Central Michigan University – Teaching and Learning Consultant
Central Michigan University is seeking a Teaching and Learning Consultant. Below is the link for details and to apply as well as a summary of the position.
Position Summary: The Teaching and Learning Consultant in the Center for Excellence for Teaching and Learning at Central Michigan University (CMU) serves a critical role in contributing to the development, delivery, facilitation, and assessment of programs (e.g., workshops, webinars, cohort models), services (e.g., consultations, mid-term semester feedback sessions, observations), and resources (e.g., print and web- based content) designed to support faculty, academic staff, and graduate teaching assistants in effective, evidence-based teaching and learning strategies, instructional techniques, and curriculum formulation in a range of formats including face-to-face, blended (hybrid), and online.
- Master’s degree preferably in Teaching, Curriculum & Instruction, Higher Education, Educational Technology, or related higher education field.
- Experience with developing and conducting impactful face-to-face and online faculty training workshops and/or webinars.
- Teaching and learning consulting/Instructional design experience at a college or university that includes working with face-to-face, hybrid (blended) and/or online instructional formats.
- Ability to clarify client needs and suggest appropriate pedagogical strategies, resources, and materials in a professional and confidential manner.
- Ability to research, analyze, and propose learning solutions for face- to-face, hybrid (blended), and online instruction by using the latest, evidence based pedagogical strategies.
- Working knowledge of learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard) and/or other digital learning based technologies.
- Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively within an academic community across disciplines.
Projects a positive image with strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Ability to effectively prioritize workload by managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines.
- Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. with an emphasis on Teaching, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, Higher Education , Educational Technology, or related higher education field.
- Three years of teaching and learning consulting experience at a college or university that includes working with face-to-face, hybrid (blended) and online instructional formats.
- Documented experience of conducting impactful teaching and learning workshops in a range of formats including face-to-face, live webinar, and digitally recorded.
- Experience in implementing best practices in curriculum, instruction, and student learning.
- Documented evidence of effectively using best practices in the implementation of technology learning tools.
- Evidence of engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) through research, analysis, and proposing learning solutions for face- to-face, hybrid (blended), and online instruction by using the latest, evidence based pedagogical strategies.
- Documented experience of effective use of learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard) and other digital learning based technologies.
- Enterprising, diplomatic, and proactive at solving problems by working with a variety of disciplines, levels of experience, and teaching styles.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Conducts classroom observations with faculty in all instructional formats to assist them in implementing pedagogies that are most conducive to student learning.
- Assists faculty across the disciplines with overall course design or redesign, development and evaluation of instructional strategies and materials that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles in face-to-face, hybrid (blended), and online formats.
- Implements technology/multimedia to enhance instructional course design in all instructional delivery formats.
- Supports academic departments and units in all disciplines in the exploration and development of innovative teaching and learning strategies and resources in all classroom formats.
- When appropriate, collaborates with related departments to plan, develop, and facilitates faculty development workshops, webinars, department-specific programs, Faculty Learning Communities or their equivalent, and other activities in areas of teaching and learning as well as the use of instructional technology tools.
- Contributes to various University and Center initiatives related to accreditation and continuous improvement such as writing, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, internationalization, or similar projects.
- Advances the practice of teaching by making research findings public.
- Performs other duties as assigned.