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Assistant Director of Interdisciplinary Connections

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Northwestern University
Physical Address
720 University Pl
Evanston, IL 60208
Job Description

Job Opening Id: 44882

Department: Searle Ctr Advcng Lrng & Tchng
Salary/Grade: EXS/7

Job Summary:

Are you looking to continue or grow your career in educational development? Are you enthusiastic about building connections across instructors who foster pedagogical and curricular change that is evidence-based, inclusive and equitable? The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is looking for an inquisitive and motivated individual to support the university’s initiatives to cultivate belonging and promote the success of all students, especially those who come from historically underrepresented communities and those who hold marginalized identities. This job would be great for a detail-oriented individual who is interested in providing strategic direction and programming for interdisciplinary learning communities and knowledge-sharing networks among early-career instructors. The ideal candidate will demonstrate deep curiosity and cultural humility, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and desire for continued professional growth in group facilitation and program evaluation. Familiarity with inclusive teaching principles and course design is a plus! In addition to joining a collaborative team that values strong relationships and social justice, Northwestern employees take advantage of excellent healthcare and retirement benefits as well as generous paid time off. If you feel this could be a great career match, please apply today!

The Assistant Director contributes to the expansion of educational development opportunities to deepen Northwestern’s Principles of Inclusive Teaching. Oversees the strategic direction, effective implementation, and evaluation of The Graduate Teaching Certificate Program and other campus-wide, interdisciplinary learning communities for future faculty. As the institutional co-lead for CIRTL (The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) at Northwestern, facilitates connections to cross-institutional knowledge sharing networks that advance educational equity and/or fortify the resilience of BIPOC instructors and social justice practitioners. Supports the work of the Associate Director of Inclusive Learning Communities. Serves as a resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, academic units.

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Directs and leads development of program/project strategic plans.

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