Instructional Technologist

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jun 10, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Instructional Technologist for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) who will assist in effectively applying technology to enhance teaching and learning. Primary responsibilities include supporting the use of learning management systems and associated technologies, such as: lecture capture, plagiarism detection, screen capture, video recording, and other emerging academic technologies. This support takes the form of collaborating with the Instructional Design Team to analyzing faculty instructional technology requirements, recommending solutions, and developing support materials as well as direct troubleshooting for faculty, students, and staff. Emphasis will be placed on the collaboration and excellent communication with pedagogy and technology colleagues in the Office of Distance Education, internal and external partners. Supplementary high-level duties require familiarity with learning management systems
(specifically Canvas) and knowledge of LTI standards for integrations. The ability to build credit bearing and noncredit bearing courses in the LMS is necessary. The preferred candidate will have experience leading short- and mid-term projects and meeting reasonable timelines while working independently. Other duties include exploring and evaluating promising new teaching and learning technologies and collaborating on workflow development and tool adoption within the SHRS Online Learning Team. The strong candidate will have five years of experience providing support technology services in higher education. Knowledge and familiarity with multimedia content such as graphic, audio and video, and interactive learning authoring tools is a plus. A bachelor’s degree in the field of Educational Technology, Information Science, or closely related field or compensatory experience is required.

Bachelor’s degree or experiential equivalent