Position Information

Instructional Consultant with FCI
How to Apply
To apply please submit a cover letter and CV as a single PDF or Word document to careers.umich.edu. Your cover letter and resume should give the hiring committee a sense of your experience and the effectiveness of your written communication. In two pages or less, please describe how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skill set. Candidates should also indicate in their letter which position they are applying for, or if they would like to be considered for both roles. Questions can be directed to Dr. Denise Galarza Sepulveda, FCI Director and search committee chair, at galarzad@umich.edu. Please use the subject line “FCI Consultant Position Inquiry” for all related correspondence.

Summary
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching invites applications for two instructional consultants, one with deep experience in curricular design, and one with experience in course design and assessment to join our Foundational Course Initiative (FCI) team. All FCI consultants help lead collaborative course design teams, consisting of instructors, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students affiliated with large introductory undergraduate courses. We are committed to the idea that designing learning and teaching experiences that are purposeful, equitable, and effective requires a holistic approach. For this reason, our team-based transformational process integrates formative assessment, learning analytics, educational technologies, strategic design, and student-centered teaching practices. Note: These are three-year limited-term positions, with strong possibility for renewal.

This is an opportunity to join the nation's first teaching center and to work with a diverse and dynamic team dedicated to transforming large foundational courses and promoting excellence in teaching by centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in pedagogical practices. Because of the University's commitment to these values, and their relevance to the substance of instructional design work, candidates from groups historically underrepresented in educational development are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about CRLT, please visit http://www.crlt.umich.edu. Hired consultants will engage in the responsibilities listed below.

Why Work at Michigan?
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Generous time off
General Responsibilities:
  • Lead regular working sessions with course teams, promoting collaboration by integrating diverse perspectives and fostering transparent and effective communication
  • Co-lead and contribute to all phases of the course design process, including vision, material creation, project implementation, ongoing evaluation, and assessment of impact
  • Develop and help implement short-term redesign projects and long-term transformation strategies
  • Help build communities of practice that are centered on equity-focused teaching
  • Collaborate with our Director and consultants to continue refining and enhancing our scope and mission
Specific Responsibilities for Curricular Design Role
  • Examine course content and context (via syllabi review, student feedback, classroom observations, etc.) to inform pedagogical and curricular decisions
  • Develop comprehensive approaches and materials that effectively center equity in course curriculum, structure, and instructional practices
  • Develop protocols for student and instructor feedback, and analyze, interpret, and create visualizations of qualitative data, including from surveys, student assessments, and other teaching/learning related datasets
Specific Responsibilities for Assessment Role:
  • Develop, implement, and analyze survey instruments other mechanisms to gather feedback from students, instructional staff, and other course stakeholders
  • Conduct quantitative data analysis in support of course redesign work, and integrate multiple quantitative and quantitative data sets into reports or presentations
  • Develop metrics to measure teaching/learning conditions and outcomes and evaluate the broader impacts of FCI’s iterative course redesign projects
Required Qualifications*
  • Completed Doctorate degree and 1+ years of teaching, course design, or curriculum development or equivalent experience such as a Master's Degree plus 3+ years’ experience in teaching, course design, or curriculum development
  • Experience designing courses or teaching at university, college, or K-12 levels
  • Experience leading effective team collaboration (i.e. successful leadership of teams, committees, or substantive projects)
  • Experience participating in, managing, or leading strategic plans or long-term projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to building equitable and inclusive environments
Technical Requirements For Assessment Position:
  • Experience designing and conducting surveys. Knowledge of Qualtrics desirable but not required.
  • Strong background in quantitative data analysis, including descriptive statistics, basic statistical tests, and creating data visualizations
  • Proficiency conducting quantitative analysis with software such as Excel, Google Sheets, R, or similar statistical tools
Additional Information
SALARY RANGE:
  • $62,000.00 – $67,000.00
Application Deadline:
  • June 17, 2022
Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position: Instructional Consultant with FCI
Organization: Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 6/8/2022
Date Posted: 6/8/2022
Requirements
  • Completed Doctorate degree and 1+ years of teaching, course design, or curriculum development or equivalent experience such as a Master's Degree plus 3+ years’ experience in teaching, course design, or curriculum development
  • Experience designing courses or teaching at university, college, or K-12 levels
  • Experience leading effective team collaboration (i.e. successful leadership of teams, committees, or substantive projects)
  • Experience participating in, managing, or leading strategic plans or long-term projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to building equitable and inclusive environments
  • Technical Requirements For Assessment Position:
  • Experience designing and conducting surveys. Knowledge of Qualtrics desirable but not required.
  • Strong background in quantitative data analysis, including descriptive statistics, basic statistical tests, and creating data visualizations
  • Proficiency conducting quantitative analysis with software such as Excel, Google Sheets, R, or similar statistical tools
Status: This listing expires on: 8/7/2022
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Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Address:
100 Washtenaw Ave

Ann Arbor,  MI 48109
United States
Email:
galarzad@umich.edu
Phone:
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