Informed Learning Instructional Designer
Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, outgoing, and innovative Informed Learning Instructional Designer (ILID) to work with (IMPACT) Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation. IMPACT is a provost funded initiative comprised of partners from the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), iTaP Teaching and Learning, Purdue Extended Campus (PEC), and the Libraries that works with faculty and instructors to improve student competency and confidence through redesign of foundational courses by using research findings on student-centered teaching and learning. The ILID will provide professional and consulting services to faculty and instructors participating in IMPACT, supporting the teaching and learning mission of the University. Purdue Libraries values information literacy, and takes an informed learning approach that emphasizes teaching and learning through engagements with information to learn in a discipline-focused context. Working under the guidance of the Libraries Information Literacy Specialist, the ILID will lead efforts to collaborate with and guide faculty and instructors in the development of instructional designs for teaching learners to use information in embedded ways that support the attainment of instructional outcomes. IMPACT offers an opportunity for the Libraries to promote student-centered learning, and to advance informed learning to enhance Purdue students’ information literacy. The ILID will participate on interdepartmental teams that collaborate with faculty and instructors on course development projects in areas such as curriculum development, instructional design, and evaluation of instructional outcomes. The ILID will develop instructional material designed to promote best practices for addressing informed learning in the undergraduate classroom. The ILID will also collaborate with faculty or instructors in the development of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Reporting to the Information Literacy Specialist who coordinates the Libraries’ involvement in IMPACT, the ILID will provide regular reports on the progress and status of their work with faculty and instructors redesigning courses. This position will be funded for a period of three years from the date of hire. QualificationsRequired: •MLS or MIS from an ALA accredited institution, or related discipline. •Knowledge or strong interest in best practices and innovations in teaching and learning through engagements with information in a discipline-focused context.•Knowledge of best practices and innovations in teaching and learning as well as curriculum and instruction. •Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and consult with faculty and instructional staff across disciplines. •Evidence of ability to collaborate with a broad range of individuals including faculty, instructional staff, and professional staff. •Demonstrate the ability to work as a contributing member or leader of a strategic team. •Demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and inclusive excellence as well as a commitment to a high level of professionalism. •Must be able to adapt to changing situations and demonstrate flexibility in various situations. •Demonstrate the ability to foster a supportive work climate in interactions with team members as well as faculty and instructional staff.Preferred: •Experience with course redesign and transformation processes and models. •Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level. •Experience with research and assessment specifically with regards to using information to learning with discipline-focused classroom. •Experience with assessment and research, especially knowledge and experience conducting or fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). •Skills in creating digital and online instructional resources.•Knowledge of and skills in using teaching and learning technologies. Application process: To be considered for the position, applications must be made through Purdue University’s employment web site at: www.purdue.edu/careers and reference Job Number 1301501. Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin August 20th, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes or CV’s sent to this email address cannot be considered. Please put “Informed Learning Instructional Designer” in the title of all email correspondence. A background check will be required for employment in this position.Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.