Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Mar 24, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0811247

Position Summary: The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a creative and experienced librarian to coordinate creative media and instructional design. Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services, the Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design will supervise operations of the Sanford Media Center and coordinate and facilitate Instructional Design projects for Gorgas Information Services and the University of Alabama Libraries. In addition to performing assigned liaison, instruction, and reference duties, the successful candidate will work independently and collaboratively with multiple departments within and outside the University Libraries to focus on three major areas of responsibility: (1) supervision of media production, instructional operations, outreach, and continual development of the Sanford Media Center (2) supervision and coordination of instructional design efforts and major projects within the University Libraries (3) facilitating and assisting relevant stakeholders with the production and dissemination of relevant media assets in line with the Libraries branding and messaging goals. The successful candidate will be committed to continual learning and development of expertise in emerging areas of creative and academic technologies, along with their related best practices in a higher education context, through both regular work-related experience, industry monitoring, and via professional development opportunities.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a creative and experienced librarian to coordinate creative media and instructional design. Reporting to the Head of Gorgas Information Services, the Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design will supervise operations of the Sanford Media Center and coordinate and facilitate Instructional Design projects for Gorgas Information Services and the University of Alabama Libraries. In addition to performing assigned liaison, instruction, and reference duties, the successful candidate will work independently and collaboratively with multiple departments within and outside the University Libraries to focus on three major areas of responsibility: (1) supervision of media production, instructional operations, outreach, and continual development of the Sanford Media Center (2) supervision and coordination of instructional design efforts and major projects within the University Libraries (3) facilitating and assisting relevant stakeholders with the production and dissemination of relevant media assets in line with the Libraries branding and messaging goals. The successful candidate will be committed to continual learning and development of expertise in emerging areas of creative and academic technologies, along with their related best practices in a higher education context, through both regular work-related experience, industry monitoring, and via professional development opportunities. Primary Responsibilities Include: * Supervise the operations and ongoing development of the Sanford Media Center (SMC), including classroom and asynchronous instruction, outreach, content production, and adoption / implementation of new technologies, services, and equipment. * Coordinate production of promotional and instructional video content created by SMC staff. * Work with SMC staff to expand offerings of instructional sessions and identify outreach opportunities. * Supervise ongoing development of major instructional design projects relevant to University Libraries mission and strategic plan (e.g. online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects). * Provide expertise, assistance, and guidance regarding best practices to faculty and staff of the University of Alabama Libraries in the development of online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects. * Work with relevant stakeholders within the University Libraries (Coordinator for Instruction, Head of GIS, Director of Branch Services, and Department of Assessment & Government Information) to produce, deploy, assess, and revise online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects delivered via the University's LMS (Blackboard Learn) or via the University Libraries webpage. * Monitor developments in academic technologies related to instructional design, teaching and learning, and accessibility and provide expertise and guidance on relevant changes, new technologies, and issues in the field. These include creative media software and hardware, academic / office / presentation software, citation management software, learning management systems and instructional design software, 3-D imaging and design software, 3-D printing, stereoscopic imaging, data visualization software, and other relevant academic and creative media technologies as they develop and the mission and goals of the Libraries continue to evolve. * Lead workshops on related technologies for the Libraries and the University community. * Represent University Libraries on the Technology & Learning Committee and other relevant campus committees as assigned. * Work with Libraries Director of Public Relations and Libraries Administration to provide technical assistance and produce and disseminate assets and communications adhering to University branding and visual standards for the Libraries. * Create and update policies, procedures, and other relevant documentation in consultation with colleagues and stakeholders within the Libraries and on campus. * Promote a culture of learning within the University Libraries community by offering regular technological workshops and communications. * Communicate with the broader scholarly community through participation in conferences, presentations, and publications. * Provide reference, instruction, and liaison services as a member of GIS faculty as assigned. * Work on other relevant special projects related to the evolving mission of the University Libraries as assigned. * Supervise staff and students REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. * Additional graduate degree, preferably a Ph. D., in Communications, Instructional Design, or in a related field. * At least one year of professional experience in an academic or research library. * Demonstrated teaching or instructional effectiveness in a higher education setting. * Professional experience working with creative media software and/or hardware. * Demonstrated experience / expertise with relevant creative software and hardware including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Premier), Final Cut, Google SketchUp, and animation software. * Demonstrated experience / expertise with relevant academic and instructional design technologies, including but not limited to: Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360 Suite (Storyline, Rise, Replay), Blackboard Learn or an equivalent Learning Management System (LMS). * Demonstrated experience in conceptualizing, developing, creating, and refining major instructional design projects in a higher education environment. * Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG 2.0 guidelines for interactive and video content. * Prior success in coordinating and executing large, collaborative projects in a higher education environment. * Experience working with teaching faculty, administrators, and students to develop instructional programming and assess and identify issues related to instruction and instructional design. * Understanding of issues regarding organizational branding and intellectual property as it relates to the design and production of digital content. * Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting. * Friendly and approachable public service attitude. * Commitment to excellence and attention to detail in regards to media production and content creation. * Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals. * Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines. * Ability to coordinate and supervise team members in completing short- and long-range goals on schedule. * Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision making. * Ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion * Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Experience developing courses and serving as an instructor of record in a higher education setting. * Professional experience working with Blackboard Learn and developing / deploying WCAG 2.0 compliant and accessible modular content. * Understanding of LMS content standards (e.g. SCORM 1.2). * Familiarity with the requirements of research compliance and working with IRBs in a higher education environment. ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu. Prior to employment, the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank. Salary is $60,000.00-$80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor. Position open until filled. Applications received by April 30, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu . THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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