The Hotchkiss School invites applications for the Director of the Class of 1964 Teaching and Learning Center. The Director of the Learning Center will be responsible for developing and implementing the full Center’s program in collaboration with the Study Skills Coordinator and the Dean of Faculty. This position will hold the Class of 1964 teaching chair. The Director will focus on building a more consistent and innovative array of teaching practices by promoting pedagogical innovation, professional growth, and teacher collaboration within and across disciplines and in consultation with the Study Skills Coordinator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help individual faculty and academic departments collect and assess student feedback
Oversee administration of the annual student survey
Guide academic department heads in developing subject-specific student surveys
Assist individual faculty members to gather frequent feedback from students about teaching and learning
Collaborate with the dean of academic life office, academic departments, the library, and individual faculty in the design and planning of courses, and learning environments
Promote inclusive teaching
Stay abreast of literature on teaching and learning and network with national groups and individuals, lead campus collaborations in the scholarship of teaching and learning and consult with campus partners regarding the Summer Faculty Symposium, grant funding for faculty, and curriculum development
Assist the Dean of Faculty and the Dean of Academic Life in gathering and analyzing data on questions related to student learning and teaching
Collaborate with the Study Skills Coordinator to assess the efficacy of the Teaching and Learning Center
Teach one course
Other responsibilities as assigned
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Advanced degree in in education or another substantive/relevant academic discipline
At least five years of teaching experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Track record of fostering collaboration and lasting partnerships
Deep knowledge of the following:
Theories of learning and curricular design, and innovative teaching approaches (e.g., collaborative learning, service learning, problem-based learning, writing to learn)
Strategies for organizational development, program consultation, group and team building, and the influence of environmental factors on teaching and learning
Knowledge of learning and program assessment strategies
Knowledge of use, implementation, and best practices for instructional technologies
Demonstrated record of advocacy for diversity
Track record of excellence supervising professional staff and promoting their professional development
Serves as a role model for others in maintaining appropriate standards of care for students and maintaining healthy boundaries in professional relationships
Promotes an inclusive working and school environment in action and in deed
Record of participation in national organizations related to teaching
Demonstration of scholarship with a focus on teaching and learning
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of academic distinction to 613 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and around the world. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges.