Learning Technologies Teaching Specialist or Lecturer 2014-2015 (B-Term)

University of Minnesota in Minnesota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 30, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Minimum Qualifications:
- Familiarity with basic and content-specific technologies for teaching and learning.
- Demonstrated experience of innovative technology use to support teaching and learning.
- Previous online and/or blended teaching experience.
- Experience in graphic and web design.
- An earned masters in Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Learning Sciences, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field is required for appointment as a Teaching Specialist.
- An earned doctorate in Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Learning Sciences, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field is required for appointment as a Lecturer.

Instructors of P - 12 Teacher Licensure Programs Minimum Qualifications (for teaching methods courses and supervising candidates in student teaching settings): Individuals must have qualified (content and pedagogy) academic preparation and professional experience in the school setting for the current assignments. This includes a minimum of one academic year teaching within the scope (grade level) and content areas, as well as ongoing experience in a P-12 setting (please note that MNBOT staff interprets ongoing experience to be at least once every three academic years).

Preferred Qualifications:
- Evidence of a commitment to the development of learning materials or environments.
- Evidence of a commitment to technology integration in educational settings.
- Evidence of leadership in the innovate use of technology to facilitate teaching and learning.
- Evidence of knowledge and application of instructional design.
- Experience in building educational apps for mobile technologies.
- Experience with middle-ware programming and database integration.
- Evidence of service to professional organizations.



Position Overview:
This faculty member will teach courses and provide leadership in the innovative use and teaching of technology and in helping others understand the role and implications of technology in society. This person will also serve as faculty adviser for students in the LT M.Ed. program. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

M. Ed. Program Coordinator and Adviser Responsibilities:
- Advise all incoming and current LearningTechnologies (LT) M.Ed. students. Each semester, advising of LT's M.Ed. students counts as the equivalent of one 3-credit course towards workload.
- Organize and facilitate the annual LT M.Ed. student showcase.
- Provide oversight for the unit and collaborate with department, college, and University personnel on program and course development, marketing, student recruitment, admissions, and program evaluation.
- Work with LT faculty on developing a completely online M.Ed degree. Lead and complete related department, college, and university procedures and paperwork.

Teaching and Curriculum Development:
- Teach a minimum of 12 course credits per year (fall and spring semesters) dependent on credentials and expertise.
- Oversee and administer course and curriculum, assessing and updating as needed.
- Review and develop the current course materials and make adjustments to best meet the needs of the students.
- Oversee the work of undergrad and/or graduate students on program development and instructional assistance.
- Provide oversight to graduate assistants.

- Participate in department, college, university, and community service or other outreach activities, such as service on internal committees or task forces and/or collaborating with external constituencies as well as in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
- Lead LT's marketing and promotion of its M.Ed. degree and licensure programs.
- Assist with LT program area needs including scheduling of courses, developing curricula, hiring adjunct instructors, etc.
- Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
- Participate in graduate thesis committees (if eligible).

Appointment Details

The individual hired will be appointed to a full-time, 9-month (B Term) annually-renewable (K-Type) position as a Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Learning Technologies during academic year 2014-15. This position will begin with the 2014-2015 academic year, with a start date of August 23, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Annual renewals are contingent upon a successful performance review, continuing need for the position, and availability of funds.


Program/Unit Description

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, invites nominations and applications for a Teaching Specialist or Lecturer in Learning Technologies. The Learning Technologies (LT) program engages in research, teaching, and development regarding the integration, teaching, and design of technology-based environments for K-12, business, community, and distance learning settings. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position in a highly regarded college of a major urban research university. Opportunities to teach during the summer are usually available. Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University of Minnesota offers unique opportunities for research and participation in varied cultural communities. Additional information about the college and department can be found at www.education.umn.edu.


Application Instructions

Apply online by accessing the University of Minnesota employment system, Requisition #192616, at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=713319. Supporting materials, such as the application letter and curriculum vita, academic transcript, and names of references and their contact information should be attached electronically to the online application. For additional information, contact Associate Professor Aaron Doering, Hiring Committee Chair, at adoering@umn.edu.

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