Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 26, 2014

Faculty development position at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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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

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

NATURE OF WORK:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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.
QUALIFICATIONS:

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.
REQUIRED SKILLS:

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.
EDUCATION:

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

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

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.


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