Professor, Curriculum Specialist (2 positions)

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Professor, Curriculum Specialist (2 positions)

Post by George Brown College » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 am

Competition Number: REQ 2063

TITLE: Professor, Curriculum Specialist (2 positions)

DIVISION: Office of Academic Excellence

SALARY: Faculty Teaching Scale

LOCATION: 210 King St.E.

STATUS: Secondment

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020 (1 position) & May 1, 2019 - August 30, 2020 (1 position)


Note: All faculty secondments require a release agreement from the faculty member’s immediate academic Chair.

At George Brown College, we have established a reputation for equipping our students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. As employees, we are committed to creating an enriching learning community for our students, delivering excellence in what we do, holding ourselves accountable for our work and demonstrating diversity and respect for one another.

[b]What responsibilities will you have in this role?[/b]
The Curriculum Specialist provides curriculum expertise and support for academic programs and individual faculty, related to best practices in outcomes-based learning, course design, curriculum mapping, course outlines, teaching and learning plans and assessment strategies. As a Curriculum Specialist working with Office of Academic Excellence staff and providing service to College-wide Deans, Chairs, Faculty, and subject matter experts, you will:

•Participate in and support the program review process as assigned by the Director, Academic Quality.
•Collaborate with the Program Review Team to guide the program quality self-assessment process and review program curriculum using established standards and to ensure that the existing curriculum is mapped to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities approved program outcomes.
•Provide consultation and support to programs, as required, related to curriculum-specific recommendations arising from program reviews, including supporting the integration of technologies as well as the incorporation of Universal Design for Learning principles in program and course development and renewal.
•Ensure compliance with: instructional and universal design principles, copyright and intellectual property laws, quality assurance standards, and AODA standards in the development of curricula.
•Consult with individuals and groups on curriculum-related program development.
•Identify and propose pedagogical approaches, including technological solutions that can be leveraged across part or all of the College.
•Liaise with Credential Validation Service/MTCU in support of the development or renewal of program curriculum.
•Design and conduct faculty workshops, independently and in collaboration with other departments.
•Participate in academic quality meetings and other activities and projects across the College.
•Work in partnership to develop project briefs and, in turn, work independently to develop a project plan for review and approval by the Director, Academic Quality.
•Provide project management expertise, including the setting of project goals, timelines and approved deliverables to ensure accountability and overall project success.
•Communicate ongoing status updates for all project activities and deliverables using approved project management principles and templates.
•Lead and participate in formal, semi-formal, and informal collaboration events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills, and information across the College.
•Present and share course development/renewal projects within the Office of Academic Excellence (OAE) as well as to College-wide audiences on a regular basis.
•Lead the development and execution of workshops, demonstrations, or other varied training sessions for faculty, and liaise with other experts in OAE, eLTI and Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLX) regarding faculty professional development needs.
•Create documents and facilitate discussions with college staff that promote meaningful teaching and learning experiences.
•Assist in advancing the strategic priorities of OAE in accordance with the College’s goals.
•Provide on-campus, face-to-face, and ad hoc services on a regular basis.
•Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director, Academic Quality.

What qualifications do you need for this role?
•Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Adult Education, Higher Education, Curriculum and/or Instructional Design, or equivalent combination of academic preparation and experience.
•Minimum of 5 years teaching experience at a post-secondary level, including staff training and development experience as well as some form of web-enhanced, hybrid, or fully online learning at a post-secondary level.
•Theoretical and practical expertise in curricular design, including the incorporation of Universal Design for Learning principles in program and course development and renewal.
•Comprehensive knowledge of outcomes-based curriculum design philosophy, including writing and revising learning outcomes, developing authentic and related assessment tools, designing teaching and learning strategies, mapping curriculum, and accessible curriculum design.
•Demonstrated understanding of the Ontario Qualifications Framework, program standards and credential validation system.
•Sound working knowledge of systems, processes and academic policies within the College.
•Experience using industry standard Learning Management Systems and other e-learning technologies in the development of web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online learning.
•Superior project management skills, principles and practices.
•Demonstrated ability to work collegially in an environment of competing deadlines and priorities, with excellent time management skills and high attention to detail.
•Outstanding interpersonal communication skills – written, verbal, video, presentations--including engaging and effective facilitation skills.
•Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in consultative decision making, with a diversity of people and situations.
•Demonstrated ability to remain current with regards to pedagogy as well as relevant teaching and learning technologies.
•Above average skills in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint), the Blackboard Learning Management System and the Course Outline Management and Mapping System.
•Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and proven approach to life-long learning.
•Excellent collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
•Involvement in innovation and professional development related to teaching, use of technology, and student success.
•Effective ability to convey conceptual and practical aspects of subjects to students in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experiences and learning needs.
•Commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
•Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.

Interview process may consist of a practical skills component and evaluation of a portfolio.

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•Please ensure your resume highlights all relevant education, training and experience that are applicable to the minimum qualifications for this role. Please include your teaching philosophy with your application.
•The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.

Closing: April 5, 2019

George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and indigenous peoples. George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources representative responsible for the recruitment for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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