Posted by: Richard Schwier | September 4, 2012

ID position at the University of Regina

Looks like a good term position at the U of R.  Better hurry if you’re interested.  I was late posting this and the competition closes tomorrow!
 
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please note that preference will be given to APT Members.  
 
Department/Unit
CCE-Distance Learning Division  
 
Employee Group
URFA APT  
 
Category
Staff  
 
Position Title
Instructional Designer  
 
Salary Range
$61,433 – $80,214 per year  
 
Status
One Year Term  
Full-Time  
 
Pay Grade
APT 6  
 
Position Summary
Under the direction of the Head, Distance Learning Division, the incumbent will work as a member of the division’s instructional design team. Responsibilities include: 

Instructional Advising 
– Collaborating with faculty and production personnel on design and development of online, televised and blended courses and course materials 
– Consulting with and assisting faculty members with the selection and implementation of technology teaching tools and resources appropriate to their needs 
– Applying and modifying various instructional design models and learning theories to develop instructional materials and effective learning environments 
– Interpreting and applying current best practices of instructional design 
– Recommending best practices in all aspects of course design and development, including current standards, decisions about interface design, course architecture and navigation, advising on web accessibility standards, content arrangement, sequencing of lessons, assessment strategies, and selection of class activities 
– Setting guidelines for establishing and assessing the quality of courses developed and delivered via alternate modes 
– Investigating pedagogical effectiveness of technology and instructional decisions based on applied research 
– Instructing faculty about learning theory and assessment strategies 
– Obtaining copyright permissions for various media formats 

Project Management and Coordination 
– Identifying requirements for a project: satisfying numerous stakeholders and balancing conflicting requirements 
– Evaluating, eliciting, analyzing, specifying, validating and reviewing the needs of various stakeholders such as faculty and students 
– Establishing clear and achievable objectives for a project 
– Initiating, managing, planning, executing, evaluating, and ending a project 
– Estimating and analyzing the competing demands for quality, scope, time and cost for a project 
– Arranging the specifications, plans, and approach to the different concerns and expectations of the various stakeholders of a project 
– Providing a leadership role in project development including time, risk, quality, innovation and human resource management 
– Overseeing and coordinating cross disciplinary project teams 
– Ascertaining and bridging knowledge and process gaps between faculty and technical staff 

Training and Development 
– Conducting needs assessments to identify faculty learning needs 
– Developing, delivering and evaluating professional development activities for instructors and course developers using various modes of delivery. Training, mentoring, and coaching faculty as required on an individual basis 
– Developing and delivering workshops and individual consultations to train and support faculty who wish to take advantage of instructional technologies  

Requirements
Requirements 
– Graduate degree in instructional design, adult education or continuing education is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered 
– 3-5 years relevant experience 
– Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design of educational curricula and programs, with the ability to incorporate innovative pedagogy and instructional technologies 
– Use of instructional media for a variety of audiences 
– Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative, consultative team 
– Experience in the application of technology to program delivery 
– Excellent project management skills 
– Demonstrated skills and abilities in the application of adult learning principles 
– Ability to write grammatical, effective English 
– Demonstrated ability to produce accurate content 
– Computer proficiency in MS Office applications, Web 2.0 technologies, course management systems, and web-conferencing software  
 
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Resume/Curriculum Vitae  
 
Posting Date
08-29-2012  
 
Closing Date
09-05-2012
 
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their application.  
 
Competition Number
20120702  

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