Director of Curricular Assessment and Teaching Support and Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor (Tenure Track or Term Appointment)
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for Director of Curricular Assessment and Teaching Support and Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor (Tenure Track or Term Appointment).
This position will oversee administration of direct and indirect measures of curricular and student outcomes including student surveys, course evaluations, and other college-wide assessments. Additional duties include assisting the college faculty and administration in overall curricular improvements based on current literature, assessment of identified outcomes, and assisting the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a college-wide team with American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) accreditation reports and data. This position will oversee ongoing faculty development initiatives at the College of Veterinary Medicine including oversight of the New Educators Experience and Training (NEXT) and Investing in Veterinary Educator Skills and Training (inVEST) programs. Additionally, the director will engage in independent and/or collaborative educational research and assist in teaching the Professional Communication Assessment and Learning (PCAL) laboratory (VCS 314) and co-teach a graduate course on fundamental teaching methodologies and principles of learning and assessment (VPTHÂ 530).
Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, a successful candidate Â will oversee the everyday work of the team of four working in the Office of Curricular Assessment and Teaching Support. This team leads the college in all college-wide curricular assessment and faculty development activities such as the Professional Communication Assessment and Learning (PCAL) experience, the Veterinary Educational Assessment, Clinical Competency Assessment, and OSCEâs.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
-PhD or equivalent (e.g., EdD) in education, assessment, or a closely related field or a PhD and a minimum of 5 years related experience
Â -Experience and/or formal training in assessment, educational measurement and/or program evaluation
-Experience and/or formal training in curricular development
-Experience and/or formal training in faculty development
-Experience and/or formal training in educational research
-Experience in a formal accreditation process (especially medically related)
Department/Program & College Description:
Fully accredited by theÂ AVMAÂ Council on Education, the College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of health and well-being of animals and human beings. In order for us to carry out our mission, the college focuses on students within our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and our various graduate programs in each of our five academic departments â Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine, and Veterinary Pathology.
The college also offers combined advanced degree programs for concurrent DVMÂ students including the Masters of Business Administration with Iowa State Universityâs College of Business and the Masters of Public Health with the University of Iowaâs College of Public Health.
On a daily basis we address the health of all animals, including livestock, poultry, companion animals, equine, captive and free-ranging wildlife, exotic animals and birds. Researchers in the college have a global impact on not only animal health, but human health and food safety.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. Â At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and community members. The University has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied inÂ Iowa State Universityâs Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, which offers big city opportunities with a small-town feel. Ames is located approximately 30 minutes north of the state capital of Des Moines, and is a Midwest hidden gem that provides excellent quality of life, very affordable living, and is frequently voted one of theÂ best college townsÂ in the nation.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.