Ball State University
Division of Online & Strategic Learning
Ball State University
Ball State University’s Division of Online and Strategic Learning welcomes applications for two opportunities for dynamic, creative, and team-oriented Instructional Consultants who can leverage research-based best practices and data to inform programming and assessment.
The Instructional Consultant is a full-time position focused on championing instructional support for courses and programs, and works within a team of consultants who continuously drive and improve face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments.
The Instructional Consultant contributes to our internal community of inquiry by maintaining and sharing contemporary knowledge on teaching and learning, instructional technologies, and faculty development. Eager and well equipped to prepare and present their knowledge to a wide range of campus stakeholders in multiple modalities, the Instructional Consultant upholds a positive spirit of teamwork.
The Teaching Innovation Team, a part of the Division of Online and Strategic Learning at Ball State University, provides best practices, instructional development, and consultation in content development and innovative learning experiences. We aim to understand the factors that contribute to learner success and optimize for a range of metrics.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field. At least three years of professional experience in designing university-level courses; experience with a learning management system (LMS); experience evaluating effectiveness in reaching course/program objectives; professional experience leveraging data and writing reports which work to improve learning experiences; experience consulting with a variety of clients. Engaging presentation skills.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional certification/relevant training. Five or more years of professional experience in designing university-level courses; experience with the Canvas learning management system (LMS); subject matter expertise in instructional design, active learning techniques, assessment strategies, course support, teaching and learning, and/or teaching with technology; business acumen for consulting; experience synthesizing information from various sources and conducting experimental research; experience teaching adult learners.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25773. Include the following documents with your application: resume, inclusive excellence statement, writing sample, and cover letter addressed to Sarah Ackermann. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through August 31, 2021.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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