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Instructional Developer, TA Training and Writing Support

Date: October, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Senior Instructional Developer, CUT and Internationalization
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Cenre for Teaching Excellence (CTE)


Main Campus - EV1


USG 11
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Accountable to the Senior Instructional Developer, CUT and Internationalization, this position has two main areas of responsibility: 1) supporting faculties and departments with teaching development initiatives aimed at teaching assistants (TAs); 2) providing support for writing instruction at the faculty, department and course levels

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Supports campus-wide and department-based teaching development programs for teaching assistants (TAs)




2.  Plans and delivers instructional development programs and services to support writing instruction



3.  Communication and Contributions to the Field

Position Requirements


Minimum of a Master’s degree in Education, English, Composition and Rhetoric, or Applied Linguistics


At least two years’ experience in academic or professional writing instruction at the postsecondary level



ESL certification preferred; Experience with workshop facilitation and individual consultations; Knowledge of research on writing pedagogy and best practices; Excellent oral and written skills in English


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Advanced Intermediate Intermediate Experience with screencasting tools, such as Camtasia

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Ability to work collaboratively, take initiative and maintain confidentiality. Sense of diplomacy, tact and respect for various disciplinary and cultural approaches to teaching and learning.

Level of Responsibility:

This position is responsible for implementing collaboratively-planned campus-wide and departmental events and programs

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for some planning and communications decisions with regard to writing instruction support for faculty and TAs and TA training at the faculty and departmental levels.  

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions. Occasional stress from meeting multiple and/or tight deadlines.