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Academic Technology Innovator

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Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number NC725P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/19863
Working Title Academic Technology Innovator
Position Number 1444
Department University Information Technology Serv
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

IT Services provides central information technology support for the University of Arkansas, supporting a user base of over 30,000 faculty, staff and student users. With over a hundred full­time employees and a budget that exceeds $17 million, IT Services provides technical resources and services to support university users in teaching, learning and working smarter, faster, and safer. IT Services is platform
diagnostic, supporting Mac and Windows on the desktop, Windows and Linux server environments, and both enterprise and open­source systems and software.

Department Home Page its.uark.edu
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties

The University of Arkansas is seeking an Academic Technology Innovator to join the Faculty Technology Team in IT Services. This position is responsible for facilitating and coordinating discussions, plans and pathways to help drive innovation and smart academic technology use within the teaching and learning environment. This will require building deep relationships and working in close coordination with faculty and academic administrators across all University schools and colleges. Also responsible for representing the Information Technology department on various committees and working groups, advocates for a consistent academic technology experience in learning, helps to establish the strategic direction for excellent academic technology use, and serves as a conduit to empower faculty and classroom innovation by helping in the facilitation of moving innovative ideas into execution of transformative learning.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least five years of experience with educational technology
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer or technical field
  • Master’s Degree from accredited institution of higher education
  • At least two years Classroom/Teaching experience
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and various classroom and online learning technologies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues, and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others
  • Ability to work with and train in both a PC and Macintosh environments
  • Ability to recognize and recommend necessary changes in user and/or operations procedures.
Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.

Occasionally:

  • Balancing
  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Stooping

Frequently:

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

Constantly:

  • Hearing

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 40 hours per week
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Gibson Annex
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with experience
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
If yes, please specify
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 05/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact

Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of degree you have from an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's or higher
    • None
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in Educational Technology?
    • No experience
    • Less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than three years
    • At least three years, but less than five years
    • Five years or more
  3. * In what field of study is your degree(s)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status