Educational Technologist, University of Virginia Library
The University of Virginia Library establishes deep connections with faculty and students in ways that foster excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship. The Educational Technologist will create pedagogically-appropriate approaches to the integration of technology into teaching and learning. This position will provide education and consultation around information and technology fluency; use instructional design principles in the development of online learning objects; and support the development of instructional technology solutions for the library. This position will also collaborate with other relevant campus units to support the teaching and research initiatives of both the Library and University and participate in grounds-wide efforts to promote the effective use of instructional technology. Particular focus is placed on consulting with and advising both faculty and students and providing excellent instruction. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: creativity and resourcefulness; knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro Studio, and other media production tools; experience with professional cameras, light kits, and audio devices; expertise in guiding students and faculty through the project lifecycle; experience in helping faculty and students make innovative use of media in their teaching and learning; knowledge of authentic learning theories; and a commitment to social justice.
Responsibilities: -Design and teach digital media production to support curricular activities, short courses, students, faculty, and consultants. These sessions require expertise in the entire project lifecycle, including planning, storyboarding, production, post production as well as audio and special effects. -Design, develop, and implement digital instructional materials using sound online learning pedagogies and a wide range of instructional technologies. -Maintain awareness of innovations and trends within the library, education, and educational technology fields and propose, implement, and promote services and technologies that adopt new models of teaching and learning. -Participate in grounds-wide efforts to promote the effective use of instructional technology and enhance the instructional technology infrastructure.
Qualifications, Required: -Masters in Educational Technology or Instructional Design or a Masters in Library & Information Science with evidence of a strong understanding of digital literacies. -Experience creating digital instructional and informational materials using sound online learning pedagogies and a wide range of instructional technologies. -At least 2 years’ experience designing and delivering workshops. -Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, Final Cut Pro Studio, MacOSX, and Microsoft Office. -Familiarity with the operation of a research university, and ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues, clients, and administrators at all levels. -Evidence of continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness. -Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Qualifications, Preferred: -Demonstrated project management skills. -Experience collaboratively designing, teaching, and assessing course-related instruction sessions at the college level. -Experience working within a lab environment, including experience with professional cameras, light kits, and audio devices, troubleshooting equipment, providing on-the-spot student assistance, and managing audio and video creation tools and technology.
Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0618896, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Senior Human Resources Generalist, at (434) 243-3509.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.