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Library Instruction Design Resident
About the Position: Western Libraries is looking for a creative self-starter who is comfortable with both technology and applied teaching techniques to be our first Instruction Design Resident. We are looking for someone to help Western Libraries develop its curriculum online in support of the university’s vision to “build a stronger Washington by being an international leader in active learning, critical thinking, and societal problem solving.” Our goal is to provide a recent graduate with mentoring, professional development and hands-on experience with instructional design and library instruction in a real-life setting. Western Libraries are committed to the University’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff, and welcome applications from diverse candidates.

The Instructional Design Resident will take the lead in designing online curriculum and learning objects with an emphasis on reaching first- and second-year undergraduate students. The Resident should be comfortable with working in an online environment, including but not limited to, programming, social media, and learning and content-management systems. The Resident will work with the Coordinator of Instruction, Librarian for Extended Education, and other campus partners to identify the information literacy needs of both on-campus and distance-learning students. They will work with these partners to facilitate the development and integration of an information literacy curriculum into learning management systems and other online environments, and work on the development of online tools that assess student information literacy outcomes. Other areas may be explored, based on the interests of the successful candidate, and the needs of the library.

By the end of the residency, the successful candidate will have implemented a set of instructional tutorials and created a plan that supports sustainable and flexible online learning tools at Western Libraries.

This is a limited-term faculty appointment, ending in June 2014. However, this may be extended depending on availability of funding.

About the College/Department: Libraries
Position Responsibilities:
  • Develop online information literacy modules, including tutorials and credit courses
  • Develop mobile applications to be used in instruction
  • Assess current online learning tools
  • Implement sound educational theory and/or best practices
  • Participation in library instruction
  • Explore and apply new instructional technologies
  • Assist in training librarians on new technologies available for instructional use
  • Limited reference desk/virtual reference hours
  • Service on library committees
Required Qualifications:
  • Accredited Masters degree in one of the following areas awarded in 2010 or since: Library and Information Science, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a closely related field
  • Ability to describe how to apply instructional design research and theories to real-world situations
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated innovative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body and learning styles
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Information literacy teaching experience at the college-level
  • Demonstrated experience designing courses in a learning management system(s) (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, etc.)
  • Demonstrated programming experience (HTML5, Java, PHP,etc.)
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards
  • Experience using content management systems, preferably Drupal
  • Experience utilizing media and social networking in an educational setting
  • Familiar with information literacy online resources
  • Demonstrable projects that illustrate assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of instructional programs in traditional and/or multi-media learning environments
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced familiarity with instructional design concepts
Academic Emphasis: Instructional design
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for this position, please log in on the link below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system. 

Please include a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae and a list of three references. You can upload or cut and paste your materials as noted on the EASE application.   
Other Information: For further information, please contact Ms. Connie Mallison, Search Committee Coordinator, by email at Connie.Mallison@wwu.edu.
Job Posted: 9/12/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins September 28, 2012; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120727
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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