Faculty Development Officer – Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness

Full Time

USIU

Faculty Development Officer – Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness

Job Purpose

As the Faculty Development Officer at United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), you will play a crucial role in enhancing teaching effectiveness and improving educational outcomes. Reporting directly to the Director of Quality Assurance, you will be responsible for coordinating faculty development activities, conducting trainings, and assessing their impact on the faculty’s performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Identifying Faculty Development Needs
    • Collaborate with school administrators to identify areas for faculty development.
  2. Planning Faculty Trainings
    • Work closely with school administrators to plan and schedule faculty trainings.
  3. Conducting Orientation and Workshops
    • Organize and conduct new faculty orientation and educational effectiveness workshops.
  4. Supporting Individual Faculty
    • Provide support to individual faculty members in applying effective teaching and learning principles, particularly in collaboration with USIU-Africa Online.
  5. Recommending External Training Programs
    • Identify and recommend external training programs in pedagogy and andragogy for faculty members’ professional growth.
  6. Evaluating Training Effectiveness
    • Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the conducted faculty development workshops.
  7. Tracking and Reporting
    • Monitor and report on improvements in teaching and learning outcomes resulting from the faculty development initiatives.
  8. Establishing Facilitator Pool
    • Create a pool of internal and external facilitators for regular faculty development workshops.
  9. Supporting Quality Assurance Events
    • Contribute to the planning of the annual quality assurance symposia and hosting of pedagogical conferences.
  10. Maintaining Training Records
    • Keep up-to-date faculty training records.
  11. Designing Training Materials
    • Develop training materials such as manuals, handbooks, training curricula, and guidelines.
  12. Engaging in Teaching
    • Participate in curriculum implementation by teaching one or two courses per academic year.
  13. Reporting Faculty Skill Gaps
    • Prepare and submit semester reports to the Quality Assurance Director detailing faculty skill gaps and the conducted training.
  14. Other Duties as Assigned
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of Quality Assurance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Education with specialization in Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Instruction or a related area.
  • Minimum five years of experience in instruction or training at the university level.
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and andragogy principles, instructional design, training methodologies, learning management systems, and competency assessment.

Competencies

  • Planning and coordination skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Technologically savvy.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

If you aspire to be part of a modern, progressive, international, and multicultural institution like USIU-Africa and wish to make a meaningful impact, follow these tips to increase your chances of success:

  1. Customize Your Application: Tailor your cover letter and CV to showcase how your qualifications and experience align with the specific requirements of the Faculty Development Officer role.
  2. Highlight Relevant Experience: Emphasize any prior experience in faculty development, training, or instructional design to demonstrate your expertise.
  3. Demonstrate Communication Skills: Showcase your excellent verbal and written communication skills in your application materials.
  4. Showcase Problem-Solving Abilities: Provide examples of how you have successfully addressed challenges and solved problems in your previous roles.
  5. Research the Institution: Familiarize yourself with USIU-Africa’s mission, values, and academic programs to show genuine interest in the university.
  6. Strong Recommendations: Choose referees who can provide insightful and positive recommendations about your teaching abilities and dedication to professional growth.
  7. Meet Deadlines: Submit your application before the deadline (5.00 pm, August 11, 2023) to ensure it is considered for the selection process.

Remember to present yourself as a proactive and enthusiastic candidate with a passion for education and faculty development. Good luck with your application!


Director Administration,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

To apply for this job please visit usiu.ac.ke.


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