The University of Southern Maine (USM) is seeking applicants for the position of Learning Designer. The Learning Designer applies knowledge of curriculum design, learning theory, and educational technologies to assist faculty in the design of digitally enhanced degree programs and courses. This position is part of a team that guides development of high quality online programs and supports digital learning initiatives across the curriculum. The Learning Designer provides curriculum design and ad-hoc consultation and support, as well as ongoing faculty development with the design and delivery of faculty workshops and other forms of faculty development. This position will also help guide the work to of using data to guide course redesign, measure the effectiveness of learning interventions, and support other efforts to become more data informed in our instructional design practice. The Learning Designer collaborates on committee work within USM and across the University of Maine system, and contributes to the broader goals and strategies for digitally enhanced learning at USM.
The Center for Technology Enhanced Learning supports the efforts of faculty, departments, and programs who want to develop digitally enhanced programs and courses. Learning Designers focus on high quality pedagogy in helping faculty develop courses and find new ways to enhance student learning and create community. USM offers an array of degrees and certificate programs in fully online, blended, and classroom formats, and offers an increasing number of high quality online courses year-round. For more information about instructional design at USM visit www.usm.maine.edu/ctel
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at www.usm.maine.edu.
USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:
Our Portland campusis located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a "foodie" hot spot!
USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.
Master’s degree, preferably in education, instructional design, or a related field.
Experience designing online and blended courses in a higher education context.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.
Ability to manage large and small projects successfully and independently.
Valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
D. or Ed.D. in education, instructional design, or related field.
Two or more years of experience working with faculty in a higher education environment to design courses in online and blended formats.
Online teaching experience in a higher education environment.
Experience with learning analytics and/or using data to guide assessment and continuous improvement
Experience supporting a learning management system.
Project management aptitude, experience.
The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by October 29, 2017. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.
USM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.