Program Coordinator - Faculty Development Officer

Competition Number: 
31E13
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 5, 2013
Date of Posting: 
June 26, 2013
Department: 
Faculty Development Officer
Position: 
Program Coordinator
Hours of Work: 

20 hours per week

Salary: 
$25.00 per hour
Term: 

September 2, 2013 – June 30, 2014 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The Office of the Vice-President Academic invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator, Faculty Development Office.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Director of the Faculty Development Office, the duties of this individual would be as follows:
• Provide leadership and support to SCENT (Senate Committee on the Enhancement of Teaching) events, programs, projects and initiatives.
• Represent UPEI at regional, national, and international meetings, conferences and committees related to faculty development and teaching and learning.
• Provide one-on-one support to faculty members.
• Solicit and develop teaching award nominations (e.g. AAU and 3M) for your colleagues.
• Organize “Brown Bag” lunch sessions on issues related to teaching and faculty development.
• Host the teaching dossier workshop.
• Lead the organization of the annual “Let’s Talk Teaching” Day.
New initiatives are subject to discussion but may include:
• Expanding support to specific groups, including new faculty and graduate students through a revitalization of the Teaching Partners Program.
• Participation in a program of professional development resulting in a teaching certificate for graduate students and/or faculty.
• Setting up an experimental classroom.
• Establishing professional learning communities/teaching interest groups.
• Establishing a peer-to-peer mentoring program for faculty.
• Providing targeted workshops to reflect the specific needs of Departments and Faculties/Schools.
• Revising grant mandates to meet future teaching and learning strategies and tools.
QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking for individuals with a Masters or PhD degree with an interest in pedagogies for teaching and learning; experience in university teaching; demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher; strong oral and written communication and presentation skills; an ability to work effectively both individually and as members of the Faculty Development team; and a desire to make a contribution to the professional development of teaching colleagues.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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