As the Instructional Technologist, you will be directly responsible for supporting and adding value to the education F&M students receive. You will work directly with faculty in the application of technology by identifying, exploring, promoting and supporting technology solutions and projects that benefit student learning and faculty instruction, with particular emphasis on instructional technology. You will serve as a liaison between faculty and Information Technology Services while working closely with other department members to support creatively and strategically the pedagogical goals of the College with appropriate technology. You will develop and maintain an understanding of the aims and needs of the College’s teaching, learning and research programs through active consultation with faculty, administrators and information technology peers. You will collaborate with faculty and librarians to inspire and support academic users of information resources and instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning.
As a member of the Instructional and Emerging Technologies team (IET), your major job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide specialized instruction, advice and guidance in the application of technology by collaboratively and independently designing, teaching and/or assisting with workshops and one-on-one instruction for faculty, students and staff to support the use of instructional applications supported by the College
- Work with other members of IET to assure all faculty feel connected to one or more instructional technologist
- Assure that technology tools and solutions that support faculty instruction are reliable, well-maintained and supported effectively
- Through active assessment and program review, assure work and contributions are meeting work group, organization and College goals
- Actively identify possible points for integration and closer interaction with other campus constituents engaged with faculty, such as the library
- Maintain a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues and best practices in instructional technology to actively identify relevant initiatives for local exploration and possible implementation
- Assure, either directly or indirectly, the secure configuration and maintenance of systems and adhere to College privacy expectations and assure proper stewardship of sensitive and confidential data
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
- Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred
- Information technology experience and at least 2 years of experience in an educational setting (Higher Education preferred)
- Demonstrated subject matter expert in one of the following: media production, data visualization, simulation or quantitative analysis
- Proven record of effectively using instructional technology
- Ability to write clear, accurate documentation
- Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently
- Demonstrated effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.