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Associate Director for Instructional Technology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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ASOD Academic Affairs-430200

Career Area :

Information Technology

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Open Until Filled:


Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Working Title:

Associate Director for Instructional Technology

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

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Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time Permanent



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Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on qualifications

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry Office of Academic Affairs oversees the various educational programs offered through the School and supports academic excellence. The Office of Academic Affairs staff members often participate in the admissions process and implement curriculum reviews and accreditation.The Office of Academic Affairs offers pre-admission evaluations for prospective DDS students, assists current students with any number of issues, and advocates for the student body to ensure needs are met.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director for Instructional Technology will provide leadership and direction in the effective use of instructional technology at the Adams School of Dentistry (ASOD). This is a key position in instructional technology services planning, organization, administration, and evaluation as well as the integration of contemporary and emerging technologies to increase efficiency and productivity in the academic goals of the institution. The Associate Director will supervise two classroom support consultants to support academic operations at the ASOD. The position will require close collaboration with other members of the Academic Support Center, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Computing & Information Services, Support Services, various academic departments, and others to ensure the effective delivery of instruction.

The Associate Director will manage instructional systems utilization at the ASOD to support the school in the administration of their education program. This includes but is not limited to learning management systems (LMS), testing software, and classroom hardware and software. In addition, this position will be instrumental in training faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders in the use of all instructional technology. This position requires substantial instructional technology expertise to monitor, assess, select, and deploy technologies to meet current and future needs. The Associate Director will manage the installation of new classroom hardware and software as well as the rollout of new instructional technologies. They will lead communication efforts on old and new instructional technologies to all stakeholders, support in managing the budget and timelines of instructional technology projects, evaluate the implementation of new technologies, and plan to meet future needs of the institution related to instructional technologies. This position will supervise the team that is responsible for setting up classroom instructional technology and responding to the classroom support phoneline. The Associate Director will ensure successful implementation and management of high-quality, best-practice systems, to support and enrich teaching and learning in support of the institution’s educational mission.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities related to consulting or developing course content, curriculum, instructional technique/technology, distance education design, development or implementation, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Experience in providing instructional technology support in a higher education environment. Experience collaborating with and providing direct support to faculty instructors. Technical expertise required in LMS utilization, test administration, instructional technologies tools like Panopto, Echo 360, Poll Everywhere, Articulate 360, and classroom technologies such as Sakai, Canvas, eMedley, and Extron/Intron Systems. Experience in successful project management.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, educational media, or related discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree in the assigned discipline and three or more years of experience in teaching, educational testing, or instructional design and curriculum development, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience in higher education supporting faculty in use of learning management system (LMS), lecture capture, multimedia and video production, remote conferencing and collaboration, and production of web-based course tools. Experience working on both PC and Mac platforms. Designing and delivering solutions to support active learning. Experience with digital accessibility standards and/or delivering accessible course content. Ability to work both independently and as an individual contributor, and collaboratively as a team leader or member. Experience in project management, including managing time, establishing priorities, and meeting milestones and deliverables. Ability to work effectively with a diverse community made up of individuals from a variety of disciplines with a wide range of pedagogical, organizational, and technological skills. Experience supervising and/or leading a team. Experience with Quality Matters rubric and peer review process for course quality is a plus. Teaching experience is a plus.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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