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Specialist - Curriculum Dev-Continuing

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Natural Science Dean 10032604
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

The Enhanced Digital Learning Initiative at Michigan State University invites applications for an Associate Director of Assessment and Evaluation. This is a 12-month, continuing system position. More information about the Academic Specialist position at Michigan State University is in the Academic Specialist Handbook.

The Associate Director will assist academic technology leaders in achieving strategic goals in regard to online teaching, learning, research and technology. The role will focus on three main areas: pedagogy, formative and summative assessment, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Consult with faculty members regarding online instruction, assessment, classroom (virtual and face-to-face) best practices, and pedagogical best practices,
  • Consult with faculty members to design, develop, and evaluate assessment instruments and strategies for online and hybrid courses,
  • Lead training sessions, workshops, and seminars related to teaching and learning with technology and assessment, and
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, student employees, learning designers, platform providers, and colleagues on matters related to online assessment and instructional design.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Instructional Design, Program evaluation

Minimum Requirements

The demands of this job require that the applicant have a combination of skills surrounding assessment methods, instructional design, and evaluation. The applicant should have facility interacting with both students and faculty members and should be able to advance equity while working with diverse populations and understand dynamics of instruction at the university level. It is required that the applicant:

  • Hold a master’s degree in instructional design, program evaluation, education, higher education, or other graduate degree related to the job responsibilities,
  • Can demonstrate at least two years' experience collaborating with instructors on instructional design, assessment, scholarship of teaching and learning, online programming, evaluation and/or STEM, Business, or Humanities education,
  • Are fluent in current and emerging issues in teaching, learning, educational technology, and assessment, including issues of bias and equity,
  • Have experience in training or mentorship, and
  • Are an excellent communicator.

Desired Qualifications


The ideal candidate will have the expertise, dedication, and passion to elevate the university's instructional environment and improve the student experience. The following skills and competencies are especially desirable:

  • Completion of a PhD or EdD
  • Experience in developing assessments of student learning.
  • Experience in evaluating course and program effectiveness.
  • Experience in evaluating instructional technologies and/or pedagogical practices.
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis.
  • Productivity in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Productivity in discipline-based education research.


Applicants are encouraged to apply even if they do not currently have all of the desired qualifications, and to have a conversation with us about how they might expand your skill set in this position. EDLI is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace and are particularly interested in candidates with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.

Required Application Materials

Please submit: CV and a cover letter that addresses 1) Experience collaborating with instructors or engaging in instructional design, assessment, scholarship of teaching and learning, online programming, evaluation and/or STEM, Business, or Humanities education and 2) Interests in current issues in teaching, learning, educational technology, assessment, bias, and equity.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2023, after posting and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the website. For additional information or to request accommodations, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Caitlin Kirby,

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

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Department Statement

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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