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Job Opening: Director for the Endeavor Center for Faculty Development, Rollins College

Dear STEM Central Community and the Project Evaluator Network Group,

I thought some of you would be interested in this job opening. I am passing it along on behalf of Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rollins College.  Please see below.


Tania Siemens, STEM Central Community Manager


Rollins College seeks an experienced, collaborative Director for the Endeavor Center for Faculty Development, endowed by the Endeavor Foundation. The Director will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Center provides wrap around professional development for all faculty across the professional lifecycle, including offering new faculty and mid-career faculty workshops, strengthening the College’s culture of assessment, and supporting a mentoring program. Rollins has a long history of innovative teaching and a commitment to demonstrating student learning through multiple measures, including the AAC&U VALUE rubrics. The Director will support faculty in the design of highly effective assignments, as part of a college-wide effort to understand the impact of assignment design and assessment of learning outcomes on student progression. In addition, there will be the opportunity to teach up to two courses a year at Rollins.

Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree, experience with faculty development, and expertise in education research at the undergraduate level. The Director will partner with the Director of Institutional Research, Director of Institutional Analytics, and the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness to understand the impact of professional development on advancing student learning. Collaborations with the Academic Deans, Instructional Technology, Tutoring and Writing Center, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, Center for Global Initiatives, Career and Life Planning, and Center for Leadership and Community Engagement will support our integrated approach to educating Rollins students.

Located in residential Winter Park, Florida, just minutes from the dynamic city of Orlando, Rollins offers a highly collegial and collaborative work environment, across three schools. In addition to full time programs for undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts, Rollins maintains undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults through its evening program at the Hamilton Holt School and graduate business degree programs through its Crummer Graduate School of Business. Rollins is distinguished by its award-winning faculty, small class sizes, international experiences, and nationally recognized community-based learning programs. Rollins prepares responsible, global citizens for meaningful lives and productive careers.

Founded in 1885, Rollins was the first recognized college in Florida and is a significant force in the Central Florida community. Rollins has been recognized for six consecutive years in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of “Great Colleges to Work For” and was named the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in the nation by Princeton Review in 2016. Rollins is fully accredited by SACS and the Crummer School is fully accredited by AACSB.

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials (
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum vita
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2018.

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.