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Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

Job Opportunity

Academic Professional Associate Lecturer/Instructional Designer - #2017

The Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL) at the University of Wyoming invites applications for the position of Academic Professional Lecturer/Coordinator of Instructional Design and Technology. The successful applicant will join a newly developing multi-disciplinary instructional design and technology (ID) team in the ECTL. As a member of the ID team, the APL will collaborate with colleagues on campus to provide pedagogical and instructional design consultation and training in support of the effective delivery of academic credit courses on campus.

Position This is an AY (9-month) position. Depending on budget availability, there is likely to be one additional month of summer work and salary. Based on performance, APLs may earn extended term contracts of 6-years, and promotions to senior lecturer. For further details and information on how to apply, please click here.


Welcome to the John P. "Jack" Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

"If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with others" ~ African Proverb

The mission of the ECTL is to promote, support and evaluate the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence for UW's instructional community through a broad range of research-based programs, services and resources. We support instructors on-and off-campus by

  • Highlighting "best-practice" pedagogies
  • Encouraging innovative and transformative teaching
  • Supporting the development of sustained reflective practice
  • Fostering university-wide dialogue and collaboration among colleagues


In service of our mission, we create a broad array of programs that include workshops and seminars for new faculty and graduate students, forums, book discussions, and grant-supported projects. We consult with individuals and provide informal and formal classroom evaluations. Our website provides a vast collection of Teaching Tips and Resources. We welcome suggestions for programs and are pleased to collaborate with university departments and support offices to co-sponsor teaching and learning events. 


The ECTL oversees:


If you would like to collaborate with the ECTL for an event or project, or are interested in having us co-sponsor an event or project, please fill out our Collaboration Request Form. Please supply us with as much detail as possible, as this will assist us in reviewing proposals in a timely manner.



Note from the ECTL Director

Meg Skinner Dr. Margaret Flanigan Skinner of UW’s Department of Zoology and Physiology is the director of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa. She is an accomplished, award-winning teacher and has taught in clinical settings in England and Canada, and in a wide variety of lower-division, upper-division, and graduate courses at UW.

She would like to continue to offer events that are meaningful to all faculty and lecturers, and so Meg cordially invites suggestions and comments from all interested parties. And please don't hesitate to contact her for arrangement of individual or group consultations ( 4846).

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