Instructional Consultant focused on Technology-Informed Pedagogy

Job Summary

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an Instructional Consultant position focused on technology-informed pedagogy. This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant, collaborative Center with extensive partnerships on teaching and learning across the College of Engineering (CoE) and beyond. CRLT-Engin has been a key partner in the College’s efforts to support instructors with the shift to remote and hybrid learning. As the CoE reimagines undergraduate education post-pandemic, the goal of advancing cutting-edge pedagogies and tools for the delivery of preeminent engineering education still remains. This goal is embedded in our commitment to create inclusive and equitable teaching and learning spaces regardless of the instructional modality. With this commitment to equity in mind, the University is developing a plan that allows for flexibility in mode of instructional delivery and leverages the affordances that technology brings. This position is an excellent professional opportunity to contribute to the work of a well-established STEM teaching center expanding its portfolio of virtual and hybrid offerings.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your curriculum vitae. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Questions can be directed to Tershia Pinder-Grover, CRLT-Engin Director at tpinder@umich.edu.

Applicants with extensive experience will be considered for an Assistant Director title. Candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in faculty development are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The Instructional Consultant will plan and facilitate workshops, learning communities, and other programs focused on instructional technology and remote/hybrid teaching & learning; develop new programs to meet emerging needs, especially in partnership with Nexus, the CoE’s home for online and professional education and CAEN, CoE’s instructional technology services unit; consult with individual instructors about pedagogy, course design, assessment, and other teaching-related matters; conduct midterm student feedback sessions; and develop written resources to be shared with instructors – all while attending to inclusive and accessible teaching practices. All CRLT-Engin consultants are provided professional development opportunities to help develop their skills and connect with a network of educational development professionals at CRLT-Engin, CRLT, and beyond.

Required Qualifications

  • background in a variety of instructional technologies and the pedagogical strategies and challenges related to implementing them in a range of instructional modalities;
  • skills and knowledge base for consulting with STEM instructors (with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, social identities, institutional roles, and technical disciplines);
  • workshop or equivalent facilitation skills;
  • familiarity with the literature on instructional technology, online and hybrid teaching and learning practices;
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team; and
  • project management skills, including the ability to meet timelines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Candidates should hold a completed masters degree in engineering, engineering education, or related STEM field (preference will be given to those with a completed doctorate or the equivalent) and have a record of successful teaching in a university or college setting.

Desired Qualifications

  • experience with program assessment or educational research

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