University Center for Teaching and Learning - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19005576)
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Teaching and Learning (Teaching Center) is seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about teaching and learning to partner with our faculty in a professional staff position. The job requires a combination of skills in instructional design, faculty development, and instructional technology. The Teaching and Learning Consultant is responsible for collaborating with faculty, teaching assistants and with colleagues in the Teaching Center on the design and development of courses and instructional materials for classroom-based, online and hybrid courses.
The Consultant will also work with individuals to analyze current teaching practices and make recommendations for improvement and will conduct workshops on topics related to teaching. Job duties include: consulting with faculty and/or teaching assistants; designing traditional, hybrid and online instructional materials; managing instructional design projects; preparing written materials for online publication; collaborating with instructional technologists; conducting formative evaluations; and offering workshops or training on teaching methods and/or the effective uses of technology.
The primary job duties of a Teaching Consultant are highly varied; however, the work tends to center around the theme of improving teaching and learning outcomes across the institution. This happens through a variety of projects, programs, and offerings including but not limited to: consultations, classroom observations, teaching evaluation analysis, workshops, needs analysis, instructional technology, communication, project management, facilitation, research, assessment and event management. Experience with a learning management system (such as Blackboard) is critical, as is the demonstrated ability to effectively use typical instructional technologies. The staff in our center enjoy what we do, are highly-motivated and are eager to welcome new colleagues to Pitt. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply!
Knowledge and/or experience in the following areas would be useful: * Accreditation in higher ed * Organizational development * Blackboard and other LMS products * Grant writing
* Proposal writing * WordPress * Gamification and simulations * Book discussion facilitation * Emerging technologies * Credentialing, badging, and certification program implementation
A master's degree is required; however, a Ph.D. is preferred. If you hold only a masters, it must be in instructional design and/or instructional technology or a closely related field, typically in Education (Ed Psych, Curriculum and Instruction, etc.). Ph.D. candidates who meet the minimum required experience may hold a degree in any field. A minimum of five years' experience in faculty development (in higher education), organizational improvement (in higher education), or face-to-face instructional design (in higher education) is required. Seven years is preferred. Experience must be in an accredited public or private institution.
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
Hiring Range: $40,092.00 - $65,676.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19005576
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.