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POSTED: December 20, 2016

Academic Technologist

COMPANY
Wesleyan University
LOCATION
Middletown, CT
JOB TYPE
Full time
CATEGORY
Other
SALARY

Position Details
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. Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5686 Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. To learn more about Wesleyan's promotion of equity and inclusion throughout the University community, please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/inclusion/. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Antonio Farias, VP Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator: 860-685-4771.
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, offers instruction in 39 departments and 46 major fields of study and awards the bachelor of arts and graduate degrees. The master of arts degree and the doctor of philosophy are regularly awarded in six fields of study. Students may choose from more than 900 courses each year and may be counted upon to devise, with the faculty, some 900 individual tutorials and lessons. The student body is made up of approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduates and 200 graduate students, as well as more than 400 part-time students in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. An ongoing faculty of more than 300 is joined each semester by a distinguished group of visiting artists and professors. But despite Wesleyan’s growth, today’s student/instructor ratio remains at 9 to 1, and about two thirds of all courses enroll fewer than 20 students.