Job: Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator - Job Opening ID 517613

General Information
Position:
Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator - Job Opening ID 517613

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

The OER Coordinator works to facilitate the adoption and adaptation of open educational resources (OER) at FIU through advocacy, training, outreach, and organization. The OER Coordinator will collaborate with faculty from a broad range of disciplines, as well as students, staff, administrators, and consortia I partners. This faculty librarian position will report to the Head of Information & Research Services Department, and will participate in departmental activities such as library instruction and reference services.

FIU became an OpenStax partner in 2017-18.  The Pilot Program at FIU reported student savings to be estimated at $1,331,483.56, based largely on adoptions by faculty teaching courses via FIU Online in conjunction with their Affordability Counts initiative (https://devaffordabilitycounts.fiu.edu/). Working with FIU Online instructional designers and Affordability Counts staff, the successful candidate for this position will have a firm foundation on which to build, as FIU seeks to expand adoptions across courses in all delivery formats.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership of efforts to inspire and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources for the benefit of students
  • Coordinates initiatives to assist faculty with locating and adapting library resources and OER into their curriculum
  • Collaborates with faculty librarians to coordinate selection of digital content and services in relation to OER initiatives
  • Raises awareness of open educational resources across the campus, encouraging and generating broad participation by departments, faculty, and students through close collaboration with university partners for textbook affordability and OER efforts, including FIU Online, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and Textbook Affordability Committee
  • Leads development and implementation of policies relating to copyright, open licensing, and attribution of Creative Commons licensed materials
  • Trains, educates, and guides faculty, students, and staff on open content production and publishing
  • Collaborates with Digital Collection Center in outreach to encourage sharing faculty and student work in open access venues.
  • Develops and shares metrics that assess the value of open content.
  • Participates in department activities such as library instruction, reference, assessment, library services and collection development activities
  • Serves on the T.A. Task Force as the resident expert on OER usage and increasing textbook affordability overall.
  • Provides an annual report on OER adoption developments to the T.A. Task Force chair for inclusion in the annual report to the Board of Governors.

 

Rank/Salary:

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 517613 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by May 3, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.


Education:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, and intellectual property
  • Knowledge of instructional or curriculum design, including experience with learning management systems.
  • Experience with web-based publishing, presentation tools, and various media types

 

 

 

 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
04-03-2019

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Florida International University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
Steven and Dorothea Green Library

Address 2:
11200 SW 8th Street

City:
Miami

Zip:
33199

County:
Miami-Dade


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida International University

Address:
Steven and Dorothea Green Library

Address 2:
11200 SW 8th Street

City:
Miami

State:
FL

Zip:
33199

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Rebecca Bakker

Contact Email:
rbakker@fiu.edu

Contact Phone:
3053481079

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 517613 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by May 3, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled.


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