidence-based transformations in introductory science classes to enhance STEM engagement and student retention). The ADAE will be a key participant in these collaborative initiatives, working closely with associated faculty, graduate students, staff, and administration to develop assessments and evaluations for these initiatives.  The ADAE will also collaborate with stakeholders across campus, to help coordinate the university’s capacity to evaluate the impact of educational transformation initiatives, student learning in multiple learning environments (including online learning), and professional development training.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.S. in social sciences, education, research/statistics, qualitative analysis, or a related field (PhD preferred).
  • 2 – 5 years experience in postsecondary program and/or project evaluation.
  • Experience in designing and implementing practices for direct and indirect measures of student learning in higher education (including ePortfolios).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative research methods and design (including surveys, focus groups, interviews) and proficiency with qualitative data analysis and survey software.
  • Knowledge of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a number of stakeholders, including administrators, academic units, faculty, graduate students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development in pedagogy in higher education.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary and multi-functional project teams.
  • Ability to work closely with faculty across disciplines.
  • Motivated, independent, and creative thinker.
  • High level of organization, unwavering attention to detail, and strong commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Familiarity with learning analytics.
  • Sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university.
  • Experience working with a teaching and learning center.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in learning assessment.


To apply:


To learn more about the Sheridan Center, please see:
http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/sheridan-center/.

Brown University is an EEO/Affirmative Actions Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.