Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer #001939

Posting Information: The Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer will work directly with the faculty, leadership, and staff of the Coulter Faculty Commons (CFC) to provide support for best practices in instructional design, collaborative educational development, and consultations for innovative, effective strategies that promote student engagement, persistence, and success in keeping with Western Carolina University's mission and strategic goals.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Master's degree required. A combination of coursework and experience in some or all of the following areas: Instructional Design, Educational Development, Teaching and Learning, Higher Education, Adult Education, and/or other related degree/s or coursework. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with faculty to explore and realize their pedagogical and scholarly goals.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution with relevant coursework preferred. Two - five years of instruction in higher education or equivalent; experience working with faculty within higher education; developmental consultations with faculty; scholarship of teaching and learning and of educational development. Also preferred are the following: demonstrated skill and experience with design and implementation of creative, effective, active online and technology-enhanced or technology-dependent instruction. Familiarity with Quality Matters framework also highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a list of at least 3 references (include complete contact information); and 4) a portfolio of instructional design work, including a 750-word narrative describing your involvement in design projects. The narrative should discuss challenges, leadership opportunities, and/or consensus building. Visuals are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Terry Pollard, Search Chair at 828-227-2761. Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are subject to a criminal background check. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

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