Research & Educational Support - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20001341)
Learning Design Coordinator Research and Learning University Library System University of Pittsburgh
The Learning Design Coordinator (LDC) is a full-time faculty librarian appointment reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning. This position works collaboratively with subject and functional specialists to lead the design, development, implementation, and assessment of a learning and curricular integration strategy that advances research education and information literacy across the Pitt Libraries. This position serves as a resource for colleagues in the areas of instructional design and inclusive, learner-centered pedagogy. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the creation of digital learning objects (such as videos, tutorials, OER content, and infographics) for use in-person, online, and in blended environments, as well as for providing support to colleagues in the creation and implementation of these objects. The LDC also leads a committee responsible for coordinating the development, lifecycle, and curricular integration of research guides and other digital learning resources into appropriate platforms such as the Libraries' website and the University's learning management system (Canvas). This position develops, coordinates, and assesses the library's role in the Academic Foundations first-year experience course for incoming students on the Oakland campus.
The LDC is expected to communicate effectively and work collaboratively and consultatively with colleagues across the University Library System (ULS) who are engaged in structured research and learning opportunities with students and faculty, as well as with the library's Assessment and Quality Assurance division and other ULS stakeholders. In addition, the LDC will engage with strategic university partners, such as the Center for Learning and Teaching, to integrate library learning and research services into the curriculum.
As part of the Research and Learning Team, this position may provide instruction, outreach, and research services to assigned liaison areas and to students, faculty, and staff as needed.
Establishes a holistic, cross-departmental vision for teaching and learning at the ULS
Engages in strategic planning, outcomes development, assessment, curriculum design, and inclusive, learner-centered content creation for the Libraries' instructional offerings
Collaborates with ULS and University colleagues to integrate critical literacies and research education into courses and curricula
Leads first-year information literacy instructional programming for the Oakland campus
Creates library learning modules, video tutorials, OER materials, and digital learning objects that are accessible and compliant; assists colleagues in producing learning resources
Develops and coordinates library workshops and instruction sessions for students and faculty as part of a suite of educational offerings at the ULS
Leads assigned teams and coordinates relevant projects; serves on assigned teams and work groups
Keeps abreast of best practices in learning design and provides ongoing training and communication to colleagues as appropriate; supports a culture of scholarship and inquiry regarding information literacy and research education within the ULS
Provides research or instructional consultations for members of the University community one-on-one or in collaboration with colleagues, as appropriate
Serves as a departmental liaison to one or more academic departments or schools, based on experience and organizational needs
Provides outstanding internal and external customer service
Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes such activities as:
Participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups
Participating in professional organizations at a regional, state, national, and/or international level
Maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect their particular areas of expertise
Participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities
Pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections
MLIS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent advanced degree in a related field
At least 3 years of relevant work experience
Demonstrated competence with current technologies and best practices in the creative design and delivery of instruction, specifically in a higher education setting
Ability to use software applications and tools to create instructional content
Experience leading teams and building productive partnerships
Experience with instructional design and learning theories
Working understanding of assessment practices
Education or experience with designing online learning objects
Demonstrated self-direction and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to support research education and learning across multiple disciplines
Capacity and commitment to engage in continuing professional development
Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a desire to work in a collaborative environment
Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
Experience with digital badges or micro-credentialing
Experience with integrating library resources or services into learning management systems, specifically Canvas
Project management experience
Experience in performing a variety of library outreach and liaison activities to faculty and students
Evidence of smart risk-taking, and innovative thinking
Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes such activities as participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups as well as the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect their particular areas of expertise, participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections. Approximately 10% of the librarian's time should be directed toward such activities and will be included as part of the annual evaluation.
Specifically, the incumbent in this position is expected to:
Keep abreast of and contribute as appropriate to current developments in the profession, especially as they relate to integrating primary source literacy into the curricula.
Contribute to the profession through publications, presentations, teaching, and other professional activities
Seek out appropriate roles in professional associations, research and/or publication on the regional, national and international level
Participate actively in ULS and campus-wide working groups and committees, as appropriate
The University of Pittsburgh Library System The University of Pittsburgh's University Library System (https://www.library.pitt.edu/ ) is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and contains over 4.7 million print and electronic volumes, including access to over 300,000 journals and 570 databases. The University Library System (ULS) consists of 14 libraries and employs 75 faculty librarians and 103 staff. In addition to the ULS, the University of Pittsburgh includes libraries for the health sciences and law school.
The ULS stands at the center of intellectual life at the University of Pittsburgh, fostering connections and knowledge creation and dissemination that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world to excel in research, scholarship and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, innovative Open Access publishing, and user-centered focus.
The ULS has recently enacted a major organizational realignment and is currently aggressively hiring in many areas of strategic priority, including research support, digital scholarship and creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, as we are repositioning our services to respond to and anticipate changes in research, teaching, and learning. We are also in the midst of a top-to-bottom renovation of Hillman Library, the central library of the University of Pittsburgh campus which saw 1.9 million visitors in FY17. The reinvented Hillman ( https://library.pitt.edu/hillmanreinvention ) will be a light-filled home to spaces, from vibrant to serene, for digital making and exploration, showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering energetic, collaborative exchange.
This is an exciting time to join the Pitt library system and contribute to envisioning the library of the future.
The University of Pittsburgh Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh ( http://www.pitt.edu/ ) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Today Pitt is an internationally recognized center of learning and research, strong in the arts and sciences and the professions. Pitt serves approximately 32,000 students, including more than 9,000 graduate students, in the 16 schools at the Pittsburgh campus and the four regional campuses. Pitt attracts, on average, more than $700 million in research funding every year. It is also one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright students and scholars for the 2017-18 academic year (according to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), and is among only 16 institutions in the country to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. In 2018, for the second consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings named Pitt as the best public university in the Northeastern United States.
The City of Pittsburgh The city of Pittsburgh is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States, Pittsburgh is recognized for its natural beauty and unique blend of cultural, education, and technological resources. Additional information on the city of Pittsburgh can be found at: https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including one-month vacation per year; excellent benefit plans; TIAA/ Vanguard; and tuition assistance.
Please apply through the University of Pittsburgh's Talent Center. In addition to creating a Talent Center account, please upload/attach a cover letter, CV, and three professional references with contact information. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Sharon McMasters ( email@example.com ).
Visa sponsorship is not offered with this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by March 23, 2020.
Other required attachements: Three professional references with contact information. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20001341
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.