Director Of Teaching And Learning Development

  • Location:

    Blantyre , Malawi
  • Deadline:

    January 31, 2024
  • Experience

    7 - 10 Years
  • Posted:

    January 25, 2024

Company overview

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The Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) is a University and Centre of Excellence in health education, research, and innovation whose mission is "to advance knowledge, professional competencies, skills, and innovations in health sciences through high-quality student-centred and innovative education and research that responds to and influences the global/national policy, health, and development needs in an efficient, sustainable, and result-oriented manner".

Job Description

  1. Grade : KU3

    Department : Teaching and Learning Development Centre

    Responsible to : Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor

    Responsible for : Head of ODeL;

    : Head Teaching and Learning Skills Development;

    : Curriculum Development and Teaching Evaluation Manager.

    Job Purpose

    To provide strategic and administrative leadership to the TLDC to ensure University-wide high-quality teaching, learning and assessments in line with quality curricula and enhancing student academic success.

Job Responsibilities

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of TLDC strategic plans, programmes and activities in alignment with KUHeS strategic plans;

  • Leading and supporting TLDC staff in the quest to ensure best practices in teaching and learning throughout KUHeS;

  • Leading the development and monitoring facilitation of short courses and other activities designed to enhance pedagogical skills, curriculum development and student success;

  • Providing timely and thorough communication of activities, requests, policies and practices to clients;

  • Stimulating student-centered teaching and learning culture among faculty members throughout KUHeS;

  • Promoting a culture of reflective practice in HP education;

  • Establishing and strengthening partnerships and coordinating institutional teaching and learning information exchanges with other institutions;

  • Conducting outreach and research in HP education and promoting research among TLDC staff;

  • Mobilizing resources for TLDC and managing their effective and efficient utilization;

  • Advising and leading in resolving problems and issues affecting teaching and learning at all levels within the KUHeS, and recommending evidence-based remedial measures;

  • Monitoring and evaluating the Teaching and Learning Development Support Centre performance;

  • Determining strategies and processes to enhance the Teaching and Learning in KUHeS;

  • Participating in marketing and promoting TLDC services both within and outside KUHeS.;

  • Preparing and submitting periodic performance reports to relevant stakeholders;

  • Providing advice on teaching and learning policy for KUHeS;

  • Engage in teaching, consultancy and outreach activities.

Requirements:

To provide strategic and administrative leadership to the TLDC to ensure University-wide high-quality teaching, learning and assessments in line with quality curricula and enhancing student academic success.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of TLDC strategic plans, programmes and activities in alignment with KUHeS strategic plans;

  • Leading and supporting TLDC staff in the quest to ensure best practices in teaching and learning throughout KUHeS;

  • Leading the development and monitoring facilitation of short courses and other activities designed to enhance pedagogical skills, curriculum development and student success;

  • Providing timely and thorough communication of activities, requests, policies and practices to clients;

  • Stimulating student-centered teaching and learning culture among faculty members throughout KUHeS;

  • Promoting a culture of reflective practice in HP education;

  • Establishing and strengthening partnerships and coordinating institutional teaching and learning information exchanges with other institutions;

  • Conducting outreach and research in HP education and promoting research among TLDC staff;

  • Mobilizing resources for TLDC and managing their effective and efficient utilization;

  • Advising and leading in resolving problems and issues affecting teaching and learning at all levels within the KUHeS, and recommending evidence-based remedial measures;

  • Monitoring and evaluating the Teaching and Learning Development Support Centre performance;

  • Determining strategies and processes to enhance the Teaching and Learning in KUHeS;

  • Participating in marketing and promoting TLDC services both within and outside KUHeS.;

  • Preparing and submitting periodic performance reports to relevant stakeholders;

  • Providing advice on teaching and learning policy for KUHeS;

  • Engage in teaching, consultancy and outreach activities.

Minimum Education, Qualification and Experience

  • PhD in a Health Professions Education/Medical Education/Nursing Education or similar field;

  • 2 years’ work experience of coordinating and leading faculty development in a health professions education setting;

  • 7 years’ teaching experience at University level;

  • Leadership training from recognized institution.