QATAR UNIVERSITY

Instructional Developer

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Ref
IRC18097
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location Doha, QA      

Department Name CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING      

College/Department Profile            

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility. This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

Department Profile:

The mission of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is to support QU academic staff with ongoing professional development programs and resources  that meet faculty needs for high quality education. CETL aims to facilitate and support faculty research endeavors and the implementation of  best teaching practices in a collaborative working environment through workshops and seminars on curriculum enhancement and innovations.

Duties & Responsibilities            

  1. Provide expert consultation to University faculty and staff to support the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of transformative learning experiences that enable students to apply and reflect on what they are learning by participating in research and discovery, and authentic scholarly and professional learning activities.
  2. Facilitate ongoing innovation and experimentation by University faculty regarding effective teaching that exposes students to and engages them in the research and discovery that distinguishes a major research university.
  3. Integrate methods of experiential learning that generate measurable data useful in assessing the impact of these activities to facilitate understanding their impact and contribution to both student learning and faculty teaching effectiveness.
  4. Support University faculty in advancing innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. Work in collaboration with faculty integrating experiential learning opportunities into curricula for programs of study in addition to individual courses or designated internships, field experiences, or similar targeted experiences.
  5. Conduct original research and provide classroom instruction related to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.
  6. Supports implementation and updates of CETL strategic plan
  7. Develops Pedagogical support for QU academic staff by assisting teachers in using emerging educational tools.
  8. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with staff, organizational members, and external bodies
  9. Works collaboratively with colleges to implement a Blended e-learning environment using appropriate pedagogical strategies into e- learning modules
  10. Meets regularly with the staff assigned to Pedagogical Practices.
  11. Attends meetings to advise on different aspects of training programs related to faculty needs
  12. Provides needed support for events inside and outside QU
  13. Prepares the budget proposal related to Pedagogical Practices
  14. Evaluates effectiveness of training and development procedures and recommends improvement
  15. Prepares an annual report to the Director on the status and future Pedagogical Practices plan
  16. Maintains confidentiality of information at all times.
  17. Demonstrated pedagogical   knowledge in planning  and coordinating a blended  e-learning environment
  18. Ability to use educational technology effectively to support teaching and learning
  19. Ability to effectively interact with faculty and staff delivering one-to-one sessions or working with small groups to develop technological skills related to education and classroom instruction.
  20. Deep knowledge of programming skills suitable for an online environment including HTML, animation and graphic design
  21. Experience in Blackboard and other platforms at a professional level
  22. Excellent communication skills to coordinate  with multiple stakeholders
  23. Maintaining a professional image  and good interpersonal skills
  24. Strong team orientation and team participation;
  25. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  26. Fluency in written and verbal English and Arabic languages
  27. Strong ability to plan and coordinate activities and establishing priorities
  28. Strong problem identification and solving skills
  29. Skill in public relations and handling complaints
  30. Demonstrated accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality results at all times
  31. Ability to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  32. Ability to adjust to changing priorities

Qualifications            

  • Master’s degree in Educational Technology/ Computer Science/ Instructional Design or equivalent; with 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in management, teaching, teacher training or in-service training related to the use of technology for instructional and faculty development purposes
  • Fluency in written and verbal Arabic and English languages

Required Documents            

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  3. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  4. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Benefits            

  1. Competitive tax-free salary.
  2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
  4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
  5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  6. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply            

  1. Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
  2. New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Job Category Academic

End Date of Advertisement 31-Oct-2018

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