Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 12, 2010

Positions at the University of Manitoba

EXTENDED EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

INSTRUCTOR I or II
(up to four positions available)

Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, invites applications for two probationary Instructor I or II positions (#11676 and #11755) and two 3-year term Instructor I/II positions (#11754 and #11822) from individuals interested in instructional design of distance and online education courses. These positions are the result of retirements and career advancement moves. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Requirements of the position include a graduate degree in a related discipline, training in instructional design, several years experience in instructional design and online course development, excellent writing and editing skills, and currency with the research literature in distance and online learning. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in distance education, adult education, instructional technologies, and project management.

The primary responsibility of the position is to work effectively with faculty members, technical, multimedia and production personnel to develop, revise, and implement online courses. The instructional designer functions as the team leader for assigned course developments and is responsible for managing the process and budget, and providing detailed instructional design direction and feedback. Such direction and feedback includes providing expert advice regarding delivery methods, teaching strategies, learning activities, assessment mechanisms and the integration of appropriate media and learning technologies. The instructional designer ensures that assigned courses are learner-centered and interactive, and course materials are clear and concise with logical sequences of learning and components that match course goals.

The above duties comprise the teaching component of these positions. The service component may include service and administrative duties within the University at both Extended Education and University levels and outside the University in the community. There is no formal research requisite in these positions.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The closing date for applications is September 19, 2010 with the appointment/s to commence October 1, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications for these positions should include a curriculum vitae, a brief written statement demonstrating how the applicant’s academic and work experience are appropriate to the requirements of the position, and samples of instructional design and written work. In addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted under separate cover. Application materials and letters of reference should be submitted to: Dr. Lori Wallace, Dean, Extended Education, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2.

Inquiries may be made by e-mail to lwallac@cc.umanitoba.ca or by phone to (204) 474-8010.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be circulated to participating members of the search process.


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