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  • Opening Date: 2018-09-05
  • Job Opening Id: 515872
  • Department: Ctr for Advancement Teaching

Job Information

Position Description                                                                                                                        

Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching (Faculty Administrator position)

The Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (known as CAT) will join and co-lead a University-wide effort to advance learning-centered, evidence-based, and culturally responsive teaching through collaboration with faculty, units, and University leaders.  

Working closely with the Assistant Vice President for Teaching & Learning, the Center Director will help define and maintain the team’s strategy and direction through oversight of all Center programming, services, and day-to-day operations, by coaching and developing team members, and by leading the team through ambiguity and change in an extremely dynamic environment. The Director will co-lead all large-scale, signature initiatives and projects, including the Gateway, Evaluating Teaching, and Hybrid projects. They will provide leadership to the Center by enhancing its visibility among and establishing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as by promoting collaboration and partnerships among units and faculty. They will likewise provide leadership in institutional development, which may include serving as a liaison to the faculty senate and on university committees related to teaching & learning. The CAT Director will support faculty across disciplines, ranks, and career stages in their growth as reflective teachers by co-designing and facilitating a wide variety of educational development programming, including ones focused on online and hybrid teaching. They will follow, draw on, and disseminate education research and best practices relevant to enhancing course design, assessment strategies, teaching effectiveness, and student learning, particularly with regard to culturally responsive teaching practices essential to FIU's context and student demographics. The Director will assist the AVP for Teaching and Learning with budgeting, strategic planning, and fundraising for the Center.

Minimum Qualifications

 This position requires a master’s degree. Successful candidates must have 6 years of teaching experience at the college level; at least 2 years in a full-time faculty assignment; a demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of learning-centered, evidence-based, and/or culturally responsive teaching; demonstrated expertise in designing and facilitating workshops

or other learning experiences for faculty; demonstrated effectiveness leading collaborative teams; and superior interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired qualifications include a commitment to the use of data and analyses to inform, evaluate, and refine practices; and experience teaching online or hybrid courses, and/or facilitating educational development related to online or hybrid teaching.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching statement as a single pdf file.  The cover letter should refer explicitly to the qualifications and responsibilities described above. Candidates are requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 27th,  2018.  Review will continue until position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check


How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.



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FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

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