The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan seeks a dynamic and creative individual to join the CRLT Players Theatre Program. The CRLT Players are nationally recognized for their work using theatre to spark dialogue among university faculty, graduate student instructors, and administrators on issues related to inclusive teaching and institutional climate. The Instructional Consultant will work closely with the Players Artistic Director to help meet growing demand for the Players services through the expansion of available programs, the refinement of existing programming, and an active facilitation schedule. The successful candidate will have an established track record in designing and facilitating workshops in a higher education setting, be conversant with the ways structural inequities shape student and instructor experiences and outcomes, and have a demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice. They will thrive in an environment that is intellectually and emotionally challenging and which requires them to work both independently and collaboratively. For more information about the CRLT Players (e.g. their approach to facilitation, their repertoire, articles published about their work) visit http://www.crlt.umich.edu/crltplayers.
Application materials should speak to the ways the candidate’s past experiences will allow them to meet the expectations of the position. Applicants with extensive experience will be considered for an Assistant Director title.
Starting date: Spring/Summer 2018 or as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a three-year term position with a possibility of renewal.
Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the academy are encouraged to apply.
Facilitate workshops about a range of topics related to institutional climate and inclusive teaching with faculty, graduate student instructors, and academic leaders
Collaborate with the Players Artistic Director in the design of new workshops
Customize existing workshops to meet client needs (in terms of goals, audience composition and size, event type, etc…)
Conduct research (usually in the form of literature reviews, participant observation, or qualitative interviewing) in support of the development of new Players scripts
Develop print and online resources to support Players and other CRLT programming
Liaise with client contacts, CRLT staff, Players performers, and other relevant members of the campus community to ensure delivery of high quality programs that meet client need and align with the Players mission
Participate in strategic planning for Players programming with key collaborators that are internal and external to CRLT
Represent the Players at on- and off-campus events
Perform other duties as assigned in support of CRLT’s core services (e.g. instructional consultations, midterm student feedback sessions, grant reviews, non-theatre workshops)
Experience designing and facilitating workshops in a higher education setting
Familiarity/facility with a range of facilitation practices
Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
Deep understanding of higher education’s structures and practices (as evidenced by a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience)
College level teaching or training experience
Experience developing research-based pedagogical resources
Excellent communication skills in a variety of mediums (as demonstrated by past employment history and application materials)
Willingness and ability to continually build expertise in assigned content areas (through independent research and through intentional reflective practice)
Ability to collaborate across a range of disciplinary contexts with individuals who hold a variety of roles within the academy
Ability to manage the details of several complex projects with varying timelines and scales simultaneously
Masters degree required
Terminal degree completed at time of application
Experience with faculty or GSI development
Familiarity with literature on faculty work life
Experience with qualitative research practices
Experience in some aspect of the performing arts
Basic graphic design skills
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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