Applications are invited for an Instructional Designer, Online + Hybrid Learning to support faculty in the design and implementation of undergraduate and graduate courses for hybrid and remote delivery during the 2020-2021 academic year. Instructional Designers use knowledge of emerging and promising practices and research in hybrid and online pedagogy and technology-enabled learning (TEL) to assist in the creation of accessible, engaging and equitable learning opportunities for students.
This position works collaboratively and consultatively with faculty and programs across campus as part of a small team within the Teaching + Learning Centre.
Temporary Full-Time Position
(ASAP to 15 May 2021, with the possibility of extension)
Hours to be Determined
Pay Grade I ($29.92 to $32.03 per hour)
Some Typical Duties:
Participates in the ongoing programs and activities in the Teaching + Learning Centre (TLC) to support the design and delivery of hybrid and online courses in all three undergraduate Faculties as well as Graduate Studies.
Consults with individual course instructors on the design, development and teaching of courses for hybrid and online delivery, drawing on approaches informed by the research, theory and practice as appropriate to the context of art and design education and studio-based learning.
Provides ongoing guidance to course instructors, coordinating with Information Technology Services (ITS) and other areas to provide hands-on curriculum design and technology support as needed.
In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Centre team, organizes and/or participates in the delivery of professional learning opportunities for faculty that support the design and delivery of hybrid and online courses in an art, media and design context.
Supports or initiates the development of learning resources for the design and delivery of courses for hybrid and online delivery.
Works one-on-one with faculty and staff to introduce them to a broad range of computer applications and instructional tools related to curriculum delivery and research or assist in solving problems that have been encountered.
In collaboration with the Instructional Technologies Specialist and ITS, supports course instructors in their use of learning technologies and software applications, including the Moodle Learning Management System, BlueJeans, and video creation and editing tools.
Provides guidance to course instructors in the effective use of audio, video, graphic, multimedia and online resources within courses to improve learning and engage diverse learning needs.
Collaborates with the Teaching and Learning Centre team to contribute to other aspects of the TLC programs and services.
Through research, reading, and participation in professional associations, stays current with advancements and trends in teaching and learning in post-secondary education with special emphasis placed on art, media and design education.
Mentors and supervises research and teaching assistants working within the Teaching and Learning Centre.
Participates in the BC Educational Technology Users Group and other relevant communities as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as required.
A Bachelor’s degree in Education, or a relevant art, media, or design discipline.
At least 2 years’ experience in online/hybrid course design and teaching.
Experience working with learning management systems is essential;
An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience may be considered.
Experience in educational development, instructional design, or equivalent; demonstrated experience working one-on-one with faculty would be an asset.
Familiarity with post-secondary studies in Art and Design and/or a current/past creative practice preferred.
Knowledge of relevant educational research (e.g., teaching/learning, instructional design, assessment, student development, technology-enabled learning) would be an asset.
Previous work experience with Moodle would be an asset
Knowledge of inclusive teaching principles and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) would be an asset.
Ability to work with considerable independence as well as in a small collaborative team environment.
Excellent interpersonal communication, collaboration and relationship-building skills.
Demonstrated sensitivity and a high level of confidentiality and tact when responding to challenging situations.
Experience in successfully meeting deadlines and managing complex projects.
Strong personal initiative coupled with an open manner and flexibility.
Strong computer skills, including familiarity and fluency with common office applications, Adobe Creative Suite and/or comparable design applications, as well as common teaching and learning technologies.
Excellent planning and organization skills, a proactive approach to assessing current and future needs and developing programs in response, and efficient project management skills.
Superior written and verbal communication abilities.
Preferred Qualifications Additional Information
Emily Carr University especially invites those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. All qualified people are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.
Posting Number SA026-2020
Open Date 06/19/2020
Close Date 07/06/2020
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants