We currently have five staff openings at the Sheridan Center. If you would like to be put on an email list to receive future postings, please email Executive Director Mary Wright at [email protected].
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
The Writing Center is located within the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers both instructional and student support. The Assistant Director of the Writing Center collaborates with key campus partners including Brown’s Nonfiction Writing Program, the College, the Graduate School, the School for Professional Studies, and the Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs (PCSUG) to develop writing across the curriculum, support academic integrity, and offer effective and equitable practices for writing support. The Assistant Director will manage and administer key programs in the Writing and English Language Support Hub, chiefly the Writing Fellows program, which provides in-house writing support for the Brown community. The Assistant Director recruits and supports faculty partners across a variety of disciplines and hires, supervises, and offers professional development for the approximately 65 Fellows in the program. This position will teach a section of the foundational course for the program (ENGL1190M) and will carry a non-tenure-track faculty appointment to allow the Assistant Director to teach this course. This position also collaborates with other Sheridan staff to lead writing-focused one-week pre-orientation programs, which typically take place in August and involve summer planning and student outreach. The Assistant Director hires, supervises, and trains student staff and collaborates closely with faculty facilitators.
Application deadline is rolling but for priority consideration, please submit materials by Friday, May 14, 2021. For more information and to apply, please see the Brown Career site (REQ170005). (Please combine a cover letter and CV as a single .pdf before uploading.)
The Instructional Designer is a member of a team of instructional designers, technologists, digital media producers, and support specialists who partner with Brown faculty to develop courses and integrate learning technology. The focus of this position is designing, developing, and supporting residential, online, and hybrid courses by applying knowledge of evidence-based learning science practices, expertise with learning technology, and a background in design methodologies. Other responsibilities include developing and delivering training materials, workshops, and presentations; documenting and sharing project outcomes; solving learning design challenges with faculty at the assignment or assessment level; piloting new technological and pedagogical strategies; and collaborating with diverse campus groups to support teaching and learning. This is a full time, 3-year fixed-term position with an expected end date of 07/01/2024. For more information and to apply, please see the Brown Career site (REQ169923).
The Assessment Fellow is a postdoc-like position with a focus on contributing to Sheridan Center assessment and evaluation practices that enhance teaching, learning, and curricula. The Fellow will work in close collaboration with the Senior Associate Director for Assessment and Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities to:
- Support assessment and evaluation-related initiatives, such as major university initiatives, assessment of digital and experiential learning, program reviews, and Sheridan Center programs;
- Support the implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of programs for instructional improvement and student success, such as certificate programs, orientations, institutes, and seminars;
- Consult with administrators, staff, and faculty about evidence-based teaching and learning, course and curricular improvement; evaluation plans for educational grants, assessment of student learning outcomes and experiences, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning under direction of the Senior Associate Director;
- Contribute to online and print resources to build capacity around evidence-based teaching and learning responsive to a diverse faculty and student body.
This is a two-year term position, with potential for renewal for a third year. Application deadline is rolling but for priority consideration, please submit materials by Wednesday, April 21, 2021. For more information and to apply, please see the Brown Career site (REQ169800). (Please combine a cover letter and CV as a single .pdf before uploading.)
The Instructional Technologist is a member of the Digital Learning & Design (DLD) team comprised of instructional designers, instructional technologists, digital media producers and academic technology specialists supporting Brown faculty in exemplary methods of integrating technology into the teaching environment for all Brown courses. This position is responsible for support of instructional technology services, documentation and training. This role will participate in research and deployment of instructional technologies.
For more information and to apply, please see the Brown Career site (REQ169558).
Associate Director, Learning Technologist
The Associate Director, Learning Technologies, manages the instructional technology service area as a member of the Digital Learning & Design (DLD) hub of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. DLD is a team of instructional designers, technologists, digital media experts and support specialists who partner with Brown faculty to integrate instructional technologies and research-informed pedagogical practices into the curriculum of face-to-face, blended and online courses in support of teaching and learning goals. This position oversees the selection, deployment and support of the learning technologies portfolio; assesses the effectiveness of our technology offerings to develop new strategies as needed; and supervises a staff of technologists. The Associate Director, Learning Technologies, provides high-level problem-solving to help faculty understand and incorporate instructional technologies into their course curriculum and informs the Brown community of available services and resources. This position is central to collaborations with campus leaders on strategic planning for the use of digital tools in all Brown courses.
For more information and to apply, please see the Brown Career site (REQ169571).