Instructional Technologist

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 13, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructional Technologist

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 supports the faculty in all aspects of academic technology integration and innovation for the university. The incumbent provides technical support to faculty with technology integrations into the curriculum and innovates new ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of instructional delivery; creates and provides training materials and experiences face to face and online for faculty; provides user consultation, training and assistance on a variety of instructional, multi-media and emerging technologies; improves student engagement, student achievement and digital literacy skills by facilitating faculty professional growth and development on the selection and integration of appropriate technologies for their discipline and learning objectives; participates in the evaluation and selection of the latest instructional technology software and hardware; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Master's degree preferred. Certification training and applied experience may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis. Three years of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience that includes knowledge of relevant hardware, software, maintenance, and user support. Experience with learning management systems, Canvas preferred. Previous professional experience working in a higher education environment preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of a variety of academic software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of multimedia systems. Knowledge of learning models and learning-related research desirable. Ability and specialized skills to: take initiative on researching, using, and teaching others to use current and new academic technologies; apply and assess user needs; identify, analyze and address user problems; analyze problems and propose effective solutions; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; possess proficiency in graphic design, universal design, and/or LX (learner experience) design; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff; meet milestones and deadlines communicate effectively both orally and in writing; possess a high level of digital fluency; make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and/or provide user training; 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: $4,372 - $10,792 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $5,000 - $6,400, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.

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

Application Period

Applications received through August 19, 2020 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.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background check

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 status of candidates 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.

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 818-677-2101.

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