The University of Georgia seeks an innovative, visionary, and creative leader as Coordinator for Emerging Technologies within the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The CTL is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Instruction whose central mission is to provide campus-wide leadership, collaboration, and support on matters related to instruction. (http://www.ctl.uga.edu).
The Coordinator for Emerging Technologies will be responsible for exploring new desktop applications, web-based tools, and mobile technologies to determine their efficacy for the instructional context of the University of Georgia. The Coordinator will facilitate faculty engagement and then carefully evaluate selected technologies in pilot settings. The Coordinator will also collaborate with colleagues in the CTL to ensure the most promising instructional technologies are broadly adopted by those who teach at UGA. Further, the Coordinator will be a member of a team led by the Coordinator of Instructional and Distance Technologies and including graduate student assistants who support the University’s new learning management system and undergraduates who support the centrally-adopted student response system. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, an applied understanding of educational psychology, and a successful record of collaboration in higher education. The desired start date for this position is approximately May 1, 2013.
Key responsibilities for this position include the following:
• Examine emerging instructional technologies and provide leadership for pilot initiatives that address identified pedagogical challenges at UGA;
• Identify faculty, organize, and facilitate the progress of learning communities as they investigate, develop, and apply emerging technologies in course settings;
• Lead workshops showcasing established and emerging instructional technologies and foster faculty adoption of associated, innovative pedagogical strategies;
• Organize and chair University-wide committees in an effort to encourage broad ownership and interest in selected initiatives;
• Collaborate with the Coordinator of Instructional and Distance Technologies within the CTL and instructional technologists across campus to ensure established instructional technology initiatives flourish; and
• Assist the Coordinator of Instructional and Distance Technologies in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student team members.
Minimum Required Qualifications
The required qualifications for the successful candidate for the Coordinator for Emerging Technologies position are
• an earned Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or a closely related field by the end of the spring 2013 semester;
• knowledge of multiple and varied instructional technologies (mobile, web-based, and applications) and their application in the higher education context;
• evidence of varied and ongoing engagement with emerging instructional technologies;
• demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies in instructional settings;
• evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, such as faculty members, staff, administrators, students and external agencies; and • excellent organizational skills.
Preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate for this position include the following:
• experience teaching at the university level;
• experience with Blackboard Vista;
• experience with Desire2Learn;
• experience with Turning Technologies or other student response systems;
• evidence of an active research agenda associated with innovative instructional technologies; and • evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere.
Application Process and Deadline
Those wishing to apply for this position should send a CV/resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013. Please state the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.
Those with questions regarding this position should contact
Dr. C. Edward Watson
Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30606
UGA, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. The University enrolls 35,000 students, and is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 25 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Academic programs reside in 16 schools and colleges. Athens is located in an area of great natural beauty, and the campus and community offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. Additional information about the University of Georgia and the Center for Teaching and Learning is available at http://www.uga.edu/ and http://www.ctl.uga.edu/
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.