Executive Director

Centre for Teaching & Learning

Competition No.  -    A103144557
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta (U of A) is one of Canada’s top teaching and research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for excellence. Home to more than 40,000 students from 156 countries, the University attracts over $500 million in annual research funding.  The university’s principles and actions are underpinned by respect for the dignity, rights, and full participation of all those who live, work, and learn within the university, including respect for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The university's Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity is guided by the following principles: diversity; equity; inclusion; human rights; equality; intersectionality; and accessibility.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the University of Alberta is a unit that promotes excellent university teaching that leads to engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students.  CTL pursues this goal through a combination of consultation, facilitation, technology integration, collaboration, and research to advocate for and support evidence-based, responsive, and positive change in teaching and learning. CTL strives to empower, connect, model, and inspire.  More information about CTL can be found at https://www.ualberta.ca/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/index.html

Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives), the Executive Director of CTL provides strategic leadership of CTL, including managing an annual budget of $1.4 million. The Executive Director plays a pivotal role in fostering a University culture in which teaching and the scholarship of teaching is highly valued by establishing, promoting, and maintaining University-wide programs and processes to stimulate and support innovation in teaching and learning.  The Executive Director furthers the effectiveness of CTL-sponsored programs that develop University instructors' abilities to employ exemplary teaching practices and assessment practices, and identifies opportunities and challenges informed by research on the evolution of higher education, social trends, and emerging technologies. Forming and sustaining close partnerships with key stakeholder groups both on- and off-campus, including leading and serving on University committees concerned with teaching, learning, and the effective use of instructional technologies will be key responsibilities of the Executive Director. 

Preferred qualifications include a PhD or EdD in education, teaching and learning in higher education, program evaluation, or other relevant field. The Executive Director must possess a demonstrated track record of implementing Indigenization and decolonization initiatives, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) initiatives. In addition, the Executive Director must be highly collegial and collaborative, have superb communications skills, a proven track-record of collaboration to create a shared vision, engage in strategic thinking, planning, implementation, and action planning to achieve a cultural change within a complex, unionized organization.

The Committee will begin consideration of candidates in March 2021, with the new Executive Director to take office as soon as possible.  

This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary and a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at www.hrs.ualberta.ca).

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.