Learning Technologies Faculty Position (Term Appointment, Assistant/Associate Rank)

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 21, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (https://cehd.gmu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time term (non-tenure track) faculty position focused primarily on teaching and service in the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) Program within the Division of Learning Technologies. The LDT Program is a fully accredited Master’s of Science (MS) program that offers three online graduate degree options to match students’ academic needs and career goals: the MS in LDT, the MS in LDT with e-Learning Graduate Certificate, and the stand-alone e-Learning Graduate Certificate. The LDT Program curriculum subscribes to the competencies set forth by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI), as well as advanced and managerial competencies that prepare graduates for senior roles in learning design, instructional design, UX design, learning engineering, online learning, e-Learning development, corporate training, and project management. Learning design is a rapidly growing industry that applies to all sectors of business, higher education, government, and nonprofit organizations.


George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


This is a nine-month term faculty position with a base 4-4 teaching load and additional opportunities for summer teaching. In addition to teaching, all faculty affiliated with the LDT Program have service responsibilities related to the coordination of the program, student advising, and online course development and revision. Teaching loads may be adjusted to reflect participation in research and externally funded activities or taking on administrative assignments that go beyond normal service responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:
The Division of Learning Technologies seeks teaching faculty with demonstrated academic and professional expertise in Learning Design and Technology, particularly in the areas of instructional design, user-experience design, e-Learning design, adult learning theory, design thinking, learning analytics, performance support, and project management. The position requires teaching a variety of courses in the LDT Program such as instructional design, user experience design, innovations in e-Learning, learning analytics, the business of learning technologies, and project management. A doctoral degree in Instructional Technology or related field and relevant teaching experience, particularly in online learning contexts, is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in e-Learning development software such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate or in mobile, immersive, or AI technologies is a plus. Other preferred qualifications include a profile of demonstrated teaching excellence in university teaching and professional service, and a history of active participation and leadership in campus, community, and professional organizations.

Mason is an entrepreneurial research university in a vibrant area of the country, located just 20 miles from the nation’s capital. The College of Education and Human Development is a top-tier academic unit as evidenced by national reputational rankings and its extensive portfolio of innovative academic programs and consequential research activities.


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7683z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.