Job Opportunities at the Taylor Institute

Editorial Manager for Journal Teaching & Learning Inquiry (ASAP)

The Editorial Manager oversees all aspects of the publication process of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI), the open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL). The Editorial Manager (EM) joins the journal’s two co-editors, Nancy Chick and Gary Poole, to make up the Editorial Team. The EM’s role is to do the following:

  • manage TLI’s email account, responding to queries from authors, potential authors, and reviewers, as well as maintaining frequent, proactive communications with and between the journal’s co-editors
  • manage the flow of submissions, reviews, and proofs through our Open Journal Systems (OJS) management system (see TLIjournal.com)
  • maintain clear and professional communication with editors, authors, and reviewers
  • proofread manuscripts for TLI’s Style Guide, including APA citation style
  • assist editors in promoting the journal on social media and elsewhere

The Editorial Manager can expect to work from 10 to 15 hours per week and will work most of these hours in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. The Editorial Manager will start ASAP. More information can be found here.

Learning Technologies Coaches (Faculty of Arts)

The Learning Technology Coaches will provide desk-side support for instructors in the Faculty of Arts. Learning technologies will include D2L Brightspace, Adobe Connect Meeting, Top Hat, and other technologies that are used to support student learning. The Learning Technology Coaches’ primary focus will be to assist faculty members in integrating technologies in their classes and their teaching practice. Coaches will provide technical support and engage instructors in pedagogical conversations to enhance the online learning environment. Coaches will work in a collaborative team to provide both in-person support as well as online or remote support when needed. Coaches will receive training to learn D2L Brightspace and Adobe Connect Meeting, and Top Hat as part of the ongoing professional development provided by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Coaches will be paid for the hours they spend in required training. A community of practice will also be established, to provide opportunities for further development and support, and to share expertise across the University of Calgary. The Learning Technologies Coaches will be supervised within their home faculty, and will work closely with the Technology Integration Specialist in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Educational Development Unit, as well as other Coaches participating in the program. If you are interested in this position, a cover letter and resume is due by April 25, 2017. More information can be found here.

Learning Technologies Coaches (Schulich School of Engineering)

Learning Technology Coaches will provide support for instructors in the Schulich School of Engineering in various technologies that enable student learning. They will help instructors integrate these technologies into their classes by providing technical support and engaging in pedagogical conversations. Coaches will work in a collaborative team to provide both in-person support as well as online or remote support when needed. Coaches will receive training in relevant technologies as part of the ongoing professional development provided by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. A community of practice will also be established, to provide opportunities for further development and support, and to share expertise across the University of Calgary. The Learning Technologies Coaches will be supervised within their home faculty, and will work closely with the Technology Integration Specialist in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Educational Development Unit, as well as other Coaches participating in the program.If you are interested in this position, a brief application and cover letter is due by April 30, 2017. More information can be found here.

Technology Coach

The Learning Technologies Faculty Support program is now recruiting graduate students who would like to work as part-time technology coaches. Coaches will partner with instructors in participating faculties to better integrate learning technologies into course activities. More information can be found here. 

Research and Program Evaluation (Ongoing)

The Taylor Institute regularly seeks part-time undergraduate or graduate student assistance in its evaluation, enhancement, and development of programs and activities.  RAs are asked to, for example, research and prepare lit reviews and annotated bibliographies, conduct interviews and focus groups, work with data (e.g., transcribing, coding, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data), and/or work with technology (e.g., website maintenance).  Interested students may submit a CV/resume and a cover letter identifying specific areas of expertise and interest related to the above for us to keep on file as new opportunities arise. Submit these materials to Taylor Institute, Office Manager - Andrea Derksen (ajderkse@ucalgary.ca).