Primary Purpose of Department: The primary goal of the Center for Academic Excellence is to facilitate academic development on campus by offering a broad range of services and programs to faculty and staff at all career stages aligned to the Appalachian Strategic Plan. The Center seeks to advance teaching and learning, increase the utilization of innovative learning technologies, strengthen leadership development, and cultivate inclusive practices across campus. In addition, the CAE plays a direct role in supporting colleges, departments, programs, and campus organizations in achieving institutional goals. We work collaboratively with constituents across campus to develop, implement, and assess programs and services that advance our collective goals.
Primary Purpose of Position: The Center for Academic Excellence is expanding to support the growth of online courses and programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Instructional Technology Consultant position will have a focus on instructional design and Quality Matters. This position is needed to assure that these courses and programs deliver the same high quality education that our current face-to-face programs provide and specialized support will be needed to assist faculty in creating these courses. This position will also assist in the continued support of face-to-face and blended courses. The primary purpose of this position is instructional in nature in both providing instructional consulting and instructional technology services that directly relate to and support the institution’s academic mission. The position’s duties are uniquely supportive of the academic and educational experiences and involve significant and independent interaction with participants in the University’s instructional and educational program and instructional matters such as course content, curriculum structure, and instructional technique as well as using advanced media-based technology to plan, design, and administer programs in support of instructional activities that are directly related to the institution’s academic mission. This position requires an advanced degree (Master’s or doctorate) in a teaching or instructional systems design/technology (ISD/IST) related field and teaching experience in higher education.
Facilitate online, blended and face-to-face course and program design, development, and revision using research based practices in the field.
Provide training for faculty transitioning to online and blended course delivery.
Consult with faculty on a regular basis in the design and delivery of online courses to support.
Assist in assuring that content, courses, and programs meet accessibility standards, expectations, and best practices. Oversee the multimedia development for online, hybrid, and flipped courses.
Provide assistance in the support of the Learning Management System (Moodle). This includes answering faculty and student support questions via email, phone, and walk-in, creating support documentation and on-demand training.
Design and deliver workshops on the use of the LMS and integrating other instructional technologies into the system.
Participate in committees and provide service to the departments, colleges, university, and profession.
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
Advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in a teaching or instructional systems design/technology (ISD/IST), curriculum/instructional design, education, or related field.
Experience in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field.
Demonstrated success teaching in higher education to include the utilization of technological tools such as discussion board, grade books, peer review, and more.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and the CAE mission.
Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
Experience in the development and delivery of presentations, workshops, and seminars to faculty.
Experience providing instructional support to faculty, trainers, and/or curriculum developers.
Certification in Quality Matters (reviewer, master reviewer, and/or instructor) or other online course development.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We encourage prospective candidates to review our website for the Center for Academic Excellence (http://cae.appstate.edu) prior to applying.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow h...olistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.