The DI is accepting applications for senior positions in its new Teaching, Learning and Assessment office. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in education or a similar field, possess at least five years work experience in teaching and learning assessment and curriculum development.
- Establishes a new teaching, learning, and assessment function at the DI and develops the systems, policies, and processes needed to operationalize it;
- Creates and fosters a culture of assessment for teaching and learning and enhances DI faculty understanding and expertise in this area;
- Provides direction and leadership related to ensuring evaluation of teaching and learning is conducted utilizing a variety of evidence-based techniques, including but not limited to assessment of learning outcomes and teaching peer evaluation;
- Supports institution-wide efforts to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness by working closely with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Assurance;
- Supports the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Assurance in the areas of institutional and program accreditation;
- Collaborates with faculty, programs, and schools to advance formative and summative assessments of teaching and learning;
- Assists faculty in documentation of teaching and learning processes through the articulation of learning outcomes, the design of assessment tools and grading rubrics, and the use of student, self, and peer evaluation tools;
- Supports program heads in the development of program curricular design in a way that ensures core competencies and program outcomes are being delivered and assessed through the courses of the program;
- Supports and sustains a culture of faculty engagement and innovation in learning by creating communities of practice that foster dialogue among faculty regarding pedagogy;
- Collaborates with IT, the Library, Human Resources, and other units to develop seamless faculty support services and programs organized under the area of TLA;
- Develops and conducts workshops and consultations to enhance teaching effectiveness for both new and experienced faculty;
- Coordinates a mentoring program for all new faculty members;
- Organizes and hold forums for discussions on curriculum and student learning;
- Develops resources and guides on teaching, learning and assessment;
- Carries out other tasks as assigned as by supervising line-manager.
Experience and Knowledge
- Experience and knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning, particularly related to teaching evaluation and learning outcomes assessment;
- Knowledge of research, best practices, and emerging trends in teaching and learning, as well as faculty scholarship and leadership;
- Understanding of learning theories and assessment, scholarly research practices, teaching practices, and teaching technology;
- Experience providing instruction and consultation to faculty on effective student-centered teaching and learning;
- Experience with developing curricular programming and educational programs;
- Experience with developing professional development programs for faculty that are designed to improve student learning.
Education and Certification
- Graduate degree from an accredited university in education or relevant field.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English. Proficiency in Arabic is an advantage.
- Ability to learn and adapt quickly in new environments;
- Highly organized and efficient, and able to manage multiple concurrent deadlines and work autonomously with minimum supervision;
- Excellent attention to detail, particularly in writing reports, and ability to maintain work of high quality;
- Ability to use numbers and statistics to explore issues and express logic;
- Computer knowledge working with MS Office products, especially Excel and SharePoint;
- Collaborative and diplomatic working style with excellent consultative, project management, problem solving and presentation skills.
Applicants are required to submit a CV/Resume and a cover letter. Interview process may include case studies and assigned work.