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Academic Writer

Top Hat Freelance  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 24 May 2022
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Job Description

As Top Hat’s Academic Writer, you will be responsible for creating a project proposal and sample chapter, responding to customer and/or market feedback, and building the resources to help instructors deliver an amazing learning experience for their students.

Top Hat is reimagining how course materials are developed to meet the needs of today’s Higher Ed students: written from the ground up to be accessible, inclusive, interactive, engaging, multimodal, and affordable. We’re looking for passionate and innovative educators to author interactive course materials geared to a variety of learning environments–from face-to-face to fully online.

As a Top Hat Subject Matter Expert/Writer, you will be responsible for creating a project proposal and sample chapter, responding to customer and/or market feedback, and building the resources to help instructors deliver an amazing learning experience for their students. You will work closely with members of the Top Hat Learning Solutions team, who will support you with project management, interactivity, textbook production, graphics, & copyright expertise.

We’re specifically looking for Subject Matter Experts/Writers who have experience teaching the following courses:

Life Sciences:

  • Introduction to Biology (Majors/Non-Majors)
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Lab courses for the above

Chemistry:

  • General, Organic and Biochemistry

You Will

  • Work with a Content Portfolio Manager to develop a table of contents and representative sample chapter that highlight the power of your ideas to address customer teaching and learning challenges in the course you’re writing for
  • Respond to reviews of the Table of Contents and sample chapter, finessing your content to address instructor needs and feedback
  • Meet all deadlines as you author interactive, inclusive, accessible, and engaging chapter content and ancillary materials
  • Supply clear and detailed instructions for the creation of all visual and interactive elements in the proposed text

You Are

  • A current or former instructor with experience teaching the course for which you’re writing at a higher education institution in the United States
  • Someone with a PhD in your discipline
  • A passionate educator who embraces active learning and technology in your classroom (be it virtual or physical)
  • Familiar with the typical assessments, assignments, and teaching methods for the course for which you’re writing
  • Someone who enjoys the writing process and has knowledge of the competitive range of textbooks for the course for which you’re writing
  • Committed to inclusive pedagogy and representative content
  • Someone with experience managing concurrent tasks or projects and meeting critical schedules
  • A quick and confident learner when it comes to new technologies
  • Very organized with a close eye for detail – nothing gets by you
  • Someone who takes initiative and has great time management skills
  • Someone who can write a stellar cover letter and include it with your application. Applicants without cover letters will not be considered.

Ten Reasons People Choose to Join the Top Hat Team

  • A noble mission that creates meaningful, fulfilling work
  • A team that cares deeply for customers and for each other
  • Professional learning and development for all role levels
  • The latest and greatest technology to do your job
  • Competitive benefits and health/lifestyle spending accounts
  • We’re currently embracing an engaging, remote-first culture and work experience
  • A management team focused on performance, growth, engagement and connection
  • Our winning strategy and market potential
  • Employee-led, exec sponsored employee resource groups committed to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Passionate customers that believe in us—and what we do.

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