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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: North Dakota State University
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 7:23 PM
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Sent at the request of William Martin.
Senior Faculty Position Director, Center for Instructional Excellence
and Innovation
Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Eligible)

North Dakota State University invites inquiries, nominations, and
applications for a 10-month tenure-eligible position to begin July 1,
2014 or as negotiated. We seek a senior faculty member with expertise
and leadership capability to help establish a Center for
Instructional Excellence and Innovation that will facilitate
activities and programs focused on research-based instructional and
pedagogical support across the NDSU campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The position is eligible for tenure.
Responsibilities include: Establishing and directing a Center for
Instructional Excellence and Innovation (CIEI), teaching courses,
research, and service. The Director will provide leadership in the
development and support of innovative and emerging pedagogies across
the institution including use of virtual and immersive learning. The
successful candidate will also direct the interdisciplinary STEM
Education PhD program and provide leadership for the existing Center
for Science and Mathematics Education at NDSU, which provides
infrastructure to support multiple K-20 science, mathematics, and
engineering education projects that are collaborative in nature.
Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to


* Earned doctorate in an appropriate education, STEM or closely related field.
* A record of research, teaching, and service that warrants tenure
and a rank of associate or full professor at NDSU.
* Success securing grants and external funding.
* Strong experience and leadership in research-based instructional
support, including peer review of teaching, faculty mentorship,
and/or similar pedagogical support.
* Demonstrated leadership at the collegiate level.
* A record of excellent collegiate teaching.
* Expertise in the instructional use of technology.
* Demonstrated expertise in the scholarship of teaching.
* Knowledge and interest in educational research methods.
* Evidence of effective oral and written communication and effective
interpersonal skills.
* Ability to work collaboratively.
* Evidence of experience with STEM educational programs.


* Demonstrated ability to work closely with and gain cooperation of
university faculty from diverse disciplines.
* Successful experience leading collaborative projects.
* Knowledge and experience addressing issues of diversity and a
desire to be involved in cultural diversity initiatives.
* A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
* Experience with interdisciplinary university programs
* Experience promoting campus teaching excellence at the university level
* Experience with K-12 collaboration and educator professional development

For complete information: PROCEDURES:

Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2013 and will
continue until position is filled.

Salary is negotiable based on credentials and experience.

Submit a letter detailing qualifications; a complete vita; official
copies of all graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, and
contact information of four professional references to:

Dr. William Martin
Search Committee Chair
North Dakota State University
Dept. 2625 P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Telephone: 701-231-7104
Fax: 701-231-7416

The search will be conducted in compliance with North Dakota open
records laws. NDSU is an equal opportunity institution.

North Dakota State University is enjoying a remarkable period of
growth and success. Located on the state's eastern border in Fargo,
North Dakota's largest city, NDSU is the state's Morrill Act
land-grant institution. Recognized as an engaged university and
considered a leader among its peers, NDSU has set numerous enrollment
records in recent years. With more than 14,000 students, NDSU
encompasses a broad spectrum of curricular offerings, scholarly
activity, and service. The university strives to be an innovator in
information systems, technology transfer, economic development and
lifelong learning.

Innovative teaching and learning are conducted in nine academic
units: the Colleges of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural
Resources; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business
Administration; Engineering and Architecture; Human Development and
Education; Pharmacy; Science and Mathematics; University Studies; and
the Graduate School.

NDSU has 41 doctoral and professional doctorate programs, 54 master's
degree programs, one specialist degree, one professional degree and
99 baccalaureate majors. NDSU researchers are leading major
initiatives in such areas as nanotechnology, microelectronics,
polymers, food safety and materials science.

NDSU employs almost 600 ranked faculty and lecturers, about 250
extension educators and experiment station researchers, and more than
700 graduate assistants and fellows. In total, the university has
nearly 4,600 full-time and part-time employees across the state.
NDSU, which is one of two major research universities in an
11-institution state university system, is striving to substantially
increase the number of international students enrolled at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. NDSU also serves people across the
state through its continuing education and extension programs.

Located in the rich farmlands of the Red River Valley, the
Fargo-Moorhead community has many qualities that contribute to this
reputation, including highly-respected educational opportunities K-12
through college, advanced medical technology, a progressive business
community, numerous cultural and arts opportunities, a clean
environment and good-hearted, friendly people. With more than
160,000 people in the community and about 500,000 people in the
service area, Fargo-Moorhead is among the largest metropolitan
centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. To learn more about what
national publications are writing about the community's quality of
life, visit

Several examples of existing interdisciplinary initiatives can be
found at the NDSU CSME ( and CIDER
( websites.

NDSU is an ADVANCE institution and Carnegie Very High Research
Activity Institution. North Dakota State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position is exempt from
North Dakota Veterans' Preference requirements.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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