Assistant/Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology
Position Number: 00000423
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State College of Education leads the way in North Carolina in preparing professionals, conducting research, and engaging communities to improve educational outcomes for all learners across the state and beyond. With two-thirds of its faculty engaged in over 120 funded research projects, the college ranks No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 8 percent of public colleges of education in the nation. Faculty address society's most pressing educational challenges and convert their research to action and innovative solutions that transform teaching and learning environments across the lifespan, with particular strengths in improving technology-enhanced learning and teaching in STEM education and literacy; increasing diversity, equity and access in education; and innovating leadership development. The college is composed of three academic departments: Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, with approximately 100 faculty members and 75 support and professional staff. The college's 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students study across 60-plus degree programs that deliver highly-engaged and personalized academic experiences that prepare them to lead in the field of education. The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) advances education through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. Faculty in TELS prepare professionals who are committed to equity and social justice, have deep content knowledge, demonstrate strong working knowledge of effective pedagogies, and realize the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning.
Essential Job Duties: The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS) in the College of Education at NC State invites applications for an Assistant / Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology with an expressed interest in and skills related to analyzing and addressing pressing P-16 education problems (e.g. reducing the digital divide, digital learning, diversifying student experiences, globalization, changing job markets, and accessibility) through innovative and entrepreneurial technology and instructional design solutions. We are seeking a researcher who can address the long-term effectiveness of innovative technology practices at the state and national levels as well in district-level educational systems and entrepreneurial settings. Additionally, the candidate would have expertise in learning sciences and work at the intersection of learning, design, and technology with additional expertise in entrepreneurship and non-traditional learning environments. The applicant would have a demonstrated capacity to obtain external funding and if hired at the Associate level would already have a sustained funded research program in place.
Minimum Education/Experience: PhD in learning design and technology or a related area. A demonstrated understanding of technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
Department Required Skills: A commitment to diversity, social justice, and collaboration. Scholarship and successful record of external research funding in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences commensurate with rank.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience collaborating on technology innovation with public schools, postsecondary institutions, educational agencies, and/or business and industry.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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