TWO ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGISTS

Vacancy summary: 
Central European University (CEU) seeks two academic technologists to work collaboratively to support online learning, instructional design, and collaborative technologies at a highly regarded international graduate institution. This is an exciting opportunity to promote and support academic technologies for teaching, learning and research. Both positions will work with faculty, staff and students to support design and development of new and existing blended or online course offerings utilizing appropriate e-learning tools, course management systems, and distance learning technologies. We envision that one position will focus more heavily on instructional design and online content development and the other on collaborative technologies and distance learning, although there will be distinct synergy between the two. Both positions require strong technical background as well as knowledge and experience with e-learning tools, instructional design, and online pedagogy. The successful applicants will work with other campus partners to promote and evaluate effective technologies, as well as strategies and best practices for e-learning.
Position for: 
Staff
Unit: 
Library
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Apr 1, 2017

TWO ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGISTS

CEU Library

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Application deadline:

April 1, 2017, opened until filled

Full Or Part Time:

Full time (40 hrs/week)

Proposed duration:

2 years (renewable)

Central European University (CEU) seeks two academic technologists to work collaboratively to support online learning, instructional design, and collaborative technologies at a highly regarded international graduate institution. This is an exciting opportunity to promote and support academic technologies for teaching, learning and research. Both positions will work with faculty, staff and students to support design and development of new and existing blended or online course offerings utilizing appropriate e-learning tools, course management systems, and distance learning technologies.

We envision that one position will focus more heavily on instructional design and online content development and the other on collaborative technologies and distance learning, although there will be distinct synergy between the two. Both positions require strong technical background as well as knowledge and experience with e-learning tools, instructional design, and online pedagogy.  The successful applicants will work with other campus partners to promote and evaluate effective technologies, as well as strategies and best practices for e-learning.

 

Position 1:  Academic Technologist – Instructional Design and Online Content Development

The academic technologist for instructional design and online content development is responsible for promoting and supporting academic technologies for teaching, learning and research. The successful applicant will work with faculty, staff, and students to design, develop, and evaluate effective technology-enhanced strategies and best practices for e-learning. Developing new online content and new ways of integrating visual, archival, and library content in the delivery of courses both on campus and to remote learners is expected.

Duties:

  • Design, develop, test, and evaluate content developed for in-class, blended, or online learning in partnership with an instructor or subject matter expert.
  • Design and develop effective interactive online learning experiences.  
  • Participate in planning for instructional design and online learning technologies.
  • Collaborate and liaise with others who support academic technologies and related services across the University.
  • Assist and teach users with widely diverse levels of experience in delivering high-quality, interactive content online in a multicultural environment.
  • Explore and experiment with new and emerging academic technologies; work imaginatively and creatively to develop and promote innovative applications of technologies.
  • Evaluate outcomes of instructional solutions and strategies; develop an evidence-based methodology for evaluating the learning impact of technologies.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, or related discipline.
  • Three years of experience in designing and developing learning objects.
  • Three years of experience in programming online instructional interactivities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project through maintaining scope and budget.
  • Proficiency with relevant computer languages, programs and tools such as:
    • Web design and development with HTML 5, CSS3, and Javascript.
    • Programming with Java, Python, etc. to build online interactivity for course content.
    • Graphic art programs, like Adobe Creative Suite
    • Learning management systems, like Moodle, Canvas or equivalent
    • Sound capture and editing
    • Video production and post-production
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to learn and support a broadening range of existing and emerging technologies and standards.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Flexible and entrepreneurial work style.

 Qualifications and skills that are not required but would represent an advantage:

  • Graduate degree (PhD, EdD, MFA, etc.) in a social science or humanities discipline broadly defined.
  • Additional years of experience in applying collaborative and distance learning technologies to teaching and learning.
  • Experience teaching as a faculty member.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

 

 Position 2:  Academic Technologist – Collaborative Technologies and Distance Learning

The academic technologist for collaborative technologies and distance learning is responsible for promoting and supporting academic technologies for teaching, learning and research. This position works with faculty, staff and students to design, develop, and evaluate instructionally effective, technology-enhanced strategies for e-learning with particular emphasis on collaborative technologies appropriate for high quality graduate programs and project-based international learning experiences with partners around the world in support of CEU’s mission.

Duties:

  • Promote and support the use of appropriate academic technologies, including CEU’s Smart Classrooms, for collaboration and distance learning within the university’s instructional mission.
  • Actively advocate for, respond to, and solicit academic technology needs.
  • Design instructionally effective, technology-enhanced strategies and environments.
  • Identify needs and expand services of collaborative and distance learning technologies; participate in campus-wide planning for collaboration and distance learning technologies.
  • Collaborate and liaise with others who support academic technologies and related services across the University.
  • Assist and teach users with widely diverse levels of experience in using collaborative and distance learning technologies.
  • Explore and experiment with new and emerging academic technologies; work imaginatively and creatively to develop and promote innovative applications of technologies.
  • Evaluate outcomes of instructional solutions and strategies; develop an evidence-based methodology for evaluating the learning impact of technologies.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, or related discipline.
  • Three years of experience in applying collaborative and distance learning technologies for teaching and learning.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project through maintaining scope and budget.
  • Proficiency with relevant computer languages, programs and tools such as:
    • Learning management systems, like Moodle, Canvas or equivalent.
    • Collaboration suites like Microsoft Office 365 or equivalent.
    • Web design and development with HTML 5, CSS3, and Javascript.
    • Video and online conferencing like Skype, Cisco TelePresence, Blue Jeans, or similar technologies.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to learn and support a broadening range of current and emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Flexible and entrepreneurial work style.

Qualifications and skills that are not required but would represent an advantage:

  • Graduate degree (PhD, EdD, MFA, etc) in a social science or humanities discipline broadly defined.
  • Additional years of experience in applying collaborative and distance learning technologies to teaching and learning.
  • Experience teaching as a faculty member.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Written and oral communication skills in Hungarian.

Compensation

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit

  • Motivation letter
  • Resume in English
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Please send your application to: advert@ceu.edu  - including job code in subject lines

Position 1(Instructional Design and Online Content Development): job code: 2017/035

Position 2 (Collaborative Technologies and Distance Learning): job code: 2017/036

Only complete applications will be considered.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

 About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences and humanities, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The language of instruction is English.

How to apply: 
Applicants need to submit Motivation letter; Resume in English; Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.