Job Title: Curriculum Development Consultant

Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time (.5 FTE)

Regular/Temporary:  Temporary

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre

Description of Position:      

Langara College is committed to supporting and fostering excellence in teaching and curriculum design. The Teaching & Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) encourages innovation and excellence in curriculum development and program design and supports faculty in maintaining and improving Langara's high standards of teaching and learning. TCDC guides and supports departments through the program review process with a focus on program strengths and future goals; it builds and renews program curriculum with input from all stakeholders, and fosters intercultural awareness and understanding in a collegial environment with services, resources, and activities to meet the College’s educational goals.

As part of the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) team, the Curriculum Development Consultant, reporting to the Director, Academic Innovation, works closely with subject-matter experts to develop detailed curricula and create and implement curricular assessment plans for new and existing programs, and supports the program review process.

Required Qualifications:

  • minimum of a master's degree in education or a related field; combination of education and experience may be considered
  • five or more years experience in teaching in a post-secondary environment, with a preference for individuals with experience in both face-to-face and online delivery
  • five or more years of related educational experience such as instructional design and curriculum/program development
  • recent experience (past 4-5 years) in program development

Responsibilities:

  • assist in the research phase of program development, particularly leading student and employer focus groups and writing up findings
  • develop project management plans to align with Education Council (EdCo) submission deadlines
  • collaborate with faculty individually or in groups on curriculum and course design
  • support faculty in developing learning outcomes at the course and program level
  • assist faculty in choosing the most effective instructional strategies and assessment techniques for content, level of learners and desired outcome
  • collaborate with EdTech advisors to help instructors integrate current technology and principles of universal design for learning into course design
  • work with faculty to develop and implement curricular assessment processes
  • facilitate curricular assessment processes during the initial implementation or pilot (2-3 years) of a new program
  • develop resources related to curriculum development, renewal and assessment
  • share and promote effective strategies and approaches in teaching, learning and assessment throughout the College
  • work with program review facilitators and departments to develop and/or revise program and course level learning outcomes
  • support curriculum mapping processes
  • collaborate as required on updating policies and procedures related to curriculum in the context of the College's strategic direction
  • participate in strategic and budget planning as required
  • participate in a variety of College committees as appropriate
  • represent the College at relevant provincial and national committees

Skills:

  • knowledge of current research into educational psychology/cognitive science as it relates to curriculum design, teaching and learning
  • strong interpersonal skills acknowledging and showing respect for the opinions and expertise of others
  • excellent facilitation techniques including the ability to identify and respond appropriately to the cues of others
  • ability to work collaboratively with diverse academic and administrative staff
  • superior organizational and time management skills
  • effective planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while setting and maintaining priorities
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • proficiency in computer applications including word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software
  • understanding of program and curriculum requirements of the Degree Quality Assessment Board and evolving quality assessment and program development expectations of the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education
  • familiarity with curriculum development processes currently in use at the College
  • knowledge of college organization and systems

Length of appointment: 1 year with the possibility of continuation pending review

Start Date: May 1 2017 (possible for Sept 1, 2017 start if successful candidate already committed)

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.

Competition No.: F016-17

Deadline: March 17, 2017

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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