Curriculum Specialist

Glendora, Los Angeles County
Apr 30, 2014

Job Description

The Curriculum Specialist (CS) is a full-time position (12 months, 40 hours per week) with responsibility for the oversight of current and future curricula (face-to-face, online, blended, and other delivery modalities as applicable) within Azusa Pacific University College. The CS is housed at the University College (UC) campus. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the Curriculum Specialist provides leadership in maintaining and continuously improving all university curricula, in keeping with UC’s principle of academic excellence in service to non-traditional adult learners. This person will play a critical role in standardizing institutional, program, and course development as a liaison between the Academic Dean, Discipline Chairs, Program Directors, curriculum designers/subject matter consultants, and eLearning. S/he is expected to stay current with trends and theory in curriculum development and deployment, and may be required to teach a minimum of 6 units of assigned teaching each contract year (as agreed upon by the Chief Academic Officer).

Required Experience Education

  • Christian Commitment: Vital Christian faith and lifestyle
  • Supportive of the evangelical mission and purpose UC and the Azusa Pacific University System
  • Subject matter expertise as reflected in an earned doctorate in related discipline or academic field Three years of teaching and course development experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills in relating to faculty, administration, and eLearning personnel
  • A doctoral degree in education, curriculum development/design, or a combination of education and demonstrated expertise in curricular design and development from a regionally accredited institution (ABD may be considered)

Desired Experience Education

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  • Five years teaching experience in a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, including online instruction
  • Five years course development, with a minimum of two years online experience within a Learning Management System
  • Three years course and program assessment experience
  • Two years faculty collaboration
  • A doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution with a proven track record of academic excellence and currency in the field as exemplified by publications, presentations, or consultancy

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design standardized processes in collaboration with the eLearning Team for curriculum development that demonstrates academic excellence, a faith-based emphasis, and an exemplary format that engages the adult learner.
  • Work with Faculty Subject Matter Consultants (SMCs) in the related discipline field of each module/program to implement “best practices” based in current theoretical thinking and trends.
  • Rewriting and updating the current courses, based on feedback from end-of-course surveys, faculty input, and/or administrative recommendations. This includes partnering with eLearning, Discipline Chairs (DCs), Program Directors (PDs), and Subject Matter Consultants (SMCs).
  • Work with SMCs, DCs, PDs, and CDs in incorporating andragogical principles (i.e., Kolb, Knowles, CAEL, SLOAN-C, etc.) into the curriculum materials, course objectives and activities, faith integration strategies, and all relevant curricular aspects of UC programs.
  • Familiarity with assessment approaches such as Quality Matters, WASC, and other evaluative protocol.
  • Work with DCs and PDs in the development of new programs, participate in the curriculum design, and oversee the adapting content, activities, and assessment to the established format used by the School for its instructor and student materials.
  • Teach at least 6 units each contract year as part of load, as determined by the Chief Academic Officer or designee. Course development may be substituted for 3 of those 6 units.
  • Maintain currency in the field which may include journal submission, attendance at symposia, presenting at conferences, or journal editing.
  • Maintain collaborative communication and rapport with faculty, administration, and eLearning.
  • Participate in faculty committee work as determined by the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Academic Officer.

University College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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