Director of Learning Center

Position: Director of Learning Center

Supervisor: Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Description:

The Head of the Learning Center oversees the programs and services of the Learning Center, assuring that the Center is supporting an effective learning environment for students, particularly focused on:

  • assisting students to improve and strengthen their writing skills
  • assisting students engaged with online learning programs
  • promoting learning in general and online learning in particular
  • delivering the one-credit SMNR course, SMNR 101, to all Freshman students and
  • explore the need for further SMNR courses to support the learning experience
  • assist EPP with preparing students for collegiate study

Job Functions:

  • Develop the strategic vision, goals and objectives of the Learning Center, as well as promotional materials.
  • Manage the daily activities, services and programs of the Learning Center, including any staff, tutors, or student assistants.
  • Develop or locate appropriate written and electronic materials to meet student needs; identify, evaluate and recommend writing and communications curricula and technology for teaching and learning and for the Library.
  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data on the Learning Center to be used to assess the Learning Center and improve its services; develop tools for tracking use and efficiency of the Learning Center
  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data on online and blended programs and courses to be used to assess this aspect of the University’s services; develop tools for tracking use and efficiency of these modes of delivery, and the Learning Center’s support for them.
  • Work with EPP Instructors to deliver the course SMNR 101 First Year Experience to all Freshmen.
  • Explore the need for further or alternative SMNR course(s) in support of online learning and otherwise provide support for students engaged in online learning programs or courses.
  • Provide one-to-one consultation with students to improve their writing skills.
  • Develop new programs, for example, writing and skills development workshops, student writing tutors program, a web-site, collaborative programs with the Library, special community events, etc.Work with faculty to incorporate writing assignments in their classes and conduct research related to writing and the writing process; assist faculty in assessing student writing projects.
  • Work with faculty to incorporate blended learning in their classes and conduct research related to blended learning.
  • Support instruction by working with faculty and the Library to coordinate curricular outcomes.
  • Support EPP students in their developmental journey to collegiate study.
  • Prepare reports of the Learning Center, as requested for university publications and
    for accreditation reports.
  • Contribute to the Strategic Plan and other initiatives of the University through critical thinking development as demonstrated through writing and communications.
  • Keep abreast of ‘best practices’ of Learning Centers
  • Participate in regular and special staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • Participate in professional development programs to remain current.
  • Undertake research and publish regularly.
  • Represent the university in external meetings as requested
  • Attend university functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Qualifications:

Education

Master’s degree in TESOL, English or related area; Doctorate preferred

Experience

At least three (3) years of teaching English Composition or in an English Preparatory Program, and/or administrative experience in running a Learning Center and experience delivering online learning.

Others

  • Excellent interpersonal skills as evidence by ability to work cooperatively and manage effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students; multi-cultural understanding
  • Possess a strong customer service focus and public relations skills
  • Superior knowledge of the English language; demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with English language learners
  • Evidence of reviewing documents/papers/ research reports, preferred
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (word, excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Outlook, podcasting, chat and online consultation services, library databases and research tools, web page development, on-line platforms, blogging
    platforms, etc.
  • Sound reasoning skills; ability to organize and prioritize tasks; discretion, confidential and ethical behavior; a positive attitude, a future looking orientation and one who embraces change
  • Experience in the design and teaching composition courses; experience in developing and presenting workshops
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, intellectual property and privacy laws as they relate to published and unpublished materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to collect and analyze data using quantitative research methods; experience in evaluation and assessment

About AUPP

The American University of Phnom Penh is a private university with a non-profit mission, founded upon local initiative with the guidance and support of experienced U.S. educators. Our Founders aspire to provide high-quality education to students in Cambodia and from across the region right here in the historical and cultural heart of Southeast Asia.

Since 2013, AUPP has grown rapidly, from providing only three undergraduate programs to providing seven undergraduate programs in fields ranging from Law and Business to Civil Engineering and IT Management, and an MBA program. We are proud to be the only university in Cambodia to provide accredited U.S. degrees via the dual-degree programs with partner U.S. institutions, including the University of Arizona and Fort Hays State University.

Working at AUPP

AUPP offers a unique working environment and welcome scholars from Cambodia and overseas alike. We have attracted experienced faculty and staff members from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and various European countries and countries in the region. Our students are among the top in their generations; their growth is our motivation.

In 2017, we moved into our new state-of-the-art campus located in the northern Phnom Penh, the robust capital of Cambodia. The city, as well as Cambodia in general, is not only known for its rich history and culture, but also for its friendly people.

Whether you are a young scholar seeking to build your academic career, a veteran educator looking for ways to contribute, or anything in between, AUPP provides a comfortable and supportive environment where you can succeed while contributing to the human resources development of Cambodia and the region.

More about AUPP at https://www.aupp.edu.kh

To apply

To apply, please submit the following documents to the Human Resources Office via [email protected]:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV, including a clear highlight of current occupation and a list of three references.
  • Copy of your national ID card or current passport information page.
  • Copy of the highest and/or most relevant degree(s) and the corresponding transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts suffice for this stage.)

Please use the designation: “[Director of Learning Center] – Full Name” in the subject line.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Human Resources Officer
Office of Human Resources
American University of Phnom Penh
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