Faculty Development Specialist position at International Technological University (ITU)

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International Technological University (ITU), a non-profit, graduate university, empowers people through industry-linked Silicon Valley education. ITU partners with industry professionals to teach and mentor graduate students in the areas of engineering, business, technology, and digital arts. Fundamental to ITU’s mission is engaging staff who are committed to providing excellent service and building a global organization. We are looking for people who are excited by challenges, crave growth, prioritize learning, apply technology, and strive for continual improvement. Learn more about ITU at http://www.itu.edu.

As the Faculty Development Specialist, you will train new and existing faculty in the latest pedagogical practices, assist university professors with preparing effective lesson plans that optimize student learning outcomes, facilitate course-level assessment and implementation of signature assignments, and assist the Department Chairs with faculty development initiatives.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Academic Services and works closely with all ITU faculty across the five departments of Business Administration, Digital Arts, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, and Software Engineering to ensure quality of teaching and learning in the classroom.

You are:

An Engaging Trainer: You are a pro at giving engaging and informative presentations and putting training resources, and you’re excited to model innovative teaching techniques through your own faculty development workshops.
A Professional Learner: You strive to stay at the forefront of the teaching and learning field and are always researching new and improved ways to increase learning and engagement in the classroom.
A Service-Oriented Mentor: You care about supporting and empowering faculty across the University to provide the best education possible, maximizing their potential as educators.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support various on-going events and programs offered, but not limited to: New Faculty Orientation, Faculty Mentorship Program, and other faculty development workshops and trainings.
Plan, develop, and deliver new professional development opportunities, including workshops, retreats, and other special events for faculty members.
Assist faculty in the development and implementation of effective classroom management strategies, individual behavioral intervention plans, remediation strategies for students, instructional planning, and classroom organization, as needed.
Support the Chief Academic Officer and Human Resources to assess and improve teaching performance, observing instructors, collecting and analyzing relevant data to create regular reports, and providing feedback.
Serve as a liaison between Department Chairs, faculty, and students to better the classroom experience across all programs.
Keep up with pedagogical, curriculum, and assessment design best practices in line with WASC and Department of Education guidelines.
Provide one-on-one support to new faculty members, especially part-time, adjunct faculty whose expertise is in industry knowledge and may not have extensive teaching experience.
Help faculty adopt new teaching strategies, design and redesign courses, and integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the teaching of 21st century workplace skills.
Provide relevant materials and resources to foster the career advancement of our faculty members.
Assist in the updating of the Faculty Handbook regarding available resources to help faculty meet performance standards for teaching.
Develop, adapt and manage surveys to assess teaching gaps/training needs and evaluate the effectiveness of faculty development-related services and activities.
Build community and expertise among faculty by facilitating committee and departmental gatherings as well as connecting faculty to external professional development opportunities.
Other duties or projects as assigned.
Master’s degree required; Master’s degree in Education preferred.
Minimum 3 years of teaching experience at the postsecondary level.
Teaching experience at the graduate level highly preferred.
Knowledge in sound pedagogical practices as they relate to adult learners.
Knowledge of new instructional technologies, learning modalities, and web-based resources.
Prior program development experience, related to corporate and/or university training programs and services, preferably related to faculty development.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional oral presentations and workshops.
Organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge of the principles and methodologies of effective teaching and curriculum design.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Applicants interested must also provide a reel or portfolio when prompted


Compensation based on experience. Full-Time position. Benefits may include tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 15 days of paid time off, 11 holidays, and an exciting working environment in a growing organization.

Faculty development position at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Teaching and Learning Centre, Office of the Associate Provost, Academic and IT – Faculty Development Officer – UOIT14-338

Competition Number: UOIT14-338

Faculty or Department: Teaching and Learning Centre, Office of the Associate Provost Academic and IT

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: Faculty Development Officer

Appointment Type: Full Time Continuing

Level: Professional Managerial Level 1

Posting Date: August 21, 2014

Closing Date: August 28, 2014


The successful candidate will join a team of professionals in the Teaching and Learning Centre dedicated to supporting faculty in the pursuit of excellence in curriculum and instructional design.


This position reports to the Director, Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC). The successful candidate will work closely with professors and teaching assistants from each Faculty, work together with the existing staff of the TLC and work towards the mandate of the TLC.


