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Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs & Consulting

Date: March 1, 2016
Reports to (Job Title): Senior Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs and Research
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Centre for Teaching Excellence


Main Campus


USG 11
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of the ID, Faculty Programs & Consulting role is twofold: designing and delivering instructional development programs and providing confidential consultations for faculty members and staff instructors across the career span. This role works in conjunction with various colleagues across the institution and at CTE, primarily those on the instructional development team and the Faculty Liaisons. 

Key Accountabilities:

Primary responsibilities:




Position Requirements


Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, with knowledge of instructional development and pedagogical research in higher education; PhD is an asset but is not required.


Proficient with instructional development (ID) processes and tools, with experience designing and facilitating ID programming and supporting others in developing associated skills. Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods is desirable. Competencies include oral and written communication skills, facilitation skills, success coaching skills, organizational and project management skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as respect for and sensitivity to disciplinary norms and the challenge of change management. Experience teaching at the university level and delivering conference sessions is considered essential.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other

MS Word and PPT or other presentation SW



MS Access or other DB

Beginner to Intermediate


Web content writing, management, forms, survey tools


Data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo)

Beginner to Intermediate

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Works closely with the ID team as well as cross-institutionally with administrators, faculty members, and staff members in other units engaged in instructional development initiatives and programs (e.g., FAUW, Human Resources, Student Success Office, Academic Integrity, Centre for Extended Learning, Library, Office of Research Ethics). Liaises with networks of instructional development professionals regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Level of Responsibility:

This position is responsible for designing and delivering instructional development programs and services to faculty members and instructional staff, which includes identifying and coordinating campus colleagues to contribute to such programs and services as needed.

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for decisions regarding the development and coordination of instructional development programs and services, with and without guidance.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions; some exposure to stressful situations at major events with numerous participants. The ID works in the CTE office suite, with meetings across campus as well as occasional travel for professional development and networking purposes.