Penn State’s university-wide center for teaching and learning (CTL), the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, has an opening for an experienced faculty/educational developer with expertise in teaching for equity and inclusion. Applicants who also have an academic background in a STEM discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have experience in faculty or graduate student development for teaching or comparable experience working with instructors. They will not be solely responsible for all SITE equity and inclusion activities, nor will they work only on these topics.
This is an in-person continuing full-time faculty appointment (non-tenure line), with flexibility to work remotely at times. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.
The Schreyer Institute is based at the University Park campus in State College, PA, but is responsible for working with over 6000 full-time faculty and 1500 part-time instructors who teach 85,000+ students at more than 20 different campuses. We also serve a large graduate student population and work closely with academic administrators.
Responsibilities of the Position
- Collaborate with a variety of faculty and academic units to design and develop learning activities, student feedback, and assessments
- Collaborate with Schreyer Institute faculty to develop and deliver SITE offerings
- Develop materials and resources that encourage use of effective and inclusive instructional and assessment strategies
- Design, present, and evaluate workshops, short-courses, and other teaching and learning programming
- Work with faculty and graduate students as they develop face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses
- Develop and provide leadership for projects related to the priorities of the University SITE
- Extend the Schreyer Institute’s outreach to, and personal interactions with, Penn State faculty and administrators
- Serve as a liaison to designated academic, administrative units, and special interest groups
- Evidence of successful development and delivery of equity and inclusion programming
- Evidence of instructional development programming
- Experience consulting with faculty and/or graduate student instructors (or comparable)
- Successful post-secondary teaching
- Degree Qualification: Ph.D. preferred, Master’s required
- Experience working in a teaching center or similar unit
- Knowledge of diverse student populations and issues faced by those from underrepresented groups
- Experience working with faculty from a variety of academic cultures and disciplines
- Understanding of the variability in teaching missions at different types of campuses and the impact that has on faculty roles and teaching (in order to be able to serve faculty across our multi-campus institution)
- Knowledge of student learning and faculty development literatures
Academic Expectations of the Position
- Academic and scholarly competence and credibility
- Substantive contributions to the Schreyer Institute’s activities
- Conduct consultations with faculty, graduate students, and administrators
- Contribute to Teaching and Learning Scholarship (aka SoTL, DBER) or the Scholarship of Educational Development through conference presentations or publications
- Active participation in national organizations focused on post-secondary teaching and learning
Application instructions: Applications should include a cover letter, CV, faculty development philosophy statement, and 3 references (names and contact information only). Cover letters should describe your equity and inclusion experience, why you are interested in the position, and address your ability to meet the responsibilities of the position. Your CV should provide evidence that you meet the required qualifications. If not obvious from your CV, your letter should explain how your experience meets the required and preferred qualifications.
Screening will begin on October 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply for this position by visiting https://hr.psu.edu/careers; select Academic & Faculty and search by Title or REQ_0000048583-1.