About the job
Department: NUQ Info Technology
The Learning Engineer Senior will work to enhance the digital learning environment at Northwestern Qatar. The role leads Qatar campus support of the Canvas Learning Management System and other instructional technology software. The role will deliver workshops to faculty and provide curriculum design and course development support services. The Learning Engineer Senior has expertise in the learning sciences and emerging teaching and learning practices; classroom technology tools that support increased classroom engagement; effective content authoring and lesson design methods that best serve online and hybrid education; and successful experience in helping university instructors.
Serve as the primary point of contact for faculty members and students for Canvas-related inquiries, troubleshooting, and technical support.
Offer one-on-one and group training sessions to ensure faculty are proficient in using Canvas features for course development and management.
Collaborate with faculty members to identify, select, and integrate educational technologies to enhance the student learning experience.
Provide guidance on the effective use of instructional technology and classroom audio/visual features to improve pedagogy and course content.
Develop resources for NU-Q departments to expand their online and instructional presence.
Collaborate with NU-Q academic programs, business units, and relevant committees for longer term strategic initiatives promoting teaching excellence.
Recommend and guide the development of the NU-Q learning technology and instructional support service catalog. When required, manage product and service evaluation projects partnering with faculty and relevant IT teams to pilot and launch services.
Promote creative and trusting partnerships for educational innovation with NU-Q administrators and instructors.
Research industry practices in blended learning and support faculty in incorporating evidence-based practices in their teaching practice.
Maintain currency in current learning sciences and instructional design principles for effective support of online and blended education, peer learning and active learning practices.
Represent NU-Q in instructional support peer groups in Education City and Northwestern.
Other duties may be assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
A bachelors degree in a relevant discipline, such as Education, Communications, Computer Science, or Instructional Design.
Proven, demonstrable experience of three years or more in supporting faculty with integrating technology into their teaching practice.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with faculty and students.
Experience in technology-focused professional development and training.
Demonstratable experience in the application of generative AI technologies such as ChatGPT or similar.
Passion for advancing the use of educational technology in higher education.
The target budgeted minimum starting salary for this position is $86,533 – $90,860. Offers will be based on candidate experience and education, as well as equity within Northwestern University.
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