May 12, 2022

Educational developer job at BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Educational Developer

Education Development Service

Location: Joseph Priestley Building

Salary: £32,669 to £35,510 per year
Fixed term 36 months

Posted on: Friday 07 January 2022

Closing Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 012022-07

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a meaningful contribution to the design and creation of our online courses and modules. As a member of the Digital Academic Practice (DAP) team within the Education Development Service (EDS), you will help support the implementation of the Teaching and Learning Improvement Strategy. University learning.

As an Instructional Developer, a key aspect of this role will be working closely with academics across the university as well as fellow content creators within DAP to produce and develop inclusive and educationally aligned electronic content. and self-study materials. You will need to use appropriate technology with a focus on user experience and following instructional design patterns.

Your work will be based on an understanding of pedagogy and you will provide practical guidance in the appropriate use of learning technologies for the creation of learning materials and digital learning environments. Collaboration is key and you will work closely with other instructional designers and digital learning content creators to apply proven instructional design theories, practices and methods.

A degree and/or postgraduate degree in a relevant field, with specific experience in creating engaging online content for use in an academic setting is essential. Good knowledge of instructional design models and knowledge of pedagogies to support learning in higher education are essential for this role. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to write engaging teaching materials and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

BCU supports hybrid and flexible working arrangements. For an informal discussion of this role, please contact Craig Tucker (Digital Academic Practice Manager) [email protected]

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading institution of excellence in teaching and research. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, made possible by an exceptional and supportive academic and professional service community.

With approximately 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best chance for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support the future employability of our graduates.

We are investing £340m in our estate, including a major expansion to our city center campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities

Our staff and student community are defined by our core values, which describe who we are as a university and how we will work with each other. Our core values ​​are Excellence, People Orientation, Working in Partnership, Fairness and Integrity.

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The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is the responsibility of each successful candidate to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the university and a UKVI visa to take on the role if successful. More information about this can be found here:

Some roles cannot be sponsored because they do not meet UKVI criteria for skills and salary level. If you are unsure if you would need sponsorship if successful, or if the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: [email protected]

Please note that when we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert before the advertised closing date. If this happens, we will contact all applicants who have started but not yet completed their application by email, giving them 48 hours notice. We therefore advise you to submit your completed application as soon as possible.