The Boston College Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) supports best and innovative practices in teaching by faculty and graduate students. The Center aims to sustain and further Boston College's culture of distinction in all pedagogical methods, including the effective use of technology, to enhance faculty-student interaction both inside and outside the classroom. The Center offers a robust slate of services and programs to the campus community and actively collaborates with Boston College schools and departments to support their efforts to enhance teaching. Center staff consult individually with instructors, facilitate conversations about teaching, and share the latest research on innovative pedagogies with the campus community.
The CTE is seeking to fill one Instructional Designer or Instructional Developer position. Classification at the time of hire is based on education and years of experience. Instructional Designers and Developers support the CTE's mission by providing expert guidance to faculty on pedagogical methodology and the use of instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Through consultation, training, seminar facilitation, and course development, these professionals support faculty in designing effective strategies for all teaching modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. They also conduct on-going research and evaluate emerging pedagogical strategies and instructional technologies in support of the CTE's mission to provide such strategies and technologies to the University while contributing to the ongoing strategic efforts and growth of the CTE.
* Experience supporting instructional technologies and faculty as they use these technologies (preferably in all modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online). * Excellent listening, speaking, and writing skills as well as demonstrated collaborative leadership and mentoring skills. * Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of disciplines and teaching styles. * An understanding of how digital technologies and social media are changing the shape of higher education. * Ability to successfully direct projects and to design, develop, implement, and assess programs. * For Instructional Designer, Master's degree required; for Instructional Developer, Master's degree required and Ph.D. preferred; for Senior Instructional Developer, Ph.D. or equivalent combination of education and experience required. * For Instructional Designer, at least one to two years of higher education experience in instructional design or faculty development; for Instructional Developer, at least three to four years; for Senior Instructional Developer, at least six years. * For Instructional Developer, experience teaching in higher education; for Senior Instructional Developer, at least two years experience teaching in higher education.
Preferred: * Demonstrated ability to work with faculty in STEM disciplines * Experience working in a college/university teaching center * Demonstrated ability to contribute to the CTE's diversity and inclusion efforts
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.