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Title Instructional Designer (Professor)
Division e-Learning and Teaching Innovation
Category Academic Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary Faculty – Teaching Scale
Campus All
Effective Date ASAP

George Brown College is on the cusp of a shift in how we engage our students, faculty, and external stakeholders. The 2020 Strategy, the Academic Plan, and the Academic Computing Strategy all outline a vision for the College that is rooted in innovation and excellence in teaching, learning, and research. Aligned with this vision, is the aim of facilitating a shift in thinking from ‘delivery’ to ‘engagement’ or actually to ‘facilitating engagement in meaningful learning experiences’. Such a shift in thinking naturally favours more web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement (including engagement through mobile devices) in the teaching and learning relationship. The e-Learning and Teaching Innovation hub (formerly known as LIAD) facilitates this shift through a hybrid model of support that incorporates both centralized and decentralized elements.

Reporting to the Director, E-Learning, the incumbent will be a member of the e-Learning and Teaching Innovation hub, but will be located within a particular school or centre.
Working closely with the faculty and staff within the ‘hub’, and the school or centre they are located within, the incumbent:
  • Assists faculty in the definition of appropriate instructional strategies and philosophies for web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning.
  • Assists faculty in the initial instructional design and continual improvement of for web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning.
  • Provides project management expertise for the development, and continual improvement, of web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning.
  • Ensures compliance with instructional design, copyright and intellectual property, quality assurance, and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards in the development of web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning.
  • Supports faculty in the integration of mobile learning applications, social media tools, graphics, media files, dynamic content, and emerging technologies in order to facilitate engaging teaching practices and meaningful learning experiences.
  • Identifies pedagogical approaches, technologies, suites of technologies, or technological solutions that can be leveraged across part or all of the College.
  • Provides guidance on effective use of the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for faculty and students.
  • Participates in formal, semi-formal, and informal collaboration events to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills, and information across the College.
  • Conducts workshops, demonstrations, or other varied training sessions for faculty and support staff, and liaises with other experts in the ‘hub’ and Staff Development regarding faculty professional development needs.
  • Creates, and collaborates on the creation of documentation related to the facilitation of meaningful learning experiences.
  • Works collaboratively in permanent and ad hoc teams to support the strategic priorities of e-Learning and Teaching Innovation hub.
  • Communicates effectively with faculty and Chairs to insure timely completion and delivery of course development projects.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Adult Education, Higher Education, Curriculum &/or Instructional Design, Distributed/Distance/Online Learning, or equivalent combination of academic preparation and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience and expertise in instructional design and the development of web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning, including staff training and development experience.
  • Previous teaching experience, preferably including some form of web-enhanced, hybrid, or fully online engagement in meaningful learning, at a post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity and inclusion issues as they relate to instructional design, including a clear understanding of the implications of the AODA for web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning. This understanding should also, and specifically, include the implications for mobile technologies. 
  • Experience using at least one Learning Management System in the development of web-enhanced, hybrid, and fully online engagement in meaningful learning.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team and participate in consultative decision making.
  • Proven ability of good time management, project management, and attention to detail skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain current with regard to pedagogy as well as relevant technologies.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially in an environment of competing deadlines and priorities.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit the following: Letter of application, a detailed resume, and statement of teaching philosophy combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-094
Closing Date July 19, 2013