Job Listing

POSTED: December 8, 2016

Academic Technologist

LISTING CONTACT
Karen Warren | kwarren@wesleyan.edu
COMPANY
Wesleyan University
LOCATION
Middletown, CT
JOB TYPE
Full time
CATEGORY
Customer Support
SALARY

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.

Responsibilities include:

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.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience working in an academic support setting or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Experience supporting and using learning management systems and web hosting solutions. Detailed understanding of desktop operating systems (especially Macintosh), and fluency with Microsoft Office, Adobe applications, Office 365, and Google Apps. Self-motivated with a collaborative spirit and excellent organizational and communication skills Preferred Qualifications An advanced degree in information technology, data analytics, or another allied field. Proficiency with use of Moodle and gradebook functions strongly preferred. Experience in higher education IT support. HTML, Java, CSS and related programs in support of WordPress and Cascade. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience working in an academic support setting or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. OR An advanced degree in information technology, data analytics, or another allied field.
Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.