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Instructional Aid Specialist, The Ohio State University

Assist with the development, management, implementation and instruction of courses within environmental science and water science curriculum offered by Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Individual will oversee the delivering of the on-line version of ENR 3300 (3 credit hours in spring & summer), and assist with the delivery of field and lab sections of relevant water sciences courses (e.g. ENR 4345, 4285, 5350.01, 5350.02). Assist with and contribute to lecture content of relevant water science courses (e.g. ENR 3280, 4285, 5350.01, 53501.02 and related courses.). Coordinate with collaborators to manage use and maintain field and laboratory teaching equipment; organize resources and equipment for delivery of laboratory and field courses. Train TA’s assigned to water science and environmental science in key field and lab monitoring techniques prior to delivery of the course.

Works directly with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that students receive rigorous, accessible, high-quality educational experiences; works with the OSU Office of Disability Services to coordinate support services; works with OSU’s Web Accessibility Center to ensure online class structure and material meets the needs of all students; is familiar with and ensures that online classes meet Quality Matters (QM) standards and best practices for online learning; manages and posts captioned recordings of lectures and live-streams of lectures; keeps these videos current throughout the semester; manages externally linked material and ensures that all links are active and current; assists with grading of class materials; oversees on-line testing to ensure that exams and quizzes are fair and that academic integrity is maintained; manages and trains student workers as needed; assists in collecting student and instructional data as requested, collected data may be used in formal research or may be used informally for course improvement; authors or co-authors publications that make significant contributions to scholarly or public understanding.

Serves on committees of the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science, as requested; works directly with faculty, staff and students to provide a variety of learning methods that provide engaging content and promotes student-student and student-faculty interactions; promotes communication, collaboration and creativity by managing on-line communications between students and faculty (e.g., Email, Twitter, Chat, Adobe Connect); organizes online virtual events, as requested, (e.g., study groups) to promote student participation and engage students in learning.

Additional Information:
The offer for this position will be based on internal equity, unit’s available budget, and the candidate’s qualifications.

Kottman Hall (0340)

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First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

  • Job Type: Staff
  • Organization: Ohio State University - FAES | School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Qualifications: Required Education Bachelor's degree in environmental science, water science or related discipline or equivalent combination of education/experience. Required Experience 2 years of previous instructional experience supporting field and laboratory based courses. Experience with on-line instruction and distance education. Preferred Experience 2-4 years of relevant experience.
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  • Location: Columbus, OH
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Suzanne Gray

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