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Assistant Director for Pedagogical Research

Apply now Job no: 492817
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Other


Faculty Development Center 

UMBC is a research university with a growing national reputation for academic innovation that promotes student learning and success. For multiple years, UMBC topped the U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of “Up-and-Coming” national universities—a designation recognizing universities that consistently find innovative ways to improve students’ educational experiences. In 2018 U.S. News again ranked UMBC in the top ten nationally on its closely-watched list of universities with a “strong commitment to undergraduate teaching,” alongside Princeton, Dartmouth, Brown, and Rice. The Chronicle of Higher Education survey consistently finds UMBC to be one of the nation’s best colleges to work for. To find out more about the Faculty Development Center click here.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks an individual to work with the Director of the Faculty Development Center in strengthening our culture of pedagogical innovation and evidence-based teaching through the support of pedagogical research. 

The Assistant Director for Pedagogical Research supports faculty and departments as they investigate student learning at UMBC by helping design projects, crafting evaluation plans, collecting and processing primarily quantitative data, and interpreting results. This person will also support pedagogical research by participating in assessment of Center work and in certain Center services. This position, along with the Director and Associate Director for Pedagogical Innovation, Research, and Assessment, contributes to efforts to support the scholarship of teaching and learning and plays a key role in helping the University realize its vision to be a national leader in pedagogical innovation and excellence in teaching. This position reports to the Director of the Faculty Development Center. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Master’s degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred) in a discipline represented at the university. Expertise and at least two years prior experience in educational/social sciences research, including the compilation and organization of data, use of multiple analytical methodologies, and interpretation of quantitative data required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty and administrators with different disciplinary backgrounds required. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience with large data sets and relational databases a plus. At least two years of teaching experience in higher education recommended. Facility with course management systems (e.g., Blackboard) is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For best consideration, upload a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Screening of Applications Begins: January 20, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled)
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Contractual
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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