The Faculty Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Lewis University invites applications for an Academic Technologist to be responsible for implementing services that support faculty in the creation and utilization of new multimedia and emerging technologies in the curriculum. We are looking for individuals with a commitment to Catholic higher education and to the University’s Lasallian Mission. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to be on the forefront at an exciting time in our history. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.
The Academic Technologist will consult with and advise faculty in effective use of instructional media and technology. Deliver training on instructional multimedia hardware and editing software. Assist in the planning and publishing of instructional materials and user guides. Create tutorials to assist faculty and students in acquiring proficiency in academic technologies. Develop and support multimedia production including composing, videotaping, and editing. Facilitate implementation of instructional media innovations. As well as, integrate technologies such as social networking, mobile technologies, and other applications.
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.
We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at http://www.lewisu.edu.
Bachelor’s degree in a digital media related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in academic technology. Proficiency in a variety of academic technologies, including learning management systems and audiovisual editing hardware and software used in higher education. Strong communication and interaction skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support. Effective presentation skills in communicating technical information to non-technical personnel. Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Experience with PC’s and Mac’s as well as a wide variety of multimedia software applications such as Adobe Premier, After Effects, and similar applications. Familiarity with legal and copyright issues in digital publishing in an educational environment. An understanding of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and knowledge of technologies to produce ADA compliant multi-media materials. Able to organize, categorize, and prioritize workload effectively and efficiently under minimal supervision. Able to foster cooperative relationships with a diverse academic community.
Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.
We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive
About Lewis University
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. Lewis University provides students a liberal arts-based and career-focused education, engaging students in the exploration and creation of academic, professional and personal opportunities in a supportive community. Students, faculty and staff from all walks of life come together to challenge and support each other. Classes are offered in a variety of formats to nearly 6,600 students throughout multiple campuses in the Chicago region, in Albuquerque, N.M., and online. As a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition, our approach is values-based and ethically-focused.
Lewis University is an increasingly dynamic institution. We offer competitive salaries and a complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents.