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Instructional Teaching and Learning Specialist

Employer
Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Location
Rwanda (RW)
Salary
Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start date
Nov 15, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an experienced Instructional Teaching and Learning Specialist to support teaching excellence and educational innovation at its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This role will partner with colleagues at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at the CMU main campus in Pittsburgh to bring pedagogical and technological issues together to support faculty and graduate students in their roles as educators. This is an exciting opportunity to support multicultural technical faculty in delivering effective instruction that prioritizes student engagement and connection to prior knowledge, with targeted feedback and appropriate integration of learning technology. As CMU-Africa’s Instructional Teaching and Learning Specialist, you will collaborate with cross-institutional teams to co-create innovative and transformative programs and interventions that will impact thousands of teaching and research faculty across Africa. You will develop and support evidence-based teaching strategies, best practice learning pedagogy and andragogy, course design as well as other aspects relating to the enhancement of teaching and learning practice. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Partnering with colleagues at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at the CMU main campus in Pittsburgh in adapting and implementing evidence-based teaching strategies that support faculty and teaching assistants at CMU-Africa.

Collaborating with the CMU-Africa Director of Academics to develop and facilitate periodic workshops, seminars, events, learning communities, and web resources for the improvement of teaching and dissemination of research-based teaching strategies.

Leading the Teaching and Learning pillar in the Center for Inclusive Digital Transformation of Africa to partner with faculty and peers across the Afretec network in developing best practices for teaching and learning, faculty development, and engagement in broader teaching and learning activities that support the digital transformation of Africa.

Developing rapport and collaborating effectively with member institutions, faculty, and CMU main campus to ensure that teaching and learning events are held successfully.

Supporting instructors and faculty through creating communities of learning practice and facilitating or expanding opportunities for interdisciplinary programs.

Partnering with the CIDTA Director and Associate Director of Impact to develop monitoring and evaluation tools and impact reports to collect data and report on teaching and learning activities for CMU-Africa and the Afretec Network, highlighting successes and learnings for future work plans.

Pursuing professional development opportunities to enhance skills in teaching & learning, diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership, and communication.

Performs related duties as assigned.

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