Director - Teaching and Learning

University of the Fraser Valley

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-06-26

Posting 2013.76
Position Director, Teaching and Learning
Department Teaching and Learning
Status Excluded Director, 100% full-time, 5-year term (eligible for reappointment for a second term)
Start Date January 1, 2014 (negotiable)
Salary Scale Appropriate placement on the Excluded Director Salary Scale
Review Date August 12, 2013

Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, the University of the Fraser Valley, with over 16,000 students pursuing more than 100 programs, including two master's degrees, 15 bachelor's degrees, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs, is committed to teaching excellence and community engagement. UFV is a multi-campus institution and is regularly at the top of national rankings in the areas of teaching, faculty-student interaction, and class size. UFV is also committed to indigenization of the institution.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Director will be a catalyst and leader in helping the university achieve its strategic goals of providing the best undergraduate education in Canada and being a leader of the development of the Fraser Valley. She/he will work collaboratively with a wide range of campus constituencies and governance bodies to support and encourage student learning, innovative and effective teaching, and a culture in which the participation by all faculty in teaching development is central.

With the support of a full-time Assistant, a Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, a Coordinator of Supported Learning Groups, six Educational Technologists, and an eRoom Technologist; with advice from an Educational Technology Advisory Group and the Teaching and Learning Advisory Council; and in cooperation with the Office of Research, the Director will develop, organize and oversee programs/workshops to advance:

  • the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • the integration of teaching and research;
  • the application of sound pedagogy;
  • curriculum development and redesign
  • the integration of appropriate educational technology;
  • interdisciplinarity in teaching;
  • the indigenization of teaching, learning, and curricula; and
  • the development, assessment, and alignment of Learning Outcomes at the course, program and institutional levels.

Working strategically with UFV's Education Plan, the Director will provide support for teaching initiatives that promote inclusive environments, attitudes, and activities, and encourage equity in educational experiences.

Duties also include assisting faculty with evaluation processes, including the development and review of teaching dossiers and interpretation of faculty evaluation information; and supporting the orientation of new faculty.

The Director is responsible for the Teaching and Learning Centres, UFV Online, Educational Technology Services, the Supported Learning Groups Program, and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree or terminal credential, preferably in Higher Education or the scholarship of teaching and learning, with extensive teaching experience at the university level (ideally at a post-secondary institution offering university preparation, trades training, professional studies, and Arts and Science degrees); demonstrated expertise and knowledge in the application of educational theory; experience in budget management; excellent organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills; supervisory skills and experience; and outstanding communication skills. S/he will be a team player with an aptitude for working in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be approved for a teaching faculty appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and recent teaching evaluations. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately.

Applications, citing Posting 2013.76, should be sent to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538
Website: http://www.ufv.ca
Or email completed applications to: hrinfo@ufv.ca

The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 12, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


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