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Job Title: Director of Distance Learning

Organization: California State University, Northridge : CSUN Tseng College

Location: California State University, Northridge (Northridge, California 91330)



The Director of Distance Learning (DL) ensures that online programs have a top level of excellence and distinction regionally, nationally and internationally to achieve student success. Key components are developing and applying innovative instructional strategies; implementing program design, technologies and learning theory; maintaining student and faculty support services; working with faculty, clients and students; and ensuring that DL projects are completed on time and within budget. Responsibilities include planning, goal setting, and managing instructional methods, academic technologies and support services. The DL director ensures that the technical base supports new and emerging technologies, while supporting current infrastructure, platforms and technologies. The DL director also acts as a bridge with College programs, the campus community and the CSU system. The position requires building working relationships with academic leads and faculty to develop a fully online or hybrid program. This includes creating project plans and timelines; creating online program standards; ensuring course navigation and usability; and customizing instructional design strategies and curriculum development for adult learners (midcareer professionals). The DL director engages in budget and financial management; ensures data security management; and is an engaged member of the College’s senior staff team. The DL director also is responsible for the supervision and ongoing professional development of the DL staff.




Master’s degree required; doctorate preferred. Degree should be in instructional design or related field, from a regionally accredited university in the United States or a similarly validated institution in another country. Experience as a faculty member at a regionally accredited college or university is a plus. Minimum of five years of experience leading collaborative teams in online and hybrid programs, with at least three years of direct supervisory experience, is required. Must have experience developing and teaching online courses. Project management experience are a necessity, with the ability to work in teams and collaboratively with other university stakeholders. Strong English verbal and written communication skills are required.

About the University:


CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. The university serves nearly 40,000 students each year. CSUN partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe, and in the 2015‐2016 academic year attracted the largest international student population of any U.S. master’s level institution. Situated on a 356‐acre park‐like setting in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success. About the Tseng College: Graduate, International and Midcareer Education The Tseng College is one of nine colleges in CSUN’s Division of Academic Affairs. The Tseng College has more than $39 million per year in revenue and more than 30,000 registrations per year. The focus of growth in the near term is expanding international programs and partnerships, graduate degree programs, and contracted and custom‐designed programs. The Tseng College works with colleges and departments across the university to help CSUN rise throughout Greater Los Angeles region and beyond. How to Apply – Candidates must submit a cover letter and a current resume that includes three professional references. Complete the online application and resume‐upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process. The university offers an excellent pay and benefits package.


To request a detailed position description, please email Michael Paloma at

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