The Wesleyan ITS department is agile, energetic, creative, and highly collaborative.
Reporting to the Director of Academic Computing, the Academic Technologist (AT) provides vision and support for the use of technology by faculty and academic staff across the campus.
Integrated into the academic life of the campus, the AT attends relevant divisional and community meetings, events, and lecture series and collaborate with campus stakeholders such as the Center for Faculty Career Development and the Center for Pedagogical Innovation.
The AT participates in the planning, design, and implementation of pedagogical resources and IT services including the learning management system (Moodle), academic web sites (powered by WordPress and Cascade), lecture recording, and video-conferencing.
The AT facilitates research into technical requirements for innovative scholarship and teaching solutions as proposed by individual faculty members or ITS colleagues.
The AT shares management responsibilities with other Academic Computing staff of technology-enhanced classrooms and campus-wide IT resources as needed.
Providing technical expertise and leadership for the Academic Computing team.
Liaising with faculty and ITS staff to implement solutions supporting the academic program.
Functional leadership of the Learning Management System (LMS) including update management, testing, plug-in support, and participation in the LMS support community.
Writing documentation and orienting faculty to general pedagogical and classroom computing technology and software.
Managing discipline-specific software
including installation and vendor communication; collaborating with faculty and other ITS staff on product review, selection, and deployment strategies.
Providing consulting and guidance to faculty on the use of technology in scholarship.
Collaborating on the development of new IT resources and services.
Providing training and guidance to academic department staff regarding department website management and general productivity software.
Managing a modest budget.
Other duties as assigned.