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Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator

Florida International University

Florida International University

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Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

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  • Opening Date: 2022-09-13
  • Job Opening Id: 527837
  • College/Division: Library Operations
  • Department: Collec Devel & Resource Access

Job Information

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 consortiaI partners. This faculty librarian position will report to the Associate Dean for Technical Services and participates in the activities of library instruction, reference services, collection development, digital collections, and Access 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 OER 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 collaborative activities such as library instruction, reference, assessment, library services and collection development.
  • 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.

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

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 527837 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 October 13, 2022. Review will continue until position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and 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, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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