Unit: The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Position Number: 25690
The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (The Centre) is a faculty development unit that works in collaboration with faculty and graduate students to provide leadership, expertise, and support in fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of the University of Manitoba. The Centre contributes to the practice and scholarship of teaching through guidance, collaborative problem-solving, and research with respect to teaching and learning effectiveness, curriculum planning, and institutional policies and infrastructure to optimize the learning and teaching experiences of students and faculty.
This position will support the Programs team in the broad work of teaching competence development across the campus. As the Centre continues to take on new initiatives and support existing programming, in support of teaching and learning, it highlights the need for additional staff with expertise and ability to provide pedagogical support in areas such as teaching consultations, curriculum development and delivery, workshop facilitation, and other related responsibilities.
Position Duties: Program Stewardship, 30%; Develop Teaching Competence, Mentoring and Consultation, 30%; Design, Development and Delivery of Teaching Initiatives, 20%; Resource Design and Development, 10%; Professional Development and Training, 10%. This position will report to the Team Lead – Programs.
Day-to-day activities Include (but are not limited to):
Program Stewardship (30%)
- Develop and maintain course and program materials related to current (Teaching and Learning Certificate, Graduate Teaching Program, Instructional Skills Workshop) Centre programs in collaboration with programming leads and the Development and Consultation team.
- Facilitate program components, in face-to-face, blended and online modalities, (orientation, institutes, workshops) throughout the year.
- Communicate with students (meetings, emails, phone, etc.) as needed throughout their participation in various programs.
- Grade assessments and assignments submitted by students in various programs.
- Maintain student progress records such as attendance, completion of assessments, and graduation.
- Correspond with Centre staff to ensure communications and coordination meets internal process standards.
- Support programming leads to ensure sustainability of program delivery and identify opportunities for improvement of teaching and learning effectiveness.
- Collaborate with Science of Teaching and Learning team regarding program evaluation.
Develop Teaching Competence, Mentoring and Consultation (30%)
- Act as point person for emergent and foundational topics in technology-informed pedagogy within the Centre’s Programs team.
- Consult within the University of Manitoba with faculty and graduate students on best practices in teaching and learning within post-secondary environments, with a specific focus on technology-informed pedagogy including the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.
- Provide pedagogical feedback to faculty and graduate students around teaching practices and the design of course/curriculum materials, for face-to-face, blended and online modalities, in post-secondary education with a specific focus on technology-informed pedagogy and emerging technologies.
- Assist faculty and graduate students in integrating good pedagogical practices into their teaching, courses, and curriculum.
- Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to faculty on teaching practices in post-secondary education.
Design, Development and Delivery of Teaching Initiatives (20%)
- Work collaboratively with other members of the Centre to develop and enhance the integration of emergent academic integrity topics into educational programs for faculty and graduate students.
- Design and develop teaching initiatives (workshops, institutes, events, etc.) for faculty and graduate students, in a face to face, blended and online formats, within the University of Manitoba.
- Work collaboratively with other members of the Centre to develop and implement educational programs for faculty and graduate students (e.g., teaching certificate programs for various modalities, teaching mentor programs, etc.).
- Participate in the design, development and delivery of various teaching competence initiatives within the Centre and external University of Manitoba Community.
- Initiate and maintain relationships with faculty to create a network for teaching support and development.
- Collaborate with other teams within the Centre to complete projects including Educational Technologies, Flexible Learning, Science of Teaching and Learning, and Operations.
Resource Design and Development (10%)
- Develop evidence-based, pedagogically sound resources (both print and electronic) for teaching and curriculum development within post-secondary education. Resources to be used for web development, faculty development, presentations, program development, handbooks, etc.
- Contribute to the development of the Centre’s educational programming by writing, editing, and updating evidence-based documents for teaching and curriculum development within post-secondary education.
- Act as a point person and manage the work of project team members on designated educational and/or teaching competence projects to organize content and meetings, coordinate project, and produce deliverables when required.
Professional Development and Training (10%)
- Remain current with established and emerging trends in educational development and pedagogical practices within post-secondary teaching and curriculum. (Possible travel).
Qualifications: Formal Education and Training
- A Master’s degree in Education or related field required.
- Plus a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) or 2 years program/course development training/experience within post-secondary educational environments.
- 3 years directly related teaching experience working in multiple teaching and learning modalities: face-to-face, blended and online teaching.
Qualifications: Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated teaching ability.
- Demonstrated pedagogical knowledge as well as curriculum development and delivery experience.
- Demonstrated ability to provide feedback on teaching and course design within post-secondary environments.
- Exemplary communication skills (both written and verbal) evidenced by the preparation of teaching resources, slides and handouts.
- Demonstrated knowledge pedagogical practices best suited for post-secondary education, with a focus on technology-informed pedagogy and emerging technologies.
- Demonstrated experience developing educational programs.
- Demonstrated experience working with learning technologies.
- Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills required in working with students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
- Exceptional project management and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to receive feedback.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team is essential and should be demonstrated.
- Ability to meet deadlines and complete work accurately under tight timelines.
- Ability to make sound independent judgments and utilize problem-solving abilities with a high degree of professionalism.
- Demonstrated knowledge of University regulations and policies is an asset.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
All interested applicants should apply directly through UM Careers and include the following: 1) a cover letter explaining interests, experience and salary expectations, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) names and contact information for at least three references.
Posting closing date: October 6, 2023
Anticipated start date: November 6, 2023
Salary to commensurate with qualifications.The probationary period for this position will be one (1) year.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Job Type: Full-time
Work Location: In person
Expected start date: 2023-11-06