The Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) is a key contributor within the department of Information Technology Services. The ATS collaborates with on-campus faculty in exploring and applying new technologies in support of teaching and learning. The ATS will provide one-on-one consultations and may facilitate technology workshops. Candidates should be knowledgeable in both established and developing academic technologies and have the technical skill to implement identified solutions.
The Academic Technology Specialist collaborates closely with others in ITS who support the academic mission of the college, as well as with other departments such as Library Services; the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; Media Services; and the team developing courses for the online program and online continuing education offerings.
Provide outreach and advocacy for effective uses of educational technology.
Consult with and help instructors incorporate technologies into their instruction and research projects.
Research and test solutions to help instructors meet their educational goals. Interface with vendors.
Collaborate with others on campus whose work intersects with or is complementary to the work of the Academic Technology Specialist.
Manage projects related to instructional uses of technology.
Assist with academic software licensing and planning lab/classroom software images.
Work closely with the ITS service desk to provide effective communications about instructional technologies and to help the service desk provide support to students.
Stay current with educational technology research and trends.
Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant experience, or other combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Substantive knowledge of pedagogical issues.
Substantive knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and blended learning technologies.
Excellent time management and project management skills.
Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students.
Desirable experience and skills:
Four or more years providing technical support to faculty.
Classroom teaching experience strongly preferred.
Experience with D2L Brightspace.
Experience with learning space design.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Work Hours and Travel
35-hour weeks, 12 months, full-time
Occasional evening and weekend support is expected.
Ongoing professional development is essential and typically requires occasional attendance at conferences or other events.
Internal Number: 210
About Springfield College
Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1885. The college serves undergraduate students and offers graduate programs in health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and arts and sciences. It offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The main campus is in Springfield, MA, and there are continuing education students online and at regional campuses across the country. Springfield College seeks to follow the guiding principles of its philosophy: educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.