Three Job Opportunities

The CTL is pleased to announce job opportunities for people interested in growing Baruch’s Open Education Resources initiative. The CTL OER Fellows are part-time positions and the IT Academic Technology Coordinator is a full-time position. Scroll down for details.

Center for Teaching and Learning OER Fellows

Baruch College’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites applications for two part-time Center for Teaching and Learning OER Fellow positions. 

The CTL Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellow will support Baruch faculty participating in Baruch’s OER initiative. The OER Initiative is a funded program to support faculty adapting courses to “zero-textbook cost” courses by replacing high-cost course materials with OERs.

The CTL OER Fellow will work with Baruch faculty members to develop their zero-textbook cost courses. The OER Fellow will work with faculty members to curate OER content for the course, access new technologies to support the OER-based curriculum, and develop a way to disseminate OER course materials, which may include collaborating with the Library staff to navigate copyright issues and set up course E-reserves. The OER Fellow will be responsible for hosting workshops on OERs and related topics, dependent on Baruch faculty needs and interests. The OER Fellow will also work with the CTL staff to curate a dynamic knowledge-base of OER information and develop a repository of OERs used by Baruch Faculty. This is a terrific opportunity to join a team of educators who are thinking through the implications of digital pedagogy and open education within CUNY and beyond.

Ideal candidates will have college-level teaching experience, knowledge of open educational resources, an interest in curriculum development, ability to lead workshops, and familiarity with emerging trends in open education and digital pedagogy. They should also possess excellent research, communication, and organizational skills and the ability to work with a variety of media and technology platforms. Past experience with faculty development and various educational technology applications, including WordPress, is preferred.

Potential applicants can learn more about the Center for Teaching and Learning at: http://ctl.baruch.cuny.edu.

Compensation and Benefits: This is an IT Assistant position that will pay $24.90 an hour for up to 20 hrs/week through 6/30/2018. Employees will be eligible for health insurance 90 days after their start date.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and current or recent enrollment in a graduate program
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to commit to several in-person office hours per week.

If interested, please send a CV, cover letter, and the names of three references via email Allison Lehr Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Baruch College (Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu). Applications accepted until the positions are filled.

IT Academic Technology Coordinator 

This position is a full-time IT Academic Technology Coordinator in the HEO series who will provide support to the College’s open education initiatives. The current position is for a six month substitute line, with the possibility of being renewed one time. This person will be assigned to work at the CTL and assist with proposed OER projects.

As a member of the Instructional Technology team in the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), this position provides support for the College’s open educational initiatives. These include the redesign of courses through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open education resources (OER), creation of OER textbooks, and multimedia OER course projects, as well as the incorporation of OER in the College’s learning management systems. This position works in close collaboration with the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning and the Library, working on initiatives to increase the usage of OER across all disciplines taught at Baruch. Duties include:  

  • Develop and curate an online resource to introduce OERs and related content to faculty and staff.
  • Inventory and document the use of OER at the College.
  • Participate in developing programming to encourage the use of OERs by helping faculty navigate the process of adopting OER and open educational practices.
  • Research technologies and archives that can be used to develop and support open education and OER.
  • Keep current on OER options and developments in open education, ranging from OER platform alternatives to “home grown” OERs developed by faculty and other possibilities for reducing costs in higher education and promotion of open education practices.
  • Assist with outreach and promotion of open education initiatives to internal and external audiences through attendance and presentations at meetings and conferences.
  • Assist with the creation and delivery of faculty development workshops.
  • Assist with writing open education and OER-related grant proposals.
  • Assist with the administrative aspects of implementing and supporting programming such as creating schedules and maintaining budget records.
  • Contribute to data collection to support programming, assessment, and external reporting.
  • Explore best practices for open education and the creation of and pedagogical models for using OER.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of OER and open education initiatives at Baruch.
  • Recruit faculty and staff to participate in OER and open education programs. Work with marketing and communications staff to inform the Baruch community of programs and achievements. Assist with the development and implementation of a cohesive marketing and promotions strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.

Other qualifications

  • Working knowledge of current Open Education Resources and tools
  • Strong WordPress skills and familiarity with the Blackboard environment
  • Fluent in copyright issues and creative commons licensing practices
  • Track record of working with faculty to design curriculum and assessment tools in multiple disciplines
  • Understand of CUNY library and technology resources
  • Background in the creation and support of peer-reviewed OER(s)
  • Experience with pedagogical design that incorporates instructional and education technology

How to apply

If interested, please send a CV and cover letter via email to CTL Director, Allison Lehr Samuels at the Center for Teaching and Learning, Baruch College (Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu) and Mike Richichi, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology and Deputy CIO (Michael.Richichi@baruch.cuny.edu)

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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