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.
The Instructional Specialist will provide course design and delivery support to McKelvey faculty, embracing excellent and innovative educational practices, to improve the learning experience and educational outcomes for students.
Key areas of focus include:
Identify opportunities and conduct training/consultations to drive high quality, innovative teaching practices, as informed by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), including the leveraging of digital content to make instruction more compelling and effective.
Develop and implement programs to onboard new instructors and Assistants to Instructors.
Coordinate with industry and faculty to provide project-based learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In conjunction with the Director of Teaching Innovation and Educational Design, develop and deliver workshops and other events to expose McKelvey instructors to best practices in education pedagogy, use of digital technology such as Learning Management Systems to enhance course delivery, and strategies to create and maintain diverse and inclusive pedagogies and classroom environments.
Provide individualizedinstructional design and delivery support to McKelvey instructors about topics related to their instructional needs including: course design and delivery questions; making sense of course evaluations; handling complex/challenging situations with students; and incorporating service-learning into courses.
In conjunction with the Director of Teaching Innovation and Educational Design, develop and deliver instructor development programs including onboarding new instructors, and training Assistants to Instructors and Problem-Solving Team leaders.
In conjunction with the Director of Industry Relations & Career Engagement, coordinate engagement with industry to provide opportunities for problem- and project-based experiential learning activities both inside and outside the classroom. Develop best practices for meaningful engagement including realistic expectations and clear learning objectives. Track level of participation and effectiveness of engagement.
Coordinate with other support units on campus (e.g. Center for Teaching & Learning) to ensure teaching and learning practices and resources are socialized and shared.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree with minimum five years of experience related to higher education instructional design.
Doctoral degree with an academic focus on areas relevant to the position and minimum five years of experience related to higher education instructional design.
Formal training in educational technology.
Experience with instructional design support for STEM disciplines.
Collaboration (interpersonal skills, communication skills, joint problem-solving skills).
Course Design and Delivery (including blended course design and online course design).
Learning Environment Design.
Course and Instructor Review.
Program Evaluation and Review.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Engineering IT. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the McKelvey School of Engineering.
The hiring range for this position is $52,942 - $68,815 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.