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Memorial University of Newfoundland

DIRECTOR - Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-ALL

Posted Jan 12DLT-18-01-1555588

Company Information

Memorial, the largest university in Atlantic Canada, is a dynamic institution with teaching and research programs of international calibre. With campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s and Corner Brook) and in England (Harlow), many important research units, and a commitment to increasing out-of-province student recruitment and expanding research capacity, Memorial has major national and international interests. The position is located in St. John’s, a city in a spectacular ocean setting with unique geography, heritage and lifestyle.

Job Description

Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

 (Permanent Position)

Memorial University (MUN) invites applications for the position of Director, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL).


Memorial University is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public, teaching and research university committed to excellence. We are an inclusive community dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and to public engagement and service.  We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador. More than 18,500 students spread across all campuses and via online technology are supported by approximately 5000 faculty and staff. 


The Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is the primary teaching and learning support unit for Memorial University. It also provides the leadership, service, and support to make Memorial University an internationally recognized leader in on-line education. CITL is responsible for providing support for excellence and innovation in teaching, and for the on-campus use of educational technology, which includes blended learning, media services, and classroom design and support. CITL has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and has been recognized for excellence with numerous awards and citations.  CITL is now poised to further consolidate instruction, curriculum and technology and will play an important role in the evolution of the teaching and learning environment at Memorial.


In collaboration with the university community, as Director, you will set the vision, strategy and long-term implementation approach to progress Memorial’s teaching and learning environment. You will work to strengthen relationships with key university-community stakeholders across all campuses to develop and implement strategies, projects and programs to ensure that innovative information and communication technologies are employed appropriately to enhance the quality of the teaching and learning experience.  With a focus on student learning, accessibility and creating a culture of responsiveness, you will work with academic leaders and other key stakeholders to reanimate Memorial’s learning environment to enable success for a diversity of learners.  You will provide leadership in the areas of academic integrity, advocacy, oversight, quality assurance, and innovation relating to teaching and learning at Memorial University. You will also play a key role in the development of collaborative roles and structures pertaining to synergies and joint initiatives stemming from the Teaching and Learning Framework between the Offices of Research and the Office of Public Engagement.



You are an accomplished leader in higher education and possess a doctoral degree. You have proven experience in directing the development and implementation of major program initiatives. A strategic thinker with well-developed business acumen, you have a proven ability to lead the advancement of the teaching and learning strategy that supports the university’s vision.  You have superior communication and interpersonal skills, and you naturally build relationships based on listening, adding value and seeking solutions. An effective project and change manager, you have a collaborative approach, motivating, inspiring, and guiding people to achieve operational excellence. You are focused on realizing results and committed to innovation and continuous improvement, respectfully challenging others to think creatively. You have experience in teaching or in the delivery of training programs, and an appreciation of educator development, e-learning, and 21st century teaching and learning practices.


Memorial University is a progressive employer at the forefront of the university sector in Canada, with competitive compensation and wide range of benefit programs. The work environment is stimulating and dynamic and employees are encouraged to partake in the diverse intellectual, cultural, social and recreational offerings.


SALARY                                   Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
CLOSING DATE                        February 09, 2018
COMPETITION NO.                   DLT-18-01

To apply for this position, please visit us at www.mun.ca/careers and click the “APPLY ONLINE” button at the bottom of our ad.  Applications must be received by the end of the business day on the competition closing date.   For enquiries, contact the Department of Human Resources, 4th Floor, Arts & Administration Building, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, phone (709) 864-2434 or fax (709) 864-2700.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information

Memorial University of Newfoundland
http:// www.mun.ca