Content Expert - Sport Psychology

School of Social Behavioral Sciences Remote, United States


What We Are Looking For

Northcentral University (NCU) is poised to launch new programs within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  NCU is currently seeking Content Experts to design curriculum in the following specialization: Sport Psychology

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 the Sport Psychology 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 a 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

  • Doctoral degree in Sport Psychology program or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Master degree in Sport Psychology program closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with the requirement knowledge areas for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)
  • Three (3) years of professional experience performing tasks closely associated with instructional design and/or curriculum development.
  • Must have personal computer, reliable internet connectivity, and ability to facilitate remote communications. 

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 (NCU) is a private, nonprofit, online University and a proud affiliate of the National University System with its headquarters in California. We are a graduate university, and a global leader in providing access to regionally-accredited higher education.

NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in technology, health sciences and marriage and family therapy. Our collective goal at Northcentral University is to improve the human condition through the provision of high-quality online degree programs.

NCU was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with access to a richly- engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous educational programs. Today, we continue to serve that mission. Many students at NCU are first-generation graduate students seeking to contribute to their communities through their pursuit of academic growth, research, and practice.

Though we support faculty and student research, NCU is a teaching university. Our faculty dedicate themselves to serving students through a pedagogical model of Teaching through Engagement (TTE). The goal is for all NCU students, faculty and team members to be actively engaged within the University community. Engagement is more than just grading and giving feedback, it is an active relationship between faculty and student, a give and take of ideas and information.

NCU offers a one-to-one learning model, where one student is paired with one professor in each course, creating a more personalized, individual experience for students. These experiences are enhanced by professors’ real-world, practical experience. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees.

At NCU, we are widening access to education and reducing educational divides. We are proud of the educational opportunities that we provide, and we recognize that providing this kind of access to all students takes work and collaborative effort. We value diversity of people, thoughts, and ideas. Our global reach affords us the opportunity to teach and learn the significance of diversity – and the power it brings to our endeavors.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals.

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!

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