Director, Office of Transformational Learning

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Maryland
Apr 09, 2019
May 14, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

Director, Office of Transformational Learning (OTL)

Position Number: 124573
Full-Time, Regular Exempt

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is seeking a well-qualified Director of Transformational Learning to lead the OTL Office.  One of 13 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. The school is consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools by leading business publications such as Business Week, Financial Times, Economist and the Wall Street Journal.

The Director of OTL works collaboratively with administration, faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to ensure an environment that fosters and transforms learning at the Smith School. The Director advises and supports faculty in setting strategies and priorities for instructional innovation at the Smith School, including student-centered teaching, inclusive pedagogy, technology- enhanced instruction, experiential learning, and assurance of learning. He or she leads the staff of the Office of Transformational Learning to implement strategic initiatives and maintains operational excellence with respect to impact, quality, staffing, budgeting, and programming. The OTL Director also provides strategic leadership in the identification and utilization of external relationships and resources to support the mission of transformational learning.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in an education-related field (e.g., educational psychology, learning science, curriculum and instruction, instructional design) or MBA with significant experience in course pedagogy, curriculum development, or instructional design. At least 5-10 years professional experience managing, directing, or coordinating instructional design or educational programs; at least five years of supervisory experience; experience developing and managing budgets; excellent communication and motivational skills, including a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and administrators. Demonstrated ability to strategically plan, think, and manage; knowledge of learning sciences, instructional design theory and methodology, and best practices in pedagogy; knowledge of future trends and innovations in learning and higher education; appreciation for multiple instructional delivery methods, including face-to-face, blended, and online demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and work collaboratively within and across units; ability to develop strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Strong bias for action and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; data driven approach to decision making.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD preferred in Education or related field; at least three years of experience teaching or working with faculty at the post- secondary level, with a demonstrated record of instructional excellence. At least one year of experience at a research university; experience working in a large corporation, in business development, or with large donors to develop relationships and raise funds. Experience working with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and/or online courses; knowledge of educational psychology literature as it applies to teaching and learning, curriculum development, course design, teaching approaches and methodologies, and assessment of student learning.  Ability to create strong ties with corporate partners who are interested in enhancing learning experiences for students; experience with learning management systems: e.g., Canvas LMS; a proven record of research design and publications related to pedagogy and learning. Proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative analysis and research methods desired.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter, resume and list of references. For best consideration, please submit applications no later than April 19, 2019 at; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship offered for this position.

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