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The following employment opportunities are posted here on behalf of SLATE member institutions.

See each individual listing for additional information and the application process being used by each institution.  If you have questions, or would like to apply for any of these positions, please contact the individual or institution listed - do not respond directly to this site.

For additional information, posting requirements, and potential costs to post to this job board, please contact Ken Sadowski at:  ken@slategroup.org.  Postings will remain active for three-months or until the position is filled - whichever occurs first.




College of DuPage - multiple positions - posted July 10, 2014

At College of DuPage, we believe that a community college should offer the advantages of an actual community. Ours is composed of highly diverse students, administrators, and professionals who are dedicated to furthering the future of our neighborhood and our world. We are the second-largest higher education institution in Illinois, dedicated to creating a positive influence on everyone whose life we touch. Our team strives to support and sustain the educational resources we offer with extensive knowledge, impressive service, and unparalleled expertise from individuals representing every culture imaginable. Become a new member of our inclusive community in the following roles: 

• Web Content Editor 
The Web Content Editor will be an experienced writer and editor, and will be responsible for the content on the Academic Affairs and COD Online portion of the College of DuPage website. The Web Content Editor will learn the details about the programs, degrees and divisions in Academic Affairs, and fulfill change requests to keep the website updated. This position will have responsibility for expanding the scope and content of the COD Online website and ensuring that the college's online students and faculty have a comprehensive resource at their disposal. 

DUTIES: 
  • Complete change requests for the Academic Affairs portion of the College of DuPage public website. 
  • Become familiar with the academic programs and degree requirements across the college and be able to communicate effectively about them to student, faculty and community stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate video shoots and web application development with staff members and with Multimedia Services. 
  • Keep current with content marketing trends and skill sets. 
  • Support faculty in the effective and appropriate use of technology tools for teaching and learning. 
  • Deliver a regular schedule of technology training workshops and modules for faculty, based on applicant's area of expertise. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
REQUIRED CREDENTIALS: 
Education:  Bachelor's degree in a communication, technology or instructional design discipline or equivalent experience. 
Experience:  Two years of professional experience in some area of web design. 

PREFERRED CREDENTIALS: 
Education: Bachelor's degree in a communication, technology or instructional design discipline or equivalent experience. 
Experience: Professional experience using Adobe Creative Suite software 



• Instructional Technologist
The instructional technologist will be a creative problem solver and energetic collaborator who will work closely with faculty members and COD Online team members to create and implement innovative technology solutions in support of teaching & learning at College of DuPage. The Instructional Technologist will work independently and in conjunction with the Instructional Designer to develop course content within the College's LMS, develop learning objectives using HTML 5 and other appropriate technologies and tools, and to integrate existing external assets into LMS. 

DUTIES
  • Develop original learning objects and assets in support of online and hybrid course design and development. Identify and integrate existing external assets and resources into the college LMS that align with and support learning outcomes. 
  • Support faculty in the effective and appropriate use if technology tools for teaching and learning, including the college LMS, video and audio software, collaboration tools, etc. 
  • Work closely with technologically advanced faculty users and provide high-end support and consultation on technology topics. Recommend original technology-based solutions for teaching & learning problems. 
  • Design and deliver a regular schedule of technology training workshops and modules in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats. 
  • Keep current with web development trends and skills sets. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
REQUIRED CREDENTIALS: 
Education:  Bachelor's degree in a technology or instructional design related discipline. 
Experience: Two years of professional experience using Blackboard or another commercial LMS. 

PREFERRED CREDENTIALS: 
Education:  Bachelor's degree in a technology or instructional design related discipline. 
Experience: Professional experience with a server-side language such as PHP. 


• Instructional Designer
The Instructional Designer will be a creative thinker and energetic collaborator with a strong interest in helping faculty to transform their teaching. The Instructional Designer will work closely with faculty to design, develop, deliver, and assess technology-based learning solutions that make a significant impact on the student learning experience. The Instructional Designer will be responsible for serving as the design and development lead on multiple online and hybrid course projects, as well as working in a consulting role with individual faculty members using technology tools. 

DUTIES:
  • Develop and revise online and hybrid courses using instructional design models and best practices in online education. 
  • Regularly consult with individual faculty members regarding course design issues and in the effective use of technology tools. Recommend appropriate solutions. 
  • Coordinate with the Instructional Technologist, Multimedia Services and other college units to plan and schedule the development of media assets for online and hybrid courses. 
  • Ensure developed online and hybrid media assets are in alignment with course learning outcomes. 
  • Design and deliver a regular schedule of online pedagogy and technology training workshops and modules in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats. 
  • Stay current in the fields of instructional design, online learning and instructional technology. 
  • Other duties assigned. 
REQUIRED CREDENTIALS: 
Education:  Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Learning Theory or similar discipline. 
Experience:  Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory and online learning best practices. 

