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Associate Director, Digital Education Unit, Center for Learning and Teaching
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) at the American University in Cairo invites applications for the position of Associate Director, Digital Education Unit, CLT. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor of Practice.
The Associate Director will develop and direct a new Digital Education Unit (Online, Blended and Digitally Enhanced) and will report to, and work closely with, the Director of the Center for Learning. The Associate Director will collaborate with faculty and administrators on planning for online/blended courses and programs based on established best practices; oversee the work of the instructional design and instructional technology teams within the unit; manage the assessment of online programs and courses in collaboration with faculty, program directors, department chairs and deans.
The Associate Director will act as a lead instructional designer within the digital education team, working closely with faculty and programs in the design and development of online and blended learning courses. As a practice faculty member the incumbent's role will fall under the 3 broad areas of practice, teaching related activities and service.
The Associate Director will be responsible for ensuring that the quality of the online and blended courses at AUC is strong and is consistent with the rigor expected of AUC courses and international standards. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring that all accreditation and quality standards for online learning are met and that AUC online policies and procedures are followed.
LEADING, MANAGING AND COORDINATING
COURSE DESIGN AND DELIVERY
FACULTY TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
VETTING and ADMINISTRATION OF COURSES
ASSESSMENT and REPORTING
The position will remain open until filled. Preferred starting date is July 2020.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
(a) an updated CV; (b) a letter of interest; (c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's professional background; (e) one page statement on courses that the candidate would like to design/develop. Letters of reference may be sent directly by the referees to email@example.com.
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