Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Director of Center for Instructional Excellence and Innovation at NDSU

Senior Faculty Position
Director, Center for Instructional Excellence and Innovation

Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Eligible)

North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for a 10-month tenure-eligible position to begin July 1, 2014 or as negotiated. We seek a senior faculty member with expertise and leadership capability to help establish a Center for Instructional Excellence and Innovation that will facilitate activities and programs focused on research-based instructional and pedagogical support across the NDSU campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is eligible for tenure. Responsibilities include: Establishing and directing a Center for Instructional Excellence and Innovation (CIEI), teaching courses, research, and service. The Director will provide leadership in the development and support of innovative and emerging pedagogies across the institution including use of virtual and immersive learning. The successful candidate will also direct the interdisciplinary STEM Education PhD program and provide leadership for the existing Center for Science and Mathematics Education at NDSU, which provides infrastructure to support multiple K-20 science, mathematics, and engineering education projects that are collaborative in nature. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

• Earned doctorate in an appropriate education, STEM or closely related field.
• A record of research, teaching, and service that warrants tenure and a rank of associate or full professor at NDSU.
• Success securing grants and external funding.
• Strong experience and leadership in research-based instructional support, including peer review of teaching, faculty mentorship, and/or similar pedagogical support.
• Demonstrated leadership at the collegiate level.
• A record of excellent collegiate teaching.
• Expertise in the instructional use of technology.
• Demonstrated expertise in the scholarship of teaching.
• Knowledge and interest in educational research methods.
• Evidence of effective oral and written communication and effective interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively.
• Evidence of experience with STEM educational programs.

• Demonstrated ability to work closely with and gain cooperation of university faculty from diverse disciplines.
• Successful experience leading collaborative projects.
• Knowledge and experience addressing issues of diversity and a desire to be involved in cultural diversity initiatives.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
• Experience with interdisciplinary university programs
• Experience promoting campus teaching excellence at the university level
• Experience with K-12 collaboration and educator professional development
For complete information: http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4140

Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Salary is negotiable based on credentials and experience. Submit a letter detailing qualifications; a complete vita; official copies of all graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, and contact information of four professional references to:

Dr. William Martin, Search Committee Chair
North Dakota State University, Dept. 2625
P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Telephone: 701-231-7104 Fax: 701-231-7416, email: william.martin@ndsu.edu

The search will be conducted in compliance with North Dakota open records laws. NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.

North Dakota State University is enjoying a remarkable period of growth and success. Located on the state’s eastern border in Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city, NDSU is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution. Recognized as an engaged university and considered a leader among its peers, NDSU has set numerous enrollment records in recent years. With more than 14,000 students, NDSU encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, scholarly activity, and service. The university strives to be an innovator in information systems, technology transfer, economic development and lifelong learning.

Innovative teaching and learning are conducted in nine academic units: the Colleges of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration; Engineering and Architecture; Human Development and Education; Pharmacy; Science and Mathematics; University Studies; and the Graduate School. NDSU has 41 doctoral and professional doctorate programs, 54 master’s degree programs, one specialist degree, one professional degree and 99 baccalaureate majors. NDSU researchers are leading major initiatives in such areas as nanotechnology, microelectronics, polymers, food safety and materials science.

NDSU employs almost 600 ranked faculty and lecturers, about 250 extension educators and experiment station researchers, and more than 700 graduate assistants and fellows. In total, the university has nearly 4,600 full-time and part-time employees across the state. NDSU, which is one of two major research universities in an 11-institution state university system, is striving to substantially increase the number of international students enrolled at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NDSU also serves people across the state through its continuing education and extension programs.

Located in the rich farmlands of the Red River Valley, the Fargo-Moorhead community has many qualities that contribute to this reputation, including highly-respected educational opportunities K-12 through college, advanced medical technology, a progressive business community, numerous cultural and arts opportunities, a clean environment and good-hearted, friendly people. With more than 160,000 people in the community and about 500,000 people in the service area, Fargo-Moorhead is among the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. To learn more about what national publications are writing about the community’s quality of life, visit www.fmchamber.com/community/qualityoflife.html.

Several examples of existing interdisciplinary initiatives can be found at the NDSU CSME (www.ndsu.edu/csme) and CIDER (www.ndsu.edu/cider) websites.

NDSU is an ADVANCE institution and Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements.