Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.
Employee Group: Academic
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Number: 20/A/08
Salary Range: $65,250 - $113,115 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Reporting to the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, the Educational Development Consultant will work closely with faculty and staff within the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and with faculty and academic managers across the broader College community to fulfill the College’s teaching and learning priorities. The successful incumbent will work both independently and collaboratively in the design, development, and delivery of Faculty Development offerings within its programming (i.e. courses, seminars, events, and workshops). Valuing input and feedback, this person will adopt a scholarly approach to curriculum and instructional design on a variety of core pedagogical topics including, but not limited to, UDL, grounded and inclusive learner-focused pedagogy, norms for learning and classroom management, instructional skills development, integration of teaching technologies, feedback, assessment, and evaluation, critical and reflective practice, and research within teaching. Working directly with faculty, this person will provide one-on-one consultations, mentoring, and coaching as well as congregated educational development sessions. Given the service-delivery nature of the role, this person will be required to manage multiple priorities while being responsive to departmental and institutional emerging and shifting priorities. Some weekend or evening work may be required for delivery of faculty development offerings.
Providing guidance to faculty and staff in the development of effective teaching skills and learning experiences;
Working collaboratively in the design and delivery of mandatory and specialized educational development programming.
Designing instructional approaches that role model best practices in critically reflective teaching and learning;
Providing pedagogical support to faculty through consultation and observation, with the intent to build capacity;
Developing and supporting peer networks to promote best practices in teaching and learning with faculty colleagues;
Supporting the integration of educational technology into any aspect of instructional and course design;
Supporting faculty skills development, design, and implementation of scholarship within their teaching;
Applying evidence-based and scholarly approaches to Educational Development programming design;
Maintaining an active and scholarly understanding of current trends in learning and higher education;
Creating an inclusive environment for learning and collaboration which accommodates learners’ and colleagues’ diverse educational needs and perspectives.
Other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree required (PhD preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of experience and expertise in both development and delivery of curriculum, assessment and evaluation in learner-focused pedagogy in higher education. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Master’s degree in, or related educational and/or teaching experience in: adult learning, curriculum, teaching, and learning, educational psychology.
A minimum of 3 to 5 years of teaching experience at a post-secondary level is required.
Competence and expertise with diverse educational technologies.
Demonstrated experience integrating technology into teaching.
Minimum 2 years of educational development experience an asset; demonstrated leadership skills an asset.
Experience with diverse research methodologies and SOTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) an asset.
Deep understanding and integration of inclusive pedagogical principles into teaching practice.
Experience with a wide range of active, learner-focused teaching and learning methods.
Proven ability to work independently, collaboratively as part of a team and in consultative decision making.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.
Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.