Company : Memorial University of Newfoundland
Salary : $62,702 - $85,501 a year
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

May 28, 2021


Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

(Three-Year Contractual Position)

The University will consider applications from qualified permanent staff who may be interested in a secondment, subject to departmental approval

This competition may be used to fill identical positions in this unit within three (3) months of the closing date

About Us
Memorial University is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public, teaching and research university. Across three main campuses and in other locations, more than 18,000 students and 5,200 faculty and staff from more than 90 countries learn, teach, research, create and engage. Memorial University has teaching and learning facilities across Newfoundland and Labrador, and abroad, as well as 450 online courses providing diverse choice of where to study. We are an inclusive community dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and to public engagement and service.

The Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides leadership, service, and support for innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, and for the thoughtful use of educational technology, which includes online and blended learning, media services, and classroom technologies. CITL is undertaking a new strategic plan to further consolidate instruction, curriculum and technology and will play a more central role in the evolution of the teaching and learning environment at Memorial. Our vision is Better Learning for ALL and our mission to achieve this vision is to foster a culture of innovation at Memorial University that creates a positive impact on learning experiences.

The Opportunity
The position of Educational Developer – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is within the Educational Development Unit of CITL, reporting to the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning. The position has a primary focus on programs that develop faculty engagement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) across the university. Drawing on a scholarly and evidence-based approach, the Educational Developer – SoTL will be responsible for: developing a strategic vision for the promotion of the SoTL practice at Memorial, in consultation with CITL staff and key stakeholders; designing and facilitating a suite of programming to support the development of faculty and graduate students to ask and answer questions related to student learning, applying research methodologies to discipline-specific teaching inquiry and applying discipline-specific research methodologies to the SoTL inquiry; providing expert consultation to faculty and graduate students on pedagogical inquiry practices; supporting faculty and graduate students to share research results at Memorial University’s Teaching and Learning conference, as well as supporting them to submit their work for peer-reviewed publication and facilitating dissemination activities of teaching research; promoting the SoTL amongst faculty and graduate students as a valued practice; consulting academic units on the meaningful integration of the SoTL into teaching practices; collaborating on Memorial’s Teaching and Learning Conference and other professional development opportunities for faculty and graduate students; collaborating effectively with key CITL partners, including the School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Officers of academic units, academic unit leadership, the Office of Research and the Libraries; researching practices in the support of enhancing the practice of the SoTL and engaging in knowledge creation and dissemination within CITL; developing online resources (e.g. guides, handbooks, workbooks, tool kits) to support the adoption of the SoTL as a line of research amongst faculty and graduate students; contributing to the SoTL by presenting about innovative teaching development practices and research at national and/or international conferences in the field of educational development; evaluating the effectiveness of programs in collaboration with other CITL staff and writing formal and informal reports about the progress and outcomes of the program; and other related duties as required.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will have experience (3-5 years) in educational development, or teaching in Higher Education, with skills in university instruction, including developing, facilitating and coordinating learning experiences (face-to-face, online and blended); completion of a PhD degree, preferably in Education, Educational Psychology or Cognitive Psychology with a focus on Adult Education or postsecondary teaching; post-graduate certificates or equivalencies will be considered. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. A background is required in research methodologies used in the SoTL or a demonstrated engagement in the SoTL through activities of teaching research and/or initiatives, and knowledge of the SoTL research processes (e.g. grant funding, securing ethics approval for research with human participants and peer-review publications) and dissemination practices (journal publications and conference presentations).

Other relevant experience and skills include: knowledge of innovative teaching and learning practices and strategies within Higher Education (e.g. high-impact practices, course design, universal instructional design, team-based learning and blended learning); competence in the use and application of educational technologies; experience coordinating educational events and programs (e.g. conferences); knowledge of adult learning theories and approaches to effective teaching; demonstrated knowledge of project management and evaluation, including the ability to manage multiple projects, people and schedules in an academic setting; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team; administrative and organizational skills, including the ability to handle details with a high degree of accuracy and to organize and prioritize a high volume of work to meet deadlines; ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner, while producing high quality work outcomes; ability to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders; exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit the situation and audience, including the ability to skillfully manage situations involving challenge, conflict and the need for confidentiality; ability to take a reflective approach to initiatives by seeking and incorporating feedback for the purpose of improvement; openness to recognize when change is necessary, and to develop, implement and lead effective change management strategies.

Please submit to the Director of Human Resources a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy and/or philosophy of educational development.

SALARY $62,702 - $85,501 per annum (Management and Professional)
CLOSING DATE June 11, 2021

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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