University Center for Teaching and Learning - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008536)
This is a professional staff position with The Next Generation Learning Initiatives, a division of the University Center for Teaching and Learning. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has a combination of skills in instructional design, instructional technology, faculty development, and project management.
As a Next Generation Instructional Designer, you will consult with faculty about the course design and development of materials for online delivery, and build online courses on the Blackboard, Canvas, and/or Coursera learning management system platforms. The work will span all aspects of online learning design and development.
The incumbent will:
- Analyze current online teaching practices and provide recommendations for the improvement of teaching methods/strategies and assessment of student achievement
- Work closely with Pitt faculty and advise them on effective online teaching practices
- Create course development plans as well as selected course materials
- Be involved in selecting appropriate technologies for course development and delivery and provide technical consultation on the selection of appropriate technologies
- Coordinate the work of others, including multi-media specialists, to build online courses
The incumbent should be someone who is excited about and has spent time researching and applying new technologies to the learning process. If you are passionate about teaching and learning and want to partner with faculty in a professional staff position, please apply. The staff in our center enjoy what we do, are highly-motivated and are eager to welcome new colleagues to Pitt.
Master's Degree in instructional design or a closely related field.
Knowledge of learning theory and its application to teaching in higher education.
Knowledge of teaching methods/strategies for online and hybrid courses in higher education.
Knowledge of how instructional technologies can be used effectively for online learning.
Working knowledge of audio and video capture and editing.
Minimum of five years' experience in teaching (preferably online), designing instruction, and/or developing curriculum for adult learners.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
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: 19008536
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.