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Assistant Director, Pedagogy & Curricular Development

As we close out a momentous year of celebrating our 30th anniversary and reimagining our areas of focus, The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is excited to launch our search for an Assistant Director of Pedagogy and Curricular Development, who will contribute to our vision of empowering Northwestern University instructors and programs to create transformative learning experiences so that all students can thrive. Since 1992 the Searle Center’s mission has been to advance learning. We aspire to spark curiosity, expand evidence-driven teaching practices, deepen engagement, and center diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.  

Guided by the Director of Pedagogy & Curricular Development, the Assistant Director will expand the capacity and range of expertise in our Center. Our educational developers work in integrated ways across the Center’s four strategic priorities to: 1) Advance reflective & evidence-based pedagogical practices; 2) Promote inclusive teaching that fosters belonging; 3) Stimulate assessment to drive substantive course/curricular development; and 4) Expand the Center’s reach and visibility.

We embrace critical reflection, multi-vocal evidence, meaningful learning, and diverse collaborations as core values. An ideal colleague would exhibit deep curiosity, cultural humility, and desire for continued professional growth and display exceptional interpersonal skills that contribute to creating and sustaining an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We actively contribute to the field of educational development and demonstrate agility and responsiveness to emerging trends in Higher Ed. PhD preferred along with 4 years program/project development/administration and 2 years higher education experience.

Explore our Careers Resources to learn more about the vibrancy of our learning community and what makes Northwestern University one of the world’s premier research institutions.

Please review the extended job description (Click here to apply, search for position number 48848) and check out our new website. To apply, submit a C.V. and cover letter that highlights your prior experience and approach to one of our core values and one of the four strategic priorities listed above. We will begin to review applications on November 27, 2023. If you have any questions about the position, we will be at the POD Network Conference in Pittsburgh or please or please reach out via email to the chair of the Search Committee, Lauri Dietz, Ph.D. the Director of Pedagogy and Curricular Development,