James Madison University (JMU) Libraries is seeking applications for a full-time, Instructional Designer in an Instructional Faculty professional position. The Instructional Designer provides consultations and mentorship to faculty to design courses and course-related materials that integrate the effective use of instructional technology based on best practices and sound pedagogies. This position coordinates and facilitates faculty development opportunities that help faculty integrate the use of available and appropriate technologies that will enhance the learning experience. The instructional designer also stays abreast of current technologies, campus activity, issues and benefits related to instructional technologies, and shares this knowledge with JMU communities.
JMU Libraries is established as a campus leader in educational technology integration, information literacy instruction, research support, and curricular and special collections. This position joins an organization that is dedicated to building on these strengths while supporting a collaborative and innovative culture.
Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for promotion and tenure.
This is a 12-month instructional faculty position. Instructional Faculty positions have excellent benefits including 24 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans.
JMU Libraries is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Goals of the department are for our employees to contribute to the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives, and world views that is found within our university community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Design and Management: Designs, develops, and conducts faculty development offerings which foster collaboration and adoption of effective pedagogy in instructional design and technology. Collaborates with academic departments to identify and meet training and support needs for academic programs (student orientation, faculty orientation, and support modules).
Consultation, Collaboration, and Outreach: Provides instructional design consultation to individuals, departments, and colleges. Partners with faculty in the design and development of courses and course-related content. Recommends instructional technologies including software, hardware, and multimedia equipment based on instructional goals. Collaborates with teams in the Library and other campus units. Provides outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of instructional technology. Builds and maintains relationships within the JMU community and identifies and advocates for learning technology projects that advance the mission, values, and aspirations of the Library and JMU.
Scholarship and Service: All tenure-track faculty are expected to add to their professional qualifications through continuing education, contribute to their professional field or area of specialization through scholarly achievement, and to engage in service and leadership activities that benefit the Library, the university, their profession, or the community.
Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, instructional systems design, distance learning, curriculum planning, or a related area.
Applied experience and use of instructional technologies such as learning management systems, video production, graphic design, 3D printing, augmented, and virtual reality.
Demonstrated ability to learn and teach others in the use of instructional technology software and other tools quickly and effectively.
Experience in coordinating events and projects, facilitating instructional workshops, consulting with faculty, creating and maintaining support documentation, and working in a highly collaborative team environment.
Demonstrated commitment to contributing to an open and collegial environment that aligns with LET's mission, vision, values, aspirational culture, and diversity statements.
To apply visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/3772 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1173. Salary is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on August 20th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. References will be requested at the interview stage.
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
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