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Chemistry EdTech Content Designer

McGraw Hill
Irvine, California
Salary - Range up to 90-110k annually + AIP bonus and comprehensive benefit plan with generous PTO
Closing date
Oct 22, 2022

Build the Future

McGraw-Hill Education, providers of leading intelligently adaptive assessment and tutoring services in STEM fields, is seeking an energetic and highly creative Chemistry EdTech Content Designer 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.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist in the ongoing 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 We Value / What You’ll Bring

  • Your background begins with a PhD in organic chemistry from a first-rank institution. We are most interested in candidates with teaching experience as instructor of record in organic chemistry, organic lab, and GOB. Teaching experience at more than one institution will be additionally valuable, as well as 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 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, and working with development software, will be a significant asset. Our development environment is Linux/Open Software, so any experience with that environment will be helpful. Most importantly, you'll have an 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 background.

Work Model: Hybrid, within Irvine, CA – In office 2 or 3 days a week.

Why work with us? 

As an education innovation company, we are proud to play our part by inspiring learners around the world. If you bring your curiosity, we will help you grow in a collaborative environment where everyone shares a passion for success. 

Are you ready for a new challenge? Apply for a career at McGraw Hill and together, we’ll impact the world. 

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