Director of University Teaching and Learning - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Director of University Teaching and Learning.  This newly created position will provide vision and oversight for all aspects of faculty development related to teaching and learning, including determining appropriate support, resources, programming, and training. The Director will be responsible for continuous improvement in a vibrant and diverse range of faculty development programs to support teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This role will support a university comprised of eight Colleges/Schools and 35 departments, with more than 300 full-time faculty and 600 part-time faculty.  This is an academic administrator role and does not come with tenure or a tenure-track appointment. The Director will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Quinnipiac's New Synthesis and Learning Paradigm 
Quinnipiac University is in the midst of an institutional transformation that will benefit every member of our community. We are committed to supporting our students in achieving the learning outcomes they need through a coherent, purposeful integration of the full student experience, including a sequence of intensive interdisciplinary University seminars, deep engagement in the content and construction of a major, and active participation in co-curricular experience. 
New Synthesis 
The educational journey embraces not only the course of study within and outside the major, but also student affairs, residen­tial life, and the wealth of experiences that students accrue in laboratories, on athletic fields, during study abroad, internships, and community-based service work, and in student groups--all of the places where our students learn and grow.  We strive for all areas of the University to be tightly connected in ways that support learning and the development of the well prepared graduate.  

Learning Paradigm
Keeping the student at the center is not solely a faculty responsibility; it is the primary goal of our community. Individual efforts are linked to the common goal. Students are active participants in learning. Policies, routines, rules, practices, and schedules are designed and implemented with a focus on student learning and success.

For more information about the New Synthesis and the Learning Paradigm, please visit our website. (

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


  • Assist Academic Affairs in achieving the goals of the New Synthesis via implementation of the Quinnipiac University Learning Paradigm
  • Work closely with Department Chairs and Deans to coordinate faculty development for innovative teaching, learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Plan, develop, and manage faculty initiatives that incorporate the latest research in teaching and learning that integrates the symbiosis of the teacher-scholar model
  • Design faculty events, workshops, and programs to improve teaching and learning
  • Work closely with Department Chairs and Deans to be a resource to faculty for improving teaching effectiveness
  • Coordinate and promote service/experiential learning
  • Collaborate with keys areas of the university on strategic planning regarding campus wide technology use for the enhancement of student learning
  • Work in close partnership with other key areas of academic and student affairs to foster the connection between co-curricular activities and classroom experiences

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Demonstrated significant experience in creating and developing robust faculty development programs in an institution of higher education
  • Expertise in the most current thinking and application of innovative pedagogy, curriculum design and development of metrics around outcomes
  • Previous experience in academic leadership roles such as department chair or program director
  • A terminal degree in a field of professional qualification
  • Understanding of a Learning Paradigm teaching environment
  • Evidence of organizational skills, attention to detail, and intellectual flexibility
  • Ability to work in a start-up environment and creatively use resources
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and collaboration skills



All applications must be submitted through our online application system. Applications materials should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in, and qualifications for, the position. Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2013-1439

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic Affairs
  • Director of University Teaching and Learning
  • New programs
  • diversity
  • spirit of community
  • Academic Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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