Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Arts & Sciences is looking for an experienced and versatile Instructional Specialist (IS) to provide leadership, vision, and expertise in the design and delivery of remote and technology-assisted courses. The IS will work closely with leadership to set the pedagogical direction for remote and technology-assisted learning and will champion innovative instructional content design incorporating proven academic pedagogical principles and learning-enhanced technologies in support of a wide variety of academic programs. The IS will provide direct consultation to faculty on course design and best practices on topics of interest including interactive engagement, digital pedagogy, and inclusive teaching strategies. Will promote the visibility of available resources to faculty and staff and collaborate with colleagues from across the university, including the Center for Teaching and Learning, the College Office, the Graduate School, and A&S Computing and Technology.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with design and development of remote, hybrid and classroom-based courses.
Partner with Arts & Sciences faculty and staff in the design and development of instructional content for remote, hybrid and classroom-based courses, analyzing learning needs and outcomes, building content modules and creating interactive media content in various learning systems and platforms using a variety of software applications, in a manner consistent with pedagogical best practices.
Collaborate with instructors to transition existing classroom-based content to a remote/hybrid delivery format.
Ensure course design and course materials meet accessibility standards; provide accessibility training and assistance for instructors.
Manage multiple design projects concurrently; create project plans, manage timelines, and coordinate with team members and partners in the Center for Teaching and Learning, the College Office and A&S Computing and Technology to meet project deliverables.
Participate in course evaluation/assessment process to ensure quality guidelines and desired learning outcomes are being met; make recommendations to develop a wide variety of learning assessment instruments.
Assist/Support innovative teaching and learning strategy development.
Research and recommend new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories and models and their potential application to instructional opportunities; design and produce learning materials regarding trends, to support teaching and learning needs.
Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning and/or community building.
Design, develop, and deliver workshops and training to inform faculty and staff on pedagogical applications and effective use and integration of technology tools for online, blended, and classroom delivery.
Participate in accreditation activities related to remote and hybrid programs.
Promote innovative learning and facilitate online course delivery.
Serve as the primary point of contact in Arts & Sciences for learning resources.
Assist in development of additional resources for faculty and students.
Collaborate with SME’s and information technology staff to resolve issues related to technology use in teaching, including application assessment, pedagogy, deployment methodologies, and integration strategies.
Represent Arts & Sciences in campus wide and state and national discussions and initiatives focused on online learning.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, instructional technology, curriculum design or other related discipline and three years of professional experience designing, developing, and managing remote/online, blended, and/or other technology-mediated instruction or master’s degree in a related field and one year of professional experience developing, and managing remote/online, blended, and/or other technology-mediated instruction.
Master’s degree in a related discipline.
Three years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment evaluation.
Teaching experience, especially at the collegiate level.
Experience in project management.
Familiarity with video and digital production.
Familiarity with copyright laws and creative commons.
Experience with Canvas LMS.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the School of Arts & Sciences. This position is for the Danforth Campus. The ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations is required.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.