Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching
Under the leadership of President Helen Drinan "Strategy 2015", the first five year phase of Simmons College's strategic initiative, is underway. As part of this initiative, Simmons College invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET). Reporting to the Provost, the Director will enhance and promote professional development initiatives that support the College's mission of providing student-centered and transformative learning. The Director will disseminate examples of teaching innovation, including online course design and delivery, organize workshops and presentations for full-time, contract, and adjunct faculty members and other members of the teaching community, mentor and consult on an individual basis, and coordinate with relevant campus constituencies, among other duties.
The CET at Simmons College supports the implementation of teaching innovations and best practices, the scholarship of teaching and learning, enables and promotes collaboration across campus, and provides a supportive environment for growth, experimentation and reflection. Fundamentally, CET serves to provide pedagogical support for all members of the teaching community.
Founded in 1899 and located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons is a private, non-sectarian college consisting of a four-year, undergraduate women's college and five coeducational graduate schools in health sciences, liberal arts, social work, library and information science, and management. We provide a comprehensive liberal arts education for undergraduate women that is integrated with professional programs and work experience, interdisciplinary study, and a global perspective. Enrolling 2,000 undergraduate women and over 3,000 graduate women and men, Simmons is committed to providing high quality, personalized educational opportunities for all students. Simmons is recognized as one of the "Best Colleges" in the nation by The Princeton Review's 2010 Guide to 286 Green Colleges; U.S.News &World Report 2010 rankings of "America's Best Colleges"; 2010 The Princeton Review's Guidebook of "Best 371 Colleges"; and Forbes.com list of "America's Best Colleges 2009".
Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum. Candidates are expected to have an earned Ph.D. and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and administration. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please forward a letter of application and curriculum vitae in confidence electronically to David Mead-Fox at SimmonsCETDirector@kornferry.com. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information go to http://www.simmons.edu.