Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Academic Technology Specialist
The Academic Technology Specialist position works directly with faculty and colleagues on instructional design, pedagogy and course-related website development.
- Create, manage and support EMBA, Daytime, MMS, PhD, DKU, MQM, Online MSQM course sites
- Collaborate with faculty to understand online course plans including necessary materials and teaching approaches
- Consult with faculty on course content display
- Train faculty and staff on LMS functions and site maintenance
- Assist with student and faculty LMS guides/documentation
- Gather student feedback on current LMS
- Implement and manage course site templates
- Collaborate with the technical team to test, document and demonstrate new academic software applications and tools
- Collaborate with faculty, students and staff to test new learning management systems
- Collaborate with faculty, students and staff on innovative uses of technology
Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a 4-year college education.
Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures, and experience. activities normally acquired through 1 year of social science research OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Department's Preferred Experience and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree with additional experience in instructional design and LMS Administration
- Instructional design expertise with insights about technology trends and solutions
- Experience with web authoring tools, multimedia tools, presentation software, streaming video in an academic environment
- Knowledge of learning management systems and other tools widely used for teaching
- Must be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision.
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Problem-solver with the ability to communicate in both technical and non-technical terms
- Ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people within an academic community
- Evidence of ability to generate faculty enthusiasm for and engagement in the use of new technologies for teaching
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