Inviting applications for a new educational developer position at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Saskatchewan. It is an excellent organization and filled with wonderful people. https://usask.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=5196&site=14
Educational Development Specialist
The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.
Department: Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL)
Employment Group: ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $62,850.00 – 98,205.00 per annum (Specialist Professional/Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 11/8/2019
Closing Date: 11/28/2019
Number of Openings: 1
Primary Purpose: The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) provides professional development opportunities for departments, colleges, instructors and graduate students in teaching and professional skills, offers curriculum development and instructional design support for academic programs and courses, works to create an environment that enables good teaching and learning practices, and supports cross institutional initiatives in Indigenization and internationalization. The Educational Development Specialist plans, develops and provides educational development services for our campuses.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Manager, Professional and Curriculum Development, and working in partnership with academic leaders (particularly Associate/Vice Deans, Department Heads, Undergraduate and Graduate Chairs) and faculty/instructors, the incumbent will work to identify needs, build relationships and provide curriculum development support across the institution in order to enable the design and development of professional learning programs and support initiative and strategic directions, thereby ultimately improve the quality of student learning experiences across the University of Saskatchewan. This position requires a high level of initiative, interpersonal and facilitation skills with knowledge of the higher education teaching and learning literature, excellent teaching practice in higher education, and a strong knowledge of national and international practices in educational development. The successful candidate must collaborate with people in varying academic and administrative roles and work in partnership with other service units across the institution. The position requires a commitment to an exceptional standard of service and continuous improvement.
- Work collaboratively with wide variety of teaching and learning stakeholders
- Facilitate curriculum development work, in partnership with academic leaders, involving faculty and other stakeholders
- Research, plan and design, in collaboration with team members, new services and programming in professional and curriculum development, drawing on good practice and scholarship in this area from Canada and around the world
- Conduct on-going assessments of projects in achievement of stated goals
- Apply knowledge of, and experience with, curricular and course design, instructional approaches, and assessment and evaluation
- Plan and deliver formal and informal faculty professional development and courses
- Assist with the day-to-day operations of the GMCTL when necessary
- Participate in college and departmental committees as appropriate
- Lead education development for graduate students in a variety of formats
- Actively engage in professional development and reflection.
Education: Graduate degree required, preferably at the level of PhD/EdD or equivalent education and experience.
Experience: 1-3 years of experience with supporting professional learning or faculty development is required. Experience with educational change initiatives is preferred. Demonstrated understanding of teaching and learning is essential. Experience with one or more of outcomes-based assessment, culturally responsive instruction (including Indigenizing curriculum, instruction and/or assessment), open education, or learning technologies is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with academic leaders, faculty and administrators in higher education to develop and achieve shared goals, and manage many competing priorities
- Proven initiative, organizational skills and ability to follow through on commitments
- Ability to work comfortably with senior administrators, faculty members and academic staff to interpret department/college/institutional academic goals and priorities
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and a high level of optimism, energy and empathy
- Demonstrated understanding of teaching and learning, educational change initiatives, and/or program evaluation.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.