Two positions available. Funded in base budget.
As soon as possible|
As per Article 15.2(b) non-instructional workload will be 35 hours per week|
Nanaimo and/or Cowichan Campuses|
Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is Vancouver Island University's teaching, learning and technology centre. We work strategically with VIU's Academic Plan and collaboratively with academic faculties and departments, and faculty members to promote and support innovation and excellence in the creation and development of high quality and curriculum-supported learning opportunities, through the appropriate use and integration of research-informed teaching tools, interactive technologies, and vibrant learning environments, which will enhance learning at Vancouver Island University.|
Reporting to the Director of the Innovation and Excellence in Learning Centre (Teaching and Learning Centre), the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Specialist functions in a collaborative role with other CTL Specialists serving the needs of faculty and also independently as a designer, co-designer, or project manager on institutional level projects and teaching and education development initiatives for curriculum, program, course, and non-traditional learning activities.
Primary responsibilities include:
1. teaching, learning, and professional development of instructional faculty
2. consultation and support services for the development, implementation, and evaluation of learning experiences at the curriculum, program, course and class levels, and other learning experiences (e.g., customized planning for teaching in hybridized learning environments)
3. stewardship of a community "network" and "knowledge base" around teaching and learning at VIU
4. being responsive to VIU community needs by developing or leading initiatives to meet those needs
5. developing and participating in strategic initiatives to support the continuous improvement of teaching and learning across VIU
6. keeping current in professional practice by teaching within a discipline concurrent with research projects aimed at enhancing scholarly teaching, learning and practice at VIU
The CTL Specialist also actively contributes to the development of processes and evolution of the Innovation and Excellence in Learning Centre (Teaching and Learning Centre) and its staff by planning, facilitating and/or participating in professional development, mentorship and coaching.
Though time allocation across the CTL Specialist's portfolio may vary depending on priorities or by agreement with the Director, the general breakdown is as follows:
- Supporting and working with instructional faculty in individual, small group or program settings on all aspects of curriculum, teaching, technology and learning (70%)
- Institutional or campus-level programming/initiatives; workshops/special sessions, conferences, special projects (15%)
- Teaching and learning centre specific e.g. defining the CTL Specialist's practice, establishing processes with other centre staff, engaging in professional development, conducting research projects; maintaining currency; (10%)
- Engaging in teaching a class in discipline of training every 2-3 years (5%)
While initial and some ongoing parameters for work (i.e. strategic priorities, direction and approach and time on work at different levels) are established by the Director, the CTL Specialist:
- Develops detailed project plans by working in collaboration with others (i.e. other CTL Specialists, Director, Faculty, Administration departments, and/or programs, and centre staff) to plan the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, methods and in several educational consultancy areas at the institutional, campus, Faculty, or program level.
- Participates in all phases of educational development initiatives by providing expertise related to teaching and learning research, instructional development, learning technology and/or teaching enhancement including dealing with specific or discipline-related teaching and learning issues, skills enhancement (general/specific teaching techniques or appropriate uses of learning technologies), and teaching inquiry including the scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Performs curriculum, program, course, or non-traditional learning development, implementation, and evaluation activities (e.g. for program accreditation) or at the Faculty or program level.
- Is a primary contact with the Faculties and other identified clients and is an ambassador for the centre and VIU in all interactions.
For a complete position description, please visit: http://www.viu.ca/iel/teachlearn/pdf/00705_CTL_Specialist_VIUFA.pdf
Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities, including, student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
- A completed PhD
o Required: one of the two graduate degrees must be in education directly related to learning, teaching or curriculum design (e.g., curriculum, teaching and learning; curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, curriculum development) while the other graduate degree must be in a subject area that corresponds to Vancouver Island University's Bachelor or Master Degree program offerings
- Eight years teaching experience which includes six cumulative years experience at the post-secondary level as an instructor of face-to-face, credit course instruction in a subject area that corresponds to Vancouver Island University's Bachelor or Master Degree program offerings (see http://www.viu.ca/calendar/)
o At least two additional years experience teaching in other environments (e.g., K-12, online teaching or additional post-secondary experience)
- Two years experience in faculty or educational development demonstrating the ability to support faculty in their teaching and learning experiences at the post-secondary level
- Evidence of teaching excellence and success in own practice to establish credibility for supporting and working with faculty (e.g., teaching award, research, course design etc.)
- Demonstrated ability of scholarly research on teaching and learning (e.g., journal article publications, research program, research grants, refereed conference papers/presentations etc.)
- Excellent knowledge of current theories and practices in education particularly with respect to post-secondary teaching and learning (e.g. student engagement, deep learning, interactive learning, curriculum alignment, assessment and evaluation, blended and online learning, etc.)
- Demonstrated active and ongoing professional development in the field of education (e.g., blogs, journals, readings, collaborations, connections, organizations, conferences)
For a complete position description and qualifications, please visit: http://www.viu.ca/iel/teachlearn/pdf/00705_CTL_Specialist_VIUFA.pdf
Evidence of Experience
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
|Posting Period:||June 07, 2012 - July 04, 2012|
Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.|
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.