Faculty/Instructional Developer, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning - 13000000PO
The Faculty/Instructional Developer supports the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning functions, including working in a variety of ways to improve teaching, learning, and student engagement. The Faculty/Instructional Developer anticipates and coordinates training and faculty consultation services on an ongoing basis. The person in the position will develop, manage and assess Center initiatives that help faculty solve instructional and pedagogical problems. Applicants must have a working knowledge of a variety of teaching and learning strategies and of the research literature of best practices for teaching and learning in higher education. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills are required as is the ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.
• Design, implement, coordinate, manage and assess a variety of faculty development programs to improve faculty teaching, student learning and technology skills. Plan, design, develop, and implement faculty, adjunct and staff programming to help improve student learning and student engagement.
• Assist faculty with the redesign of courses and programs to promote student learning and engagement and to support institutional change initiatives.
• Conduct a variety of consultative services for faculty and staff members at any career stage to support institutional change initiatives and to provide pedagogical innovation in the classroom. Consult and collaborate with faculty to analyze instructional problems and to design, develop, and evaluate appropriate curriculum, instruction, and instructional materials. These services may include small group instructional diagnosis and other classroom observation and consultation.
• Develop, coordinate, and assess a campus-wide teaching and learning improvement plans based on current theories of teaching and learning.
• Encourage and participate in campus conversations about teaching and learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning to support the institutional mission, and the assessment and improvement of student engagement. Establish and maintain liaisons with faculty and staff to provide educational resources, media-related activities and teaching and learning resources in a timely manner.
• Manage, develop and maintain a variety of Center resources related to teaching, learning, and student engagement. Regularly participate in professional development opportunities to maintain knowledge and skills in faculty and organizational development.
The position is a 12-month, exempt position that reports to the Director of the Walker Center for Teaching & Learning. The Center reports to the Dean of Lifelong Learning, which is a part of Academic Affairs. Lifelong Learning is made up of the following units: Walker Center for Teaching & Learning Center for Online & Distance Education, and Continuing Education.
Education: Masters degree required, Doctoral degree preferred.
• Two-three years work experience in teaching or training experience in higher education.
• Demonstrated experience in faculty development, instructional design and/or organizational development; and in the design, development, and delivery of effective pedagogy and instruction, both classroom and online environments.
• Must have strong oral communication and presentation skills, project management skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, and working proficiencies with both IBM PC and Macintosh hardware and a variety of software applications.
• Must be able to work successfully with all members of the academic community and a strong desire to serve faculty and staff clients.
• Demonstrated willingness to learn new skills, remain flexible in role and responsibilities and ability to be self-directed.
• Ability to develop and administer teaching improvement programs.
• Ability to work with a variety of disciplines and teaching styles.
• Sensitivity to issues related to the improvement of teaching.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving.
• Knowledge and understanding of current issues in teaching and learning in higher education.
• Knowledge of the literature and scholarship in teaching and learning.
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