Associate Director of Professional Development (relocation to Saudi Arabia)

Location: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 07-16-2018
Desert Recruiting Services is pleased to be working with a leading University on the beautiful Persian Gulf in Saudi Arabia. 

The Associate Director of the Professional Development Center assists the Director with the implementation of a comprehensive program that develops skills of the female faculty and professional staff with a focus on enhancing the university’s student-centered learning environment and building core competencies.
  • This position is a senior leadership role for the University and the salary is negotiable.   
  • In addition to the tax free (no deductions) salary you will have a full expatriate benefits package including housing, transportation, flights, visa processing, medical, child tuition reimbursement and more. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists the director with the planning, coordination, and oversight of implementation of a wide range of teaching support services for female faculty and staff.
  • Oversees, develops, and evaluates professional development programs for female faculty and staff.
  • Develops a development program for female faculty and professional staff, including staff of the Learning Resources Center and the various divisions of Student Services. Such programs would include classes, workshops, and support programs to promote the advancement of student learning and competencies.
  • Engages and collaborates with female faculty from all disciplines as they develop and incorporate learner-centric teaching and assessment strategies into courses.
  • Organizes and instructs summer institutes and workshops for female faculty and professional staff that develop skills in active learning and instructional design.
  • Trains and directs specialized female staffs who provide support to female faculty in the classroom.
  • Assists female faculty in the use of instructional technologies, and the acquisition and use of educational media that support active learning; works with the director to develop a teaching and learning resource Web site.
  • Identifies the needs of female faculty and professional staff for training in all areas of teaching; pursues the use of technology to transform and enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
  • Promotes the scholarship of teaching and learning by cultivating an atmosphere in which female faculty view student learning as a subject of inquiry and investigation.
  • Continually assesses the effectiveness of instructional practices utilized by female faculty and redirect efforts when needed.
  • Coordinates orientation for new female faculty and professional staff.
  • Designs and facilitates strategies for evaluating the performance of female faculty across all disciplines.
  • Identifies, assembles and maintains various resources for female faculty and professional staff with the goal of enhancing teaching, learning, and the development of competencies. Resources include Web sites and publications.
  • Ph.D. in adult education or related field.
  • The ability to speak and write fluently in English.
  • Record of successful teaching in a college or university setting.
  • Experience with a variety of pedagogical theories and teaching approaches; ability to effectively use technology to support instruction and learning; knowledge of program assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty and staff development techniques, systematic approaches to research and evaluation assessment, and research design experience.
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