The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified candidate to fill Manager of Learning Design position in the University Center for Teaching and Learning.
The Manager will be a thought-leader charged with working with an outstanding faculty to develop innovative and engaging learning experiences. This position leads a critical service area in the Center, which includes consulting, training, and support for faculty in all aspects of their teaching.
The Manager serves as a senior member of a team of seasoned Teaching Consultants, who collaborate with faculty to plan, implement, and evaluate educational projects in traditional, hybrid and online learning environments.
In collaboration with the Teaching Consultants and Pitt faculty, the Manager will use and promote evidence-based pedagogical strategies and educational technologies to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate academically-rigorous curricula, course design, and traditional and alternative student assessments (e.g., exam questions, graded projects, rubrics for grading assignments).
The Manager is responsible for working with the team to develop and deliver robust and innovative faculty learning programs, including workshops, seminars, special events and popular faculty learning communities that span the academic year. This individual will work independently to manage projects with the team and to lead consultations. Some individual consulting is part of the role as well.
The Manager will also be involved with assessment of faculty teaching practices (both in the classroom and online) for the purpose of helping faculty to enhance and improve their teaching.
The position is responsible for day-to-day operations and supervision of a team of about six consultants. The incumbent will ensure adequate allocation of resources and training, conduct ongoing performance reviews, provide constructive feedback, and facilitate staff growth and overall team morale.
While the University Center for Teaching and Learning is a central organization serving the entire Pitt community, the Manager is required to closely collaborate with discipline-based teaching centers across campus to exchange ideas and share best practices, playing a leadership role in creating communities of practice across the institution. This position influences instructional practice and protocol across the institution.
The Manager serves as a member of the Center's Management Team, and advises on key issues related to teaching and pedagogy, as well as participates in strategic and operation planning, staff development and other activities.
Internal Number: 161375
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.