E-Learning & Curriculum Specialist position at Western University

E-Learning & Curriculum Specialist (Teaching Support Centre)
Appointment Type: 3 year full time contract with competitive benefit package
Salary Grade: 15 (Minimum $ 53,910; Job Rate $63,380 per year)
The mission of the Teaching Support Centre (TSC) is to foster and enhance best practices in teaching and learning at Western University. To achieve its mission, the Centre utilizes an evidence-based approach to create and deliver programs that support the teaching and learning activities of faculty members, librarians and archivists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. To learn more about our Centre, visit www.uwo.ca/tsc

The E-learning and Curriculum Specialist is critical to the Teaching Support Centre’s (TSC)
mandate of:
(1) promoting innovation in technologically enhanced learning and e-learning; and
(2) supporting departments and faculties in curriculum design and renewal. The incumbent will design, plan, and evaluate new online courses and academic programs in consultation with academic units. The incumbent will also design programs and services to support online teaching to assist faculty members and departments across the university.

The E-Learning & Curriculum Specialist will support departments in curriculum review and renewal, design outcome assessments, and incorporate innovative technologies into the curricula of new programs. The incumbent provides leadership, training and one-on-one design support for departments and faculty in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning.


    Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, curriculum
    development, education, or a related field
    PhD degree in instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development,
    education or a related field, preferred

3 years’ progressive experience with online teaching and course development
Experience with implementing universal design practices into an online environment
Teaching experience with both face-to-face and blended, or online in a post-secondary environment

Skills & Expertise:
 Knowledge of adult learning theories and their application, with skills in developing instructional resources and activities
 Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of educational technologies, and
outcome based curriculum design
 Knowledge of the theory and principles of effective teaching and learning strategies, activities and assessments
 Demonstrated understanding and application of instructional design theories, models, and strategies suited to an online learning environment
 Demonstrated knowledge and experience in training, program development and oneon-
one consultations
 Demonstrated skills with Learning Management Systems, knowledge of Sakai/Owl an
 Demonstrated knowledge of project management and the ability to manage multiple
projects, people, and schedules within an academic term framework
 Ability to quickly research, evaluate, and recommend the viability of new technologies and innovations in e-learning
 Ability to relate to faculty academically and bridge understanding of disciplinary
pedagogy to distance delivery formats
 Ability to work with a variety of faculty members, subjects and teaching styles while establishing proactive, positive consulting relationships
 Decision making skills to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of online courses based
on best practices and evaluations from students and instructors
 Effective presentation skills to both small, large and diverse audiences
 Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
 Proven ability and natural inclination to interact with people in a professional,
respectful and diplomatic manner
 Ability to work in a team environment at multiple organizational levels within Western

Equal Employment Opportunity
Western is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and
encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Reference 4155
Apply on or before August 11, 2014

Nanda Dimitrov, Ph.D Associate Director Teaching Support Centre Adjunct Research Scholar Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Western University Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 84624 nanda.dimitrov@uwo.ca www.uwo.ca/tsc

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