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Job Title: Instructional Technologist with Quantitative-Data Focus
Organization: Denison University
POSITION: Instructional Technologist with Quantitative-Data Focus
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services
Who We Are
Denison University’s purpose is to “inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society.” Information Technology Services (ITS) plays an integral role in fulfilling this purpose by enabling, supporting, and aligning the use of technology in the university. Technology is a fundamental part of Denison’s mission, operations and the way in which we interact with the campus community.
Denison University and the ITS leadership team are committed to advancing the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Read more about https://denison.edu/campus/denison-forward, our commitment to IDEA.
Denison University offers https://denison.edu/campus/human-resources/benefits-programs, including medical, dental, and vision, as well as retirement plans, tuition benefits, a commitment to collaboration, and professional development.
Who You Are
Working closely with faculty, students, and staff, you are a dedicated educator who has supported technology adoption in coursework and scholarship in academic departments/programs with an understanding of the growing needs for storing, accessing, computing, and analyzing large data sets. With solid listening skills to strengthen trust and build relationships, you provide guidance on pedagogical technology in collaboration with faculty across disciplines. Leveraging a team-oriented mindset, you work with other instructional technologists to organize training opportunities, create innovative solutions, and predict future needs while fostering faculty and student self-confidence and self-reliance. Your excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills help you interact with diverse individuals and groups across campus.
What You Will Do
• Develop and conduct in-class trainings and faculty sessions as well as hold office hours for individualized student and faculty consultations, especially for statistical applications, data computation/analysis, and supported software; lead academic efforts in data visualization and storytelling through data; research emerging data analytics technologies; advise on pros and cons of local vs. cloud data storage/computation; serve as the liaison between faculty and system administrators.
• Identify and communicate best practices for applying technology in the curriculum; collaborate with faculty on instructional design and course projects; ensure that faculty are aware of pedagogical applications of technology; properly support uses of technology through consulting services and training; research pedagogical challenges to identify the best technologies to aid learning and drive engagement.
• Create, update, and maintain clear written documentation and other materials, such as training outlines, tutorial videos, and websites, to support teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with supervisor, other instructional technologists, ITS staff, the Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, and Library staff to provide direction, innovation, and support to faculty in the use of academic technology.
• Offer consulting and guidance to faculty regarding IT-related programs and services available to them on campus and through affiliated organizations (e.g., EDUCAUSE, ELI, Five Colleges of Ohio).
• Advocate for the instructional technology resources for faculty and academic staff.
• Identify current technology needs as well as future directions and trends. Stay well-informed on emerging technologies and remain engaged with faculty to seek partnership opportunities.
• Perform other duties as required.
• Bachelor’s degree required. An equivalent combination of education, training and related experience may be considered for the educational requirement.
• Two or more years of experience in teaching with technology and curriculum development.
• Proficient quantitative and data skills, including understanding computational processes, analysis methods, and computer programming with drive to advance skills through employer-provided professional development opportunities. Solid background in Excel and data analysis tools.
• Broad academic technology skills with expertise in some of the following: Windows and Macintosh operating systems; Google Workspace for Education, MicroSoft Office; video conferencing; lecture/screen capture; multimedia creation/editing; website creation/editing; online mapping applications; learning management systems; learning space design; Universal Design for Learning; and eportfolio development. Familiarity with remote and hybrid technologies for teaching and learning.
• Demonstrated experience in developing instructional materials and media for a post-secondary academic audience.
• Self-motivation with the ability to work independently with limited supervision along with demonstrated competence to manage several projects simultaneously with attention to detail.
• Recognized excellence in responsive customer support, face-to-face and remotely, and in creatively solving ambiguous, complex problems.
• Supervisory skills, including ability and experience to mentor student assistants in their on-campus careers.
• A commitment to Denison’s https://denison.edu/campus/human-resources/our-values-vision.
While no one candidate will likely possess all of the following qualifications, experiences, and skills, a successful candidate will possess many of them.
• Master’s degree in instructional technology, instructional design, or a quantitative/data field and knowledge of adult learning theory. A background in social science or science is a plus as is experience in assessment.
• Five or more years of experience in teaching with technology and curriculum development.
• High level quantitative and data analysis skills.
• Extensive experience in many of the following: SPSS, Stata, RStudio; computer programming with SQL, R, and Python; database development; Unix/Linux operating systems; data visualization options, including data wall displays.
• Experience with course creation and administration tools within a learning management system and with content management tools (e.g., Drupal or WordPress).
Partial hybrid work options may be considered with a majority of the week on campus.
Apply online at https://employment.denison.edu. Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Position open until filled. Applications received by December 19 will receive full consideration.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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