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Associate Prof of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching

Employer
The American University in Cairo
Location
Egypt
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

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 scholarly

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 benefits.


Job Description:

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 contexts.
  • Lead teams of instructional designers and technologists in the production of instructional materials for specific pedagogical objectives.
  • 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 design
  • 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 multimedia.
  • 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 in projections.
  • Assist the Associate Director for Digital Education in outreach to faculty
  • 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 organization
  • 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.

Requirements:

Education:

  • 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 plus

Experience:

  • 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 Storyline)
  • Experience in training faculty Experience leading teams of instructional designers, or leading instructional design projects.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team and organizational skills
  • 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 nontechnical fashion
  • 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

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