Description This is a full time 12-month appointment. The position will report to and work closely with the Director. The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Tufts University is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Director for Programming, a key leadership role within the Center.
Tufts University, founded in 1852, embraces complex issues in today s world to envision innovative approaches to evolving global challenges using its unique constellation of professional schools and undergraduate liberal arts education programs. Tufts is comprised of four campuses and 8 schools with more than 45 interdisciplinary centers and institutes. Tufts offers extensive and highly regarded liberal arts, sciences, health sciences, art and engineering programs that draw outstanding students from more than 100 countries. There are approximately 5400 undergraduate students and approximately 5000 graduate students.
About Medford, MA
Tufts is located in Medford, Massachusetts about 20 minutes outside of downtown Boston and is easily accessible via public transportation. Medford s diverse community and the University s convenient location near Somerville s vibrant Davis Square, Cambridge and Boston, make Tufts a unique place to live and work.
The mission and vision of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching ( is to collaborate with faculty in all aspects of professional development, and to discover the best available evidence about learning and apply it to their teaching. Tufts strives to provide our students with evidence-based teaching practices in an inclusive environment that allows ALL students to be educated as citizens in a global world. Our faculty care deeply about their students and CELT supports, encourages and leads initiatives to provide faculty with the most up to date ideas, strategies and techniques to become critical, reflective and innovative teachers and academic leaders.
This position provides an opportunity for an experienced, seasoned faculty developer to work closely with the Director as part of the leadership of CELT. As the Associate Director for Programming, you will be joining a dynamic, collaborative team that works together to develop new and innovative programming to support faculty in their teaching mission. As part of the Office of the Provost, we work across all Tufts campuses and are supported by an enthusiastic, interdisciplinary faculty advisory board. CELT recently was awarded the Champion of Collaboration Award for successfully building diverse and productive relationships across and beyond the University.
Specifically, the position will:
Assist the Director with the management, delivery and assessment of on-going program initiatives which may include CELT signature programming such as CELT Fellows, Institutes for Course Design, Learning Assessment and Inclusive Teaching
Develop new programming that supports the Provost s strategic initiatives related to inclusion and diversity, technology, teaching evaluation, universal design and teaching awards
Assist the Director in supervision of professional staff
Collaborate with departments and consult with faculty related to faculty development needs in departments and school-based initiatives
Participate where appropriate in Graduate Student teaching and learning initiatives
Provide teaching and curriculum consultations with Tufts faculty on all campuses
Participate in current CELT initiatives such as the CELT Fellows, the Course Design Institute, the Mid-term Feedback Program, the Institute for Learning Assessment, the Inclusive Learning Institute and develop future programming as needed
Contribute to the Center research mission on the scholarship of teaching and learning
Develop initiatives for grant funding and participate in current NSF and Foundation grants
Participate in regional and national conferences to present the work of CELT
Collaborate across disciplines on campuses and partner where appropriate with other Tufts departments and offices
Serve as CELT representative on university and school-based committees as appropriate
This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned faculty developer to grow professionally and to contribute to a dynamic, well-supported teaching center. Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in faculty development are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualifications Basic Requirements:
Knowledge and experience as typically acquired through completion Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education, higher education or related discipline
5-10 years of progressive leadership in a Teaching Center
Experience in designing, promoting and evaluating faculty development programming in a Research One institution
Knowledge of current and emerging best practices in the field of faculty development
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse populations
A creative and motivated self-starter who can develop and implement tested and emerging ideas from the field
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Flexibility to participate where needed in programs and activities of CELT
Strong facilitation skills
Teaching experience at the University level
Experience with curriculum development
Experience in leadership and mentoring program development
SoTL or educational publication record
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.