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  Senior Instructional Developer, Emerging Technology (SID-ET)Centre for Teaching Excellence


Centre for Teaching Excellence-



Effective Date:

May, 2007  


USG 12

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Associate Director

General Accountability

This position is accountable to the Associate Director. The incumbent has three areas of responsibility:


  1. Investigating, testing, and managing projects associated with emerging technologies related to teaching and learning ;
  2. Disseminating knowledge regarding new teaching and learning technologies through workshops and individual consultations;
  3. Developing and managing CTE resources such as the FLEX lab, the CTE website, and online teaching and learning resources.


The incumbent could be offered the opportunity to teach one course a year as an adjunct professor in an area of his or her expertise. The incumbent will also be eligible to apply for a 3-4 month study leave.

Nature and Scope

General Organization and Responsibilities of the CTE


The CTE provides leadership in the promotion, development and advancement of excellence in teaching and learning at the University of Waterloo. Using a model of continuous improvement, the CTE:



The CTE Director, a part-time seconded faculty member, reports to the Associate Vice-President, Academic. An Associate Director (AD) reports to the Director and has various staff positions reporting to her including the other Senior Instructional Developers (3), an Instructional Developer and a Program Assistant. Other positions reporting to the Director include: a Research and Assessment Consultant an Administrative Assistant, and a Project Co-ordinator. 


The SID-ET has specific responsibilities for CTE projects related to new teaching and learning technologies including identifying appropriate technologies and then testing, evaluating and supporting such technologies (with respect to their impact on teaching and learning). The SID:ET is responsible for disseminating reliable and accurate information about new technologies related to teaching and learning and generating learning communities around those technologies. Dissemination activities can include workshops, discussion groups, and online resources for UW instructors and CTE, DCE and ITMS staff. With the approval of the CTE management, the SID-ET may also initiate and direct externally or internally funded projects on emerging technologies. These projects could require the supervision of CTE personnel, specifically CTE liaisons (in consultation with the SID: BL) and/or co-op students. Internally, the incumbent will participate in CTE meetings, and will work closely with appropriate CTE personnel, in particular the other CTE SIDs. Finally, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing learning spaces such as the FLEX Lab space and coordinating the ongoing development of the CTE website and related online learning resources.


The following challenges characterize this position.


Statistical Data

Specific Accountabilities

Instructional Development        






Research and Analysis



Possibility of designing and teaching one course a year as an adjunct instructor in a discipline related to the incumbent’s area of expertise

Working Conditions