McGraw-Hill Education, providers of leading intelligently-adaptive assessment and tutoring services in STEM fields, is seeking an energetic and highly creative Chemistry Content Architect to join its elite ALEKS Chemistry team. This team is tasked with imagining and building the future of data-driven adaptive educational technology in all subfields of chemistry, developing awesome new tools to rock mid-21st century college chemistry instruction.
In this role you will:
- Assist in a major expansion of ALEKS Chemistry content to support organic chemistry instruction, as well as assist in the continued improvement of ALEKS Chemistry content that assist instruction in general, introductory, and GOB chemistry.
- You'll design chemistry instructional and assessment content that fits within the ALEKS AI paradigm and course curricula, and work closely with ALEKS platform design specialists, software engineers, and quality-control teams to get it into production.
- You may direct and manage the work of junior ALEKS Chemistry colleagues and/or academic consultants.
- Assist McGraw-Hill product implementation managers in delivering best-in-class implementation support to instructors using ALEKS products.
- Help design other aspects of ALEKS Chemistry products, including designing curricula that match instructor needs, creating innovative and effective instructional materials, and designing new problem types, answer-input tools, and grading algorithms.
- You will also participate in market research and new product development planning with senior management.
- Be actively involved with the chemistry education community, attend meetings and conferences, gives presentations and talks, and generally keep abreast of developments in the field of chemistry education, and provide expert perspective and advice on these to senior management.
What you'll bring to the role:
- Your background will include a PhD in organic chemistry from a first-rank institution, plus at least 5 years of teaching experience (excluding TA work) in organic chemistry, most of which must be in classes for which you had sole or principal responsibility.
- Additional diverse teaching experience, e.g. in general, introductory, biochemistry or GOB chemistry is desirable.
- Experience at more than one institution will be valuable, as will be experience supervising adjunct instructors and/or TAs.
- Experience in curriculum design or redesign, online education, and an awareness of the state of the art in the cognitive science of learning will be highly valuable.
- Excellent verbal and written English skills, a close attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize ruthlessly and get complex projects done on time will be necessary.
- Experience with and understanding of algorithms and computer programming, particularly in a Linux/Open Software environment, will be a major plus.
- Most importantly, you'll have a demonstrated and outstanding resourcefulness and creativity in chemistry instruction, a strong interest in advancing the state of the art in educational technology, and the ability to understand and connect to students of widely varying backgrounds.