Call for Applications and Nominations
Faculty Director, Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The Office of the Provost calls for applications and nominations for the position of Faculty Director, Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL). This position is a three year faculty appointment (80% time base) with a summer stipend (one or two months’ salary, based on workload). The position will start on August 1, 2019. Interested candidates should consult the CEETL website (https://ceetl.sfsu.edu) for more information about CEETL prior to applying. Qualified full time faculty members with a specific departmental home from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) is the heart of the University’s commitment to a culture that values and rewards teaching, supports diversity among learners, and promotes learning environments that foster social justice and the respectful and vigorous exchange of ideas in which students and faculty thrive and succeed. The Faculty Director contributes vision and leadership in developing and delivering a comprehensive program in support and recognition of the career-long development of faculty in the areas of equity and excellence in teaching and learning.
The Faculty Director works within a collaborative CEETL Leadership Team to develop and offer a comprehensive and impactful portfolio of faculty programming options that are grounded in equitable and inclusive teaching pedagogies that promote student success. Faculty development formats include Consultations, Workshops, Certificates, Summer Institutes, Faculty Learning Communities, New Faculty Orientation, Lecturer Faculty Orientation, Open Classrooms, and the Annual Faculty Retreat. In collaboration with the CEETL Leadership Team, the Faculty Director develops communications to promote the Center’s mission and offerings, participates in campus governance on behalf of the Center, coordinates Faculty Fellows, and conducts ongoing program assessment to measure the impact of CEETL’s activities and inform plans for continuous improvement.
In fulfillment of CEETL’s mission, the Faculty Director actively collaborates with campus partners in the Colleges, Academic Senate, Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, Academic Technology, Faculty Affairs, the Library, and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. To expand CEETL’s impact, reach, and relevance, the Faculty Director recognizes and leverages the expertise and grounded practice that exists within localized communities of practice that are actively engaged in evidence-based faculty development activities, including WAC/WID, METRO, ICCE, SEPAL, ASPIRE, SF Build, and First Year Experience.
Faculty Development Programming
Works collaboratively to implement a strong program of support, consultation, and professional development that supports faculty as they explore proven and innovative teaching strategies, promote equity and inclusion in their teaching and other activities, provide service to the University in support of student success, and develop new research avenues that benefit student learning. (Collaborators include the CEETL Leadership Team, CEETL Faculty Fellows, Academic Technology, Faculty Affairs, Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning and other campus units.)
Community Building and Events Coordination
Plans, coordinates, and hosts faculty professional development events; Initiates and grows campus partnerships to co-sponsor relevant programs and activities; Fosters meaningful faculty learning communities and communities of practice. (Events include New Faculty Orientation, Lecturer Faculty Orientation, Faculty Retreat, First Year Experience Orientation, Open Classrooms, Faculty Learning Communities, and others.)
Communication and Outreach
Coordinates and disseminates (in person, and via print, email, and web) information to campus constituents regarding resources, programs, and initiatives that support faculty in their teaching and professional development. As appropriate, represents CEETL on SF State campus committees and working groups, and represents SF State on CSU system-wide committees and initiatives that pertain to faculty development in teaching and learning. Pro-actively participates in campus governance by consulting on CEETL activities and direction with the CEETL Advisory Board, the Academic Senate, University Administration, and others. (Academic Affairs collaborators include: all administrative divisions and colleges, and distributed faculty development programs such as SEPAL, METRO, SF Build, ICCE, and ASPIRE. Student Affairs and Enrollment Management collaborators include Equity and Community Inclusion, Disability Programs and Resource Center, and Health Promotion and Wellness.)
Center Growth and Continuous Improvement
Commits to a comprehensive continuous improvement plan to ensure the Center’s efforts and resources are providing the maximum impact on faculty and student success in teaching and learning. Contributes to required administrative, financial, and operational reports in a timely manner. (Collaborators include the CEETL Leadership Team, the CEETL Administrative Analyst/Specialist, CEETL Fellows and Consultants.)
- Proven excellence and success in teaching, and knowledge of effective, inclusive and evidence-based teaching principles, practices, and theories.
- Academic record and body of work that demonstrates a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice.
- Demonstrated propensity towards collaboration, teamwork, active listening, and positive leadership.
- Experience building faculty community and a willingness to champion the ongoing development of CEETL.
- Unique perspective, skills, and experience that will positively contribute to the mission and goals of CEETL and current campus initiatives.
- Letter of Interest (Maximum 500 words)
- Memo or email confirming support from college Dean
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Statement on how the applicant’s teaching and scholarship/creative work align with CEETL’s commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community (Maximum 500 words)
- Teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching excellence and success (Maximum 500 words
- Contact information for three (3) references (include names, titles, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses)
- For more information about CEETL, consult the website at https://ceetl.sfsu.edu
- For additional inquiries, email email@example.com Attn: Faculty Director Search