Job Description

Job ID
19159
Location
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, welcomes applications for a Teaching, Learning & Technology Specialist!

This position reports to the Director of LTS (Learning Technology Services) and plays a key role in supporting the UW-Stout digital learning environment. The position will assist in administrative duties and resolving issues related to the course management system, web conferencing tools and other instructional technology. 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 also provide guidance in course design and conduct training on effective pedagogies and instructional technology. This position will collaborate with units across campus to enhance the instructional mission of the University and promote the development of an equitable and inclusive environment.

Official UW Title: Teaching, Learning & Technology Specialist II (TL004)

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related field.
  • Experience using and supporting learning management systems and other instructional technology.
  • Experience with developing and delivering instruction in teaching/training environments.
  • Experience with common desktop applications and learning technologies, such as presentation, multimedia, and web technologies.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical strategies and high impact practices relative to multiple learning environments, such as traditional, online, blended, or hybrid.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interpret and explain information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Highly Desired

  • Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field.
  • Experience supporting Canvas as a learning management system.
  • 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, such as screen capture and digital recording software.
  • Familiarity with course design principles, processes, and rubrics such as Quality Matters.
  • Experience working in an educational environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative to learn new skills and emerging technologies related to teaching and learning.
  • Experience working with video conferencing platforms such as Teams or Zoom.
  • Works effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consults and supports instructors in the planning, design and development of engaging, effective learning experiences which may be face-to-face, blended, and/or online.
  • Designs, develops, organizes, maintains, and consults with faculty on instructional materials, activities, curricula, and assessment resources in accordance with current pedagogical practices, cognitive/learning science, and design tools and methods.
  • Provide administrative technical support of the learning management system including integration of third-party application software.
  • One-on-one and group instructional design support for instructors including consultation and support services in instructional design, strategies, assessment, and technology.
  • Designs, develops, or recommends multimedia learning materials. Facilitates communications with multimedia service providers to ensure instructional needs are met.
  • Designs, develops, and delivers instructor development and engagement programs and activities focused on teaching and learning using technology.
  • Provides training and technical support directly to learners in settings such as classrooms, labs, clinics, and distance learning mediums.
  • Provides consultation, training, and/or technical support for learning technology tools and platforms, including but not limited to Kaltura, My Media, Respondus Lockdown Browser, Teams and Zoom)
  • Collaborates with other units across campus such as the Teaching and Learning Center, Disability Services, etc. to provide support and/or professional development focused on teaching and learning using technology.
  • Analyzes, tests, troubleshoots, resolves issues, and provides feedback regarding learning technologies.
  • Researches, designs, and/or acquires learning resources, technologies, materials, and/or processes to support learning.
  • Create and update instructional support documentation and materials including tutorials and other web-based artifacts.
  • Serve as the primary consultant for the College of Arts and Human Sciences
    • 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 software 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 instructional design and educational technology committees and activities at a campus, regional, system, or national level.
  • Duties as assigned by supervisor.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Learning Technology Services (LTS) is a unit with the Learning and Information Technology (LIT) 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.

UW-Stout’s LIT Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications received by end of day January 8th, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must 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.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Heidi Catlin

Email: catlinh@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Gretchen Metzler

Email: metzlerg@uwstout.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: 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

Minimum annual starting salary of $60,000; commensurate with finalist’s qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check, reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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, Phone: 715.232.2149.

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).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

Job Family: Staff