Educational Developer

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Professional and Managerial Group

Educational Developer

Open Learning and Educational Support

Temporary full-time from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2019

Hiring #: 2017-0151

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Using evidence-based approaches, the Educational Developer (ED) supports educators and provides expertise to enhance pedagogical practices at the University of Guelph. The ED position is focused on the training and development of teaching assistants, graduate students, and other educators at the University of Guelph. Work will include fostering evidence-based practices through designing and facilitating interdisciplinary and discipline-specific workshops, programs and initiatives; developing online and print based resources; supporting curriculum review and development; developing tools and processes that support an outcomes-based approach to education;  supporting course development, delivery and assessment; engaging in research related to teaching and learning in higher education; disseminating knowledge on teaching and learning through a variety of channels; leading and participating in teaching and learning initiatives at a local, provincial and national level and special projects as assigned.

Requirements of the position include:  Master’s degree in education or a related field and several years of related job experience in educational development, preferably in a university setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Essential skills include:  strong teaching and educational development abilities (at the post-secondary level); facilitation and presentation, consultative decision-making, instructional design, assessment and evaluation, program planning, project management, organization, leadership, self-motivation, self-direction, and an ability to work independently and as part of a team. The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of pedagogical literature (including active learning and strategies for student engagement) and be able to communicate and work effectively with faculty, TAs, support staff and university administrators.  Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of the University of Guelph, its strategic directions, its academic and support units is required.

Position Number          449-005
Classification                 P06
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

Posting Date: 2017 04 12
Closing Date: 2017 05 08