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Assistant Director - CUIMC

  • Requisition no: 522947
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Grade: Grade 12
  • Categories: Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn, General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director, Faculty Programs & Services, the Assistant Director, CUIMC promotes the professional development and improves the effectiveness of faculty, postdoctoral, adjunct, and other instructors at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center by providing them with pedagogical programs, consultations, and resources to advance teaching and learning.

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides professional development and support services for Columbia faculty and teaching assistants, and partners with faculty, departments, and schools to improve and advance teaching performance, implement best practices, and promote innovations in pedagogy, curriculum design and the use of instructional technology.

*A cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered for this position.*


  • Design, implement and assess programming for faculty (such as orientations, institutes, workshops, seminars, communities of practice, and other offerings) that meet teaching and learning needs and challenges of a medical center teaching community, and engage participants in reflection on and conversations about teaching and learning principles and practices informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning, educational development, and cognitive psychology. Assistance with curricula tailored to the needs of faculty, departments, schools or programs, whether delivered in-person (through programs), a hybrid or online format (e.g,  seminars, self-paced courses). 
  • Design and disseminate pedagogical resources. Create teaching guides and other online materials for the CTL website, programs and services, both for the entire CUIMC instructional community and customized for particular schools, departments, or programs. 
  • Consult with faculty on a range of pedagogical and professional topics (such as course design, assessment of learning, teaching statements, teaching evaluation, etc.) and projects, engaging them in critical reflection on their teaching and their students’ learning. Conduct formative faculty teaching observation. Consult with schools, departments, or programs, on curriculum design, pedagogies, and addressing other teaching and learning needs. Cultivate partnerships on campus to identify new needs and opportunities for teaching assistance. 
  • Provides support to instructors in the creation and implementation of educational technology using course management systems and other tools. Applies emerging instructional technologies and evolving standards in educational practice and design as appropriate in complex, teaching innovation projects and services. 
  • Engage with the teaching and learning literature, consider trends, and experiment with innovations as applied to classroom and online learning environments. Identify and integrate evidence-based practices and resources available beyond Columbia into the work of the CTL. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent related experience required. Minimum 3-5 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

  • University teaching experience and well-developed teaching, research, and assessment skills.

  • Experience in designing, facilitating, and evaluating faculty development programs in a medical education context.

  • Strong consultation, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in the literature on teaching and learning in higher education.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with administrators, academic units, faculty, staff, and other partners. Commitment to diversity in the academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent in an academic discipline. Experience in a teaching center serving a community of medical or health services educators.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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