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University of Arkansas

Title III Curriculum Specialist (Title III Grant Funded)



Full Time

On Site


Hope, Arkansas, United States

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University of Arkansas Community College at Hope - Texarkana

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana (UACCHT) is a proud member of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas System is comprised of land-grant research institutions, a teaching hospital, five community colleges, two schools of law, a presidential school, a residential math and science high school, and an online university, as well as divisions of agriculture, archaeology and criminal justice. These entities exhibit unmatched economic and social impact across the state by providing numerous academic and professional opportunities. Below you will find the details for the position currently available at UACCHT including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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Institutional Effectiveness

Summary of Job Duties:

Updating instructional strategies to best serve the needs of the current generation of students requires pedagogical expertise. Curriculum specialists support instructors through foundational materials for courses and constructive feedback on how to implement materials into active and learner-centered learning. Infusing active learning and learner-centered strategies into high-risk and gateway courses, in both traditional and online/hybrid modalities, focuses on continuous quality improvement to raise standards. The Curriculum Specialist works with a cadre of faculty in targeted disciplines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with each year’s targeted discipline faculty reviewing learner-centered instructional strategies, tools, and technologies;
• Work with faculty in the analysis of various options to meet instructional goals for course development projects, and identify audiences and needs for learning outcomes and assessments;
• Work with each year’s targeted discipline faculty to incorporate strategies, tools, and technologies into course content, level, and delivery system;
• Coordinate professional development for full-time and adjunct faculty in each year’s targeted discipline preparing for piloted courses;
• Coordinate and provide professional development in active learning and learner-centered pedagogy for traditional classroom settings, online, and hybrid courses in multiple delivery formats;
• Ensure consistency of style, design, accessibility, and learner-centered focus through coordination in development procedures to accommodate changes for new initiatives and improvements;
• Provide consultations for faculty to facilitate enhancing and documenting student learning to incorporate high impact practices through course design and curricular programs;
• Design and conduct training sessions as necessary;
• Keep current on faculty development research and pedagogy for teaching and learning in various delivery modalities;
• Provide training and tools through Quality Matters as a national standard, faculty-centered peer-review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses;
• Lead participating faculty in redesign of targeted courses, including active learning and learner-centered pedagogy for traditional, online, and hybrid courses, and active influence in the direction of formal project teams and production schedules;
• Work with Supplemental Instruction protocols and faculty teaching courses utilizing supplemental instruction;
• Participate in taskforces and service on College committees
• Work with the Curriculum Committee to ensure that course redesign is coordinated with existing procedures for curricular changes;
• Oversee piloting of redesigned courses
• Gather data for analysis for success of redesigned course pilots, including utilizing analyzed data results to incorporate identified trends into existing curriculum and collaborate in reviewing data results and presenting pertinent information to college administration and faculty;
• Develop documentation for students, faculty, and staff related to multi-format instruction related to improvement of instructional outcomes
• Supervision and project management skills for multiple long and short-term projects
• Meet deadlines required under federal grant management and college policy, including compliance with federal grant measurable objectives and performance indicators reporting

Supervision – Works under the direction of the Title III Project Director in coordination with the Academics Vice Chancellor and Academic Deans.

Attendance – Availability during normal business hours of the College with occasional evening and weekends for special presentations, events, training, or professional development.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in an academic discipline, adult learning, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in higher education
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in curriculum development
  • Experience consulting with college faculty about engaging students in learning experiences
  • Experience with theories and best practices in higher education pedagogy, faculty development in both traditional and online modalities
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Experience working with under-prepared students
  • Demonstrated communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including learning management systems

Additional Information:

Salary $48,925.00

All applications must include a cover letter, an updated resume, and copy of unofficial transcripts.

Provide three letters of reference.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana (UACCHT) is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and drug screen. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check and/or a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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