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Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II: Educational Multimedia Design Specialist

University of Windsor

Position # 002149AAS-2019-OOL

The University of Windsor invites applications for a Permanence Track Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II position in the Office of Open Learning commencing July 1, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Office of Open Learning (OOL) 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 15,500 students. The Office of Open Learning is a small, dynamic team of online learning specialists, with a growing local and national reputation. The Office aims to drive pedagogical and cultural change, and support innovation in teaching and learning. For further details on the office, visit our website: http://www.uwindsor.ca/openlearning.

The Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II (Educational Multimedia Design Specialist) is part of a small team that collaborates closely with academic departments, individual instructors, course developers, students, support units, other OOL staff, and external collaborators to design and develop high quality multimedia-based learning environments that support active learning approaches. By applying best practices in multimedia-technology based learning design and utilising appropriate learning technologies, the incumbent will develop engaging online courses. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring design standards and legislative requirements (such as IMS, SCORM, AODA accessibility compliance) are met. The Educational Multimedia Design Specialist will support OOL’s mandate in a variety of ways, through teaching-related activity, scholarship and service.

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

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate these essential qualifications:
• A graduate degree (minimum of Masters degree) in in Educational Technology, Open, Online or Distance Education, Educational Multimedia Design, Learning Technology Design, or related fields (or combination of a graduate degree in another field and significant experience in educational development and teaching); PhD or Ed.D. an advantage (ABD applications accepted);
• Three (3) years’ experience in educational development, with a particular focus on eLearning, online learning, open learning, distance education, or blended learning;
• Demonstrated experience in designing and building educational multimedia for open and online courses, including online course development planning, storyboarding, concept development, and timeline implementation;
• Experience in educational multimedia project management, especially management of multiple projects with competing short deadlines;
• Experience in course and curriculum design, instructional design, learning outcome development, curriculum alignment, and teaching and learning event coordination;
• Experience developing standards-compliant (e.g. IMS, SCORM, QTI, xAPI etc.) digital learning environments that also meet legislative accessibility requirements (e.g. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)), and open licencing requirements (e.g. Creative Commons);
• Experience supporting faculty in pedagogical use of various learning technologies, including LMS’ (Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate experience would be an advantage), lecture capture and streaming, interactive learning objects, online assessment tools (including online proctoring), screen capture tools, and video editing;
• Demonstrated experience with course and learning object authoring tools (e.g. Camtasia, H5P, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Creative Suite, etc.) to develop learning objects, animations, interactive simulations, SCORM packages, complete course packages etc.;
• Working knowledge of HTML(5), CSS, JavaScript, and other relevant development languages;
• Strong knowledge of effective online pedagogy, course design models, human-computer interactions, teaching and learning literature, and scholarship methodologies in multimedia-based teaching and learning, including experience with grant writing and collaborative scholarship;
• Successful teaching experience at a university level (undergraduate and/or graduate) preferably in online or open settings, and experience in designing and delivering faculty development workshops/teaching;
• Demonstrated commitment to open educational practices, digital pedagogies, scholarship in eLearning, online and technology-enabled learning;
• 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 a variety of backgrounds in a professional and collaborative manner;
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, coordinate and prioritize competing tasks.

Application Requirements - Applications must include:
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a teaching or educational development dossier;
• a portfolio of successful educational multimedia projects the candidate has designed and delivered; 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 April 26, 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 15,500 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.