Educational Developer

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-12-20

Educational Developer

The challenge

An experienced teacher or professional trainer who is both autonomous and self-driven will be interested in this exciting mandate. Reporting directly to the Director of the Centre for University Teaching (CUT), the Educational Developer will design and lead the Centre's instructional programs, working mainly on the pedagogical aspect within the Centre's activities and specifically responsible for designing the training programs.

Specifically, as an Educational Developer, you will:

  • contribute to the professional development of the academic staff in the area of university teaching with the view of enhancing students' educational experience
  • design training targeted and adapted to specific clients, such as regular professors, part-time professors, new professors, teaching assistants, and intensive session professors, including all the elements of effective teaching, and the integration of the instructional technology apt to facilitate pedagogical goals
  • participate in the CUT's research, evaluation and administration initiatives, including proximity strategies, building partnerships with other Faculties to do so
  • build strong ties with the academic staff by working with them on site to attain shared instructional objectives

The profile

As an Educational Developer, in this bilingual position, you will ideally put to good use your:
  • Master's degree or PhD in Education or in another field relevant to university teaching
  • Experience as a teacher or professional trainer
  • Publications in university teaching
  • Experience in planning symposiums, conferences and seminars
  • Experience in the development of techno-pedagogical resources would be a definite asset
  • Aptitude for teamwork and co-operation
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good people skills, open mindedness and flexibility
  • Capacity to create partnerships
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and motivate a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Basic supervisory skills
  • Specific skills in one of the following areas is an asset:
    • Training for part-time professors
    • Training for teaching assistants
    • Training in educational technology
    • Pedagogical specialty
  • Ability to work closely with the Faculties
  • Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written)

The organization
Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University of Ottawa attracts the best talent from across Canada and around the world. Research, innovation, prosperity: It starts here.

The next step

If you're interested in this position (Job ID J1212-0265), please visit our website at and apply online, by no later than January 13, 2013.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginals, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


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