Specialist - Curriculum Development

United States, North America
Mar 15, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 8591

Internal Posting Date: 10-23-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 12-01-2013

Job Title: Specialist - Curriculum Development

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Arts and Letters

Primary Department: 40000794 AL DEAN ADMINISTRATION

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
48,000.00 - 58,000.00

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Position Summary: The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University seeks a dynamic and creative full-time, annual year, faculty member for the new position of Experience Architecture Specialist. The Experience Architecture Specialist is responsible for curriculum development, research support and teaching in the new Experience Architecture (XA) B.A. program. The successful candidate will work in a creative team atmosphere and will provide input and guidance to faculty and units in the college on XA courses, research projects, co-curricular opportunities, and community engagement projects. This person will play a critical role in supporting and expanding XA research and pedagogy at MSU as the new program grows.

The XA Specialist will assist and participate in grant seeking and funded projects, contribute to faculty development by creating and teaching workshops on a variety of technology focused areas, and will coordinate experiential learning opportunities for XA students with community and industry partners.
Excellent writing and communication skills are required along with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in an academic environment in the arts and humanities, but equally experienced in industry or non-profit organizations engaged in the strategy and execution of user experience in interface design, information architecture, content management, or related areas.

Work in partnership with faculty and students to grow the new degree, recruit students, and ensure their success through to graduate and placement.
Work in a team environment on academic research, effective instruction methods and creative initiatives.
Work directly with faculty researchers to provide project definition and analysis, such as project scope, requirements, specifications and/or design.
Evaluate existing tools and technologies, and investigate emerging technologies to identify potential uses in XA research, teaching, & learning.
Coordinate and, where needed, provide training, group instruction, or workshops on topics related to XA.
Coordinate, develop, organize and lead events and programs including presentations, talks, workshops, and demonstrations to inform prospective students, parents, industry and community partners, and faculty about the new degree program.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
An advanced degree in a related field is required. Industry experience with development and management of XA projects, grants, and/or budgets. Record of professional presentations and/or publication. Experience seeking funding and/or managing grants for large projects. Experience with new media and technology applications for research and pedagogy in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of educational theory and practice in higher education.

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Desired Qualifications: Proficiency & excellence with Experience Architecture projects and deliverables as demonstrated in a digital portfolio. Experience teaching or leading workshops on XA topics or methods. Minimum 3 years experience working collaboratively with others (scholars and/or IT professionals) on XA projects. Excellent communication skills. Strong knowledge of current trends in XA. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences. Experience working with faculty in an educational setting.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should include letter, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and link to online portfolio demonstrating relevant experience and skills.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position has been filled.

Dr. William Hart-Davidson, search committee chair, is available to answer questions related to this search. He can be reached by email at: hartdav2@msu.edu

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: William Hart-Davidson/Associate Professor/hartdav2@msu.edu

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