The Saylor Foundation is seeking Consulting Professors for each of its disciplines, including: Art History, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Communications, Economics, Environmental Science, ESL, Foreign Language, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Education, Pre-Nursing, Professional Development, Psychology, Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Sociology, Standardized Test Prep, and Web Development.
Private foundation launching new web-based learning initiative seeks a qualified individual with college-level teaching experience, passion for education, and expertise in instructional design.
The Saylor Foundation seeks qualified individuals to design course “blueprints” for an online academic community. The blueprints will identify learning objectives and define overall learning sequences for various Foundation-specified courses within a given major. They will serve as the basis for the pairing and/or development of additional web-based course materials, including e-textbooks, course lectures, assessments, lecture notes, and more.
The successful candidate will work to conceptualize an individual course, identify existing web resources that can be used for instruction, outline learning objectives, design unit progression, and pair the outline with resources. The selected individual will collaborate closely with the Foundation editor to ensure consistency and clarity of these materials.
The applicant will perform the following tasks: 1. Conceptualize a course; 2. Identify freely available web-based textbooks, readings, video lectures, assignments and assessments that satisfy various elements of assigned course; 3. Create comprehensive course “blueprints” accompanied by learning objectives using existing free online educational resources and simultaneously link instructional units of blueprint with discovered web-based learning materials; 4. Identify gaps in the curriculum unsatisfied by free educational materials currently in existence; 5. Catalyze the submission and/or creation of missing curriculum through public relations efforts, OER and University community outreach, private partnerships and a contest with a monetary reward.
1) A Ph.D. in the area of study in reference OR an M.S., M.A, or MBA and experience for Business faculty OR a Ph.D., PsyD or Ed.D. for Psychology Faculty;
2) Teaching experience at the college level;
3) A passion for education and commitment to educational reform;
4) Demonstrated experience in instructional design;
5) Ability to work independently without daily supervision;
6) Strong verbal and written communication skills
7) Ability to commit minimum of 15 hours a week.
This is a part-time, contract position.
The candidate will be required to complete a 2-3 hour trial assignment, to be carefully reviewed by Foundation staff, prior to securing employment with the Foundation.
Successful candidate will telecommute, but will commit to monthly meetings at Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C. IF h/she is located in the region.
Commensurate with experience.
Please send your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Consulting Professor” in the subject line. Also, please mention which courses you are qualified or would like to work on.