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Assistant Director of STEM Learning and Teaching, Title III HSI STEM Grant
University of La Verne in La Verne, California
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Date Posted 01/12/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Assistant Director of STEM Learning and Teaching, Title III HSI STEM Grant

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The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

>>>If you’re passionate about these values, join us at University of La Verne!

The STEM Assistant Director will assist the Associate Director of Learning, Teaching, and Innovation, Associate Dean of Learning, Innovation, and Teaching, and faculty and grant staff on the research of, design, implementation, and assessment of best practices, including integration of technology, active and inquiry based learning, and research-driven approaches.

The position will coordinate the T3 grant faculty learning community, support faculty development and technology integration, and serve as an expert resource for best practices that will aid in meeting the University’s mission and strategic plan as well as T3 grant project goals and objectives.

The position will work closely with faculty, chairs, the grant team, and the Associate Director of Learning, Teaching, and Innovation on the ongoing process of curricular review and improvement through development, assessment, and review of STEMcourse curriculum.

The individual will also work closely with IT in all areas pertaining to educational uses of technology.

Specific Duties

  • Collaborate with and assist faculty in the research, development, implementation, and assessment of modern learning environments that promote technology-enabled, student-centered, research-driven and active and inquiry-based learning pedagogies.

  • Support the Associate Director of Learning, Teaching, and Innovation in the design, development and delivery of appropriate training, certificate programs, and professional development in service of the University’s mission and strategic plan as well as grant initiatives.

  • Serve as an expert resource for exploration of new methodologies and best practices in education, teaching, and learning.

  • Facilitate and assist the Associate Director of Learning, Teaching, and Innovation in implementing the faculty development workshops that support effective pedagogies to serve underrepresented populations.

  • Support the T3 grant faculty learning community, including supporting faculty in the scholarship of teaching and learning by assisting them in design and assessment of curricular initiatives that lead to presentations and publications.

  • Assist T3 grant team, internal evaluation team, and external evaluator in writing the quarterly Title III grant reports.

  • Work closely with IT, assisting them with faculty support and technology
    integration and maintenance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in STEM related field

  • 3 years experience in Curriculum design, including student-centered, technology informed, active and inquiry-based teaching and learning methodologies.

  • 3 years experience working with university STEM faculty – upper and lower division courses.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent project and meeting organization and management skills.

  • Interpersonal and human relations skills to interact with all levels of La Verne faculty and staff.

  • Experience working with students from underrepresented populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good initiative-taking and independent working skills.

  • Conflict resolution experience.

Benefits Summary

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan. 
Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.

U.S. News & World Report rates La Verne Online No. 1 in California for the third consecutive year and 24th best in the country. Washington Monthly’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” rankings place La Verne No. 3 among private, 4-year institutions in California. 
La Verne is Tier 1 in U.S. News 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” National University rankings for the seventh straight year, and again made Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rating (WASC Accredited).


La Verne Central Campus

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