Duties: Collaborate with faculty on course design, development, and instructional design; guide the selection and development of instructional strategies for online and hybrid environments and recommend appropriate learning tools to achieve course objectives; develop, coordinate, and facilitate faculty training sessions/workshops based on individual or group needs that enhance the teaching and learning experience in online or hybrid courses; serve as the institutions representative and trainer for Quality Matters; conduct course reviews and provide faculty ongoing feedback and assistance to meet Quality Matters standards for online/hybrid courses at an acceptable level; advise faculty in effectively developing and implementing instructional technology using research based on practices in online and hybrid courses; educate and assist faculty to ensure digital course materials, multimedia projects, and instructional technology are compliant with current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act; assist university in remaining in compliance with Distance Education regulations and policies; maintain knowledge of new and emerging technologies, research methodologies, and curricular practices in the field of online learning and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Curriculum Design or related field preferred; at least two years’ experience in instructional design and training; minimum of one year experience in higher education in an instructional technology/instructional design role; previous experience in the development of educational applications and projects and assisting educators in using technology to enhance teaching; excellent writing and presentation skills; knowledge of computer hardware, software, and web resources, course development and use of a learning management system; ability to work independently. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume and contact information of three (3) references to HR@saumag.edu or to the Office of Human Resources, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Non-listed references may be contacted. AA/EOE.