STEM Instructional Design Consultant

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 24, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a progressive urban institution enrolling more than 30,000 students in professional and liberal education. Located in the state capital, its mission highlights teaching, scholarship, and service characterized by collaboration, a commitment to diversity, and pursuit of best practice.


IUPUIs Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is committed to advancing teaching excellence while supporting faculty through a collaborative approach that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our urban research university. The CTL offers a wide variety of programs, events, and services that foster innovation and translation of educational research into practice. It is a partnership among Academic Affairs, University Information Technology Services, and University Library.


The STEM Instructional Design Consultant is expected to assist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) faculty and departments in addressing complex teaching and learning issues related to instructional design, teaching methods, assessment, and curriculum planning through individual consultations, workshops, and programs.   Successful applicants will be knowledgeable about student-centered pedagogies in STEM fields, be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the institution, and respond with creative and innovative solutions to address these needs.  The STEM Instructional Design Consultant will plan, develop, and implement programmatic activities that support the mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning and campus initiatives.  The successful candidate will be sensitive to faculty roles and responsibilities and interact collaboratively with center colleagues, faculty, students, and administrators.


Primary responsibilities of the STEM Instructional Design Consultant include:

  • Consulting      with individual STEM faculty, departments, and schools on instructional      design issues.
  • Implementing      programmatic activities for instructional support by planning and      assisting in the delivery of orientations, workshops, and presentations.      Developing web/print materials on teaching for internal and external      distribution. Providing online and classroom teaching feedback services including      observation and student focus groups.
  • Consulting with faculty, academic      staff and academic units on instruction, course design, teaching      methods,   assessment of student      learning, course evaluation and curriculum planning.
  • Managing projects funded by Center      for Teaching and Learning grant programs. Assisting faculty awardees with      determining appropriate project timeline, monitoring progress to ensure      the project is on track, and communicating regularly with faculty to      ensure they are receiving support as needed from the CTL.
  • Demonstrating a scholarly approach      to studying issues in teaching and learning or faculty development.  
  • Contributing to program planning      and other maintenance needs of the unit.
  • Pursuing professional development      through reading, conference attendance and other strategies.
  • Performing other related duties      incidental to the work described herein.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in a STEM field with a concentration in education. Preferred qualifications include experience in faculty development and 1-3 years of college teaching experience.


Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to work in a team and with a diverse group of people. Ability to meet strict deadlines, deal with frequent interruptions, manage stress of competing demands for time, and accomplish several concurrent tasks effectively.


The ideal candidate must be committed to the university's goal of inclusiveness and have a demonstrated history of working effectively with persons of all races, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. We especially welcome candidates from underrepresented groups.


Candidates must submit a letter of application stating their interest and experience, a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three references.  These may be submitted electronically as attachments to addressed to the STEM Education Specialist Search Committee. Questions about the position may be addressed to Pratibha Varma-Nelson, executive director of the CTL, at or 317-274-1300.


IUPUI is an EEO/AA, Employer M/F/D. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

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