Educational Developer – Focus: Program and Curriculum Globalization

Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is seeking a highly dynamic and experienced educational development professional with expertise in the globalization of learning and culturally responsive teaching practices, for the position of Educational Developer.

 

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers comprehensive programs and services to meet the institutional priorities for teaching and learning at Queen’s University. Services include departmental, faculty-wide and institutional consultations on all aspects of educational processes at the university level, as well as leadership, guidance and collaborative capacity-building with educational support professionals in faculty-embedded teaching support units. As a key member the of the CTL team, this position reports to the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, and works closely with the Vice-Provost (International) to contribute to the design of a strategic plan to support the development of culturally competent and responsive teaching practices.


The ideal person for this role will already have an in depth knowledge of the globalization of curriculum with at least 2 years of practical experience in educational development and a sound knowledge of course and program design, instructional strategies and pedagogically sound uses of educational technology. Additionally, this person will have proven themselves to be a strong leader with an ability to communicate a clear and compelling vision and generate excitement, enthusiasm, commitment and confidence in those with whom they work.


If you feel your experience and interests match the position as described, we encourage you to submit both a cover letter and résumé, outlining how you meet the requirements of the role.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of culturally competent and responsive teaching practices.
  • Provide leadership, support and direction on innovations in globalization, including global virtual learning collaborations and internationalizing the curriculum.
  • Lead in the development and delivery of resources and programming pertaining to Canadian Student Culture and Queen’s learning cultures in order to develop cultural awareness and to globalize programs and courses at the university.
  • Develop resources and programming for instructors, graduate supervisors and teaching assistants to move from culturally diverse classrooms to creating classroom cultures of learning.
  • Collaborate with the Centre’s Educational Developers and other educational support professionals on campus to develop resources and programming that prioritize internationalization of teaching and review practices.
  • Work collaboratively with university stakeholders to gain a broad perspective of the needs of the university with regards to culturally competent teaching and learning practices and support the internationalization of curricula, challenging practices and providing support in the evaluation and implementation of inclusive pedagogies and institutional structures.
  • Consult with Faculty-embedded teaching support units to develop their ability to support culturally competent teaching practices and to internationalize programming.
  • Engage independently and collaboratively in scholarship related to culturally competent teaching in higher education and/or innovations in the globalization and internationalization of curriculum.
  • Work with the Director to identify and assess strategic institutional teaching and learning priorities in alignment with existing and emerging institutional priorities and generate annual work plans that reflect those priorities.
  • Conduct research and serve as a resource to departments in planning, implementing, and evaluating program improvements related to global engagement and discipline specific learning outcomes at the program level.
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of faculty and university-wide policies and procedures as they relate to teaching and learning, particularly as they relate to global engagement.
  • Promote a culture that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and acknowledges diverse ideas and the interests of all stakeholders in decision making.
  • Participate in setting the direction and decision-making for curriculum development, evaluation and priority educational matters in online, blended and face-to-face learning environments, as a lead member of the priority decision-making educational committees at the institutional level.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the profile of the CTL; manage, develop, and implement communications initiatives for the various programs and opportunities offered.
  • Develop CTL publications that supplement the CTL library. Prepare reports and schedules.
  • Mentor and provide direction to Educational Developers, Educational Development Associates and work placement students.
  • Act as a CTL representative at external events such as conferences and professional meetings.
  • Conduct other duties as required in support of the unit.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • PhD in a field relevant to the requirements of the position; background in education is an asset.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the internationalization and globalization of educational programming, curriculum development, pedagogy and review.
  • A minimum of 2 years, of direct educational development experience in a post-secondary environment.
  • Highly skilled in consultation and facilitation techniques.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level is an asset.
  • Understanding of the Queen’s community, including knowledge of university policies and procedures.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Change Management:                                                                                                                                   

  • Challenge deeply held biases and assumptions and foster a climate of openness.
  • Create effective plans, systems and governance to lead change.
  • Rethink systems, partnerships, and cultural assumptions.
  • Evaluate the impact of change on operations.
  • Provide appropriate support mechanisms during change.

                                                                                     

Leadership:

  • Communicate a clear and compelling vision of the future that generates excitement, enthusiasm, commitment and confidence.
  • Encourage and enable others to engage in self- development opportunities.
  • Proactively initiate long- term organization-wide changes in response to anticipated future requirements.


Planning and Organizing:

  • Design and implement plans that are clear manageable and attainable given the current and future expectations of the institution.


DECISION MAKING:

  • Work independently and prioritize work with minimal supervision; utilize judgement on when to involve the Director on issues that require decisions while providing advice and/or recommendations, or making decisions and taking action independently.
  • Make decisions and offer direction on educational committees at an institutional level.
  • Determine needs for teaching and learning development and decide how to implement programs and services to address these needs.
  • Recognize, analyze and solve problems across projects and in complex situations.
  • Balance competing priorities in reaching decisions.
  • Determine recommendations and implementation strategies for the development and continuous improvement of programs or creation of new programs as related to global teaching and learning to meet the University’s strategic goals and emerging priorities.
  • Determine content of resources and programming to ensure department leaders are meeting provincial and university standards for quality assurance and strategic priorities.
  • Determine need for curriculum development and evaluation and decide how to implement programs and services to address faculty and institutional needs related to global teaching and learning.