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Position Title

Technical Assessment Developer for Coursera Programs

About this Opportunity
  • The College of Science and Humanities invites applications for individuals to develop assessments for the Masters in Computer Science and Masters in Data Science, hosted on the Coursera platform, on a course-by-course basis. Course assessment to be developed in a variety of online courses in the following areas: artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer science, data management, data analysis, data science, data visualization, machine learning, mathematics, software development, statistical programming, statistics, web development.
  • Successful candidates will be hired to develop assessments for between one and three courses and should have a success record in working alongside faculty course developers. Coursera will provide training, mentoring, and support for the employee, as well as dedicated university support from the College of Science and Humanities ( CSH ) and the Teaching Innovation team within the Division of Online and Strategic Learning ( DOSL ).
  • The positions are temporary in nature and are not eligible for benefits.
Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

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  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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FLSA

Exempt

Hrs/Week

Not to exceed 29

Length of Assignment

Other temporary

Position Function

Temporary assignment to develop assessments for the Master’s in Computer Science and Master’s in Data Science in the College of Science and Humanities, hosted on the Coursera platform on a course-by-course basis. Course assessments will be developed in a variety of online courses in the following areas: artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer science, data management, data analysis, data science, data visualization, machine learning, mathematics, software development, statistical programming, statistics, web development.

Successful candidates will be hired to develop assessments for between one and three courses and have a success record in working alongside faculty course developers. Coursera will provide training, mentoring, and support for the employee, as well as dedicated university support from the College of Science and Humanities ( CSH ) and the Teaching Innovation team within the Division of Online and Strategic Learning ( DOSL ).

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, or a related field.

Minimum Experience
  • Programming proficiency in Python, R, or another related programming language which includes automated testing and/or quality assurance.
  • Experience working with Jupyter Notebook, RStudio, and/or Visual Studio Code
  • Demonstrated experience with debugging and troubleshooting skills
Minimum Other
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong rapport with internal/external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plan.
Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience
  • Previous experience designing and developing assessment tools
  • Familiarity with the Coursera platform
Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

None.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department

Division of Online & Strategic Learning:173020

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

tlweyermann@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

Design, build and code scalable technical assessments using automated testing and grading features in the Coursera environment for the Ball State University curricula.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Efficiently identify, troubleshoot, and resolve technical assessments

Ranking

3

Job Duty

Collaborate with faculty and DOSL staff to ensure assessment integrity and design

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

202401467P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

02/19/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

01/09/2024

Applications Accepted Through Date

06/01/2024

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

For nominations and questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tiffany Turner, Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition, at tiffany.turner@bsu.edu .

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts


Company

Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

 

We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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