Design, implement and support faculty development and mentorship programs for faculty through workshops seminars and individual consultations;
Plan and facilitate teaching orientations for new, sessional and contract instructors and teaching assistants each term;
Deliver specific programs/sessions concerning active learning and student engagement using information and communication technologies in laptop/classroom settings;
Offer individual consultation to faculty regarding the learning management system and educational technologies;
Contribute learning news and instructor successes to newsletter and/or website;
Participate in University committees concerned with teaching and learning and the effective use of instructional technologies;
Participate in the transformation of learning as it pertains to new and innovative teaching and learning strategies both in the classroom and in the online environment.

An understanding of research-informed teaching and the use of technology to enhance learning;
Demonstrated competence in working with University faculty to employ innovative teaching practices;
Superior communication skills and the ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams;
Proven track record of innovation, creativity and excellent organization and problem-solving skills;
Strong commitment to student success and client service.

Proven teaching and mentoring experience;
Well-versed in the Learning Management System (Blackboard 9.1), web-conferencing (Adobe Connect, Camtasia Studio and Microsoft Office;
Demonstrated competence in producing and providing training materials.

A Master’s degree is preferable; however must have at least a Bachelor of Education or be pursuing a Master’s degree in Education.

At least two years of teaching and/or mentoring background;
Proven record of working with faculty and students.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@uoit.ca quoting competition UOIT14-338 and their name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until August 28, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Online Course Design Position at St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College is in search of the right person – a program leader who shares the college’s vision and strategic goals for contemporary learners – for the role of Manager, Hybrid & Online Course Design. This role reports to the Centre for Contemporary Teaching & Learning, a key resource established by the College to support our new Strategic Plan’s focus on the Contemporary Learner.

The job posting can be found below. For further details about this career opportunity, please request a career information package from human resources by contacting Andree LeBlancq, Associate Director, HR Client Services at aleblancq@sl.on.ca quoting the competition number (ADMN-14/15-002) in the subject line.

You will note that this position will remain open until filled. Please feel free to further circulate this opportunity. This posting will appear on St. Lawrence College website tomorrow, Aug 7 though we have already begun circulation at various other locations directly.


TITLE: Manager, Hybrid and Online Course Design
LOCATION: Kingston (with tri-campus responsibilities)
REPORTING TO: Associate Director, Centre for Contemporary Teaching & Learning


The incumbent is responsible for the College’s hybrid and online course development process and provides internal leadership to the College with regards to the application of technology to the learning environment (in hybrid or online courses as well as in technology-enhanced fully face-to-face courses). The incumbent oversees the development and revision of quality hybrid and online courses, contributes to the evolution of instructional design models at the College as well as related processes and ensures that the best use of learning technology is being implemented to support the digital learning goals of the college and to provide engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students.

We are seeking a highly organized, customer focused individual with an in-depth understanding of Hybrid and Online Course Design. A four year degree (or equivalent); a combination of information technologies and curriculum studies / educational studies / instructional design and online learning / educational technologies specialization. All applicants must be able to apply solid pedagogy to the online environment. Recent, progressive and relevant experience in the planning of educational programs together with a strong technical expertise and experience with developing hybrid and online courses as well as technology-enhanced face-to-face courses. An experienced user of a Learning Management System (preferably Blackboard) and previous teaching experience (ideally at post-secondary level), including some form of technology-enhanced, hybrid or fully online programming is required. Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including the ability to be proactive and influence and facilitate cooperation and support. We are seeking a program leader who shares the college’s vision and strategic goals for contemporary learners.

For further details about this career opportunity, please request a career information package from human resources by contacting Andree LeBlancq, Associate Director, HR Client Services at aleblancq@sl.on.ca

SALARY & TERMS: In addition to the salary range of $67,769 – $84,711, the compensation package includes a performance-based salary program and a comprehensive benefits package. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

START DATE: Immediately

SEND COVER LETTER & RESUME TO: aleblancq@sl.on.ca quoting the competition number (ADMN-14/15-002) in the subject line

CLOSING DATE: This career opportunity will be open until filled

The College is committed to employment equity. We encourage members of the designated groups to apply and self-identify. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact our Human Resources Officers. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.

POSTING DATE: August 5, 2014