This is a grant-fund position for four years, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with the possibility for employment after the grant, pending funding. The Director of Instructional and Curricular Design will play an integral role in the successful implementation of the Mellon grant by collaborating with, inspiring and guiding humanities and humanistic social science faculty, programs and departments in building their capacity to teach and mentor a diverse student population and to create a 21st century curriculum for students in humanities and humanistic social science courses at Bates College.
Key Accountabilities Include:
- Engages in four main components of the Mellon Initiative.
- Collaborates with other teaching and learning professional staff at Bates to design and lead workshops and seminars that inspire and develop faculty’s interest and skills in inclusive and equitable curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom ecologies, focusing in particular on the unique needs and experiences of underrepresented and typically marginalized first-year students.
- A similar approach will also be required in regards to Short Term (Re)designs and Community-Engaged Courses, two other curricular initiatives unique to Bates College that integrate high-impact teaching and learning practices in courses with diverse students at all levels.
- Advises humanities and humanistic social science departments and programs on their Curriculum Transformation initiatives to help them engage in self-assessment, strategic planning and curriculum reform around inclusive, equitable, and accessible teaching practices and student engagement and learning for underrepresented and typically marginalized students in their courses and majors.
- Works closely with the VP for Equity and Inclusion and key members of the Mellon Working Group and the Mellon-initiated Diversity Advocacy Team.
- Connects and collaborates with faculty doing this work in other disciplines (i.e. the HHMI grant group) and the professional staff in the Office of Equity and Diversity, Institutional Research, Analysis and Planning, Accessible Education, Writing@Bates and the Academic Resource Commons, the Office of Intercultural Education, The Harward Center, the Center for Purposeful Work, and the Center for Global Education.
Please see the full job description and application instructions:
Review of applications will begin on May 28th, 2019. Targeted start date of August 1, 2019.