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Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff I: Supplemental Instruction and Scholarship of ...

University of Windsor

2-Year Limited Term Appointment Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff I: Supplemental Instruction and Scholarship of Online Teaching and Learning
Position # 002192AASLT24-2019-OOL

The University of Windsor invites applications for a 2-year Limited Term Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff I, (LS, AAS I) position in the Office of Open Learning commencing on or before January 1, 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Office of Open Learning at the University of Windsor has a mandate to enhance the University’s capacity in development and delivery of online, open and blended learning opportunities to our 16,500 students. The Office of Open Learning is a small, dynamic team of online learning specialists, with a growing local and national reputation. For further details on the office, visit our website: http://www.uwindsor.ca/openlearning.

The successful candidate for this position will have these general responsibilities: 1) Teaching: delivering workshops, and intensive course design institutes, contributing to other formal OOL programs, expansion of Supplemental Instruction across campus in online and face to face settings; 2) pedagogical service; 3) scholarly activity: promoting and supporting scholarly activity in online, open and blended teaching and learning.

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate these essential qualifications:
• A graduate degree (minimum of Masters degree) in Education, Psychology, or a related relevant discipline with a focus on peer mentoring, peer-led instruction, course-redesign, or online or technology-enabled teaching and learning
• 2 years experience in educational development, with a particular focus on supplemental instruction, teaching assistant development, and eLearning, online or open learning
• Experience with implementing and supporting Supplemental Instruction (SI) models
• Completion of recognised SI Supervisor Training
• Experience with developing synchronous and asynchronous online learning environments
• Experience working with students as partners in curricular projects, including hiring, training and supporting peer instructors
• Experience in course and curriculum design, instructional design, learning outcome development, curriculum alignment
• Experience in curriculum or instructional design project management including managing multiple deadlines and tasks with competing priorities;
• Experience with collection and analysis of mixed data (quantitative and qualitative), program evaluation, and human research ethics processes
• Successful teaching and faculty development experience, preferably at a university level;
• Demonstrated strong interest in scholarship of eLearning, online learning, open learning, blended learning and peer supported instruction;
• Strong knowledge of pedagogy and effective teaching practices in peer-led instruction, online and blended teaching and learning
• Familiarity with teaching and learning literature, and research and scholarship methodologies in teaching and learning
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and to consult with students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds in a professional and collaborative manner;
• Familiarity with the academic mission of the University
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Commitment to diversity and equity.
Application Requirements - Applications must include:
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a teaching or educational development dossier; and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Chair, at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of October 11, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Nick Baker, Chair, Appointments Committee, The Office of Open Learning
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 4925, Email: nbaker@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.