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