Brown University, Division of Applied Mathematics

Program ID: Brown-DLP [#11945]
Program Title: Director, Learning Programs for the Brown Learning Collaborative
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02912, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: finished (2018/05/01, finished 2019/03/18)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed. ***

Job Description: In alignment with the operational plan of the Brown University strategic plan, the Director of Learning Programs will provide leadership for key initiatives of the Brown Learning Collaborative. The Director will develop and enhance the data science arm of the Brown Learning Collaborative, which will involve regularly teaching an undergraduate course on the theory and practice of data science, aimed at Undergraduate Data Science Fellows, who work in partnership with faculty to support student learning of this core competency. This position will also support faculty and TA development around evidence-based, inclusive practices for teaching data science. The Director will oversee key learning- and writing-focused arms of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning and the Brown Learning Collaborative: the Writing Center (including the Writing Fellows Program), English Language Learning, and a future area in persuasive communication.

Major Responsibilities
1. Program design and implementation
  • The position will design, teach, and assess an undergraduate course on the theory and practice of data science, which is aimed at Undergraduate Data Science Fellows, who work in partnership with faculty to support student learning of this core competency. 
  • The position will also design, implement, and assess complementary faculty and TA development programs on effective instruction of data science skills.
  • In collaboration with the Sheridan Center director, the position will work with Advancement to raise funds and steward existing gifts. The development and enactment of these initiatives will be highly collaborative, working with the Sheridan Center director, Sheridan staff, and a data science working group comprised of key stakeholders across campus. 
2. Management
  • The position will supervise Writing Center and English Learning staff, set work priorities when necessary, and conduct performance reviews.
  • The position will also collaborate with the director of the Sheridan Center to offer professional development for all Sheridan Center staff, e.g., Center retreats.
3. Scholarship and development of print and online resources
  • This position will work with Sheridan Center colleagues and members of the Brown community to develop print and online resources for internal and external dissemination of best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment of key liberal arts competencies.
  • The position will also help assess and make public the work of the data science initiative, to share the model at national and international venues.
4. Professional Development
  • Position will keep current in the educational literature and participate in relevant professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge, as identified in collaboration with the Director of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Earned doctorate degree required.
  • Three or more years experience in faculty, graduate student, postdoctoral scholar, or undergraduate teaching development, preferably with experience working with programs or instructors in computer science, data analysis, data science, statistics, learning analytics, or related fields.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience, supported by evidence of effectiveness
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching or educational development experience working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population preferred.
  • Experience with educational research, educational measurement, assessment or evaluation in a university or professional setting, with demonstrated facility with both quantitative and qualitative methods preferred.
  • Experience working in or collaborating with a Writing Center, English Language Learning, and/or a student success center preferred.
  • Prior budget management experience preferred.
  • Fundraising experience, whether through grants or Advancement preferred.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

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Contact: Stephanie Han, 401-863-3724
Postal Mail:
182 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
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