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Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II: Digital Learning Strategy and Strategic Projects

University of Windsor

2-Year Limited Term Appointment Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II: Digital Learning Strategy and Strategic Projects
Position # 002193AASLT24-2019-OOL

The University of Windsor invites applications for a 2-year Limited Term Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II (LS, AAS II) position in the Office of Open Learning commencing on or before January 1, 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor has a mandate to enhance the University’s capacity in development and delivery of online, open and blended learning opportunities to our 16,500 students. The Office of Open Learning is a small, dynamic team of online learning specialists, with a growing local and national reputation. For further details on the office, visit our website: http://www.uwindsor.ca/openlearning.

The successful candidate for this position will have these general responsibilities: 1) Teaching: delivering workshops, and intensive online/open course design institutes, and may teach courses in OOL programs where appropriate, particularly with respect to online learning technologies; 2) pedagogical service; 3) scholarly activity: promoting and supporting scholarly activity in online and technology-enabled teaching and learning, open and digital pedagogies.

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate these essential qualifications:
• A graduate degree (minimum of Masters degree) in Education, Educational Technology, Open, Online or Distance Education, or related fields (or combination of a graduate degree in another field and significant experience in educational change leadership, educational development and teaching, open and online learning).
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in educational change management, preferably within a higher education setting, with a particular focus on eLearning, online learning, open learning, distance education, or blended learning.
• Demonstrated experience in project management, especially leading projects addressing systemic or institutional change and adoption of digital learning technologies and pedagogies at scale.
• Experience in developing strategy and policy to support systemic change.
• Experience in supporting, designing, deploying and evaluating open online learning, such as MOOCs, open programs, Z-Cred or no-cost programming.
• Experience in online course and curriculum design, and curriculum alignment
• Experience supporting instructors in pedagogical use of various online learning technologies (Blackboard Learn and open educational technology system experience would be an advantage).
• Strong knowledge of effective online pedagogy, course design models, teaching and learning literature, and scholarship methodologies in open and online learning, including experience with grant writing and collaborative scholarship.
• Evidence of successful teaching experience at a university level (undergraduate and/or graduate) preferably in online or open settings, and experience in designing and delivering effective instructor development opportunities.
• Demonstrated commitment to open educational practices, digital pedagogies, scholarship in eLearning, online and technology-enabled learning.
• Experience in teaching and learning event coordination (e.g. conferences, workshops, design sprints).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and to consult with and support students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds in a professional and collaborative manner.
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, coordinate and prioritize competing tasks
• Familiarity with the academic mission of the University
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Commitment to diversity and equity.

Application Requirements - Applications must include:
• A letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status’
• Teaching or educational development dossier including statement of philosophy of teaching and/or educational development and evidence of successful teaching, educational development
• A curriculum vitae; and
• Three (3) current letters of reference, forwarded directly by the referees to the Chair, at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of October 11, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Nick Baker, Chair, Appointments Committee, The Office of Open Learning
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 4925, Email: nbaker@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.