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CTL hiring an Assistant Director for Teaching Innovation to focus on Generative Artificial Intelligence

The Assistant Director will focus on educational applications of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) and other innovative technologies in higher education and provide support and guidance to projects and programs that extend and enhance the CTL’s portfolio of work advancing the educational mission of Washington University.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop evidence-based programming focused on the effective and ethical use of generative AI and AI-assisted writing tools. Build and sustain learning communities of faculty who will be implementing GAI-related curricular innovations in their classes.
  • Engage with schools and departments to foster collegial conversations on innovative technologies in their academic and professional contexts. Provide consultation support for faculty, graduate students, and staff on effective and responsible integration of innovative technologies into existing courses and new educational experiences.
  • Create and curate learning materials, tutorials, and resources that guide both faculty and students in understanding generative AI and other innovative technologies.
  • Research and recommend cutting-edge AI tools and platforms that align with the institution’s pedagogical goals and enhance student learning outcomes.  Stay current on the latest advancements in technology and education, attending conferences, workshops, and online communities to bring fresh insights to the university.
  • Collaborate with the IT department and technology specialists to ensure the integration, security, accessibility, and scalability of solutions across university-supported learning environments, particularly within Canvas and other LMSs. Develop and manage learning analytics initiatives to enhance teaching and learning support and to make data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in a related field.
  • Teaching experience as a faculty or staff member in higher education.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of innovative technology tools, platforms, and software used in teaching and learning, with significant experience leveraging these opportunities for practical and measurable gains in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated record of supporting innovative teaching and learning technology for a diverse community of learners.
  • Experience working in a research university.
  • Experience with inclusive course design and instructional practices.
  • Ability to create video-based and written pedagogical guidance resources.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and visualization software, particularly Tableau.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to collect, interpret, and present data to support decision-making and measure the impact of technology-enhanced teaching interventions.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, including the ability to translate complex technical concepts into accessible language for diverse audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-starter with ability to balance independent tasks.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments, fostering relationships with faculty, students, administrators, and technical teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Science, Data Sciences, Digital Humanities, or a related field.
  • Expertise in use of generative artificial intelligence and applications in educational settings.
  • At least two years of experience in educational development, instructional design, teaching, or related roles within higher education.
  • Experience in organizing and delivering effective workshops, training sessions, and professional development programs, particularly in higher education.

More information and to apply for the position (search for job JR78160).