The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a newly created and growing unit in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation (VPAI). Working directly under the VPAI, CTI brings together pedagogical innovation and rigor with an open-minded, creative, and critical embrace of educational technologies. Building around our core elements - innovation, diversity, technology, evidence-based teaching methods, and assessment - the CTI actively collaborates with faculty in creating vibrant, challenging, inclusive, and reflective student-centered learning experiences. Our vision is a Cornell teaching community that embraces the research on learning, catalyzes innovative instructional practices, and creates learning environments where every student can thrive. Learn more about the work of CTI at https://teaching.cornell.edu/
What will you do?
You will join a creative team of instructional designers that work directly with Cornell faculty, partners across the University, and CTI colleagues to foster meaningful and unique learning experiences for Cornell students! You will be the project lead for a one-year intensive effort to design, build, and implement a suite of online and face-to-face teaching orientation and development modules suitable for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows at the university. These online resources and related materials will be based on active-learning teaching practices and contribute to the CTI's mission of promoting evidence-based, inclusive, and student-centered learning experiences at Cornell.
Additionally, you will:
Collaborate on the development of related resources for use in interdisciplinary campus-wide contexts as well as to complement existing CTI programs (e.g., International Teaching Assistant Program), department, and school/college-level orientation and teaching development efforts.
Facilitate pilot initiatives
Guide the project by best practices in inclusive teaching and learning and principles of Universal Design for Learning.
Assist the executive director and associate directors in coordinating the development of these resources in alignment with synergistic programs and services offered across the university (e.g., within the CTI, Graduate School, and department and schools/colleges).
Contribute to the development and implementation of a program evaluation for this project.
Please note - this position is a one-year term, with potential for renewal based on funding, business need and performance.
Rewards and Benefits
The people at CTI make up a vibrant team that values agile thinking and adaptability, respect, curiosity, experimentation, and connectiveness. Together, we work to build a community around teaching at Cornell and to contribute to national conversations around innovation and inclusion in teaching and learning.
Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of instructional design experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience with online instructional design and development.
Ability to work with senior faculty members and senior University administrators.
Experience with a Learning Management System
Knowledge of current educational research and evidence-based strategies that support teaching and learning.
Sophisticated project management skills including problem-solving abilities, analytical thinking, and sound judgment skills.
Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to obtain and convey service information to people of varying levels of technical knowledge and responsibility is essential.
Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with
multiple competing priorities.
Well-developed organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgement. Demonstrated resourcefulness.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to learn new skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
PhD degree preferred. More than 5 years of experience or equivalent in higher education.
Graduate Teaching Assistant orientation and training experience preferred.
Experience with principles and best practices of inclusive instructional design and Universal Design for Learning within a higher education environment.
Experience building courses in a Canvas environment.
Teaching in a college / university environment.
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