Associate Director, Digital and Physical Learning Environments

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Queen’s University is seeking to hire a strong relationship builder with experience fostering accessible learning environments within higher education, for the position of Associate Director, Learning Environments (Digital & Physical). Reporting to the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of how accessibility standards shape learning environments, and have direct experience creating successful digital and physical learning environments in higher education. Guided by Queen’s University strategy, the CTL is committed to advancing Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism (I-EDIAA) by creating sustainable and meaningful teaching and learning experiences and environments for instructors, staff, and students. This is achieved by our work at the individual, departmental, faculty-wide, and institutional level, on all aspects of the educational process across the university.

This opportunity will appeal to someone interested in leading change in a U15 higher education institution, which will reshape how education is delivered to students. The incumbent will be interested in enhancing the synergies between digital and physical teaching and learning spaces, while guiding, facilitating, and collaborating on institutional responses to achieve an accessible and inclusive campus environment. This is also an opportunity for someone who wants to achieve better work-life integration, where spending time in the natural landscape is only minutes away. Located on beautiful Lake Ontario, this mid-sized city boasts a vibrant downtown with a variety of options for shopping, entertainment, and dining. The city is ideally located less than three hours from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal which allows for easy city visits.


In application to this position, please submit:

1. Academic CV
2. One of the following philosophy statements (maximum 2 pages):

(a) Leadership Philosophy Statement OR (b) Educational Development Philosophy Statement

The statement will include:

  • what your fundamental beliefs are about leadership or educational development,
  • why you hold these beliefs; and,
  • how you translate these beliefs into your practice.

Review full job description for Key Responsibilities.

  • Leadership in Developing Innovative and Pedagogically Robust Learning Environments
  • Leadership in in Pedagogically-informed usage of Educational Technologies
  • Educational Development and CTL Leadership


  • Doctorate in a relevant field or in progress; background in education is an asset. Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience applying similar principles in physical or digital learning environments.
  • Several years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a university environment.
  • Experience managing a team of professionals, including the ability to make and implement decisions and to delegate work and prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and enthusiasm for creating and sustaining effective teams and positive work environments.
  • Experience in analysis, strategic planning, policy development and in drafting reports for decision making purposes.
  • Academic background with practical and demonstrated experience in project management, curriculum development, review, and evaluation for online, blended and face-to-face programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with educators to develop inclusive, broad-perspective higher education learning environments and curriculum.


  • Highly skilled in collaborative and consultative techniques.
  • Familiarity with theories of inclusive learning, curriculum and assessment in online, blended and face-to-face settings.
  • Proven ability to develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate university-wide educational development programming.
  • Excellent project and staff management skills.
  • Organizational and planning skills, to coordinate the work of individuals and the overall operation of the unit.
  • Ability to cope with multiple demands and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to propose and support the development of new initiatives and lead strategic planning.
  • Ability to lead and support teams, foster, and support the creation of a team environment and maximize the success of integrated networks of practice.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and accommodate shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work with multiple key partners.
  • Ability to interact with tact and diplomacy while managing competing priorities of diverse groups, handling priority conflicts or dealing with sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated core competency of inclusivity, i.e.: values individual differences; deals effectively with persons of all races, nationalities, cultures, ages, and genders as well as persons of different sexual orientations and those with disabilities, such that their own and others' contributions are maximized; supports fair treatment and opportunity for all.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, with an ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically.