Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Distance Learning Specialist at Auburn University

The Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning conducts
programs in faculty and instructional development for units across the Auburn
University campus. The Biggio Center has recently expanded its activities to
include the support of Distance Education efforts at the University– including
course development, instruction and assessment. The Distance Learning
Specialist will be responsible for providing instructional design and delivery
support to faculty members teaching online and hybrid courses.

Position Summary:
• Assist faculty across the disciplines in the design, development and
evaluation of instructional materials to support distance education consistent
with sound instructional design and pedagogical principles.
• Design, develop and deliver workshops and consultations to
introduce instructors to effective pedagogical practices to support hybrid or
online teaching and learning.
• Guide faculty in the design or redesign of web enhanced, hybrid and
online courses including development of learning goals, content and
instructional strategies.
• Research and disseminate best practices in online teaching and
• Supervise student assistant employees

Required Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in Instructional Design and/or Development,
Learning/ Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, or related field
and/or applied experience in instructional design, or equivalent combination of
education and experience with background in learning and instruction, program
development, and evaluation; three years of instructional development
experience at a college or university; strong verbal and written communication
skills; demonstrated experience in working collaboratively within an academic
community; ability to clarify client needs and suggest appropriate instructional
design, resources, and materials; proven ability to continually adapt and learn
new strategies and software programs; organizational skills sufficient to handle
multiple tasks, manage multiple projects, prioritize workload, and meet
deadlines; demonstrated understanding of a wide range of digital technologies
to support learning in the online environment; understanding of ADA
(Americans with Disabilities Act) and Section 504 guidelines and how it applies
to online learning applications and knowledge of accessibility technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate degree; documented evidence of effective teaching at the
university or college level, preferably with some online teaching experience;
knowledge of adult educational theory; demonstrated ability to work with a
variety of disciplines and teaching styles; thorough knowledge of at least one
Learning Management System; web, multimedia, and production experience;
sensitivity to the personal and personnel issues related to issues of teaching
effectiveness; interest in advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
through research and publication.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility
requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and
continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Applications: Review of applications will begin June 30, 2011 and continue until
the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 8, 2011. A detailed
resume, letter of interest, and names and contact information of three
references are required for consideration. In addition, applicants are
encouraged to submit links to work samples. Please submit all documents
(PDFs preferred) to:

Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury
Chair, Biggio Center Search Committee
4011 RBD Library
Auburn University,
Auburn, AL 36849

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply.