Director on Instructional and Curricular Design (Equity and Inclusion)

Description: 
The position will play an integral role in the successful implementation of a Mellon grant by collaborating with, inspiring and guiding humanities and humanistic social science faculty, programs and departments in building their capacity to teach and mentor a diverse student population and to create a 21st century curriculum for students in humanities and humanistic social science courses at Bates College.
 
Leads workshops and seminars that inspire and develop faculty’s interest and skills in inclusive and equitable curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom ecologies, focusing in particular on the unique needs and experiences of underrepresented and typically marginalized first-year students.
 

 

Institution: 
Bates College
Location: 
Lewiston, Maine
Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2019
More Information: 
This is a grant-fund position for four years, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with the possibility for employment after the grant, pending funding. The Director of Instructional and Curricular Design will play an integral role in the successful implementation of the Mellon grant by collaborating with, inspiring and guiding humanities and humanistic social science faculty, programs and departments in building their capacity to teach and mentor a diverse student population and to create a 21st century curriculum for students in humanities and humanistic social science courses at Bates College.
 
Key Accountabilities Include:
 
Collaborates with other teaching and learning professional staff at Bates to design and lead workshops and seminars that inspire and develop faculty’s interest and skills in inclusive and equitable curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom ecologies, focusing in particular on the unique needs and experiences of underrepresented and typically marginalized first-year students.
 
A similar approach will also be required in regards to Short Term (Re)designs and Community-Engaged Courses, two other curricular initiatives unique to Bates College that integrate high-impact teaching and learning practices in courses with diverse students at all levels.
Advises humanities and humanistic social science departments and programs on their Curriculum Transformation  initiatives to help them engage in self-assessment, strategic planning and curriculum reform around inclusive, equitable, and accessible teaching practices and student engagement and learning for underrepresented and typically marginalized students in their courses and majors.
 
Works closely with the VP for Equity and Inclusion and key members of the Mellon Working Group and the Mellon-initiated Diversity Advocacy Team.
 
Connects and collaborates with faculty doing this work in other disciplines and the professional staff in the Office of Equity and Diversity, Institutional Research, Analysis and Planning, Accessible Education ,Writing@Bates and the Academic Resource Commons, the Office of Intercultural Education, The Harward Center, the Center for Purposeful Work, the Center for Global Education and Library and Information Services.
 
Review of applications will begin on May 28th, 2019. Targeted start date of August 1, 2019.
 
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
 
PhD, EdD, or JD preferred, although a Masters will be considered with proven diversity, equity, and inclusive pedagogy expertise. This could include graduate and post-graduate work in academic areas such as critical race, decolonial, feminist, LGBTQ studies, disability studies, as well as expertise in pedagogical methods related to anti-racism, de-centering whiteness, and decolonizing practices.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
 
Capacity to inform, motivate, guide, and communicate with several and various college stakeholders collaborating on a large project.
 
Expertise in high-impact practices in accessible, inclusive, and universal curricular design and pedagogy.
 
Fluency in current scholarship on teaching and learning practices at the college level.
 
Experience working in a Center for Teaching and Learning is preferred.
 
Preference will be given to candidates who have experienced success with engaging and supporting students from underrepresented populations.
 
Demonstrated scholarship, research, and/or teaching experience in instructional and curriculum design in institutions of higher education.
 
Practical experience in designing teaching materials, technologies, courses, workshops, and trainings that result in high-impact, equitable pedagogical practices and inclusive student-centered learning.
 
Collaboration with various university-level stakeholders on curriculum assessment processes, capacity-building, and redesign as well as critical self-awareness and fluency regarding power and inequality.
 
Knowledge of curriculum mapping and learning technologies.
 
Strong presentation skills and ability to develop dynamic presentations.
 
Ability to develop strategic thought leadership to elevate the work of the office, both on campus and nationally.
 
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.  Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
 
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
 
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
 
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
 
Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed. 
 
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
 
Successful completion of a background check is required.
 
Benefits
 
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.   
 
Application Instructions
 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)