University Teaching Services, Associate Director
December 11, 2003

Position start date:

As soon as possible, but no later than
April 5, 2004

Closing date for applications:   February 13, 2004

The University Teaching Services (UTS) invites applications for a one-year term position of Associate Director. This position can be filled on the basis of a 9 credit hour secondment for existing full-time faculty at the University of Manitoba (U of M), or can be held as a half-time term appointment by qualified candidates who are not full-time faculty members.

UTS is a collegial faculty development service which offers a wide range of programs to enhance teaching and learning at the U of M. The tasks of the Associate Director fall into three major areas: 1) the synthesis and dissemination of research on teaching and learning; 2) developing and implementing faculty development programs; and 3) consulting with faculty and graduate students on teaching and learning issues. Specific duties of the Associate Director will vary with the needs of the various UTS constituencies.

However, primary responsibilities will include: the planning, organization, and development of the Certification in Higher Education Teaching (CHET) program; collaboration with academic units in the organization of annual Teaching Assistant Workshops; planning and organization of an annual series of Professional Development Seminars for graduate students; facilitation of UTS Workshops and workshops requested by departments and groups within the University; contributions to the UTS Newsletter and other print and electronic sources; confidential consultations with faculty; and preparation of grant proposals to support faculty development initiatives. Academic members of UTS also contribute to the work of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development, as appropriate.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in higher education, or in a related discipline with a primary focus on postsecondary education. Previous experience in faculty development activities and evidence of research commitment to postsecondary education are definite assets. Applicants should have a record of strong teaching abilities. Proven interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team are essential.

The effective date of the appointment is as soon as possible, but not later than April 5, 2004;for a one-year term position. Applications (including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees) will be received until February 13, 2004 and should be sent to:

Dr. David Kirby
Acting Director, University Teaching Services
220 Sinnott Building

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

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Application materials will be handled in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 
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