The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is seeking applications for a clinical assistant/associate professor with expertise in learning design and technology. This faculty line will include instructional leadership responsibilities as the department’s Director of Instructional Design for distance education programming. The allocated time and effort for this 9-month appointment is:
- 60% Service/Instructional Leadership: As Director of Instructional Design for Distance Education, the individual will support EPSY colleagues in their design, development, and facilitation of online courses.
- 30% Teaching: The position will also include graduate teaching responsibilities in the department’s online master’s program in Learning Design & Technology.
- 10% Research: As a clinical faculty member, 10% of this individual’s time will be allocated for applied research in his/her area of expertise.
*Summer teaching opportunities are typically also available.
Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of leadership reflecting best practices for online learning and supervision. Successful teaching experience at the college level and prior research related to learning design and technology are also highly valued.
The primary responsibilities will be to assist and facilitate faculty in the design, development, and facilitation of online courses and to provide similar professional development opportunities to the graduate assistants who support distance education courses, with limited teaching contributions in the Learning Design & Technology online master’s program. This individual will also ensure that the department’s online courses remain fully compliant with university, state, and federal standards. The individual hired in this position will be responsible for staying abreast of emerging trends in online pedagogy and disseminating this information through faculty/staff/student professional development offerings and individualized consultation. The position requires a candidate with experience and expertise in (a) development and delivery of online materials and (b) a strong background in adult learning theory who can support and extend the department’s vision of transformational online learning in higher education.
This is a nine-month professional-track appointment with an anticipated start no later than fall semester of 2020, but an earlier start date is negotiable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with faculty rank and qualifications. Summer teaching opportunities are typically available for professional-track faculty.