Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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To apply, please submit letter of interest, CV or resume, brief philosophy of teaching and at least two professional references with contact information.

To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED will now require COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.

Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
The Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, is responsible for intentional partnerships to advance student success through teaching excellence and continuous institutional assessment and improvement.

This position provides leadership and support for faculty development, advancing new initiatives to promote effective student learning outcomes, and creating a culture of teaching excellence. Reporting to the Provost, this position collaborates with senior academic leaders to build a supportive faculty mentoring network and to develop innovative strategies for developing and evaluating teaching effectiveness. The position executes the Provost’s mission, values and norms in alignment with NEOMED’s strategic initiatives and commitment to faculty growth, performance and excellence in support of student success.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 13
Starting Salary Range: $87,407 – $104,888
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
For additional details visit: https://www.neomed.edu/hr/benefits/
Principal Functional Responsibilities
Leadership, Oversight and Assessment (60%):
• Leads and supervises all operations and initiatives in the Center for Teaching Excellence.
• Leads or manages faculty committees and taskforces in the development of robust faculty development offerings in course development, organization, design, and delivery.
• Collaborate with senior academic leadership and University resource teams to converge, plan, implement, and manage growth of the current faculty development, instructional design, and faculty support offerings to meet increased and diverse needs of the teaching faculty population.
• Identify and implement best practices in standards for the Center. Remain abreast of national trends and innovation in health sciences curriculum content development, design, and delivery.
• Utilize data informed decision making to guide new program development and faculty support.
• Provide/facilitate feedback on teaching and instructional practices as requested/required.
• Monitor Center capacity to ensure timely response and support for faculty.
• Meet regularly with the Senior Academic Leader Team to apprise them of Center performance, measures of effectiveness, trends, and other relevant updates. The Senior Academic Leader Team provides governance for the Center.
• Working with the deans, course directors, and curriculum coordinators, review national test scores and subscores, as well as feedback on student evaluations to identify trends and opportunities in course design and delivery.
• Facilitate enhanced instructional design support for faculty.

Supervision and Management (20%):
· Supervise human capital resources of the Center for Teaching Excellence.
· Manage operating budget, including preparation of annual budget, quarterly reporting, and purchasing/provision of resources.
Lead internal and external reporting in alignment with the requirements of accrediting bodies, strategic plan alignment, and internal continuous improvement assessment.

Scholarship (5%):
· Collaborate with faculty to identify opportunities for educational scholarship related to teaching excellence and instruction.

Attends one relevant academic conference per year, preferably with an academic presentation.

Leadership/Service (10%):
· Engage in productive collaborative relationships with executive leadership, faculty, internal partners, stakeholders, and peers at other teaching centers of excellence.
Ensure operational excellence and culture of collegiality among faculty and staff through exceptional service and responsiveness to faculty and colleagues.

Other duties as assigned (5%).
  • Education/Degrees: Minimum of a Master’s degree in education, instructional design, or instructional technology
Minimum 10 years’ experience in faculty development and support or equivalent faculty experience in health professions education.

Demonstrated record of excellence in:
  • identifying faculty development needs and developing solutions to address those needs
  • planning, implementing and assessing faculty development programs and resources
  • establishing collegial relationships with faculty and academic leaders
  • verbal and written communication
  • grant writing
  • education research
  • committee participation and leadership
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Thorough understanding of the organization and operation of post-secondary health professions educational institutions
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to apply appropriate instructional design theories and practices
  • Proven knowledge of learner-centric educational approaches, including active learning and competency based educational techniques
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Effective leadership and supervisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to adjust work schedule and assignments to address organizational needs
  • Exhibits ability to effectively utilize appropriate technologies
  • Well-developed organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
  • Talent Management: NEOMED leadership strives to align department and individual talent management efforts with the university strategic plan and objectives through workforce planning, recruiting the right talent onboard and helping develop employees to their optimal potential and capabilities.
  • Operational Excellence: NEOMED will create a culture of operational excellence by establishing clear administrative practices and eliminating waste. Leaders strive to meet customer expectations through a continuous improvement of the operational processes and creating a culture of employee empowerment to achieve objectives.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272
Email: momalley@neomed.edu

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The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of university police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

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If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email police@neomed.edu or call the Department of Public Safety at 330.325.5911 to request a copy.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents