We are seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Curriculum Development Specialist to support curriculum and content development and administrative efforts within the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. This role requires a candidate with a strong background in educational technology and experience working in higher education, with excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail. In this role, the Curriculum Development Specialist will collaborate with Information Technology staff, basic science faculty, health care professionals, and academic program staff to provide an optimal learning experience for Michigan State University medical students.
Specific job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cultivate a deep knowledge of current and emerging issues in innovative pedagogy, assessment, instructional technology, and best practices in higher education, and identify relevant initiatives for implementation of same.
Plan, develop, organize, promote, implement, monitor, integrate, and evaluate instructional technology, accessibility compliance, instructional design, online learning, learning assessment, faculty development, and budgeting related to teaching and learning and innovative learning concepts and practices.
Facilitate development of organizational resources, project management, and training for initiatives related to instructional design and technology, accessibility, assessment, and best practices in teaching and learning.
Maintain collaborative relationships with campuswide MSU teaching and learning offices and initiatives. Build effective and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, platform providers, and other relevant professional organizations and colleagues.
Collaborate with faculty colleagues to develop online courses, including exam preparation and compliance with web accessibility requirements.
Assume ownership of project success, provide dedicated leadership and seek support as needed.
If you are a tech-savvy individual with a passion for education and a knack for problem-solving, we invite you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of academic technology and making a meaningful impact on the learning experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -Educational Technology or Biological Science Education
Other -STEM Education
MA/MS in field related to Educational Technology or Biological Science Education
3 or more years of experience working in an academic environment.
Ability to work independently and collaborate with an interdisciplinary, cross-college team
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrate interest in building inclusive environments.
Experience with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Google Team Drive, Microsoft Suites (including SharePoint, Teams)
Experience with video and audio editing and post-production workflow in Camtasia
STEM Education, with experience in Human or Animal Biology
Experience developing and managing academic technological workflow.
Experience with instructional activity development and teaching
Experience with PlayPosit, D2L, TopHat, iClicker
Knowledge of MediaSpace infrastructure and channels with basic editing
Required Application Materials
Letter of intent/cover letter
Listing of three professional references, including names and contact information.
Review of applications will begin February 12, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources site http://careers.msu.edu Posting number 928675.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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