Educational Developer, Faculty Programs and Consulting
City : Waterloo, ON
Category : Permanent
Industry : Education
Employer : University of Waterloo
The primary purpose of the Educational Developer, Faculty Programs & Consulting role is twofold: designing and delivering educational development programs and providing confidential consultations for faculty members and staff instructors across the career span. This role works in conjunction with various colleagues across the institution and at CTE, primarily those on the educational development team and the Faculty Liaisons.Responsibilities:
- Provide leadership on educational development programs and events targeted at specific faculty career stages (e.g., New Faculty, Chairs, Mid-career, Senior, Adjunct, and Definite Term) that may involve colleagues from a variety of other units
- Design and facilitate workshops, events, and programs to support the educational development of faculty members and instructional staff and communicate or collaborate on the communication of these opportunities through various channels
- Support the educational development work of the faculty members serving in the university-level role of Teaching Fellow/Associate Dean, Teaching
- Plan and facilitate workshops or events in other CTE programming areas as needed, including departmental curriculum design and review retreats and for institutional projects
- Support the assessment plans of the Centre by evaluating educational development efforts appropriately
- Consult with individual faculty members to assist in the development and achievement of individual professional development plans
- Provide confidential teaching-focused consultations, including teaching observations and course evaluation analyses, and prepare confidential reports as requested
Research and Teaching
- Disseminate research and/or best practices on areas of primary responsibility
- Seek opportunities to teach where appropriate
- From time to time on special projects, a Co-op student or Research Assistant may work under the direction of this position
- Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, with knowledge of educational development and pedagogical research in higher education; PhD is an asset but is not required.Proficient with educational development processes and tools, with experience designing and facilitating ED programming and supporting others in developing associated skills
- Certified as a facilitator of the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW); with the qualifications as Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) trainer preferred
- Experience teaching at the university level and delivering conference sessions is considered essential
- Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods is desirable
- Competencies include oral and written communication skills, facilitation skills, success coaching skills, organizational and project management skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as respect for and sensitivity to disciplinary norms and the challenge of change management
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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