Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 4, 2015

Position: Educational Designer & Developer – Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, York University

Educational Designer & Developer – Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education

York University
Toronto, Canada Area
York University’s Faculty of Education

The driving force behind York’s Faculty of Education is the belief that where there is education, there is also a powerful transformation. As one of the largest Faculties of Education in Ontario, we strive to provide passionate, creative people with an inspiring environment in which they can cultivate their interests, gain the tools they need to motivate students and engage communities, actively contribute to the evolution of education, and become powerful catalysts for change themselves. 

All of our programs are built on a solid ethical foundation and are infused with strong principles including equity, diversity, community, collaboration, interdisciplinary, and social justice. 

What we offer: 

• Bachelor of Education 
• Graduate Studies 
• Professional Development (AQ/ABQ/PQP courses) and International Certificate Programs 
• Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education 

To learn more about us please visit http://edu.yorku.ca/about-us/ 
  

About the Position

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this posting will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Monday August 17, 2015.

The Educational Designer & Developer (EDD) is key to meeting the Faculty of Education’s re-accreditation requirements in October 2017. The EDD will be at the forefront of innovative teacher education by: providing leadership to teaching faculty in redesigning existing (or developing new) online courses, being responsible for the online strategy for the continuing education unit, working closely with faculty members in online curriculum design and renewal and assisting them in implementing strategies and approaches that enhance teaching practice. Working with the continuing education program development team, the EDD provides leadership in the strategic planning, development and redesign of the Faculty of Education’s online instructional presence and researches and evaluates new and emerging learning technologies and approaches. Provides leadership, mentorship and instruction to course writers and instructional leaders in the continuing education unit and ensures that all continuing education online courses meet the needs of student audiences and adhere to academic quality and integrity standards. The individual provides guidance and mentoring to faculty members (tenured, seconded, contract) in the provision of excellent online teaching and learning experiences at the Faculty of Education. Combining pedagogic knowledge with in-depth expertise in interactive instructional design, technology and instructional systems, the incumbent enhances distance teaching and learning at the Faculty of Education. The EDD designs, develops, implements and evaluates online courses that utilize interactive instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multi-media technologies and instructional systems.

Desired Skills and Experience
Education: Master’s degree in educational technology, curriculum development, instructional design, education or a related field. Standing OCT certification an asset. In-depth knowledge in interactive instructional design and technologies, interface design, web-based resources, multimedia technologies and learning management systems. Demonstrated knowledge of best pedagogical practices in online course development methods and research and their application to teaching and learning. Knowledge of theory and principles of effective teaching and learning strategies, activities and assessments. 

Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in post-secondary education. Teaching experience in face-to-face, blended, and online in a post-secondary environment. 3 years’ experience in educational development with online teaching and course development with expertise in instructional design techniques, outcome based curriculum design, knowledge of adult learning theories and their application, and skills in developing instructional resources and activities, an asset. 

Skills: Ability to apply instructional design theories, models and strategies to an online learning environment. Demonstrated experience in conducting training, program development and one-on-one consultations. Ability to research, evaluate and recommend the viability of new technologies and innovations for online learning. Ability to relate to faculty academically and bridge understanding of disciplinary pedagogy to online 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. 

To apply to this exciting opportunity and for full position details, salary information, qualifications and application procedures we invite you to visit our career page at www.yorku.ca/jobs. Please email a complete application package, which includes an application form, covering letter and resume, and quote Posting Number 9524 in the subject of the email to jobs@yorku.ca

York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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