DEPARTMENT: Learning and Information Technology
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 1, 2020
Scope of Position:
This position reports to the Director of LTS (Learning Technology Services) and plays a key role in supporting the UW-Stout digital learning environment. This position will collaborate with internal and external units to identify and deploy appropriate technology for online, blended and traditional courses based upon pedagogical goals. The position will assist in resolving issues related to technology, provide guidance in course design, as well as establishing clear stakeholder expectations, prioritizing tasks, and conduct trainings on effective pedagogies and instructional technology. This position will collaborate within the unit and with other units on campus to enhance the instructional mission of the University.
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design or related field
- Knowledge of pedagogical strategies and high impact practices in multiple learning environments, such as traditional, online, blended, or hybrid
- Experience with instructional design and development of online, blended, and traditional courses
- Experience with developing and delivering instruction in teaching/training environments
- Highly experienced and proficient with common desktop applications and learning technologies, such as presentation, multimedia and web technologies
- Experience using and supporting course management systems and other instructional technology
- Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities
- Ability to use initiative to learn new skills and emerging technologies related to teaching and learning
- Master's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or related field
- Demonstrated project management ability
- Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify software application problems and implement solutions
- Experience working in a multi-platform Macintosh and Windows environment
- Experience utilizing multimedia to support effective learning
- Familiarity with course design principles, processes and rubrics such as Quality Matters
- Experience teaching in a higher education institution
- Knowledge of evidence-based teaching methods and familiarity with research literature on teaching and learning
- Experience with Canvas as a Course Management System
- Consults and supports faculty in the planning, design and development of traditional, online/blended courses and innovation projects. Provides instructional design expertise in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Assists faculty with the enhancement of instructional strategies, design and development of course materials and assessment techniques, and appropriate integration of instructional technologies and best practices. Partner with course faculty to:
- Identify desired course/component outcomes
- Develop appropriate learning activities
- Develop appropriate assessments
- Design and develop course, components, and media.
- One-on-one and group instructional design support for instructors including consultation and support services in instructional design, strategies, assessment, and technology.
- Collaborates with instructors in the design of coursework/programs and instructional practices, development of learning resources, and redesigning of full courses and course components to various delivery methods.
- As part of LTS team plans, develops, delivers, and assesses professional development sessions focused on teaching and learning using technology.
- Evaluate current and emerging technologies for use in instruction, research and academic activities. Determine best practices for applying and integrating technology to support and enhance student learning outcomes.
- Provide daily technical support for teaching and learning technologies.
- Explore, promote, pilot, evaluate and support of current trends in emerging instructional technology and implications for the digital learning environment.
- Create and update instructional support documentation and materials including tutorials and other web-based artifacts.
- Serve as the primary consultant for the College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Services.
- Consult with faculty and staff on the implementation of new technology
- Provide expertise on the use of campus technology to improve processes, efficiency and service delivery
- Participate in the purchasing process by meeting with faculty and staff, consulting on the purchase of appropriate hardware and completing forms as needed
- Support campus inventory initiatives as they relate to computing equipment
- Ensure compliance with and educate users on software copyright and licensing agreements
- Participate in various campus and/or off-campus committees related to educational technology.
- Participate in instructional design and instructional technologies committees and activities at a regional, system, or national system level.
- Duties as assigned by supervisor.
Learning Technology Services (LTS) is a unit with the Learning and Information Technology department and serves as an instructional center focusing on teaching and learning for instructors of the University of Wisconsin-Stout community. Offering a range of services, LTS partners with faculty to provide expertise, training and support to assist instructors with incorporating instructional technology into their teaching practice and creating technology-enhanced instructional materials.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 50 undergraduate and 24 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Average student enrollment is 9,000.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate providing official transcripts; passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Professional resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references – please include email addresses also!
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, May 31, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Heidi Catlin
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Gretchen Metzler
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Job Family: Staff