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About the Opportunity:
The Digital Learning & Design Hub is located within the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. The Sheridan Center seeks to provide a place where all learners at Brown University can grow, interdisciplinary collaborations can form, and educators can experiment with different modalities of teaching and learning.
At the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, the successful candidate for this hybrid-eligible position will be joining a team of educational developers with diverse perspectives and experiences who are each committed to educational excellence, equity, and access at Brown.Â Staff within this vibrant center thrive on interdisciplinary collaboration, genuine curiosity, and evidence-based, reflective practices.
Brown University has an exciting and immediate opportunity for a Learning Designer to work as part of a team dedicated to engaging in new online program development within the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. This position will collaborate with faculty to create inclusively designed online courses for priority online graduate programs. The core responsibilities of the position include ensuring accessible and inclusive course design, assisting faculty with course content alignment to program outcomes, providing vision for rich and impactful instructor- learner interactions. The ideal candidate supports Brownâ™s mission by incorporating knowledge of inclusive learning design, pedagogical theory, and creative problem-solving skills to promote teaching excellence and innovation, and fostering student learning in an online environment.
In this role, candidates can expect to:
Identify, plan, and evaluate solutions (i.e., online courses, instructional materials, technologies, and strategies) for effective online teaching and learning experiences
Plan and manage learning design projects: online course development, related instructional initiatives
Provide 1-1 consultation to assigned faculty on the use of instructional technologies, pedagogical strategies, and learning principles throughout design-implementation cycles
Facilitate the development and review process associated with educational media asset creation and quality assurance and usability testing
Create, edit and incorporate resource materials (e.g., tip sheets, 1 pagers) to support assigned faculty understanding in online teaching, learning and technologies.
Provide expertise in the areas of instructional design, pedagogy and assessment to colleagues and faculty
Work collaboratively with Sheridan colleagues to effectively and efficiently deliver services to development partners by contributing relevant expertise as needed
Contribute to the visual design of online courses to support effective learning experience design
Manage project planning and development across the academic program
Advanced degree with a strong academic background in Education (e.g., educational psychology, learning sciences, higher education, adult learning, learning experience design)
3-5 years of experience (Learning Designer) in instructional design and/or online course design in higher education
Proven ability to understand and implement fundamental instructional design methodologies
Experience applying adult learning theory and learning design methodologies to a learning experience
Ability to learn and recommend creative technology solutions to learning design
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment where services are in high demand and new initiatives introduced routinely
Proficiency in enterprise technologies including Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, and other applications
Postsecondary teaching or professional experience working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population, in alignment with the University's and Centerâ™s strategic plans and diversity and inclusion objectives
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
Deep knowledge of instructional alignment and learning outcomes development
Proficiency with visual design in Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint and other software used for developing engaging training experiences
Experience designing in the online learning platform, NovoEd, preferred.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV as a single PDF or Word file.
This position is expected to work on Brown's Providence campus for a minimum of two days per week with the flexibility to work remotely on other days.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center
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