Graduate Students and Postdocs: Be a Digital Pedagogy Fellow with ATS

Digital Pedagogy Fellows

Graduate Students and Postdocs, would you like to gain experience in digital pedagogy, help promote pedagogically-sound use of educational technology at UChicago, and get ready to teach blended or fully-online courses? We are hiring Higher Education Fellows in Digital Pedagogy for 2017-18 academic year. 

This position is part of UChicagoGrad's Higher Education Internship Program (HEI).

Description:

Academic Technology Solutions (ATS) is seeking graduate students and postdocs to assist faculty, TAs, students, and staff in the transition to Canvas and to promote the pedagogically-sound use of other educational technology. This position is ideal for those who are preparing to teach blended courses or fully online courses, interested in incorporating a range of digital educational tools for traditional face-to-face classroom, or exploring the field of instructional design. Graduate students and postdocs from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

You will consult, guide, and support instructors in the pedagogically-sound use of technology for teaching and learning. Experience with digital educational tools is not required, but basic digital literacy and computer skills is a must, and candidates must show a willingness to learn new digital tools quickly and independently. You must also have teaching experience. Teaching consultation experience and knowledge of basic pedagogy (e.g. through workshops offered by Chicago Center for Teaching) is a plus.

Successful applicants will receive training in digital pedagogy and perform support duties under the guidance of full-time staff. It is expected that Fellows will be able to perform independently the duties described below and will serve as the digital pedagogy liaison for their divisions after they have completed their training satisfactorily.

Position starts immediately.  Work hours are flexible, and can range from 5 to 19.5 hours per week when classes are in session, and up to 37.5 hours per week during summer quarter and breaks. Applicants must commit to this position for at least 9 months.

Essential Duties can include

  • Provide online and in-person faculty consulting (one-on-one or group sessions) and support in the use of Canvas LMS or other educational technology.
  • Assist, develop, and/or lead workshops for faculty, instructors, students, and staff.
  • Develop online resources (e.g. documentation, tipsheets, etc.) for Canvas, digital educational tools and digital pedagogy.
  • Research and test new education technology.
  • Complete clerical, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Optional depending on experience: Research projects, data analysis, web application development, and/or blogging on the intersection of education technology and pedagogy.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Must be detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable, with a can-do attitude.
  • Must have good communication, presentation, and problem solving skills.
  • Must have teaching experience.
  • Must be open to performing a wide array of different tasks on a day-to-day basis.
  • Must have good basic digital literacy and computer skills.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, Google Docs, Sheets and Drive, with ability to learn other programs (Adobe Creative Suite, etc.).

Preferred:

  • Teaching consultation experience and knowledge of basic pedagogy (e.g. through workshops offered by Chicago Center for Teaching) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and/or other web development programming language preferred.
  • Knowledge of LaTex, and/or statistical softwares (R Statistics, STATA), and/or GIS a plus.
Apply: To apply, email
  1. A 1-2 page resume that includes teaching and/or teaching consultation experience, plus any additional technical, programing, software and computer skills;
  2. A 1 page cover letter describing your interests and suitability to this position; and
  3. A list of two references (name, title, relationship, email address and phone number) who can speak to your workplace skills.

to Cecilia Lo at cclo@uchicago.edu. If relevant, include links to website design/development samples detailing your contribution (coding, graphic design, etc.).

Hour Range: 5-20 hours per week when classes are in session; up to 37.5 hrs per week over breaks.
Pay Range: $17.00/hour
Number of Positions: 5