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Academic Professional Associate Lecturer/Instructional Designer - #2017

Department: Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (Academic Affairs)

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.  

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have 1) a minimum of a Master’s Degree in the STEM, Humanities, or Instructional Design (or related) field, 2) a minimum of 6 years teaching experience in Higher Education, 3) experience with instructional peer evaluation, 4) experience with design and implementation of faculty development workshops, 5) knowledge and experience with best-practice course design, 6) experience with supervision of transition from one learning management system to another, 7) leadership experience with university-wide initiatives, 8) proficiency with a variety of instructional technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants should have 1) a record of sustained evidence of teaching excellence and innovation, as indicated by teaching awards and commendations, peer evaluations, student evaluations, and/or presentations at regional or national conferences, 2) experience in blended learning or flipping the classroom, 3) experience with assessment of student learning, and 4) some experience with online teaching

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The mission of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning 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, 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

Duties and Responsibilities:

Faculty Development

  • Oversee the proposals for, and consult with the ECTL Director on, the planning of instructional design and technology workshops.
  • Work closely with the ECTL Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation of IDT workshops.
  • Administer, independently or as part of a team, best-practice and promising-practice faculty development programs for campus instructors.
  • Consult with faculty and staff (as individuals or in small teams) on instructional design principles, effective practices, and content delivery.
  • Perform peer evaluations/consultations as assigned by the director.
  • Supervise members of the IDT team in their training and pedagogical implementation of the UW Learning Management System.
  • Design and deliver instructional materials for use in various modalities: classroom, print, and online.

Research and Professional Development

  • Engage in professional development, and stay abreast of emerging/promising trends in pedagogy.
  • Develop, pilot, and assess teaching effectiveness of such pedagogies and approaches for the purposes of improving instructional practices, of self and other faculty.
  • Oversee the instructional design team and work with colleagues across campus to maintain awareness of emerging technologies and their appropriate applications in blended and technology-enhanced settings.
  • Evaluate and contribute to research findings for applicability to learning materials development, and share results with the community in local, regional, and/or national forums, as appropriate.

Teaching and Service

  • Teach one course per year, as appropriate to academic discipline.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on outreach, communication, and programming for the academic community on innovations in teaching and learning.
  • Represent the unit, as assigned by the director, on committees aligned with the mission of the ECTL or particular to the instructional design and technology division.
  • Represent the Director at Deans and Directors or University Assessment Coordinators meetings, when the Director is unavailable.

Special Projects

  • Various projects, relating to teaching excellence and/or teaching with technology in all branches of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, to enhance teaching and learning, as required.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

University

The University of Wyoming, a land-grant institution, is the state's only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and outreach services. UW combines major-university benefits and small-school advantages, renowned faculty, and world-class research facilities all set against the idyllic backdrop of southeastern Wyoming's rugged mountains and high plains. UW offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including year-round cultural and recreational activities. Located in Laramie, UW draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Laramie offers excellent schools, a hospital, and several long-term care facilities. UW cultural programming provides the community with many cultural experiences throughout the year.  Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:

Send complete application packet electronically to Alisa Siceloff  at asicelof@uwyo.edu.  Materials must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, student evaluations for two courses, three letters of reference, and contact information for three additional references (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number)

Review of applications will begin on April 2nd, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Desired start date of August, 2014.

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