Director of the Faculty Center
Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Exempt Director of the Faculty Center
Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.
Lancaster: A Great Place to Live!
The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.
Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for the Director of Faculty Center. This visionary leader reports to the Provost & Dean of the Faculty and works collaboratively to support faculty in developing as outstanding teachers, scholars, and citizens. The director is responsible for introducing faculty to innovative approaches to teaching and learning; dispensing grants to support new pedagogical and curricular directions; and collaborating with colleagues across the college to support the mission and strategic plan.
- Monitor national higher education trends and then advocate for and lead campus change to both support faculty in their multiple roles and keep the institution competitive;
- Research, design, deliver, assess, and follow-up on in-person and on-line workshops and programs for faculty learning about teaching and curriculum;
- Facilitate faculty connections to the Office of Sponsored Research in support of external grant application development and submission;
- Research, design, deliver, assess, and follow-up on in-person programs to support faculty as scholars, in partnership with the Office of Sponsored Research;
- Support other institutional initiatives through collaboration with peers in the library, international programs, the Educational Policy Committee, Director of Faculty Diversity, etc;
- Meet with faculty one-on-one for mentoring, problem-solving, idea generation, review of materials, diversity and equity concerns;
- Support faculty as they develop leadership skills through workshops, learning communities, one-on-one consultations;
- Contribute to assessment efforts on campus through committee participation, individual consultation, and providing grants.
- Master's or PhD, with specialization in learning science, higher education, or faculty development preferred
- Experience in the field of faculty development
- Theoretical knowledge and demonstrated experience in practical application of higher education teaching and learning research including DEI pedagogies, active learning, course design, curriculum design, and early-career faculty development
- Experience with grant-seeking and sponsored research
- The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
- Candidates must submit the following items: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s) (unofficial copies are fine), and names of three references. For full consideration applications should be received by September 15, 2022.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.
Franklin & Marshall College requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by sending a scanned copy of their completed vaccination card to Human Resources. Employees may request a religious or medical vaccination exemption by contacting Human Resources.
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.
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