Specialist, Assessment and Instructional Support

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

req5588

Department:

General Education Admin

Department Website Link:

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Office of General Education at the University of Arizona is seeking an educator or educational developer to join the GE team, working with instructors (tenure-track, tenured, career-track, graduate students) to support their work in the General Education program. The team promotes evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices, innovative strategies, and the use of technology such as ePortfolios to shape a rich and inclusive learning environment for students at the University of Arizona. We seek a new team member to expand our capacity for assessment and instructional support. This position will be responsible for assisting in the design, implementation and assessment of instructional support and professional development for GE instructors as well as assisting in data collection and analysis for assessment across multiple levels for the new GE Refresh program. Clear communication, positive interaction, and cooperation among the General Education Office team, faculty/staff working groups, and GE collaborators are essential. The position reports to the Directors of Instructional Support and Assessment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the collection and analysis of data from both programmatic and course level assessments within the new program, including but not limited to student ePortfolio signature assignment data
  • Support maintenance of assessment databases for programmatic based assessment artifacts and findings
  • Support the development and design of instructional support and professional development offerings for general education instructors using evidence-based and inclusive pedagogies
  • Support diversity, inclusivity and Universal Design in the design and implementation of instructional support and professional development offerings
  • Support the implementation of instructional support and professional development offerings, including but not limited to coordinating logistics of events/courses/programs, creating materials, and teaching/facilitating in-person and online offerings
  • Support the collection and analysis of data and create responsive action plans to incorporate feedback from instructors into instructional support and professional development offerings
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of outcomes assessment at both the course and program levels
  • Organizational skills and efficiency in completion of tasks
  • Knowledge of how people learn and best practices in learner-centered teaching
  • Understanding and use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and intercultural competence
  • Strong ability of listening, interpreting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain computer files in an orderly manner
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an academic discipline (preferred in education, educational psychology, human development or related discipline)
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required, including teaching experience at the college or university level with evidence of successful implementation of evidence-based instructional practices in undergraduate courses, and experience working with quantitative data and analytics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience with helping instructors in adapting their teaching strategies to incorporate inclusive and evidence-based teaching methods
  • Experience teaching in multiple modalities (hybrid, online)

FLSA:

Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40

Job FTE:

1.0

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

Planning and Analysis

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$50,000 - $60,000 DOE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade:

8

Career Stream and Level:

PC2

Job Family:

Inst Research & Assessment

Job Function:

Planning & Analysis

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Tom Murray

[email protected]

Open Date:

6/8/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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