Academic Instructional Technologist, Department of Information Systems

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-12
Req: R0002870
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Job Description Summary

The Academic Technologist is a joint position between the Wake Forest School of Law and the Wake Forest University IT Department. This position is responsible for researching, testing, and training the Wake Law Faculty on instructional design and educational technology. The incumbent will serve as the first point of contact for academic technology issues and will help by collaborating with faculty to effectively integrate the use of technology into the classroom therefore, enhancing teaching and learning.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Instructional Technology Support

  • Apply project management concepts in combination with Law School and campus policies and procedures in support of various instructional technology operations and projects.

  • Collaborate with faculty to effectively integrate technology in their classroom, virtual or residential, to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Advise the Law School administration on best practices and policies for creating a collection of engaging, interactive, creative online courses for law students.

  • Consult with faculty to design, create, and update highly engaging and interactive online learning material and effective assessments in the University’s learning management system.

  • Conduct quality assurance reviews on courses and use data and feedback to guide course revision and the continual improvement of learning experiences and outcomes.

  • Serves as a key member of both the Law School online education design team and the central Academic Technology team, serving as technical and production support, as well as a contributor to overall strategy and planning.


  • Conducts seminars, workshops and trainings on various education and technology related topics.

  • Assumes a lead role in the development of training materials and the training of faculty and staff in various IT systems and tools, including user documentation, process improvements, or system design requirements.

  • Provides one-on-one training and troubleshooting assistance to faculty and staff.

Academic Technologies

  • Understand University wide technologies and provide updates and information on specific tools that could help the Law School.

  • In partnership with teams, pilot and implement new technologies and processes.

  • Keep abreast of latest developments in the field and suggest new strategic investments in Academic Technology.

Other Functions:

  • May perform additional or other work as assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field with three to five years of administrative experience.

  • Proven experience in instructional design and instructional technology in a higher education setting with a range of academic content.

  • Knowledge of learning theories, instructional design models, and assessment and evaluation methods.

  • Familiarity with building course materials into learning management systems (preferably Canvas) and utilizing the best online educational tools to promote student learning.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with stakeholders at all levels, including academic leaders and faculty as well as those who struggle to acquire technological learning/teaching competencies.

  • The ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality standards and service.

  • Must exhibit highest professional integrity and ability to work confidentially with discretion.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field.

  • Familiarity with the pedagogy of legal education preferred.

  • Possess strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills; the ability to research, troubleshoot, and understand complex problems effectively and create well-reasoned solutions.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 2016, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, Panopto, Canvas, Adobe Spark and/or other technologies relevant to Instructional Design.


This person reports to both the Law School and University IT Department and will interact directly with Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students. This is a new position, and the duties and scope of this position may change as programs are developed, implemented, and refined.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 2/11/2021
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