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Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer #001939

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a list of at least 3 references (include complete contact information); and 4) a portfolio of instructional design work, including a 750-word narrative describing your involvement in design projects. The narrative should discuss challenges, leadership opportunities, and/or consensus building. Visuals are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Terry Pollard, Search Chair at 828-227-2761. Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are subject to a criminal background check. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number EHRA155P
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7268
Classification Title Developer
Working Title Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer #001939
Department Coulter Faculty Commons
Anticipated Hiring Range
Position Summary

The Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer will work directly with the faculty, leadership, and staff of the Coulter Faculty Commons (CFC) to provide support for best practices in instructional design, collaborative educational development, and consultations for innovative, effective strategies that promote student engagement, persistence, and success in keeping with Western Carolina University’s mission and strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree required. A combination of coursework and experience in some or all of the following areas: Instructional Design, Educational Development, Teaching and Learning, Higher Education, Adult Education, and/or other related degree/s or coursework. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with faculty to explore and realize their pedagogical and scholarly goals.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution with relevant coursework preferred. Two – five years of instruction in higher education or equivalent; experience working with faculty within higher education; developmental consultations with faculty; scholarship of teaching and learning and of educational development. Also preferred are the following: demonstrated skill and experience with design and implementation of creative, effective, active online and technology-enhanced or technology-dependent instruction. Familiarity with Quality Matters framework also highly desirable.

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Posting Text

Open Date 07/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a list of at least 3 references (include complete contact information); and 4) a portfolio of instructional design work, including a 750-word narrative describing your involvement in design projects. The narrative should discuss challenges, leadership opportunities, and/or consensus building. Visuals are encouraged.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Terry Pollard, Search Chair at 828-227-2761. Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are subject to a criminal background check. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

Background/E-Verify

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of references
  4. Portfolio
Optional Documents

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