University of British Columbia Learning Technolog, Faculty Liaison Full Time in Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Learning Technolog, Faculty Liaison
Vancouver, BC

(The Sauder School of Business encompasses undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education at three campuses)….

The Faculty Liaison works as part of the Learning Services (LS) team at the Sauder School of Business. The employee in this position functions as a liaison between LS, Sauder program staff, Sauder teaching personnel (including sessional instructors and tenured faculty), the Dean’s office, and UBC partners (CTLT). The Faculty Liaison is responsible for effective communications, planning and support for teaching and faculty development activities at the Sauder School of Business, as well as any other activities related to teaching excellence.
Areas of responsibility are focused on faculty support and coordinating training in the following domains:
enhanced teaching excellence methods, as defined by the School, UBC and best practices;
technology-enabled learning systems (full list can be viewed at http://lts.sauder.ubc.ca/servicecatalogue/category/academic-technologies);
complex learning situations such as blended, multi-campus course delivery, and blended, multi-section large classroom delivery. (The Sauder School of Business encompasses undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education at three campuses).
This position provides outreach services to ensure that Sauder teaching personnel at all campuses are aware of relevant teaching and learning development opportunities and initiatives at both the School and UBC. The Faculty Liaison also ensures that LS is informed of all CTLT program and faculty initiatives related to teaching, learning and educational technologies.

Organizational Status

Reports directly to Manager, Learning Technologies, with additional accountability within the LS Department as required. The Faculty Liaison works under general program or departmental guidelines. Work is reviewed in terms of quality and effectiveness in meeting departmental and program goals.

Work Performed

Faculty Development Support
Liaise with School faculty, teaching personnel and program staff to identify needs and opportunities related to advancing teaching excellence.
Coordinate research, analysis, and evaluation of new educational technology initiatives that may support Departmental, Program and/or Faculty objectives.
Plan and conduct training workshops for faculty, staff and teaching assistants involved in using educational technology as well as rich pedagogical practices and the blending of the two.
In support of objectives of Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research, co-ordinate with LS team and manage workshops and events on teaching excellence, business-school pedagogies (i.e. teaching business cases); student-centered and technology integrated learning.
Provide personalized, individual consultative services to Sauder faculty and staff on issues related to teaching and learning – especially with respect to using technology as aids to teaching and learning.

Knowledge Management and Communications
Research, develop, publish and maintain a web-based, in-depth “Knowledge Base” for Sauder community on technology-enabled tools and teaching strategies.
Coordinate, manage, develop, and publish quick reference guides/job aids for specific and selected educational technologies.
Develop learning technologies resource materials and train Classroom Support staff for Tier 1 assistance.
Liaise with key teaching and learning partners at the School to ensure accurate and timely sharing of information and resources.
Contribute to communications initiatives and publications regarding opportunities, news and activities of Learning Services.

Institutional Liaison
Consult with internal and external stakeholders on approaches related to integrating educational technology and pedagogy.
Support broader faculty development and research initiatives of LS.
Collaborate with the Center for Teaching and Learning Technology to provide educational technology and professional development opportunities support for Sauder faculty and staff.
Model excellence in the choice and use of educational technologies through everyday practice and faculty consulting activities
Research and participate in relevant, external technology-enabled teaching sessions to identify faculty training opportunities and resources.
Attend relevant program and technology related meetings and conferences
Perform other related duties as required.

Supervision Received

Reports directly to Manager, Learning Design, with additional accountability within the LS Department as required. The Faculty Liaison works under general program or departmental guidelines. Work is reviewed in terms of quality and effectiveness in meeting departmental and program goals.

Supervision Given

This position does not formally supervise however, is expected to operate with wide latitude.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

The Faculty Liaison makes decisions impacting curriculum design and delivery. He or she also develops resources, training plans, systems and organizational practices.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in technology-enabled learning and faculty/staff support environment. Practicum experience considered.
Knowledge of and comfort in a dynamic work environment with technology and technological teams, as well as a diverse set of stakeholders. Outstanding communication skills are required to work with faculty and program staff. Excellent, applied understanding of teaching and learning theory, as well as technology-enabled teaching practice, are required. The employee must demonstrate excellent customer service skills. The incumbent is expected to perform to an exceptionally high level of professional work standards. A highly motivated and self-starting person, the successful candidate will be expected to solve problems creatively in a challenging environment with limited supervision and direction. In addition, the successful applicant must thrive in a team setting in a diverse, complex and fluid environment.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-24
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