Area of focus: Large Enrollment, High DFW, and STEM Online and Hybrid Course Design & Instruction
The Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning (CTAL) at the University of Delaware seeks applicants for the exciting and challenging position of Educational Development Specialist. Reporting to the Associate Director of Educational Development, the Educational Development Specialist joins CTAL staff in providing high-level support to University of Delaware faculty, promoting teaching excellence and innovation, fostering student learning, and building community at UD, with a focus on large enrollment and high DFW courses as well as STEM-based in an online and hybrid learning environment . As CTAL has throughout its 45-year history, this position evolves, grows, and offers significant opportunities for personal and professional growth. CTAL staff are encouraged to take advantage of educational and training opportunities throughout the University and beyond. Work associated with this position gives the Educational Development Specialist opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the University community and also meet and work with students, graduate students, and faculty. This will be a 3-year position with the option to extend based on performance and programming needs.
Work closely with CTAL staff, University of Delaware faculty, staff in other units, as well as graduate instructors to support pedagogy that is inclusive, centered on best practices in online/hybrid education, and proven to be effective.
Work directly with faculty and graduate instructors in a variety of professional learning settings including individual consultations, learning communities, formal workshops, and informal settings.
As a member of the team, help shape a bold vision for the future of high-quality online teaching centered around asynchronous, learner-centered pedagogies and assessments by helping faculty to succeed in online learning environments.
Ensure that the University of Delaware instructors are prepared technically and pedagogically to facilitate their students’ success in the University’s online and hybrid courses. Work as a contributing and collegial member of a team, and to communicate proactively within the team environment.
Areas of Responsibility:
Graduate degree with a minimum of four years’ STEM experience in educational development, college or university teaching of blended/online courses, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Effective verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintains respectful, cooperative, productive work relationships.
Strong organizational and program management capabilities, including the ability to manage a variety of complex projects and priorities, coordinate with others, and follow projects through to completion.
Initiative to organize, prioritize, plan, and manage own work activities according to necessary timelines and schedules.
Tact and discretion with sensitive/confidential information.
Knowledge of blended/online educational research, theory, and practice in faculty and graduate student professional development.
Research and writing skills in the scholarship of university teaching and learning.
Ability to craft actionable recommendations from data.
Ability to operate comfortably in a wide variety of roles, whether behind the scenes, or publicly representing CTAL in a professional manner.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, WordPress, Google, LMS, and Qualtrics.
Ability to design, create, and maintain web pages are a plus.
To apply: To be considered, qualified candidates must submit 1) a letter of intent, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and 4) contact information for three references that can attest to the candidate’s qualifications and performance. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Internal Number: 496080
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/