Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 260-acre state-of-the-art
campus in New Cairo in 2008. The university also operates in its
historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate
classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in
New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is
Middle States accredited; its engineering programs are accredited
by ABET, its chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian
Society for Chemistry, the School of Business is accredited by
AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Master of Public Administration and
the Master of Public Policy programs of GAPP are accredited by the
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and administration
(NASPAA). The AUC libraries contain the largest English-language
research collection in the region and are an active and integral
part of the university's pursuit of excellence in all academic and
programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five
percent of the students are Egyptian, and the rest include students
from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East,
Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on
qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC
policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous
Working closely with the Digital Education unit and Center for
Learning and Teaching (CLT) leadership and faculty, this position
entails leading teams across CLT to work collaboratively in
providing educational support during the design and development of
challenging and engaging online, blended learning courses and
eLearning modules. The job holder will be managing teams of
instructional designers and working with instructional
technologists and video services specialists, taking ownership of
multifaceted instructional projects. This individual is primarily
charged with leading CLT teams in supporting faculty on active
learning and course design strategies within these courses as well
as creating eLearning, interactive video, and other multimedia
content to be used both synchronously and asynchronously. This
position will also entail working with faculty within and beyond
the CLT in designing, developing and delivering professional
development workshops and activities in online learning.
Rank: Associate Professor of Practice
Responsibilities and tasks:
- Lead teams of instructional designers and technologists in
developing appropriate instructional strategies for different
- Lead teams of instructional designers and technologists in the
production of instructional materials for specific pedagogical
- Take ownership to oversee the instructional design and
development that is involved in assigned projects and ensure that
the project is prioritized according to the given deadline.
Supervise the design and development of eLearning content,
including multimedia and eLearning modules working closely with CLT
staff, faculty or content matter experts
- Apply design methodologies for eLearning
- Design authentic assessments and engaging course content
incorporating active learning strategies.
- Exhibit creative, flexible and innovative approach to course
- Exhibit and apply knowledge and use of authoring tools to
create material that meets the criteria of Universal Design, i.e.
is accessible to different learners.
- Exhibit and apply knowledge and use of content authoring
resources including, but not limited to, video presentation,
podcasting, animation, screen and video capture, and interactive
- In collaboration with CLT Multimedia Officers and others at
CLT, provide guidance to faculty in adopting new technologies, and
in using these technologies to improve teaching and learning.
- Assist in the continual assessment of CLT's projects, programs
and services that relate to digital education, leading such work
when in the scope of a smaller project.
- Develop and facilitate workshops offered to faculty that relate
to digital education.
- Supervise budget of online program design as needed and assist
- Assist the Associate Director for Digital Education in outreach
- Actively participate in the design and delivery of professional
development programs or workshops offered by CLT
- Ensure they are always updated in their own knowledge of the
latest trends in educational technology and eLearning, evaluating
relevance to AUC's context, and disseminate this knowledge to the
department and faculty at AUC where appropriate.
- Regularly report to CLT Associate Director for Digital
Education on the latest trends in educational technology and
instructional design worthy of piloting at AUC.
- Coordinate and facilitate an in-house professional development
program in collaboration with other CLT faculty and staff.
- Facilitate workshops offered to all AUC faculty and Student
Technology Assistants (STAS).
- Mentor, train, and provide guidance to newly hired CLT staff
within the digital education unit
- Participate in CLT's event organization, leading those events
that pertain to digital education
- Build networks of other educational technology leaders in
Egypt, the region and the world, and leverage these networks where
appropriate for professional development or CLT event
- Participate in activities that help establish AUC's position as
a leader in digital education in the region.
- Participate in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning activities
related to digital education, sometimes leading such projects if
within their own scope of work.
- Perform any other related duties as assigned.
- PhD or Master's degree in a related field is an asset
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with at least 3
years' experience in instructional design or instructional
technology support is required.
- Experience working in a center for learning and teaching is a
- Experience supporting blended, flipped, or online courses in a
higher education environment. Minimum of 2 years' experience
working with eLearning software (such as Captivate or
- Experience in training faculty Experience leading teams of
instructional designers, or leading instructional design
- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team and organizational
- Exhibit creative, flexible and innovative approach to course
design (a portfolio will be required)
- Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize workflow, and
meet strict deadlines
- Ability to identify the root causes of any issues related to
the project and recommend effective solutions
- Potential to learn, use and adapt new software specifically
connected with instructional design and technology
- Excellent ability to communicate technical information in a
- Excellent knowledge of learning management systems and Web 2.0
o Flexibility to deliver training to multiple levels of
competencies of individuals
- Initiative to propose and oversee new ideas and approaches to
develop in the area of Digital Education and CLT
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Research and data analyses skills
- Ability to think strategically