Founded in 2004, Soomo Learning is a growing web-based academic publishing company currently residing above bustling Pack Square in downtown Asheville, NC. We publish web-native, interactive learning resources developed by our editorial team, and augment and web-enable content from other publishers too. As the work ahead of us grows, it's time to add some members to our small, close-knit development team! We are all passionate about transformative learning and enjoy working at an organization which allows us to develop excellent learning resources and provide exceptional service. We strive to keep all of our processes lean, test-driven, and rapidly iterating based on real-world use.
We are on the second and third floors of a 100-year-old building on the main square in downtown Asheville, NC. Asheville is a remarkable city known for mountain biking, live music, whitewater, buskers, amazing food, local brews, crafted chocolate, organic everything, artists, crafts, and affordable, hip living.
Because we create and support web applications, we use numerous apps in our development process, and a certain amount of familiarity with modern web technology is assumed. Development Editors manage development of their courseware, but are supported by other Soomo teams including Student Support, Sales, Software Development, Design, and Permissions.
Beyond these efforts in political science course development and support, we are seeking someone to assist in our contributions to the literature of student success and the scholarship of teaching and learning Political Science through literature review, research design, presentation at conferences, and publication in journals.
Developing a course is an iterative process, with each new term and new school giving us insights into how to better teach the discipline. Leading this process requires a deep understanding of both the content itself and the challenges of teaching a general education course to non-majors. We give special attention to the needs of online and at-risk learners who benefit greatly from the inclusion of student success elements and frequent self-checks.
This is a full-time position in a small, collegial company. Because we are still nimble and constantly innovating, our daily work varies and we are learning more every semester about how to better support students. The one thing that doesn’t change is our commitment to radically improving the college course experience for tens of thousands of students each year.
Our downtown office located in a 100-year-old building right on Pack Square in Asheville, North Carolina
Minimum Education Required: A masters degree in Political Science; PhD preferred
Minimum Experience: At least 3 years of teaching Intro to American Government in general education
Starting salary: Commensurate with experience
The following skills and attributes are highly desired:
Bonus points if you have:
If you feel this opportunity is a great match for your skills and passions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining why you think Soomo would be a good fit for you.
Soomo Learning is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.