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December 17th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby


Colgate University, in collaboration with Hamilton College, announces it search for a Digital and Online Pedagogy Support Specialist. This two year, grant-funded position will support an academic partnership between these institutions to help to better understand how online technologies enrich learning, improve our student experiences’, and allow for full participation in the national dialogue regarding the liberal arts and digital tools. Working closely with faculty and institutional support teams, this position will design, deliver and assess courses and course materials for an online environment and will provide assistance to faculty in understanding effective course and curriculum design for technology-enabled learning.

Primarily working on-site at Colgate University, which is considered one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses, Colgate takes great pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national and global communities. With an enrollment of approximately 2,850 undergraduates, Colgate offers 54 diverse majors to its students. Through small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and a residential community valuing all forms of intellectual rigor, Colgate helps students become thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders. Periodic travel to the Hamilton College campus will also be required.

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton College produces graduates in 54 possible majors who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Hamilton encourages respect for political, religious, ethnic, racial, physical, generational, sexual, and affectional differences because such respect promotes free and open inquiry, independent thought, and mutual understanding. Both institutions are equally committed to providing their students exceptional, residential liberal arts experiences.



- Collaborate with institutional support teams in the exploration of new course design strategies and technologies that could be used by the Colleges to support the design and development of online courses and to incorporate them into the online course design/development process.

- Experiment with course designs that combine face-to-face students with off-campus students working together towards common or different course outcomes.

- Facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise in technology-enhance teaching and learning among the Hamilton and Colgate faculty and institutional support teams, including the transfer of online techniques to enhance face-to-face instruction.

- Apply relevant instructional design models to the design and development of online learning courses within the edX and other learning environments.

- Provide consultation to faculty and institutional support teams to design, develop, and assess course materials, learning objects, and courses.

- Serve as a resource and provide guidance to faculty and institutional support teams in the development or revision of outcomes-based curriculum and assessments.

- Work with institutional support teams to provide faculty orientations and workshops related to e-Learning, including the discovery or production of learning objects, asynchronous and synchronous activities, etc.

- Collaborate with institutional support teams to conduct workshops for faculty related to effective online teaching strategies.

- Collaborate with institutional support teams to conduct needs assessment and usability analyses, and develops metrics to evaluate course design impact and success.

- Performs other related duties as assigned.



- A bachelor’s degree is required.

- A minimum of one (1) year experience working with course management systems (i.e. Moodle, Blackboard, Desire to Learn, and Sakai) required.

- Demonstrated experience in designing, developing and producing successful online courses.

- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff from a diverse set of disciplines, teaching philosophies, and desired outcomes. Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.

- Demonstrated knowledge and application of instructional design theory, instructional design principles, learning theory, instructional technology, and adult learning theory.

- Demonstrated ability to develop effective instruction for several different pedagogical orientations.

- Demonstrated success in utilizing technology to enhance and expand learning.

- Must possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

- Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population is essential.

- Three (3) years’ experience designing and developing technology-enabled instructional experiences, including online, blended, and web-enhanced courses preferred.

- Three (3) years’ experience working with curriculum and assessment preferred.



Colgate University takes great pride in sustaining a collaborative work environment that provides a comprehensive total rewards benefit package. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. We strive to be an inclusive community, one that embraces and explores difference in an environment of mutual respect, communication and engagement. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted through Colgate’s career site at Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

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