Executive Director, Academic Technology Services

University of Chicago in Illinois

Date Posted May 16, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President & Chief Information Technology Officer, the Executive Director for Academic Technology Services provides strategic leadership and direction for academic technology applications, initiatives, and support services across the spectrum of instructional technology functions that facilitate faculty and student work in the areas of teaching and learning, in the classroom and online, at the University of Chicago (www.uchicago.edu).


In leading the Academic Technology Services department of IT Services (ITS), the University's central IT function, the Executive Director assumes an advocacy role on behalf of faculty and students in campus matters related to teaching and learning with technology and provides leadership in planning related to curriculum development, e-learning, and other instructional technology initiatives that facilitate the Universitys academic mission. The Executive Director will ensure that academic technology issues and requirements are incorporated into the University's overall technology plan, and will promote the use of technology in support of the University's educational and research missions, building partnerships with the Office of the Provost, the Library, and other campus areas as appropriate to work collaboratively toward institutional strategic goals that can be addressed by instructional technology.

Given the strong current state of Academic Technology Services, the new Executive Director has a significant opportunity to provide leadership within and on behalf of IT Services and the University generally in working with the Provost's staff and with other members of the University's academic leadership on the ongoing development of a comprehensive vision for e-learning, for the technology platforms and services that support it, for the emerging technologies that will enhance and may expand it going forward, and for the curricular, pedagogical, and disciplinary questions that it raises.

For more information about IT Services visit its website, https://itservices.uchicago.edu/.   The Academic Technology Services website is https://academictech.uchicago.edu.

Candidates will demonstrate a record of innovation and success in providing academic technology services aligned with institutional goals, with extensive knowledge of the activities, processes, resources, and technologies involved in academic technology management and leadership derived from relevant experience in a faculty position, in a university IT organization or library function, or from a thought- and practice-leadership position involving work on curriculum or technology innovation around teaching and learning or online and a strong grasp of trends and possible future directions of technology in the learning environment. A Master's degree, preferably in instructional technology or a related field, is required; an earned doctorate is preferred.

For more information or to apply, please contact the University of Chicagos search consultants at Opus Partners: Craig Smith, Partner (craig.smith@opuspartners.net) or Katie Dean, Principal (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / EEOC employer.

Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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