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Teaching/Community Moderators—Online creative writing course

Posting ID 114172
Department International Writing/Graduate College
Jobcode Temp Prof Short Term Monthly
Working Title Teaching/Community Moderators—Online creative writing course
Details

The International Writing Program invites applications for 8 instructor/moderators to work online/remotely for eight weeks within a massive open online course (MOOC). The course is titled “Stories of Place: Writing and the Environment” and uses video talks, text readings, podcasts, and required discussion forum assignments to inspire and assist students in writing their own assigned pieces.

The course will draw up to 10000 participants, so instructor/moderators will not be directly assessing individual students’ written work.

Instructor/moderator duties:

1) Create and respond to discussions on course content, and create writing prompts

2) Provide help to participants on navigating the site and progressing through the course, and assist them with problems and questions

3) Support international participants who are non-native speakers of English, and support participants who are new to online courses and/or to writing

Instructor/moderator time frame and salary:

Instructor/moderators will begin 1 November, and will spend the first two weeks, with assistance from the IWP, uploading discussion questions and prompts, one specific session per instructor/moderator (approximately 10-15 hours per week).

When the course launches 15 November, instructor/moderators will spend approximately 10-15 hours per week, a few hours a day at least four or five days per week, responding to students on the discussion forums.

Salary: 1800 USD.

Required qualifications:

--MFA in creative nonfiction

--Experience teaching online

--Strong organizational and communication skills

--Flexibility and creativity

Contact PAMELA MARSTON
Email: pamela-marston@uiowa.edu
Application Instructions Please send CV and cover letter to pamela-marston@uiowa.edu. Your cover letter does not need to be formal—just let us know why you’d like to do this, and highlight anything particularly important about your approach to teaching.
Ad Start Date 09/03/2018
Ad End Date 09/24/2018