The goal of this position is to contribute to creating high-quality, meaningful online learning experiences for Ohio State students and to support instructors in making a transition to online teaching as part of broader University goal of advancing teaching excellence across modes of delivery. In the context of emergency remote teaching, many instructors have found themselves rapidly preparing classes, including high-enrollment, high-impact undergraduate classes, for online offering. This position will be part of a support effort to provide consultation, professional learning, technology tools, and other aid to those instructors during the 2020-2021 school year.
The position will primarily work with Ohio State faculty members to create and maintain high-quality, accessible, inclusive online courses based on evidence-based principles of effective college teaching and online pedagogy. This individual will develop expertise in one-on-one coaching consultation techniques, course design principles, and project management approaches to co-facilitate a collaborative course design and development process with support and significant supervision from senior instructional designers and will contribute to continual peer feedback and work-shopping of ideas with other instructional designers. Instructional designers will research technologies and pedagogical approaches relevant to the goals of their individual projects and will share these insights with peers. In addition to partnerships with other instructional designers, this individual will need to build and maintain strong relationships with other ODEE team stakeholders and with external partners as part of the deeply collaborative nature of ODEE’s work as a central support unit. The person in this role will be expected to use technology tools to plan and prototype, to develop effective learning activities, to help faculty author content, and to help build courses in the learning management system (Carmen/Canvas).
In addition, this role requires participation in the development, implementation, and facilitation of workshops and engagement in staff professional development opportunities in learning theory, and multimedia development to bolster instructional design and consultation skills. This role will also engage with and support faculty and Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) colleagues creating technology-supported courses through other ODEE initiatives.
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated worker who works effectively independently and as part of a team, leads and manages projects and gathers consensus, and is able to communicate concepts about course design, college teaching, and learning technology in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience. Future colleagues who can provide examples of demonstrating flexibility and agility in achieving goals and building a positive, encouraging and continuous improvement workplace culture are especially sought after.
This is a one-year term position as part of a grant dedicated to supporting large undergraduate courses in collaboration with the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning, which is posting its own positions to fill for this term. At the end of the term, there is a potential for future roles in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning as part of its core work of supporting the development of online courses and programs. Staff members in this position have the option to work remotely for the length of the term, although future roles in ODEE may not all offer a permanent remote-work option.
Additional Information for Applicants::
There are six positions available with this posting.
Work Environment and Culture:
We work continually to maintain an environment where our team members can learn, succeed and thrive. To that end, our goal is to foster a community of professionals with diverse skills, experiences, physical capabilities and backgrounds who actively collaborate and engage in peer learning to support the mission of the Ohio State University. We are committed to personal and professional growth of individuals as they achieve their highest potential and support others along the way. In an ever-changing technology landscape, our employees are driven by core values: respect, trust, partnership, and innovation. We subscribe to continuous improvement through professional learning and strategic performance management.
We are dedicated to the positive experience of our team members. For new staff members, we offer a welcoming and supportive program of new-employee experiences that begins in the first week and extends throughout the year. We strive to compensate our team fairly, including a comprehensive suite of benefits offered to Ohio State employees which start on the first day of employment.
Our goal is to foster a community of professionals with diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds who actively collaborate to support the mission of the Ohio State University. We are committed to personal and professional growth of individuals as they achieve their highest potential and support others along the way. In an ever-changing technology landscape our employees are flexible, innovative, and adept problem-solvers.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least one year of experience teaching, or in a role directly supporting instruction, at a higher-education institution. Familiarity with evidence-based principles of college teaching and the backward-design approach to planning instruction: ability to describe basics and formulate appropriate questions related to those topics. Experience with the setup and facilitation of courses or learning activities through a learning management system (e.g., Carmen/Canvas).
At least one year of experience in a higher-education institution or high school (grades 9-12) setting in a role related to instructional design, curriculum development, or direct engagement with faculty in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced courses. Experience evaluating or remediating instructional materials based on digital accessibility considerations in the context of college teaching. Experience with formal academic program assessment of student learning based on curricular outcomes as well as other techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction (e.g., peer review of teaching, pre- and post-program student assessments, student capstones or degree-long portfolios). At least one year of experience teaching or directly supporting instruction in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subject area at the college level. Experience with social science research.
Target Salary: $22.12 - $26.93 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.