Education Specialist, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support- Libraries 14357
The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Education Specialist (Instructional Design Assistant.8). This position is responsible for planning, designing, and developing curricula and providing instructional s upport to the West Virginia University Libraries' Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support as well as to other West Virginia University Libraries' [WVUL] constituents. Teaches WVUL-based classes, training sessions, and workshops. WVU Libraries offers a collegial and collaborative work environment as well as encourage and support professional development.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Support instruction by using evidenced-based pedagogies to create instructional materials, both digital and non-digital. These materials can include, but are not limited to, course syllabi, lesson plans, learning objects, assessments, and rubrics.
Assist the Office Head with designing, developing, and implementing professional development activities and trainings to support WVUL and University constituents
Assist the Office Head with the design, development, and implementation of assessment instruments.
Collect data from assessments and other data streams; prepares reports for Office Head and WVUL constituents.
Lead classes, training sessions, and workshops
Teach at least one section of ULIB 101 each academic year
Investigate, develop, and coordinate opportunities for WVUL collaboration with units and departments on campus, regarding student success and retention and at-risk student populations
Assist the Instruction Design Assistant with the creation, implementation, and maintenance of digital learning objects.
Assist the Instruction Design Assistant with the creation, implementation, and maintenance of Blackboard course materials and LibGuide Research Guides
Participate in appropriate committees and task forces as well as professional development opportunities.
Assist with other duties as requested by the Head of WVUL Curriculum and Instructional Support
Master's degree in related field or a Bachelor's degree in related field and equivalent experience is required. Completing of college courses in Education and/or Pedagogy preferred.
Two (2) years' experience teaching in a higher education classroom environment, onsite and/or online
Experience creating instructional materials
Experience with course / learning management systems and other educational technology tools
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Advanced writing and editorial skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement effective projects.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities .
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Feb 17, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 199902
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.