Director, Centre for Excellence

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • A doctorate in Education or a closely-related area, with a demonstrated record of management and leadership in a tertiary level Unit, Centre or Institution.
  • At least 7 years’ teaching experience, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Considerable demonstrated experience in the design and development of blended/hybrid courses.

 

Affiliation with a professional development body [e.g. Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), POD] will be an asset. 

 

Special Responsibilities

As Leader

  • Articulating and advocating for the vision and mission of the CETL and taking steps towards ensuring that they are achieved;
  • Guiding the development of the CETL in accordance with an expressed and appropriate vision;
  • Leading the professional development section of the CETL to enhance the teaching skills of academic staff;
  • Reviewing, commenting on and providing guidance for all new courses and programmes to be offered by the Campus as part of the institution’s quality assurance system;
  • Devising and implementing strategies to raise the profile of teaching and learning at The UWI;

 

As Manager

  • Supporting the introduction and adaptation of new technologies and approaches to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Reporting annually and as may otherwise be required on all aspects of the work of the CETL;
  • Making budgetary projections and managing the annual budget of the CETL;

 

As Trainer

Conducting training sessions in areas that support the teaching/learning function e.g. academic advising.

 

Personal Attributes

The CETL places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of aspects of teaching and learning;
  • be able to articulate a philosophy that is appropriate to current leadership of a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in a paradigm that has shifted to a student-centred approach;
  • be competent in specific areas of teaching e.g. curriculum design, assessment;
  • be skilled in the use of technology.

 

Deadline Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021

Reference
VAC-4722
Employer
University of the West Indies - St. Augustine
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Salary
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Mid Career
Years Experience
At least Seven (7) years'
Your Education Level
Doctor of Education
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