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Join our team! The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center (FDIDC) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for a Teaching and Learning Coordinator and Instructional Support Coordinator. Both opportunities are twelve-month, full-time staff positions with benefits.

Candidates will join a highly-collaborative team of faculty development and instructional design staff who support faculty, academic supportive professional staff, and graduate teaching assistants through a variety of programs, resources, and services in fulfilling Northern Illinois University’s mission on excellence in teaching and scholarly activities.

Teaching and Learning Coordinator

We are looking for a reflective, service-oriented individual who has deep knowledge of theory and research on teaching and learning, has advanced experience teaching in higher education, and is comfortable working both collaboratively and independently. The individual in this role will function in a dynamic environment and offer programs and consultations to faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants on basic to advanced teaching methods and strategies for face-to-face and online courses.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of Teaching and Learning Coordinator

  • Research current and emerging pedagogies and technologies suitable for contemporary teaching and learning environments.
  • Offer high-level individual and group (including department chairs and deans) consultations on integrating instructional design principles and innovative pedagogical techniques into teaching.
  • Assess the need for programs, workshops, and institutes on basic to advanced teaching effectiveness and technology integration-related topics and oversee design, development, and implementation.
  • Make independent decisions in assessing the need for resources and materials for teaching and learning in all modalities and address those needs.
  • Offer classroom teaching observation services for faculty who request such assistance and provide confidential feedback and support for improving their teaching.
  • Manage and further develop the Center’s communications with faculty through the Center’s New Faculty Listserv, email, and other electronic means on teaching-related issues.
  • Collaborate with center staff on various programs, resources and instructional support services offered by FDIDC.
  • Represent FDIDC in meetings with academic and support units at NIU and other institutions on issues related to teaching effectiveness, instructional technologies, online learning, etc.
  • Work closely with the Director on various activities related to the mission of the Center as assigned by the Office of the Provost.

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Instructional Support Coordinator

We are looking for a service-oriented and self-motivated individual who is familiar with technologies to support teaching and learning, can learn new technologies quickly, and is comfortable working both collaboratively and independently. The individual in this role will function in a dynamic environment and offer programs and consultations to faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants on basic to advanced use of NIU’s learning management system (Blackboard) and related instructional technologies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of Instructional Support Coordinator

  • Research current and emerging pedagogies and technologies suitable for modern teaching and learning environments.
  • Offer high-level individual and group (including department chairs and deans) consultations on planning and implementing teaching and technology integration suitable for all modalities, including virtual learning environments.
  • Assess the need for programs on basic to advanced use of the learning management systems and related technologies and oversee design, development, and implementation.
  • Make independent decisions in assessing the need for technology training related materials for teaching and learning in all modalities and address those needs.
  • Provide leadership in supporting existing and new implementations of technologies for teaching and learning by researching potential technologies, analyzing technology performance, and developing planning, implementation and training plans.
  • Supervise and contribute to the assessment and data analysis activities of FDIDC.
  • Maintain and further develop online and social media communications for FDIDC.
  • Collaborate with center staff on various programs, resources and instructional support services offered by FDIDC.
  • Represent FDIDC in meetings with academic and support units at NIU and other institutions on issues related to learning management systems, instructional technologies, online learning, etc.
  • Work closely with the Director on various activities related to the mission of the center as assigned by the Office of the Provost.

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About the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center provides opportunities for effective teaching in all modalities, including face-to-face, blended, and online courses. The center facilitates the use of instructional technologies in teaching, provides professional development opportunities, and collaborates with faculty to design and develop their courses.

About Northern Illinois University

Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a student-centered, regional public research institution with a diverse and international student body of over 19,000. The University is located approximately 65 miles from downtown Chicago and is a short drive from the vibrant western suburbs and Rockford metropolitan area. The University contains 42 academic departments across seven colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. NIU offers 56 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate degree programs, including 22 doctoral programs, and the Juris Doctorate.

The vision of Northern Illinois University is to be a premier student-centered, research-focused public university, contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. With this vision, the mission of the University is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service.

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