Content Expert, School of Health Sciences

Academics Remote, Arizona


Description

What We Are Looking For

Northcentral University (NCU) is poised to launch new programs within the School of Health Sciences.  NCU is currently seeking Content Experts to design curriculum in the follow specialization(s): Health Administration, Nursing, and Nursing Practice.

Essential Duties

Develop/revise course work within the school/department.  Curriculum development may include, but is not limited to:

  • Composing course descriptions and course learning outcomes that align with program learning outcomes and/or institutional learning outcomes.
  • Write learning objectives using Bloom’s revised taxonomy that support course and program outcomes.
  • Locate or create high quality content, such as video lectures, presentation files, multimedia, web resources, and journal articles, aligned with the course learning outcomes.
  • Promote student success through appropriate scaffolding of learning tasks.
  • Justify progressive rigor throughout individual courses and entire programs.
  • Compose welcome transcripts, assessment rubrics, and teaching guides.
  • Implement standards, templates, and feedback as provided by the University and School.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate with Curriculum Development team while meeting project deadlines that usually conform to an 8-week development cycle.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill in composing learning objectives and aligning those objectives at multiple levels.
  • Skill in developing high-quality content with progressive rigor throughout a course and program.
  • Ability to create scaffolding for learning activities.
  • Skill in creative activity assessment rubrics with multiple task elements and differentiated performance statements.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax, copier, phone systems.
  • Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the curriculum development team, other professors, and students.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience with the online delivery of education and the systems that support it.
  • Willingness to participate in trial use of new technologies and integrate new technologies into instructional design, curriculum development, and teaching.
  • Skill in using or eagerness to learn to use multiple technologies to design, teach, and communicate with colleagues and students (learning management systems, Skype, etc.).
  • Demonstrated mastery of APA style. 

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree with focus in Health Sciences, Nursing, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum two (2) years of direct teaching experience at the Master and/or Doctoral level
  • Three (3) years of professional experience performing tasks closely associated with instructional design and/or curriculum development.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of professional and/or research experience in the content area
  • Research-based, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article publications preferred
  • Must have personal computer and ability to facilitate online instruction and communications remotely
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred
  • Must have personal computer, reliable internet connectivity, and ability to facilitate remote communications. 
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications

Working Conditions

This position operates in a remote, home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones. 

Who We Are

Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy. NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning model—one student is paired with a professor in each course—to create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience. NCU professors all hold doctoral degrees, and none of our programs have residency requirements, allowing access to students no matter where they live. 

Additionally, with the exception of the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, all of NCU’s programs are delivered 100% online.

With administrative offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and San Diego, California, as well as students, alumni and faculty in more than 50 countries, NCU is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to help others fulfill their dreams through higher education?
Apply today!