Executive Director, Center for Engaged Pedagogy

New York City, New York, US
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Sep 27, 2023

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Executive Director, Center for Engaged Pedagogy
Job Summary:
The Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP) provides leadership and vision for teaching and learning at the CEP and Barnard College. The Executive Director provides and expands the College's commitment to inclusive and engaged pedagogy by sustaining and building institutions, culture, and a knowledge base for teaching and learning. The Executive Director co-reports to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and the Vice President for Inclusion and Engaged Learning and Chief Diversity Officer.

The CEP was created in 2018 as Barnard's first center devoted to teaching and learning, with an inaugural directorship beginning in Fall 2019. The early focus on building relationships while establishing mission, vision, and initial programming. When the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, many faculty members realized that they needed help with teaching in this vastly different environment. The CEP responded by providing excellent and wide-ranging guidance, support, and leadership. The CEP played a crucial role in facilitating conversations and programming about teaching and learning, which nurtured and expanded the growing community investment and cemented the CEP's place as central to pedagogy at Barnard.

At the helm of this established and still-developing Center, the Executive Director shapes the vision and role of the CEP in the institution. The Executive Director oversees and builds programming, pedagogical development, and resource-sharing for faculty and undergraduate students. They lead a team of 2 FTE, a post baccalaureate fellow, and graduate and undergraduate student workers. The Executive Director is responsible for collaborating with many campus partners including the Barnard Library & Academic Information Services (BLAIS) and Academic Centers in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning. They are responsible for partnering with and engaging faculty from diverse ranks, divisions, and perspectives and develop a reputation for being useful and helpful, and consistently engaging a wide range of faculty in the Center's endeavors. They engage with students from new student orientation through senior year thesis writing, determining various ways to support learning. An academic affiliation with a relevant department or program is negotiable, as is the possibility of teaching one full-semester course per year on a topic related to the Executive Director's scholarship.

Center for Engaged Pedagogy: The Center for Engaged Pedagogy (CEP) strengthens Barnard's deep academic engagement and support for student and community wellbeing. To support this mission, we currently facilitate workshops, institutes, and communities of practice on teaching and learning topics; develop and share pedagogical scholarship; build and sustain relationships within and beyond Barnard; and provide tools and resources to the campus community. We also participate in imagining, consulting, and developing new programming and structures to support teaching and learning. The CEP approaches teaching and learning as joint processes that inform the Barnard community as a whole. We are committed to anti-oppressive and imaginative pedagogical practices that acknowledge diverse ways of knowing, forms of expertise, and academic pathways. From recent speaker series that explore anti-oppressive pedagogy, to an annual student-led conference on inclusive teaching practices, to working groups led by faculty teaching about sustainability and climate change, we generate programming and projects that are responsive to community questions. Through this approach, the CEP aims to draw from our own community's expertise to generate new approaches to teaching and learning. Our goal is to support meaningful and engaging educational experiences that transform individual, collective, and community knowledge and action at Barnard, in New York, and in the world.
The CEP serves as a hub for student learning and support at all levels of Barnard curriculum by providing student tutorials on study strategies, the use of new technologies, and programming. For faculty, the CEP offers institutes, workshops, public lectures, and 1-1 sessions on topics ranging from anti-oppressive teaching practices, course design, the use of digital tools in face-to-face and online classroom instruction, active learning strategies, and assessment.

Full Time 12 months
Job Description:

Essential Duties Summary
  • Provide vision and leadership for the CEP, strengthening and expanding the College's commitment to inclusive and engaged pedagogy.
  • Create and sustain institutions and a culture that value sharing pedagogical strategies, research, and practices.
  • Support faculty in course design, assessment, and teaching approaches.
  • Develop programming on evidence-based learning strategies with students.
  • Oversee the CEP staff and budget.
  • Pursue grant and donor support for the continued growth of the CEP.
  • Collaborate on pedagogical initiatives with the Dean of Barnard's Library & Academic Information Services, other Academic Center Directors, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Dean for Academic Planning and Class Advising, and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Columbia University.
  • Actively engaging with scholarly and public conversations within higher education, teaching and learning, and/or other related disciplines and thereby enhancing the reputation of the Center locally, nationally and globally.

Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Firm understanding of teaching and learning pedagogy, demonstrated by engagement in published scholarship and other forms of public discourse in the field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods for student learning and teaching practice.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a collaborative and dynamic work environment.
  • Experience in creating and administering new programs and services.
  • Familiarity with multimodal literacy and technology's role in learning effectiveness
  • Capacity to perform both detailed work as well as broader planning and implementation of long- term goals.
  • Effective administrative skills in an academic environment.
  • Commitment to liberal arts education and advocacy for diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Proven dedication to student learning enriched by instructional excellence.
  • Ability to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  • PhD or EdD in a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of college-level teaching experience.
  • Experience in academic administration and program-building, preferably as the Director or Associate Director of a center similarly focused on inclusive and innovative pedagogy.

Salary Range: $150,000.00 - $160,000.00

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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