Course Development Specialist

Institute Details

Position Description


  • Institute Name : Oregon State University

Job title and institution/organization: Course Development Specialist, Oregon State University, The Division of Educational Ventures

Job location: Corvallis, OR

Job Summary: The Course Development Specialist supports ongoing continuous improvement of online and hybrid courses and learning materials by extending course development support to short-term, small-scale redevelopments. The person in this position provides tailored pedagogical, instructional design, and multimedia support for faculty engaging in course redevelopment projects from project intake through course relaunch and contributes to course quality by building the course in a manner that ensures accessible and copyright-compliant materials. The person in this position also supports other scoped projects in the division, such as builds or course maintenance related to non-credit initiatives, as well as contributes to general online faculty support during peak request periods. Course Development Specialists are supported in their work by a collaborative team of colleagues, shared resources and templates, and training and professional development opportunities both formal and informal.

Oregon State University and the Division of Educational Ventures maintain and enhance a collaborative and inclusive community that is dedicated to equity and equal opportunity. All employees of this division are responsible for ensuring that these commitments are achieved. This position supports these goals directly by ensuring that our diverse Ecampus faculty members are supported in their work and that courses delivered through Ecampus are designed to include Universal Design for Learning principles and are fully accessible.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in adult education, instructional technology, curriculum design, or related field; OR a bachelor’s degree in another field with one year of experience in a teaching, curriculum or course development, or faculty support role in higher education (community college, college, or university).
  • General understanding of pedagogy and learning theories.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple, time-limited projects to successful completion.
  • Experience authoring in a learning management system such as Canvas, Blackboard, or Moodle.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups of people, especially in a professional context.
  • Awareness of Universal Design for Learning principles and accessibility requirements for online content.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to solve problems with flexibility and creativity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a customer-service oriented position.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, digital, and written presentation skills.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Application deadline (if applicable): 04/08/2024

Link to web page with job details and application forms: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/151728