University of Illinois, Chicago - Associate Director for Instructional & Professional Development in

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a position of Associate Director for Instructional & Professional Development in Inclusive Teaching to support the CATE’s mission to engage all members of the UIC community who have a teaching role, including faculty, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral scholars, in professional development opportunities that promote instructional innovation and inclusion in the classroom.


Reporting to the CATE Executive Director, the Associate Director will advance professional development opportunities for UIC instructors by designing and deploying online resources and implementing programming such as workshops and webinars to support adoption of inclusive and accessible teaching practices and a culturally relevant curriculum that together promote equitable student outcomes. Responsibilities include consultations with individual instructors and facilitation of professional learning programs that leverage relevant research and institutional data to engage groups of instructors in innovative instructional improvement efforts. Responsibilities of the Associate Director also involve collaborating with CATE staff and other campus units to support dissemination of educational resources designed to mitigate barriers to inclusive learning environments and transform the classroom climate and academic culture in ways that better serve the lived experiences and reflect the social identities of UIC’s diverse student body. In addition, the Associate Director will interface with UIC students and leadership of student-facing campus organizations to ensure UIC student voice is reflected in CATE resource and program development.


This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2021. Salary range is from $75,000 to $90,000, commensurate with experience. Candidates for the position of Associate Director for Instructional & Professional Development in Inclusive Teaching must have a Ph.D. in higher education or a field relevant to diversity work in higher education; 1-2 years of experience in teaching and curriculum development at the university level (or 2 years minimum of relevant postdoctoral experience); demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education with knowledge of matters relevant to the UIC context and the lived experiences of UIC students; and ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students of differing social, educational, and economic backgrounds.


For fullest consideration, please complete an electronic application (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149822&job=associate-director-for-instructional-professional-development-in-inclusive-teaching-in-the-center-for-the-advancement-of-teaching-excellence), including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page teaching statement, 1-2 page diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates may also submit up to five pages in materials from their portfolio that they feel would assist the search committee with an evaluation of their application. Examples of such materials include a record of past teaching and curriculum development experiences and/or a summary of educational research undergone in an educational setting. Close date: October 1, 2021.

Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to the search coordinator at teaching@uic.edu. Confidentiality will be observed in the academic search process.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois encourages applications from individuals regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and Veteran or disability status.


The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899