Specialist - Curriculum Dev-Fixed Term

Job no: 656696
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Prv Teaching Learning And Technology
Department: Hub Innov In Learning And Technology 40001001
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Non-Union, Full Time (90-100%)

Position Summary

The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate to lead the design, development, and implementation of the #iteachmsu Commons online educator development platform. This individual will work with faculty and other University stakeholders, as well as team members to design, develop, launch, market, and guide the ongoing implementation of this platform across MSU. Individuals in this position will employ knowledge and skills related to pedagogy, online learning, web design, and professional learning communities. For this position, you should enjoy learning new skills, solving problems, and have a passion for inspiring educators (e.g. faculty, staff, and students) to share teaching and learning resources, connect with other educators, and grow in their teaching practice. You will also develop and deliver workshops and events on this platform and educator development work across campus.


Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

College or University teaching experience. Coursework or training in teaching or pedagogy, as evidenced by graduate-level credits, certifications, and/or workshop facilitation experience. Familiarity with assessment practices. Some familiarity in use or development with course-related technologies such as D2L, Google apps, and Microsoft 365.  Personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level. Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship.

Required Application Materials

CV, Cover Letter and the following:

Special Instructions

Please submit Cover Letter, CV and outline ways you would design, develop, deliver, and build sustainable buy-in for an online educator development platform.

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Department Statement

We help you identify, accelerate, and create new ways to learn. The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology provides capacity to campus in three domains to support MSU’s efforts to provide more valuable learning experiences.

First, we are a design consultancy. We work with faculty, staff, and students to conceptualize problems and opportunities and develop solutions. Second, we support the development or revision of online programs. Third, we help the campus think about the effective use of learning technologies.

Transformations that lead to more valuable learning experiences come from faculty, students, and staff working together across experiences, programs, and departments. Our job is to help identify, accelerate, and create new ways to learn.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jun 18, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 2, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time



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