The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has an opening for two full-time University Staff Academic Technologist/Instructional Designer positions.
These full-time, University Staff (non-classified) positions strategically partner with schools, colleges, and faculty leaders to rapidly and creatively implement new technologies, provide expertise in instructional design for online academic courses and programs, and deploy and manage a variety of emerging educational innovations as part of a collaborative team of academic learning and technology professionals.
CU Online is an innovative team dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus. As a department of the Office of Information Technology, CU Online provides critical academic technologies and services to the university.
The Office of Information Technology works to advance the University mission by providing innovative technology solutions and services to the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campuses, their constituents, and their partners.
Through our six core values, Service, Professionalism, Leadership, Innovation, Community, and Excellence (SPLICE), we make a difference.
As an expert in using technologies effectively for teaching and learning, the Academic Services Senior Professional provides guidance to schools, colleges, and faculty in the design, project management, and assessment of emerging educational innovations. Examples of work performed include:
Build and maintain relationships within the academic community and identify learning technology projects that advance the teaching mission.
Lead academic technology pilots, initiatives, and programs, while partnering with key faculty and leaders.
Facilitate the effective transition of successful projects into campus and OIT support infrastructure, including design of sustainable workflows and documentation.
Participate in development of new services and testing of new technologies.
Assess technical needs of the learning management system, including project management on system upgrades and user creation and management.
Provide tier two user support for academic systems including, but not limited to training faculty, staff, and students; resolving/escalating technical problems; and creating documentation and support resources.
Consult with faculty on effective online pedagogies while inspiring self-sufficiency and enthusiasm for academic technology.
Work in collaboration with university faculty to align content to learning outcomes, create instructionally sound and engaging learning opportunities, and develop quality assessment tools.
Provide instructional design consultation to individuals, departments, or schools through course and program designs, redesigns, and evaluations.
Support the online faculty development curriculum.
Serve as a liaison between CU Online and key campus faculty and leaders on current and future academic technology trends.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, academic technology, or related field of study.
2-3 years of experience presenting training seminars, and/or creating multimedia job aids and tutorials and/or building end user documentation or providing academic or instructional technology user support.
Experience teaching or designing academic online courses.
Experience collaborating with university faculty in instructional design and/or technology-related projects.
Experience in the evaluation and deployment of academic technologies.
Experience using/supporting a wide variety of academic technologies.
Experience with project planning and creative problem solving.
Experience using, supporting, and managing an academic Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas.
Additional Salary Information: The hiring salary for this position has been established as $50,000 to $60,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.