Instructional Technologist

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 04, 2018
Full-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) Augmented Reality (AR) Computer Science Data Science Digital Media Information Technology (IT) Training

Job Description

Job Title: Instructional Technologist
Job ID: 7807
Full-Time
Job Code: 0420 Information Technology Consultant
Department: Informational Technology (IT)

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Instructional Technologist helps faculty with mobile technologies and other associated software or hardware that aid in teaching and learning.

The incumbent helps faculty understand and navigate the world of apps and software, and integrate them into their teaching, and advises on which apps/software they should use and deploy; teaches faculty about accessibility and copyright issues; helps faculty understand the world of content that is available such as open educational content (e.g., from TED and Khan Academy) as well as published eTexts and how their reader experiences differ from publisher to publisher; assists faculty in identifying and evaluating eText creation tools (such as iBooks Author, Softchalk, Academic Pub), knows the pros and cons of each; helps faculty import multimedia into content to produce polished, modularized, interactive, high-engagement, born-digital content that also includes assessment and knows the pros and cons of each; researches and stays abreast of emerging technologies such as: augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality; provides workshops to faculty and serves as ambassador, visiting classrooms and Colleges when necessary; supports faculty in teaching wirelessly in the classroom; helps faculty understand and incorporate new media and social media principles to modernize their teaching and can teach faculty about the preferences of today's digital learners; conducts research on the effectiveness of tablets in teaching and learning and assists with formal assessment of impact of technology on student learning outcomes; and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in Multimedia, Information Technology, or relevant field.
  • Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis.
  • Equivalent to six months of full-time computing experience which includes knowledge of relevant hardware, software, maintenance, and user support.
  • Experience with Canvas and support of faculty in the use of technology is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • General working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.
  • Functional knowledge of: (iOS, Android, Apple iBooks Author, Academic Pub, Softchalk, PDF readers and annotators, whiteboards, screensharing apps, video and camera apps, social network apps, productivity apps, etc.) desirable.
  • Ability and specialized skills to: recognize technology problems and offer reasonable solutions; solve common problems or problems which have precedent solutions; organize projects and work within timeframes and deadlines; effectively present ideas, explain problems, and recommend solutions orally and in writing; actively participate as a team member by meeting assigned deadlines, listening to ideas of others, and acting on expressed needs; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $3470 - $6486 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3470- $3979, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received through September 11, 2018, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

www.csun.edu/careers

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at ext. 2101.

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