PREFERRED CREDENTIALS: 
Education:  Master's degree 
Experience:  Require three years of professional experience creating web-based instructional materials. 



University of Illinois Chicago - Instructional Designer - posted May 12, 2014

The University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an experienced and self-motivated Instructional Designer for a permanent position at the Academic Computing and Communications Center. The Instructional Designer will join a team of highly motivated professionals responsible for providing innovative solutions and services to help faculty advance teaching and learning at UIC. The position reports to the Director of Instructional Technology.
 
The Instructional Designer will work closely with faculty, course coordinators, program leaders, and subject matter experts to design and develop online courses. Duties include providing training and direct support to faculty on contemporary instructional design methods using technology to enhance learning and to measure learning outcomes.
 
UIC Academic Computing and Communications Center offers a wonderful working environment. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, with a growing emphasis on empowering faculty and instructors to enhance the teaching and learning mission of the University. Join us in vibrant Chicago!
 
Salary is competitive and commensurable with experience.

For a full job description including job application information, please visit the
official UIC Job Portal.  The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, May 30, 2014.


Northern Illinois University - Instructional Design Coordinator - posted: April 30, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Keep current with emerging pedagogies and instructional best practices.
  • Offer high-level individual and group consultations on instructional design and course transformation suitable for both classroom and distributed learning.
  • Develop and deliver training programs on instructional tools and techniques including distributed learning quality assurance for faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants.
  • Design and develop quick guides, informational materials, and tutorials on emerging teaching and learning techniques for the Center.
  • Contribute to the planning and assessment activities of the Center.
  • Design, implement, and maintain online quality assurance metrics for the Center.
  • Maintain and further develop online and social media communications for the Center.
  • Collaborate with Center staff on various programs, resources and services offered by the Center.
  • Represent the Center in teaching and learning-related committees internal and external to the institution.
  • Work closely with the Director and Center staff on various activities related to the mission of the Center as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Master's degree in instructional technology, computer science or related fields is required.
  • At least 1-year experience with learning management systems and online pedagogies suitable for a higher education environment is required.
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles, pedagogical techniques, and use of instructional technologies suitable for a range of teaching and learning modalities is required.
  • At least 1-year experience in the design, development and delivery of tutorials on instructional best practices suitable for a higher education audience is required.
  • Ability to prepare and disseminate informational materials through the web and social media is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, planning and organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment are required.
  • Experience using Windows, Mac, office productivity tools, online teaching tools, and social media tools for teaching purposes is required.
  • Knowledge of online course quality assurance standards and review process is required.
  • Experience designing and maintaining web communications is required.
PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Doctoral degree or experience teaching in a higher education environment is preferred.

Northern Illinois University - Research Associate - posted: April 30, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Research faculty development-related teaching tools and technologies, acquire, and manage them for the Center.
  • Assist faculty development staff with special projects and programs such as teaching effectiveness institutes, teaching assistant orientation, teaching with technology institute, etc.
  • Offer high-level individual and group training and consultations to faculty development staff on emerging faculty development tools and technologies to help them assist faculty.
  • Oversee issues related to management and analysis of faculty development program and consultations data, and prepare progress reports.
  • Facilitate interactions between the Center and other units on campus on faculty development needs, and identify opportunities for improving the operations of the Center.
  • Research faculty development centers at other universities, develop peer benchmarks on programs, tools, and technologies, and assist the Center with implementing similar efforts.
  • Assist faculty with unique faculty development needs related to teaching, technology integration, professional development, etc.
  • Manage center’s specialized productivity tools and technologies, and develop tutorials and documentation to assist Center staff as necessary.
  • Represent the Center in faculty development-related committees and groups within the university.
  • Work closely with the Director and Center staff on various activities as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Master's degree in computer science, instructional technology or related fields is required.
  • At least 1-year experience in managing and participating in multiple projects in both lead and support roles, and solving unique problems is required.
  • At least 1-year experience with instructional technologies and pedagogies in a higher education environment is required.
  • Ability to research emerging faculty development related teaching tools and technologies and train others is required.
  • Experience using Windows, Mac, office productivity tools, database tools, and online teaching tools for faculty development purposes is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, planning and organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment are required.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems related to range of teaching tools and technologies is required.
  • Experience designing and disseminating tutorials and informational materials is required.
PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Doctoral degree or experience teaching in a higher education environment is preferred.
APPLICATION - for both positions listed above

Send a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for three recent professional references related to the position by May 25, 2014 to facdev@niu.edu

The position will remain open until filled. This is a campus search, but applications received from outside the campus will also be considered. Contact (815) 753-0595 or facdev@niu.edu for more information.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.