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UNIV-Director of AI Integration and Creative Learning-ESL Education Innovation & Student Life

Employer
MUSC
Location
James Island, South Carolina
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Summary

Univ-Center for the Advancement of Technology and Learning (CATL)

Director of AI Integration and Creative Learning (Open Rank/Non-tenure track faculty)

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Faculty

Cost Center

CC001359 ESL Instructional Technology & Faculty Resources

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

University-00

Pay Range

$0 - $0 - $0

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

Univ-Center for the Advancement of Technology and Learning (CATL) - Director of AI Integration and Creative Learning - Faculty - Open Rank/Non-tenured

Position purpose: The role of the Director of AI Integration and Creative Learning is to contribute to MUSC's AI academic strategic plan to harness the power of AI as part of MUSC's vision, mission and OneMUSC strategy. The AI academic strategic plan has two overarching strategic goals of pioneering transformative changes in healthcare delivery, research, and education through AI; and create an AI-competent workforce prepared to thrive in a digital world.

The Director of AI Integration and Creative Learning role will bolster our capacity to explore the intersection of AI and education. This role will facilitate interdisciplinary teams across colleges and Academic Affairs Faculty in investigating, evaluating, and implementing AI technologies for teaching and learning through the lens of leveraging AI for humanity, learning, and equity. This position will be responsible for partnering with various entities across the university, including the Education Innovation Advocates' Faculty to create an AI adoption plan and mechanisms for sharing and creating a database of use cases. The position will collaboratively lead the creation of an AI integrated curriculum for faculty and students as well as create a clear pathway for faculty to research AI-driven innovations in education.

Candidates must possess an integrated knowledge of cognitive/educational psychology, information science and education technology. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications in these areas and will strengthen and complement the instructional design and technology team in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. In addition to demonstrating a passion for educational development and learning new technologies, successful candidates will possess an understanding of instructional challenges arising from technology-based learning, experience in developing instructional materials, excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, experience working in a team environment, as well as an appreciation for working with diverse audiences.

In addition to supporting current teaching and learning activities, the position will identify, design, and enable opportunities for future learning. An ideal candidate will be committed to engaging and inspiring the MUSC community with high-impact learning experiences and ways to expand the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in AI innovation.

Position responsibilities:
  • Partner with faculty, educational technology staff, and learners to create and implement training resources that will form a shared knowledge base for AI in Education.
  • Assist faculty with integrating AI- enabled and enhanced technology into their teaching, helping them explore the endless possibilities of these resources, and understand the opportunities and challenges of these transformative tools.
  • Collaborate with visionary faculty, staff, instructional designers, and learners to develop groundbreaking AI-enhanced high-impact practices that are immersive, interactive, and foster deep learning.
  • Create a repository of AI Augmented activities and assessments that can be used across colleges.
  • Research and evaluate emerging AI platform technologies, pedagogies, and practices and provide ongoing ideas, guidance, and recommendations to the MUSC community.
  • Foster a culture of excellence by developing and delivering training and support programs for faculty and staff related to AI augmented teaching and learning.
  • Partner with other stakeholders to explore the feasibility of developing online continuing education programs in AI.
  • Partner with the SoTL learning community to create a pathway and a visible infrastructure to position MUSC as a leader in SoTL related to AI augmented teaching and learning.
  • Build partnerships across MUSC and with other institutions for collaboration for education to complement the existing MUSC-Clemson AI Hub. https://web.musc.edu/innovation/ai-hub
  • Support the integration of AI-enhanced educational technologies (including but not limited to: Microsoft 365, Feedback Fruits, D2L Brightspace, Bing, etc.) and other tools into course curriculum as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

Requirements:
  • A minimum of a master's degree in a related field (e.g. Instructional Design and Technology, Education Research and Evaluation, Information Science), PhD preferred.
  • Certificate or other training in Artificial Intelligence
  • At least three years' experience in research related to user experience, information science, educational technology or related area.
  • Strong understanding of natural language processing (NLP) concepts and techniques.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using AI systems including use in education for faculty and students.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the intersection of AI and education; instructional design theories principles, methods, and techniques for adult learning.
  • Awareness of current and future trends in educational technologies and AI-augmented teaching and learning.
  • Project management and coordination capabilities, including the ability to manage tasks and projects with multiple and overlapping deadlines.
  • Proficiency in explaining technical concepts in non-technical terms to diverse stakeholders, including faculty, students, staff, and administrators.
  • Problem-solving ability with a strong knack for applying critical and logical analysis to scenarios in the context of educational technology use.
  • A creative and positive attitude toward maintaining a team-oriented work environment
  • Ability to model empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence
  • A record of excellent leadership, mentorship, organizational, and administrative skills

Supervision:

This position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Additional Job Description

For full consideration apply by July 1st. Review of applications will begin on July 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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