Senior Lab Instructor I, Instructional Design
University of Northern British Columbia
Posting #FACTLT03-20 BW
Senior Lab Instructor I
Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a term position in the Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology (CTLT) at the rank of Senior Lab Instructor I, with proposed starting date of November 15, 2020 and an end date of July 30, 2021. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.
Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, the Instructional Designer guides faculty in the design of effective teaching and assessment strategies in a web-based e-learning environment; works closely with faculty and other team members to produce a variety of learning materials for use in the classroom, individual and group study in our learning management system (learn.unbc.ca), and provides instructional technology support and documentation.
The successful candidate will have: demonstrated expertise in developing instructional resources; proficiency with content management, learning management systems, web technologies, and graphic/multimedia development tools; in-depth knowledge of eLearning principles, strategies, and tools; demonstrated understanding of how innovative instructional design can positively impact student engagement and learning; strong communication and negotiation and influencing skills to effectively advocate, motivate and encourage faculty to try new and different learning styles; a demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively and as part of a team; ability to write clear, concise, and accurate procedural documentation; ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate information and make appropriate decisions or recommendations, demonstrated ability to work in an environment that requires confidentiality and discretion.
This position supports remote working and does not require a physical relocation to our main campus.
Applicants for this position should hold a at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a related discipline, and have a growing record of professional development, as well as present evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence. For this position, we seek an individual with at least two years of professional experience, preferably in an academic setting. Preference will be given to applicants holding a Master’s degree.
About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. Our region is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s leading research intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our students and professors get to know one another by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.
For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only university of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top 4 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to http://www.unbc.ca/experience and http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone and email) quoting posting #FACTLT03-20 BW to:
Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Anne Sommerfeld, Interim Director CTLT
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Applications received on or before November 1, 2020 by 4:30pm, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.