Educational Developer

Washington, DC
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation, the nexus for cross-disciplinary collaboration across campus, is responsible for online learning programs, academic technology, and faculty teaching initiatives. Reporting to the Director of the University Teaching & Learning Center, the Educational Developer works within the Division's University Teaching & Learning Center.

This position will support various high-impact educational development activities, work to promote teaching excellence and innovation across the University, and help build the teaching community at the George Washington University.

  • Consults with faculty about evidence-based teaching strategies, course design, assessment and feedback, and strategies for in person, online and hybrid learning.
  • Develops and implements workshops and resources to support faculty development for teaching online (e.g., interactive seminars, learning communities, teaching orientations) for faculty
  • Researches and writes resource materials for faculty about teaching, assessment, and course design.
  • Stays abreast of and helps disseminate research and emerging developments regarding evidenced-based teaching strategies, faculty development, assessing learning outcomes, and online learning approaches
  • Assists the UTLC director in the organization of events, program administration, and website maintenance

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree required.
  • Terminal degree preferred.
  • Educational Development Experience: 2 or more years of faculty development experience with faculty, postdocs, and/or graduate student (e.g., consultations on pedagogy, instructional workshops/orientations), preferably at an established, college-level center for teaching and learning. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: course/curriculum design, faculty learning communities, online learning, STEM education, high impact practices, program assessment, qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies.
  • Teaching Experience: One year of experience as an instructor, or two years of experience as a graduate teaching assistant, in online and in-person formats.
  • Skills:
    • excellence in the ability to consult with faculty across disciplines and teaching contexts;
    • high comfort level with how to teach online and with technology tools, including learning management system (e.g., Blackboard)
    • strong oral and written communication skills (including maintaining confidentiality);
    • knowledge of assessment and active learning best practices in higher education
    • facility with media creation tools and design for creating online resources and modules
    • sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a research university. Experience in applying research to curricular innovations and faculty development ability to analyze teaching challenges, using qualitative and quantitative data;
    • ability to juggle multiple assignments and provide high quality, timely support.
    • conversant with the literature on educational development, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and learning science research


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: University Libraries Family Academic Technology Sub-Family Academic Instructional Design Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to gain a better understanding of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006288 Job Open Date: 04/26/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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