Educational Developer

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Posting #:AP 41/2013
Posted:Jul 5, 2013
Employment Status:Permanent Full-Time
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI)
Grade:Job Group K
Salary Scale:$43,480 - $65,158 per annum* (effective May 1, 2012)
Hours of Work:
Start:ASAP

Job Summary

Why Brock?

Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity

Brock University’s academic mission is to nurture and support its faculty and students in the discovery of knowledge through exemplary scholarship, teaching and learning. The Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) supports and contributes to the Institutional Teaching and Learning Plan that fosters opportunities for life-long learning that impact our regional, national and global community. The CPI supports vibrant learning experiences in the areas of experiential education, service learning, blended and online learning, new and innovative pedagogies, internationalization, and continuing education. Reporting to the Director of CPI, the Educational Developer assists in fulfilling CPI’s mandate to support, promote and celebrate excellence in teaching and learning at Brock University. The Educational Developer designs and administers programs and services that support pedagogical development in the Brock community, primarily for faculty, part-time instructors and Teaching Assistants.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Designing, administering, delivering and evaluating training/support programs for Teaching Assistants (e.g. TA Day, TA and ITA workshop series, TA certification programs), etc.
• Assisting with faculty and instructor programming in the CPI by collaborating with the Director to develop and manage the creation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of institutional wide CPI programs and services
• Acting as a consultant on teaching and learning issues to the University community, conducting in-class teaching observations of faculty and instructors and follow up meetings for feedback and intervention strategies, including: dossier development, course evaluation feedback, follow up strategies, conducting literature and resources searches, developing evaluation instruments and course evaluations
• Contributing to communications regarding CPI services and programs e.g. manuals, reports and website content
• Conducting Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) delivery, advocacy and support

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

• Post-graduate degree in a relevant program
• Proven ability to implement and deliver workshops related to teaching and learning
• Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in post-secondary educational development, including pedagogical innovation, the use of technology in teaching, instructional development and mentoring, workshop design/evaluation
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning
• Proven ability to initiate, develop and implement a variety of complex projects, both short and long term
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated organizational and planning abilities
• Ability to work under pressure and motivate colleagues in improving teaching effectiveness
• Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

Notes

This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to email a resume, cover letter, including salary expectations and a teaching dossier by applying online below by July 24th, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.

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