Instructor, Faculty Development - Department of Educational Services

Organisation
St. George's University
Reference
VAC-36111
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Education & Training
Location
St. George's, Grenada
Salary
Competitive
Date Posted
22/10/2020
Expiry Date
03/12/2020
St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time teaching position in the Department of Educational Services beginning 12/31/2020.
 
 

Position Description: Instructor (Faculty Development)

  • Work closely with the Director and Associate Director of the Leadership and Excellence in Academic Development (LEAD) Division to plan, support, implement and evaluate the SGU’s faculty development initiatives in all areas of course and instructional development for the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies  
  • Coordinate the Certificates in University Teaching Program  
  • Coordinate Facilitator training and observations 
  • Consult with individual faculty and groups (I.e. departments, or other groups of faculty, such as in the Design Academy, Clinical Tutor Intensive) across a variety of disciplines and across all ranks on pedagogy (such as teaching strategies, course design, leading project teams, scholarship (all stages of scholarship) and professional development  
  •  Assist schools, chairs, course directors, faculty and administration with accreditation compliance as related to instruction and evaluation of teaching and student success  
  • Contribute to the development of policy on matters affecting teaching and learning in consultation with the Director and Associate Director, LEAD 
  • Coordinate the twice yearly New Faculty Orientation  
  • Contribute to educational research related to LEAD work and projects as determined by the Director and Associate Director, LEAD  
  • Work on special projects and tasks in collaboration with, and at the request of the Director of LEAD and the Chair of DES 
  • Coordinate Visiting Professor visits 
  • Provide coordination support for the Master of Education (MEd) program and maintain the Sakai sites and teach up to one course per team as needed 
  • Support research projects across LEAD and in the MEd program 

Broader integrated DES administrative requirements:  

  •  Have experience and knowledge of Student Support and Development, for input and integration of DES activities, on a practical and theoretical basis, when working with and across LEAD 
  • Have experience in administrative components of an integrated academic development unit in order to contribute to project management and planning in LEAD and DES

 

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Possess experience in higher education instruction and faculty instructional/educational development

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in teaching graduate level courses
  • Experience Training Teaching Assistants or Peer Learning Facilitators
  • Research experience, preferably connected to the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • Experience in graduate health sciences and /or medical education
  • Acknowledged academic ability and demonstrated knowledge in the disciplines underlying faculty development including established theoretical expertise around teaching and learning and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading academic development seminars/workshops for university faculty
  • Experience teaching online and designing online learning experiences
  • A record of service to the community/institution/profession

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • This is a full-time position in the Caribbean island of Grenada.
  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV, Cover Letter and names and email addresses of three references must be submitted.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.

 

St. George's University (SGU) is a leading center of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies.  SGU has helped change lives through its more than 21,000 alumni, which include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.

 

 

 

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