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Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Innovation

$72,000 – $75,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 5/17/23

Job Description

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) supports faculty in implementing high-quality learning experiences that reflect evidence-based practices, principles of equity and inclusion, and other appropriate concepts and practices to promote student learning and success.

The Assistant Director will independently manage multiple concurrent projects, such as New Faculty Orientation, Faculty/Professional Learning Communities, and department-wide program (re)design efforts. A key focus of this position will be to provide pedagogical guidance and support for curriculum and course transformations that involve the purposeful use of technology to help accomplish objectives such as increase student engagement, strengthen the sense of community, integrate learning inside and outside the classroom, and advance inclusive pedagogy.

The Assistant Director has some operational and administrative responsibilities in relation to program and project management, including scheduling workshops and other programming, publishing the weekly CTI newsletter, developing new resources, maintaining the CTI main website, and managing logistics, including the payment of stipends and event planning e.g. the annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in a relevant field
  2. Experience teaching at the university level in a variety of class settings, academic levels, and/or modalities
  3. Experience designing courses and developing digital materials for online and classroom instruction
  4. Experience with learning management software (e.g. Canvas) and video-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom)
  5. Demonstrated familiarity with best practices for teaching and learning both in-person and online at the university level
  6. Experience coordinating programming and presenting professional development workshops for faculty
  7. Effective communication and organizational skills
  8. Experience working effectively in a highly collaborative team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience teaching in a hy-flex (teaching synchronously to some students in-person and some remote) environment
  2. Demonstrated experience mentoring faculty to provide practical solutions for teaching with technology and assisting faculty with online courses
  3. Familiarity with a wide range of technology resources and their appropriate application to teaching and learning, including but not limited to learning management systems, classroom presentation media, courseware authoring systems, Web development tools, streaming audio and video, digital graphics and photography, and conferencing applications
  4. Experience improving student success in equity gap courses and/or those with high rates of D/F/W grades
  5. Experience working in an emerging HSI or MSI institution

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

This is an on site, in person position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...