Lecturer (12 month)

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Center for Teaching & Learning
Pay Grade: 01
Categories: Faculty, Lecturer

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, established in 1987 and highly reputable with UMass faculty, seeks an Educational Developer with experience in online, in person and hybrid pedagogy for a 12-month, full-time non-teaching lecturer position. The successful candidate will help to support teaching excellence and to advance the university mission to expand flexible learning curricular opportunities through supporting faculty and instructors in the development of courses aligned with flexible learning principles and student-centered teaching practices in online, in person and hybrid contexts.  Additional responsibilities will include the design and facilitation of instructional workshops, researching and sharing emerging pedagogical and best teaching strategies, and support of ongoing CTL programming including the mid-semester assessment program and consultations. Candidates with a background in STEM related pedagogy and instructional practices for large enrollment lecture courses are desirable.



An individual in this position would be expected to:

  • Identify and advocate for evidence-based practices for teaching and learning; determine the strategies, services and support necessary for faculty to be effective educators.
  • Create and lead workshops in collaboration with CTL staff for faculty on a wide variety of topics related to teaching and faculty success.
  • Participate in faculty consultations and the mid-semester assessment program.,
  • Work collaboratively with other CTL staff to provide a wide-range of programming to support teaching excellence particularly in the area of flexible learning and hybrid course design.
  • Work collaboratively with various units across the university.




  • Master’s degree in any discipline
  • Instructional experience with both in person, online and hybrid contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to support faculty in activities related to online, in-person and hybrid course, program, and instructional development.
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience integrating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching development programming.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education learning environments.
  • Demonstrated competence working in partnership with university instructors, administrators, and staff.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative by showing leadership in key areas of responsibility.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong collaboration skills, including the ability to work within a team to identify opportunities, present ideas, and receive and provide constructive feedback


Additional Information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to those with:

  • Doctoral degree in learning sciences, educational technology, or STEM discipline.
  • Extensive knowledge of higher-education learning environments.
  • 3-5 years of college teaching experience in large enrollment courses and/or STEM related disciplines.
  • Experience in student-centered learning approaches within large enrollment in person, hybrid, and/or online course contexts.
  • Experience in providing instructional support for faculty in STEM-related disciplines, universal design for learning frameworks, and/or the integration of online instructional supports



Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing qualifications and fit for this position.


Application review will begin on October 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


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