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The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a position as an instructional consultant. This is an exciting opportunity to join the nation’s first teaching center, a vibrant Center with extensive collaborations on teaching and learning across the University. The University is currently undertaking a major strategic initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Center plays a key role in this initiative by fostering knowledge of inclusive teaching practices throughout its work. In filling this position, applicants with any area of PhD specialization will be considered. Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in faculty development are encouraged to apply.
Starting date: As soon as possible. Please note this is a two-year limited term position, with the possibility of renewal.
Consultants at CRLT engage in an array of activities to support and enhance teaching and learning and to promote pedagogical methods appropriate for a diverse student body. This work regularly includes opportunities to learn about and engage with a range of disciplines as well as new developments in educational research and practice. Specific activities include consultations with individual instructors about pedagogy, course design, assessment, and other teaching-related matters; conducting course observations and facilitating midterm student feedback sessions; and developing written and web-based resources to be shared with instructors. Additionally, the individual in this role will plan, implement, and facilitate existing educational development programs and develop and facilitate new workshops and programs that meet campus needs. All CRLT consultants are provided professional development opportunities (including conference attendance, relevant training, and collaboration opportunities) to help develop their skills and connect with a network of educational development professionals at CRLT and beyond.
A completed Ph.D. (candidates for the Ph.D. will be considered if they have a verified dissertation defense date scheduled prior to May 1, 2019); a record of successful college teaching experience; faculty and/or GSI development experience, particularly with consultations, midterm student feedback processes, and seminars and workshops; strong facilitation skills; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; familiarity with the literature on faculty development and learning improvement, including the literature on inclusive teaching practices; ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team; project management skills, including the ability to meet timelines and prioritize multiple tasks; experience planning academic events or programs; interpersonal skills that result in respectful and productive interactions and collaborations with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, and administrators; outstanding oral and written communication skills; and sensitivity to the teaching and learning needs at a major research university.
Experience in International TA/GSI development; familiarity with programming connected to Preparing Future Faculty initiatives; experience with educational assessment, program evaluation or research; facility using a range of technology tools for teaching.
CRLT, founded in 1962, was the first university teaching center. CRLT provides comprehensive curricular and instructional development programs and is dedicated to the support and advancement of teaching and learning at the University of Michigan. CRLT instructional consultants partner with faculty members, graduate student instructors, academic administrators, and students in all nineteen UM schools and colleges to promote a university culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports differences, and encourages instructional environments in which diverse students and faculty can excel. We are a highly collaborative and productive group, and we look forward to welcoming new staff to our team. For information about CRLT, visit www.crlt.umich.edu.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.