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Instructional Designer

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 12, 2023

Position Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia invites applications for an Instructional Designer.

The successful candidate, in conjunction with teaching faculty, will manage design projects related to the College’s veterinary curriculum. Specifically, by applying current research and theory to the practice of instructional design, the successful candidate will design, develop, and/or promote instructional strategies, instructional software, and technology solutions that support the sustainable advancement of teaching and learning in individual courses in the College. In doing so, they will demonstrate and promote the alignment of learning goals with learning activities and assessments/feedback that meet learners’ needs. Additionally, they will make recommendations for the revision of instructional strategies and overall course design based on assessment data.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching philosophy statement; and (4) name, mailing address, and contact information for three references. Applications received by August 14, 2023 will be accorded full consideration. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2023. Interested persons can obtain additional information about the University of Georgia and the College of Veterinary Medicine at https://vet.uga.edu . Questions concerning the position can be directed to Dr. Sherry Clouser at sac@uga.edu .

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1689P

Working Title

Instructional Designer

Department

VetMed-Academic Affairs

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The College enrolls 150 students each fall out of the more than 1,000 who apply. It has 173 faculty members.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We encourage our members to view, evaluate, and treat all persons in any professional activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics as embodied in our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/ ).

The University of Georgia, the nation’s first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Located only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale with a rich history, and is centered among beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature, and theatre, plus many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much of the rest of the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average ( http://www.bestplaces.net/zip-code/georgia/athens/30607 ). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/

College/Unit/Department website

www.vet.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

11/01/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

07/12/2023

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Academic Professional AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Academic Professional Associate

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a terminal degree.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Required: A PhD degree or comparable terminal degree in a relevant field, such as instructional design, instructional technology, curriculum design, or educational psychology and a minimum of one year of work experience in higher education is preferred.

Preferred: Four years experience working in higher education; proven success in instructional design or faculty development; competence in veterinary or health-professions education.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Instructional Design & Development
● Manage instructional design projects in collaboration with teaching faculty
● Demonstrate and promote the alignment of learning goals with learning activities and assessments/feedback that meet learners’ needs
● Design, develop, and/or promote instructional strategies, instructional software, and technology devices that support the sustainable advancement of teaching and learning in individual courses in the College
● Apply current research and theory to the practice of instructional design

Percentage Of Time

45

Duties/Responsibilities

Educator Training & Development
● Evaluate faculty and staff training needs related to instruction in the classroom and clinic through qualitative needs assessment
● Assess effectiveness of the educational development program and revise as needed
● Develop and teach workshops on the instructional strategies and learning technologies used at the CVM
● Co-facilitate the CVM Teaching Certificate Program with the Director of Instructional and Curricular Innovation

Percentage Of Time

45

Duties/Responsibilities

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
● Promote the development of educational research within the CVM
● Assist faculty with their educational research
● Remain current with research trends and innovations

Percentage Of Time

10

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents #1
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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