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University of Sharjah

Posted on January 9, 2020

2 - 3 years Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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The Institute of Leadership in Higher Education at the University of Sharjah invites applicants for full-time permanent staff position titled
Instructional Designer.

Work and consult with faculty and staff to adapt existing courses and programs for online delivery and other forms of e-learning.
Design and develop online instructional materials that support academic courses and programs
Work with Faculty and university leaderships to define programmatic course design, including course goals and sequences.
Collaborate with media and webinar support specialists to troubleshoot technical problems and brainstorm creative solutions for the delivery of live sessions.
Maintain the leaning management system and other instructional technologies to serve educational and administrative communities across the university.
Participate in faculty development initiatives designed to improve faculty preparedness in course design, delivery, and assessment.
Meet regularly with program leadership and support staff to diagnose the course design and redevelopment needs relative to a program's growth and trajectory.
Research and disseminate best practices contributing to innovations in teaching and learning with technology.

Education / Training / Teaching / Academics


Desired Candidate Profile

MSc. degree holders in Education Technology with significant years of professional working experience in an institution of higher learning are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge of adult learning theory, including instructional design, learning styles, distance learning theories and practices, etc.
Familiarity with modern teaching and learning technologies.
Experience working with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.
Strong creative and process thinking abilities.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders who often hold competing interests.
Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate effectively with stakeholders on a cross-functional team and deliver results under prescribed deadlines.
Ability to define and manage his/her own work processes towards specified team objectives.
Ability to define and manage own work towards specified team objectives
Experience using a learning management system (e.g. Blackboard) to design and deliver curriculum.
Ability to evaluate content to determine its appropriateness for target audiences.




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University of Sharjah

Established in October 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi as a non-profit institution for higher education. In less than 10 years of its establishment, the University achieved academic recognition for most of its programs at master’s as well as bachelor’s level.

The university aims at being a foundation for higher education in Sharjah that uses all the modern means for education. It values its students and works towards bringing out their highest potential, strengthening them for future and turning their strengths to weakness. It focuses at creating an atmosphere favourable of their students and is driven by scientific reasoning.

University of Sharjah has 12 colleges offering dynamic courses at bachelor’s, diploma and master’s level. The population of the university is about 7000 students and 370 teachers. Designed according to international specifications, the university is one of the most advanced university in the UAE.

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