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POSTED: December 20, 2016

Director of Academic Computing

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Full time

Position Details

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Information Officer, the Director of Academic Technology is a member of the ITS leadership team, supervising a team of six whose mission is to leverage technology to support faculty from classroom to office to research.

As a part of a team of individuals dedicated to a consistent and seamless customer experience the Director provides vision and strategic leadership in the area of technical instructional and research support.

Responsibilities include

Consult regularly with the faculty, both individually and with departments and programs, to discuss their use of technology in teaching and research, ascertain their needs, and propose innovative solutions.

Actively participate in the academic life of the institution to understand faculty technical needs and advocate for infrastructure to support those needs.

Work collaboratively with the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, the Center for Faculty Career Development, and the University Libraries in support of academic excellence across the curriculum.

Participate in policy and planning for infrastructure changes and implementation of University-wide applications.

Administer an operational and capital budget for classroom technology, academic software and professional development for Academic Technology staff that totals > $1.5M.

Communicate across disciplines and build strong relationships with faculty and administration, and navigate complex budgetary and staffing challenges to provide creative solutions while being a responsible steward of University resources.

Minimum Qualifications Masters degree and at least five years’ experience in in the area of academic technology or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in supporting digital scholarship projects. Experience with Learning Management Systems and Databases. Proven skills in managing staff, budgets, and complex projects. Experience evaluating, identifying, and implementing creative/innovative uses of technology in teaching and research. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to serve faculty members with widely varying degrees of technical expertise.
Preferred Qualifications Terminal degree strongly preferred Involvement in academic technology organizations such as CLAC, EDUCAUSE, and NERCOMP. 10+ years experience in academic technology including five years of management. Experience teaching at the University level. Experience in managing multimedia classroom implementations. Knowledge of current issues relating to intellectual property rights, scholarly communication and visual resources. 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 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.