Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:06 AM
Deadline January 31, 2018
Date Posted December 15, 2017
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time
Reporting to the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Priorities and serving as a member of the campus-wide Institutional Effectiveness Team, the Director of Instructional Technology (DIT) will be responsible for providing consultation, training, and support to faculty on the design, development, implementation, and assessment of technology-enhanced instructional strategies. The Director of Instructional Technology will work collaboratively with campus members to advance the manner in which technology enhances teaching and learning at the institution. Candidates for this position may be eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor within an appropriate academic department.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support faculty in the exploration and use of existing and emerging learning technologies and provide advice on the best options to meet their learning outcomes and pedagogical goals;
Promote appropriate use of learning technology solutions including, but not limited to, Learning Management System (LMS), ePortfolio, Open Educational Resources (OER), digital textbooks, webcasting platforms, mobile learning devices, etc.;
Assist in the creation of, and provide day-to-day direction of, a Center for Instruction and Innovation. conceptualized around instructional technology and the support for emerging teaching pedagogy;
Coordinate and teach workshops on the use of best practices with instructional technology;
Design and develop tutorials and training for faculty related to teaching and learning, including the use of multimedia, digital, and other educational technology;
Create and maintain communication channels and forums for campus-wide discussions of pedagogy, teaching and learning, and learning technologies;
Conduct research to identify potential new software, hardware, and applications to enhance classrooms and instructional spaces;
Work with Information Technology to ensure compatibility of potential instructional technology solutions with existing systems and IT infrastructure;
Potentially instruct one (1) 3-credit course in an appropriate academic department in the Fall and Spring semesters;
Serve on university committees as assigned;
Support the university mission through words and actions;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
Expertise in utilizing instructional hardware and software.
Ability to organize and facilitate faculty development opportunities related to teaching and learning.
Demonstrated technical aptitude and ability to learn new technology systems.
Commitment to learning and adapting emerging technologies for support of teaching, learning, and collaboration.
Knowledge of active learning space design and technology integration.
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally, both orally and in writing, with evidence of success in explaining and presenting information, including producing written reports and making presentations to a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as a member of a multi-purpose team.
Excellent time management skills.
Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with faculty, staff, and administrators.
A curiosity and capacity to learn, and a desire to innovate.
Master’s degree required (Doctorate preferred) from an accredited institution with a focus in instructional technology, educational psychology, or a related field.
Two (2) years of professional experience or a demonstrated record of comparable experience.
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution with a focus in instructional technology, educational psychology, or a related field.
Knowledge about, and experience with, instructional design.
Experience working with Information Technology to provide technical support to end-users.
Send a letter of interest, résumé, and three professional references:
E-Mail, with MS-Word or pdf attachments (for applicants): HumanResources@ozarks.edu
Mail: University of the Ozarks
Director of Human Resources
415 N. College Ave.
Clarksville, AR 72830
Applications received by January 31, 2018 will be given full consideration.
About University of the Ozarks
Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, the University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of approximately 750 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.
• Location: Clarksville, Clarksville, AR
• Post ID: 33157622 tennessee