Director of Teaching Excellence, The Institute for Learning and Teaching

Institute Details

Position Description


  • Institute Name : Colorado State University
  • Job title and institution/organization: Director of Teaching Excellence, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), Colorado State University
  • Job location: Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Job summary: The successful candidate will co-develop and implement TILT-wide procedures, policies, and practices while also directing TILT’s Instructional Innovation and Engagement (II&E) unit. The Director of Teaching Excellence will help integrate each of II&E’s programs to optimize impact, resource use, and efficiency and to align closely with CSU’s Strategic Plan and Student Success Initiative (SSI). To do so, the Director of Teaching Excellence will collaborate with TILT’s directors who will pursue a similar leadership role across TILT units, and with TILT’s Executive Director, to guide TILT staff in developing and using effective processes for decision-making, assessment and revision of TILT’s programs. Working with TILT Leadership, the Director of Teaching Excellence will support TILT’s directors, program directors and coordinators, designing and implementing effective planning, quality-enhancement, outcomes-based assessment, professional development, team building, inclusive work and learning spaces, and program alignment processes in their units, and across TILT. In doing so, the Director of Teaching Excellence will collaborate with TILT leadership in building highly successful cultures within TILT, cultures that meaningfully integrate the Principles of Community and other key CSU principles and priorities into the work of each unit and staff member; cultures and processes that promote collaborative, creative problem-solving, initiative, and efficacy; cultures and processes that support each staff member’s and unit’s development; and processes that deepen and broaden the positive impact of TILT programming on an inclusive teaching and learning culture for CSU students, faculty, staff, and others.

    The Director of Teaching Excellence provides vision and direction for TILT faculty-development programs and initiatives that advance student-centered, inclusive, accessible, and effective teaching strategies in support of student learning and success.

    The director is a member of the TILT leadership team and oversees a team of full-time professionals that includes instructional designers, faculty developers and technologists. The director oversees and leads a portfolio of existing educational-development programs and several campuswide teaching events, including new faculty orientation and an annual summer teaching conference. Further, the director will guide the team in developing and launching new programs, streamlining or expanding some existing programs, and in scaling back others to reflect campus needs. This work will include building partnerships in TILT and across campus, regularly assessing programs’ impact, using assessment findings for program improvement, and deepening the positive impact of the team’s programs on CSU students, faculty, and others. This director will work collaboratively in support of faculty, departments, and colleges as well as with programs and staff in co-curricular locations.

    The director will lead the II&E team in collaborating closely with other TILT units and stakeholders across campus. The director will, in collaboration with TILT’s Executive Director and Associate Directors, determine how to mobilize the team’s expertise to best serve both ongoing and emerging priorities.

  • Minimum qualifications:
    • Master’s degree.
    • Experience in college teaching, workforce development and/or adult education.
    • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Application deadline (if applicable): April 15, 2024
  • Link to web page with job details and application forms: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/142176