Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

Location
Kennesaw, GA
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology

Department of Instructional Technology

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology faculty position in the Department of Instructional Technology, Bagwell College of Education.

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Instructional Technology, the Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology will teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in the department's various programs. The focus of the undergraduate courses is to equip aspiring and practicing educators to improve student learning through the effective uses of technology in PreK-12 settings. The focus of the graduate programs is to prepare educators to become technology coaches and technology directors. The assistant professor will be expected to teach courses in face-to-face and online learning environments as well as courses at off-campus sites. Other duties associated with this position include advising M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ed.D. students, guiding M.Ed./Ed.S. capstone projects, and serving on Ed.D. dissertation committees. This faculty member will serve on committees at the department, college, and university levels. This faculty member will serve as a course coordinator and/or program coordinator. This faculty member will also design and coordinate online and face-to-face courses. All courses are aligned to ISTE Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T), Coaches (ISTE-C), or CoSN Framework For Technology Directors. In addition to teaching and university service, this faculty member will engage in service to the profession, as well as scholarly activities and research commensurate with rank. The Department of Instructional Technology invites nominations and applications for three tenure-track, nine-month assistant professor positions in Instructional Technology.

Qualifications desired to be considered as an ideal candidate include the following:

  • Minimum two years teaching experience in PreK-12 schools.
  • Experience as a technology specialist/coach or technology director in PreK-12 schools.
  • Experience designing and delivering online courses.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Scholarly activity related to technology for learning such as conference presentations or publications.
  • Experience with assistive technologies.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience:

  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology or a closely-related field or the foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. ABDs close to completion will be considered. Degree must be earned by August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach instructional technology to aspiring or practicing educators (e.g. university teaching, faculty professional development, etc.).
  • Familiarity in designing and/or delivering online courses.
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct scholarly activity at the assistant professor level. Please refer to the tenure and promotions guidelines outlined in the faculty handbook at: http://handbooks.kennesaw.edu/docs/facultyhandbook/2017-2018%20Faculty%20Handbook.pdf
  • Evidence of the ability to collaborate with colleagues in an interdisciplinary diverse environment.
  • Experience working with PreK-12 schools related to technology for learning.

The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest teacher preparation units in the University System of Georgia offering bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. All educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission (PSC). KSU's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is the university's umbrella organization for preparing educators and includes 13 departments from five colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The EPP serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professional and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with exceptionalities. The Instructional Technology Department in the BCOE offers fully online master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees in Instructional Technology. Additionally, the Department teaches an undergraduate technology course required of Elementary and Early Childhood candidates and Middle Grades/Secondary candidates. The Department teaches graduate technology courses for students in the MAT programs as well as the Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Teacher Leadership programs. The Department also offers an Online Teaching Endorsement fully online which prepares PreK-12 teachers to teach in online and blended learning environments. As innovative leaders in online learning, the Department created the first MOOC offered at Kennesaw State University: K-12 Blended & Online Learning MOOC. The Department also serves as the home of iTEACH, a service unit providing technology-related professional learning to in-service teachers in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Georgia is an Open Records state.

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