Department: IT Teaching & Learning Tech Salary/Grade: ITS/78
The Learning Engineer will provide curriculum design and course development services. In this role, you will work closely with instructors in support of digital/online projects that will enhance students’ learning through the innovative use of technologies. You may assist in the launch of online programs, MOOCs, and take part in the development of curriculum experiments that lead to adoption of blended learning and teaching techniques taking advantage of educational technology tools. The Learning Engineer has knowledge in: the learning sciences; classroom technology tools that support increased classroom engagement; effective content authoring and lesson design methods that best serve digital education; and experience in helping university instructors.
Note: Not all aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Prepare and launch courses in an online or blended format. Work with faculty to identify course objectives and instructional goals, develop curricula, and guide the faculty in the production of the courses. Offer guidance and mentorship to faculty while the courses are being run.
Work with faculty who express interest to broaden the reach of instructional design innovations to their courses, especially encouraging their adoption of active learning techniques.
Promote creative and trusting partnerships for educational innovation with instructors.
Communicate regarding curricular innovations by leading workshops, taking part in communities of practice, writing content for the Digital Learning website, etc.
Maintain currency in current learning sciences and instructional design principles for effective support of online and blended education, peer learning and active learning practices.
Other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with a preference in IT or field related to Education
1-3 years’ experience preferably in an institution of higher education creating and providing instructional design for blended or online courses, including MOOCs
1-3 years’ experience with an LMS
Demonstrated Project management skills
Broad knowledge of software and cloud systems
Understanding of security for university systems, as well as authentication, authorization, and data security
Understanding of web accessibility standards
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38760
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.