LabX: A Hybrid Accelerator for Student Research is an online platform for global science education that not only integrates the best of digital instruction and interactivity, but also connects students, teachers, and alumni in an online learning community for sharing and collaboration.
The Undergraduate Instructional Design Manager will be the primary liaison with domestic and international Amgen Scholars Program (ASP) sites to manage development of LabX for the undergraduate audience. Primary responsibilities include working with ASP staff, undergraduates, hosting laboratory principal investigators and mentors, and content experts across national and international sites to develop LabX content. The position will track implementations of LabX within the undergraduate track, gathering and interpreting data to make recommendations on best practices for future implementations and composing reports.
The Undergraduate Instructional Design Manager will be the primary force behind the development of LabX resources for undergraduate students, the primary goal of LabX being to provide pre-lab preparation through learning pathways on an online platform where students and undergraduates alike can communicate, share resources, and enhance their knowledge base of practical lab skills and associated basic science concepts. The Undergraduate Instructional Design Manager will oversee the content development and delivery of LabX to the ASP and undergraduate REU communities. LabX will broaden access to resources for all undergraduates including those without formal ASP affiliations, with the Undergraduate Instructional Design Manager recruiting, educating and creating a community for undergraduates to increase their comfort with and knowledge of laboratory techniques; increase preparedness for meaningful laboratory experiences; increase connectedness to other undergraduates and the broader scientific community; and improve ability to show undergraduates real-world scientists in action.
The Undergraduate Instructional Design Manager will also be responsible for the recruitment of Harvard and other ASP site faculty, graduate students and ASP scholars and alumni to assist in LabX content development.
This position is for a 4-year term, renewable upon available funding.
When applying to this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's Degree and experience with undergraduate teaching and/or REUs and curriculum development.
Working knowledge of undergraduate research programs. Demonstrated experience in laboratory research science and undergraduate life sciences curriculum development and a background with online instructional design. Strong organizational skills, including ability to develop and execute professional development workshops.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.