The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking to hire an Instructional Development Specialist (Senior Instructional Designer) for the College of Pharmacy.
The Senior Instructional Designer is responsible for leading the design, delivery and integration of all learning technology areas and develops programs to apply technology in teaching and learning across the College of Pharmacy. This position will work closely with the faculty, course coordinators, program leaders, and subject matter experts to design and develop the on-line and distance education and training programs of the College of Pharmacy. Identify learning strategies and appropriate methodologies to enhance understanding and use of technology in the pedagogy of distance education, online, continuing education, and international programs. Train and directly support faculty on contemporary instructional design methods through active and team based learning techniques, using technology to enhance and measure learning outcomes. Manage the College’s facility that provides faculty resources and support to develop teaching techniques, explore innovative teaching methods, evaluate student skills, design learning spaces, and use technology effectively.
Key Responsibilities / Duties:
Develop and implement instructional technologies for PharmD and post-graduate coursework by collaborating with College of Pharmacy faculty, course coordinators, program leaders, and subject matter experts to support learning objectives. Evaluate new technologies to discover new and better ways to enhance instruction.
Plan and design instruments to evaluate student performance, faculty instruction and course content and delivery. • Research literature on current evaluation methods for immediate and long term evaluation of student performance and curriculum. Advise administration and faculty regarding revisions and updates for courses and curriculum to meet new developments in educational theory.
Create policies and procedures for the use and maintenance of instructional technology in the programs.
Develop and implement logistics for the College of Pharmacy international distance learning programs, encompassing best practices and electronic delivery of materials and synchronous and asynchronous learning environments across time zones.
Structure, organize, and edit content and instruction in a pedagogically sound manner for the learning environment. Develop and provide continuous training and workshops on technologies and the most effective application of those technologies that support blended, online, and “flipped” classrooms, such as use of content management systems, wikis, blogs, animation, instant messenger, lecture capture, discussion boards and other online collaboration tools.
Maintain evolving knowledge of new instructional methods and applications to inspire faculty to innovate in instruction and delivery. Host faculty workshops and events to teach these methods and promote a culture of teaching innovation and scholarship.
Collaborate with instructors and faculty, faculty, and researchers to identify, develop and implement appropriate instructional and technology solutions for teaching and learning. Serve as a resource and advocate for faculty and staff to phase in new academic technologies into the curriculum and overcome barriers.
Identify and work with vendors and industry experts in academic technologies to support team based, problem based, and active learning techniques.
Consult with course coordinators and instructors to create active content, online student assessments, interactive online conferencing, and online ‘office hours’ between instructor and student as well as between students in support of team study and student organizations.
Select, implement, support, and train faculty on systems that support, store, and manipulate data in the use of ongoing assessment of instructional effectiveness. Develop a metric driven plan to assess faculty in support of self-driven continuous improvement of curriculum delivery and alignment to course and curriculum objectives. • Assist with mapping curriculum outcomes and accreditation based metrics and in guiding, developing and improving the revised curriculum.
Participate in various college, health-science, and campus-level committees to understand and contribute to faculty driven curriculum policy and vision, provide direction on current recommended practice in instructional design, and solicit and review student feedback on courses and translate to improved faculty/instructional methods.
Co-manages the Distance Learning (DL)-First program consisting of teaching aides across both the Chicago and Rockford campuses. In coordination with the AV lead, assesses and develops long term improvement of IT/AV support delivery and metrics including Help Desk support, management and development of online program technical support.
Manages daily AV support efforts across TALK and IT in coordination with ITU Help Desk manager and AV lead. Directs programmatic development of learning space design, pedagogy, and implementation. Assists with the development and coordination of faculty training.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
a. Master's degree in education, educational psychology, or the humanities such as history, political science, literature, journalism, communications, or philosophy
Six (6) months of experience which included any of the following areas professional writing or editing, audiovisual design and/or production, design and/or production of evaluation tools, educational programming, curriculum development, or classroom teaching
Baccalaureate degree in education, educational psychology, or the humanities
Eighteen (18) months of experience which included any of the following areas professional writing or editing, audiovisual design and/or production, design and/or production of evaluation tools, educational programming, curriculum development, or classroom teaching
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in current and emerging instructional pedagogies, adult learning theories, learning outcome assessment and the application of Instructional Design models such as; ADDIE, Merrill and/or Gagne
Demonstrated experience identifying, developing, supporting and recommending, in consultation with faculty, various learning delivery models such as; eLearning, classroom, CBT, Blended Training, and/or Learning Management Systems (such as Blackboard)
Masters degree in Education, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or closely related discipline.
Education and/or experience in health related field preferred.
A minimum of three to six years of progressively responsible experience in providing extensive instructional design and/or technology training in a University setting. Professional certification as instructional design technology or project management preferred.
Demonstrated experience in one or more areas supporting, developing and /or migrating content for continuing education courseware, international programs and partnerships, core and elective coursework, and learning systems and methods for ongoing curriculum review.
Working knowledge of the application of current instructional technologies to facilitate team and/or problem-based learning techniques and active learning.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience using one or more of the following: online survey and assessment tools, statistical analysis software and/or learning management systems preferred.
Experience implementing and providing support for a tablet based technology program preferred. Experience implementing and providing direct support for educational technologies and online programs, both synchronously and asynchronously, across multiple sites, campuses, and/or international borders preferred.
For fullest consideration, please complete an online application at
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=79709 Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. Documentation of high school completion (official transcripts, copy of diploma or GED certificate) is required in order to be eligible for this position within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.
All civil service positions require an exam. The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment.
You will not be required to report in person for this exam.
Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:
You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date.
When completing your online application, please be sure to provide your full work history with detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.
If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.
Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.
If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:
University of Illinois at Chicago Recruitment and Staffing Human Resources Building Room 109 715 S. Wood Street M/C 862 Chicago IL 60612 Attn: Instructional Development Specialist (HR)
If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied.
For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Monday July 17, 2017