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Job Opportunity: Educational Developer – Experiential Learning

posted on March 12, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH JOB POSTING

Position Title:              Educational Developer – Experiential Learning
Department:                Centre for Teaching and Learning
Employment Type:     Full-Time, Term (Two-Year Term)

Description:

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports faculty and course instructors in their professional development as teachers, and provides consultations, resources and technology support to enhance learning in these courses. CTL also enhances academic skill development both within and beyond courses through our English Language Development Centre, Facilitated Study Groups, Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre, Service Learning & Outreach, and the Writing Centre programs. Discover a campus filled with energy, culture and world changing ideas and facilities. A place where diversity fuels innovation.

Reporting to the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning / Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and in regular consultation with the Special Advisor to the Dean on Experiential Education, the Educational Developer promotes a scholarly and evidence-based approach to teaching and provides expertise to support academic departments, faculty members, and graduate students to enhance teaching practices related to experiential, community-engaged and work-integrated/co-operative learning) at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Work will include the following activities: supporting the pedagogical goals of faculty members, sessional and course instructors, and graduate students to improve learning as it relates to the above-mentioned teaching practices; supporting course and curriculum development, course delivery, and student assessment related to integrated learning opportunities; disseminating knowledge on teaching and learning with a specific focus on ILEs through a variety of channels.

Qualifications:

Education:  Graduate degree in education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The graduate degree preference would be with a concentration in higher education and/or community-engaged learning. If the advanced degree is not in higher education, the candidate must have a comparable amount of experience in higher education pedagogy.

Experience:  A minimum five (5) years of experience in educational development and/or training and development, including a minimum of two (2) years of experience in post-secondary education. Demonstrated engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning (through publications and presentations). Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and experience with university-level instruction, program planning, facilitation, consultation, curriculum development, and faculty development. Experience designing and teaching credit courses at the college or university level a major asset.

Skills:  The incumbent must have: strong computer skills, including a high degree of functionality in the use of all Microsoft Office applications; excellent oral and written communication skills; a good understanding of multi-media technologies; the ability to use Web 2.0 and other teaching and learning technologies; good working knowledge of Blackboard or similar learning management systems. The incumbent will also have: excellent facilitation and presentation skills; strong consultative decision-making skills; strong organizational skills; proven project management skills; and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Other:  The incumbent must have a good understanding of pedagogical literature and application of theory, especially with regards to: Experiential learning, work-integrated and co-operative education, and community-engaged learning; active and problem-based learning; strategies for student engagement; instructional design; and educational assessment and evaluation. The incumbent must be able to communicate and work effectively with faculty, course instructors, graduate students, support staff and university administrators. The incumbent will have: a passion for supporting instructors of diverse backgrounds; sensitivity to the professional development challenges and support needs of educators at all career stages; strong personal initiative; tact and good judgment; an ability to successfully meet deadlines.

How to Apply:

For more information about the position and to submit your application, please click on the following link:

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900023&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Closing Date:  March 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.