September 21, 2010


SUBJECT: Search for Director of Center for Teaching Development
(Internal campus recruitment)

Applications and nominations are invited for a half-time position as Director of the Center for Teaching Development, a unit of the Office of Graduate Studies. The position is 50% time for a 3 year renewable term. The Director will serve as part of the Dean of Graduate Studies Leadership Team and as principal advisor to the Dean on priorities and strategies to maximize the career development of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and existing faculty in the area of teaching. With the assistance of a full-time manager, the Director will develop a strategic plan for the Center and associated initiatives, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations.

Applicants should be current tenured academic employees of UCSD with a record of leadership in the educational mission. Applicants should submit a complete CV and a one-page statement that outlines their interest in the position to Kim E. Barrett, Dean of Graduate Studies ( by October 11, 2010. A search committee will assist with the selection process. The recruitment is internal to the UCSD campus.

An appropriate method to compensate the successful candidate for these duties, in the context of their research and/or teaching commitment, will be discussed. Service as the Director of CTD will be considered as a component of a candidate's service requirement. The position is available immediately, or by mutual agreement.

The position is also posted on the Academic Affairs web site: and posted on the Office of Graduate Studies web site with an enhanced description of duties:

Kim E. Barrett
Dean of Graduate Studies




The Director of the Center for Teaching Development (CTD) at UCSD reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies, and under the Dean's general direction is responsible for conceptualizing short and long-term visionary plans, priorities, and goals as well as overall administrative oversight of the Center.

Specific responsibilities include:

. Developing strategies for growth, service to graduate students and faculty, and the application of instructional technology and distance learning.

. Serving as primary CTD liaison and public relations representative to local and national affiliations, and as principal advisor to the dean and campus departments on CTD matters and online teaching resources.

. Conceptualizing and establishing a comprehensive system for training campus teaching assistants, Summer Graduate Teaching Fellows, and aspiring academicians, as well as associated policies and procedures.

. Analyzing and formulating statistical data pertaining to CTD activities for publication and dissemination.

. Overall administrative oversight of CTD and supervision of the CTD Manager.

. Developing strategic funding plans, including the solicitation of extramural support.

. Providing input on pedagogical training and assessment design to other faculty submitting grant proposals that include components related to educational training or innovative training projects.

. Contributing to the larger campus community, including promoting diversity, equal opportunity, inclusiveness and the UCSD principles of community


The candidate should:

. Hold a tenured ladder-rank or LSOE appointment in one of UCSD's academic departments, colleges or schools

. Have a distinguished record as a teacher of graduate and/or undergraduate students

. Have demonstrated leadership in fostering teaching excellence and/or pursuing educational scholarship

. Have demonstrated contributions to the larger campus community and an ability to work in an environment of shared governance

. Have proven ability to research, analyze, and assess competencies required of effective teachers and apply findings and implement programs

. Have strong interpersonal communication, negotiation, and effective presentation skills to work effectively with faculty, staff, and other campus and University administrators.