Two Year Limited Term Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II
University of Windsor
Position # 002268AASLT24-2020-OOL
The University of Windsor’s Office of Open Learning invites applications for a two-year Limited Term Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II position commencing as early as December 1, 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor works to enhance the University’s capacity in online, open and technology-enhanced learning opportunities to all our students and to critically explore the possibilities provided by open and online learning environments. We are a small, dynamic, highly productive 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 current salary rates for Ancillary Academic Staff Learning Specialists can be found here.
We are looking for an Educational Developer, Online Assessment and Learning to join our team, providing expertise in scholarly and evidence-based approaches to online assessment of learning and instructional design. The position will also support the implementation of new online assessment tools. Your expert advice in the design and development of online and technology-supported assessment will enhance pedagogical practices and the student experience at the University of Windsor, through your collaboration with multiple stakeholders to develop assessment and instructional design plans involving educational technologies. This position will advise faculty and staff on the innovative use of instructional technologies to support teaching, learning, and assessment, especially for online and hybrid/blended courses. The role will be expected to contribute to teaching-related activities, scholarship, and service within and beyond the OOL.
The successful candidates for this position will demonstrate these essential qualifications:
• A graduate degree (minimum of Masters degree) in Education, Educational Technology, or Instructional Design, with a focus on eAssessment, online or technology-enabled teaching and learning, or instructional design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Minimum 3 years experience in educational development and/or formal instructional design roles (or equivalent), supporting faculty in the pedagogical use of educational technologies including for online assessment;
• Experience with assessment in STEM fields would be an advantage;
• Demonstrated understanding of effective strategies for integrating learner-centered accessible technologies into post-secondary courses and experience supporting the innovative use of instructional technologies for teaching and learning;
• Proficiency with common Learning Management Systems (especially Blackboard), online assessment management systems an advantage (e.g. BetterExaminations, Questionmark, ExamSoft or similar), web-conferencing tools, multi-media technologies, all Microsoft Office 365 applications, and willingness and aptitude to learn new technologies;
• Demonstrated experience with online teaching, instructional design, and faculty development, preferably at a university or college
• Excellent facilitation and presentation skills in both face-to-face and online environments;
• Commitment to open educational practices/OER and accessibility (including knowledge of AODA standards);
• Demonstrated engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, eAssessment, online and open learning (e.g. through publications and presentations or alternative scholarship forms) and familiarity with teaching and learning literature;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and to consult with students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds in a professional and collaborative manner;
• Leadership ability, especially as it pertains to implementation of educational technologies, considered an asset;
• Experience in project or change management, especially for educational technology implementation projects, considered an asset;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment; and
• Familiarity with the academic mission of the University.
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a teaching or educational development dossier; and/or instructional design portfolio (preferably digital) that includes samples of items such as lesson plans, course syllabi, assessment strategies, instructional design briefs, learning objects/multimedia, storyboards and teaching evaluations; 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 application found on the job advertisement (www.uwindsor.ca/facultyposition), and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of October 30, 2020. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com). 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.