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Job Title: Universal Design for Learning Consultant (4163U), ETS EducTechnology - 46168
Organization: University of California, Berkeley
Universal Design for Learning Consultant (4163U), ETS EducTechnology - 46168
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our https://strategicplan.berkeley.edu/guiding-values-and-principles/, our https://diversity.berkeley.edu/principles-community, and https://strategicplan.berkeley.edu/https://strategicplan.berkeley.edu
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit https://hr.berkeley.edu/grow.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) serves as the campuswide hub for supporting and engaging ladder and non-ladder faculty in efforts to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness and innovation. The CTL is committed to advancing student-centered learning campus-wide through equitable and inclusive pedagogy that is grounded in research-based strategies. In doing so, the CTL collaborates with campus educators to inspire and enrich Berkeley's collective teaching and learning community.
The CTL is housed in the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) organization under the Division of Undergraduate Education and reports to the Chief Academic Technology Officer and Assistant Vice Provost. In addition to administering major campus-wide programs in support of advancing student-centered teaching and learning, the CTL serves broadly as a campus change agent for teaching and learning.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 19, 2022
• Apply advanced pedagogical expertise, faculty development concepts, and knowledge of campus strategic objectives to identify needs and to design, implement, and assess programming and services for ladder and non-ladder faculty across all disciplines and at all stages of career development to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
• Collaboratively design, develop, and facilitate workshops, intensives, seminars, brown bags, and communities in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online contexts as related to course design, development, and facilitation.
• Engage in a diverse environment with relevant senior faculty, administrators, staff colleagues, and other academic support units to identify and to address campus-wide faculty development needs related to creating an inclusive, equitable, and accessible learning environment.
• Provide direct instructional design consultation and classroom observation to faculty to support syllabus and assignment design, determine appropriate methods for delivery of course content, including effective use of technology, and address common classroom challenges.
• May provide professional development guidance to other staff members, other campus units, and/or project team participants.
• Research and evaluate new developments with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), considering how connections to disability justice and culturally responsive teaching can be advanced through higher education pedagogy. Advise on new developments, materials, and techniques for leveraging UDL to implement culturally sustaining pedagogies.
• Collaborate with content experts, instructional designers, multimedia specialists, instructional technologists, instructional librarians, learning management system specialists, disability support specialists, and other relevant campus partners to expand the use of UDL in course design and development.
• Collaborate with colleagues in Digital Learning Services and Learning Environments and Tools, two teams within RTL that provide online course development and educational technology support, to stay current on online resources available to faculty and how they could be used on a larger campus UDL strategy.
• Create learning materials dedicated to advancing instructors' understandings of the tools, principles, and practices that leverage UDL to develop culturally responsive teaching experiences.
• Develop communications planning and strategy to share information about UDL with ladder and non-ladder faculty.
• Coordinate with the staff and faculty in Berkeley Discovery to support faculty projects related to implementing UDL.
• Develop digital resources (video exemplars, templates, blog posts, articles, podcasts, etc.) to share on the CTL website to create self-paced learning content for faculty and staff audiences.
• Engage in professional development to stay abreast of learning theories, pedagogies, and technological developments.
• Participate and present in local, state, regional, and national professional associations, conferences, and committees.
• Participate in and lead outreach efforts to cultivate a campus culture committed to understanding and advancing UDL.
• Expertise in curriculum design, inclusive pedagogy theory, and practice, active learning frameworks, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• Advanced ability to conduct analysis, develop recommendations, and solve problems.
• Knowledgeable about current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in faculty development and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
• Familiarity with the literature on inclusive and equity-focused teaching practices.
• Deep understanding of the academic culture of a public research university.
• Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
• Proven ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential situations with diplomacy and tact.
• Demonstrated experience designing asynchronous and synchronous online experiences that incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
• Comfort working in a flexible and collaborative environment.
• 2 or more years of teaching experience as an instructor of record.
• 2 or more years of educational development experience working with ladder and/or non-ladder faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and/or graduate students.
• Background or relevant experience working in instructional design or in applying UDL principles in educational settings, such as K-12, community college, or four-year college and university settings.
• Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
• Demonstrated experience with advancing culturally responsive pedagogy in a teaching and learning environment (e.g., consultations on teaching and learning, workshops, faculty group programs, developing resources, etc.).
• Demonstrated engagement with research in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• Demonstrated success in developing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives focused on teaching and learning.
• Experience partnering with or working at an established, college-level center for teaching and learning
• Master's Degree in any academic discipline and/or related experience or training.
Salary & Benefits
• This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
• This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $80,000.00 - $90,000.00.
This is a hybrid position, eligible for 60% remote capability.
• For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
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