E-Learning Technologist, National Center for Research Methods job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Location: Campus Highfield

Salary: £35,333 to £36,386 Pro rata per year
Part-time CDD until 31/12/2024

Closing Date: Friday 02 September 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1928022WR

Applications are invited for the position of e-Learning Technologist to advance and implement the National Center for Research Methods (NCRM) e-learning development strategy. The NCRM has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) since 2004 and currently has funding until December 2024. The position will be based at the University of Southampton.

The incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of learning technologies to support the development of high-quality, accessible content and learning modules for research methods training delivered by NCRM co-investigators and commissioned contributors. They will use their technical and pedagogical knowledge to help NCRM trainers make the best use of available technology to meet the needs of learners and to continuously develop and improve the Centre’s online and blended training portfolio. The post holder will develop the NCRM house style for online and blended learning, both creating good practice guides and model modules, and developing the NCRM online pedagogical approach more broadly. Working alongside the Centre’s IT Manager, they will administer the Centre’s virtual learning platform (currently Moodle) and work closely with NCRM co-researchers and NCRM professional staff. They will engage with end users and other stakeholders, including further investments in ESRC infrastructure.

Educated to a level of proficiency equivalent to an HND, Diploma, NVQ4 or Basic Vocational Qualification, the job holder will have high level expertise in a range of technologies. relevant learning, including content creation, collaborative learning tools, virtual learning environments (e.g. Moodle), excellent computer skills, proven pedagogical understanding and knowledge, and experience in production accessible online courses and resources. The incumbent will also have an excellent ability to work with multiple content authors and stakeholders simultaneously.

NCRM’s mandate is to provide a comprehensive national program of training in cutting-edge research methods across the UK to advance methodological practice in the social sciences and beyond, across all disciplines and sectors. NCRM is a collaborative partnership between three main institutions: the University of Southampton, Manchester and Edinburgh. He is now joined by nine other Center partners across the UK. Further information on the NCRM is available from: www.ncrm.ac.uk

The incumbent will report to the Co-Director of NCRM with oversight of IT and Communications. If you would like to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Professor Gabriele Durrant, Director of NCRM, [email protected] or Professor David Martin, Co-Director of NCRM [email protected]

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form to https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote part number 1928022WR on all correspondence.

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