DePaul University School for New Learning (Senior Director)

DePaul University in Illinois

Deadline January 31, 2014
Date Posted January 13, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Employment Type Full-time

Education/Online: DePaul University School for New Learning (SNL) seeks to add to its diverse faculty a tenure track associate professor to lead its online learning effort, SNLonline, as Senior Director, and contribute to expanding DePaul's overall online strategy. One of ten colleges within DePaul, the School for New Learning has for 40 years been dedicated to adult students. One of its signature qualities has been a personalized approach. Each student has a Faculty Mentor, Professional Advisor and Academic Advisor available for ongoing advice and individual program design. SNL's programs are flexible and emphasize learning from experience. This combination makes them ideal for online study. From the earliest days of "distance learning," the college has offered its signature undergraduate program online and introduced hybrid and blended study options. In 2013, approximately 50% of SNL's 2,300 undergraduates elected to study either fully or partially online, drawing on a mix of coursework, independent study, and prior learning assessment offerings. Now the college is eager to develop additional alternatives, including bringing its graduate programs online. The Senior Director of SNLonline will join 38 resident and 100 part-time faculty and lead a staff of 10, including an associate director; four full-time and one part-time instructional designers; two technical staff; and two support staff, plus student workers. The Advising Center also provides support. Primary responsibilities for the Senior Director, who reports to the Associate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, include: designing and implementing a long range strategy for online programs and courses, developing new programs for online delivery, maximizing effective use of emerging technologies for teaching and advising, recruiting and providing professional development for full-time and part-time faculty, consulting with the Office of the Provost and other leaders in online learning on university online strategies . As an associate professor, he or she will carry teaching, advising, and assessment responsibilities about 40% of the position. The ideal candidate will have an active scholarly record related to online education, preferably with a focus on nontraditional student success. The candidate will also have an entrepreneurial mindset and strong interpersonal and networking skills. He/ she will have experience teaching; designing curricula and courses for adults; supervising staff; and managing complex projects. Finally, he/she should have experience engaging with socially, culturally, and ethnically diverse students and faculty. The position requires a terminal degree and an active scholarly and /or creative agenda sufficient to advance toward tenure at DePaul University. Application deadline: January 31, 2014 before midnight. To apply: As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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