Instructional TechnologistSchool/Division:Information TechnologyOffice:Department of ITS- EdTechFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Reporting to the Associate Director, Faculty Technology or the Director of EdTech (as required), the instructional technologist collaborates as a member of a team of instructional technologists on the Digital Scholarship and Faculty Innovation team to support Hofstra University Faculty in the integration of technology in their teaching, scholarship and research. The instructional technologist may be assigned to collaborate with any and all members of the academic community across the array of academic disciplines researched or offered at Hofstra University for credit or non-credit, at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The rapidly evolving nature of this technology role requires a strong technical acumen, rigorous and effective documentation and organization skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt and learn as the field changes. The position may require evening or weekend work in alignment with the schedule and availability of faculty and at the direction of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Performing highly technical work independently or as part of a team of technical and non-technical individuals in support of faculty, department or school-based initiatives to integrate hardware and/or software technology into teaching, scholarship and research.
•Developing and maintaining without interruption a strong working relationship with all colleagues including all members of EdTech, other administrative and staff employees, students, and faculty members.
•Specify, design, estimate cost, estimate time requirements, plan, and document the implementation of solutions designed to meet the teaching, scholarship, and research requirements of faculty.
•Support faculty in the use of technological solutions for teaching, scholarship, and research. This includes instructing faculty, students, and others in the use of technology as needed.
•Maintain a strong theoretical and working knowledge of current trends and practices in education and research across the higher education landscape and periodically (as assigned) deliver papers, talks, and informal information sessions on those trends.
•Respond rapidly to faculty requests for collaboration and support with an affirming, positive and “can-do” approach.
•Adhere to all university policy and standards of practice.
•Attend staff meetings and participate in training programs, seminars, classes as assigned.
•Provide excellent customer service.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.
•Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited institution with a concentration or major in Education, Technology, or other related discipline.
•Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with a concentration or major in Education, Technology, or other related discipline.
•Substantial experience evaluating, specifying and using all types of hardware and software technology that is or may be used as part of faculty scholarship, teaching, research at the university level.
•Strong working knowledge of the technological needs and priorities of the broad array of academic disciplines at Hofstra.
•Project management skills required as part of the discharge of Required Duties and Essential Responsibilities.
•A minimum 2 years’ experience, preferably in a higher education environment.
•Demonstrated exceptional analytical, presentation, documentation, communication, and technical/academic writing skills.
•Ongoing and maintained awareness of trends in higher education technology.
•Experience operating in a high stress, fast paced environment focused on academic success and service to an academic institution.
•Excellent interpersonal skills regardless of context and ability to de-escalate stressful situations.
•Superior proficiency with all common academic software packages and productivity software including all Microsoft Office products.
•Ability to meet the schedule and attendance requirements of this position.
Application Instructions:Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to [email protected] Please indicate "Instructional Technologist" in the subject line.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 07/22/2020Posting Number: 897309