EdTech Content Developer for STEM - Collaborative Teaching Laboratory - 57601 - Grade 6
Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL)
University Of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,511 to £30,046. With potential progression once in post to £33,797 a year
Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
17th December 2019
Education technology is at the centre of an education revolution. Universities are moving large parts of their teaching content online so as to enhance the student experience, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their teaching. We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the quality of teaching via Educational Technology to join our established EdTech team within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
This role will suit someone who is looking for an opportunity to utilise their STEM Degree while being at the forefront of Educational Technology innovation.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
This post will look to support and enhance current teaching materials within the Engineering and Science disciplines with online interactive resources. You will work with academics across the STEM disciplines to understand the key conceptual aspects of their teaching delivery. In partnership with them, you will develop online interactive assessments and exploratoratory tools. The primary tool will be Möbius – a online assessment system designed for STEM.
The work will include managing existing EdTech material within Chemistry for use in laboratories, and creating new material with appropriate academics in a range of disciplines.
In addition to working with academics at the University of Birmingham, the University has a long-standing relationship with DigitalEd - an international software company and creators of the Möbius platform. Through this collaboration the successful applicant will be exposed to the latest ideas in Education Technology within STEM internationally.
You will receive regular support from your supervisor and line manager, but are expected to be proactive and take ownership of your projects.
You will be based in the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, which is a state-of-the-art building for undergraduate laboratory teaching to students across STEM. All applicants should be able to demonstrate the following core skills:
A high degree of initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility and a self-motivating approach;
Good team working skills;
Ability to think analytically, to apply skills and knowledge in new contexts, and to solve problems by thinking beyond traditional solutions;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through oral and presentational skills as well as excellent writing skills and an aptitude for producing complex reports;
Resilience and adaptability to work effectively in new environments and with a diverse range of people at different levels of the organisation;
A strong attention to detail.
Experience in teaching or developing educational resouces for undergraduates, and a desire to understand the student perspective of formative and summative assessment.
Experience in coding, though the specific language and methodology will be taught.
You should also be able to demonstrate the following required qualifications, attributes and skills:
Ability to work with both academic and professional service staff, and form effective relationships to facilitate the wide scale use of EdTech within the CTL.
A degree (or PhD) in a STEM subject.
The application process:
There are two key stages of the application process:
For the first application stage you will need to complete a brief online form and upload a current CV and cover letter through the University's online jobs portal. Please note that your CV and covering letter should be uploaded as one document.
In your cover letter you should answer the following questions:
Why are you interested in a career in Educational Technology?
Can you provide a specific example from material core to your discipline at first-year university level that could be enhanced by educational technology?
We will invite successful candidates to an individual interview with senior management, education technology leads and academics.
For informal inquiries please contact Prof Jonathan Seville, CTL Academic Lead J.P.K.Seville@bham.ac.uk
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Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham
Organization Collaborative Teaching Laboratory
Job Posting 02.12.2019, 6:00:00 PM
Grade (for job description) Grade 6
Salary (Pay Basis) 27,511.00
Maximum Salary 33,797.00