Assistant Director of Faculty Development

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Research


UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to invite applications for an Assistant Director of Faculty Development. The incumbent will work with faculty, staff, postdoctoral teaching fellows, and teaching assistants across all UConn campuses (Storrs, Avery Point, Stamford, Waterbury, and Hartford) to improve teaching effectiveness and elevate student learning outcomes. This position reports to the Executive Director of Faculty Development in CETL.


  • Facilitate workshops, seminars, teaching talks, reading groups, and learning communities to build capacity and community around excellence in teaching and engaged learning.
  • Work with individual faculty members through consultations and observations to promote teaching practices that are evidence-based, inclusive, effective, critically reflective, and innovative.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in faculty development, eCampus, and Educational Technologies to develop and deliver resources and programming that align with the CETL mission, campus initiatives, and identified needs related to access, engagement, belonging, and evidence-based teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on pedagogical and curricular initiatives related to equity-minded, engaged, inclusive, and evidence-based teaching and learning.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development and scholarship related to teaching and learning.
  • Travel to UConn regional campuses to engage instructors, build relationships, identify needs, and share educational development resources.
  • Perform related responsibilities as assigned.


  • A terminal degree.
  • Three years of demonstrated experience providing support for teaching in areas such as course design, classroom interaction, assessment strategies, integrating technology, or lesson planning for instructors in a higher education environment.
  • Five semesters of experience developing and teaching college-level courses.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students in an academic setting.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of effective, evidence-based, equitable teaching and learning practices.
  • Experience in facilitating meetings in multiple modalities.


  • Demonstrated experience with equity-based teaching.
  • Three years of full-time experience as a post-secondary instructor.  
  • Advanced or specialized certifications or training.
  • Expertise and experience that would complement the existing faculty development team.
  • Demonstrated experience in higher education settings working with faculty, staff, and students with diverse national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience with supporting instructors as they engage the scholarship of teaching and learning.


This is a full-time, end-date position that is annually renewable based on performance and available funding. 


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498233 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 30, 2024. 

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All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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