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Inclusive Pedagogy Lead

Requisition Number:

21431

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

23-Oct-2019

Job Summary

CU Boulder welcomes applications for the inaugural role of Inclusive Pedagogy Lead. Under the direction of the Founding Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, this position will be responsible for supporting the development of the Center’s activities and building resources related to inclusive teaching that recognize diversity as an asset. It is anticipated that the portfolio will include a broad array of activities and products, all designed in accordance with current standard methodology, theoretically-grounded evidence, and institutional needs and values. The position works with the CTL team, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), academic programs, and support services to build and sustain a community of practice that emphasizes reflective, evidence-based practices, collaboration and innovation.

Who We Are

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports innovation and excellence in teaching through its workshops, consultations, short-courses, and related activities. It has identified as one of its major thrusts growing capacity for and discussions of evidence-based practices in teaching and learning with a special focus on diversity and inclusion, as well as developing and delivering inclusive pedagogy programming. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Align and support established inclusive excellence practices in the CTL.
  • Design and implement workshops, tutorials, consultations, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate, and refine content resources for inclusive teaching.
  • Assist faculty and instructional support staff to: 
    • Develop a classroom environment that functions as a learning community among all students.
    • Build lessons, courses, or programs that are responsive to diversity.
    • Recognize and revise disparate expectations, inequitable course design elements, or stereotypical notions of students.
    • Identify and change language and behaviors that may include some students and unintentionally exclude others.
    • Identify and include scholarship and perspectives of underrepresented groups in coursework.
    • Understand implicit bias and what impact it may have on teaching.
    • Address specific instructional challenges related to intercultural communication, classroom management, issues of equity and privilege in the classroom, and related concerns.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within CTL and across the university to implement and support a community that promotes inclusive pedagogy.
  • Provide expertise in instructional design, inclusive practice, and student engagement and success to the CTL team; advise Center Director on trends in higher education inclusive pedagogy.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range Starts at $60,000, and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Collaborative. Be Dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Master’s or higher Degree.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience (post-secondary).
  • Experience working with diverse populations, and persons of diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Record of successful program research, development, and delivery.

What You Will Need

  • Proven understanding of and expertise with principles and practices of inclusive teaching.
  • Demonstrated instructional development ability (e.g., program/course design).
  • Professionalism, attention to detail and an understanding of the critical importance of confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with current literature about diverse and inclusive education and evidence-based pedagogy.
  • Ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity.
  • Outstanding knowledge of national and international standard methodologies in inclusive pedagogy.
  • Expertise in individual and group training and mentoring.
  • Ability both to work independently and to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Terminal degree in education and/or a related discipline.
  • Five or more years teaching experience (post-secondary).
  • Evidence of professional development (publications, presentations, certifications, etc.).
  • Proficiency working with and/or leading collaborative teams.
  • Experience with online and/or hybrid learning environments and tools; or proven ability to evaluate educational resources and technologies using appropriate criteria.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice."
  4. OPTIONAL MATERIAL: We welcome you to upload a link to any pedagogical publications, a program to a speaking series, or any other supplemental material that demonstrates your work in this field.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 

Please apply by October 23, 2019 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.