Senior Instructional Technologist

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Instructional Technologist Overview
Provide expertise in the use of instructional technologies across disciplines, modalities, and a deep understanding of a variety of approaches for working with faculty to identify, understand, and employ technologies to enhance teaching, learning, and engagement of students in their coursework. Provides dedicated support for faculty who wish to engage technology in face-to-face, online, or hybrid instruction. Essential Duties:
  • Provide training and support of instruction design methods via the LMS and other teaching and learning technologies. Provide instruction design expertise, recommendations, best practices, and guidance to faculty in support of online, hybrid, and traditional face-to-face courses. Monitor shared inboxes, maintain and access third party portals, support the adoption and integration of the Canvas LMS and its integrated tools, and create and maintain online tutorials, web pages, and other resources for faculty teaching multimodal courses. Work collaboratively with other departments and programs to identify and support faculty teaching with technology.
  • Support faculty in their pedagogical use of academic technology in physical and virtual classrooms. Collaborate with IT (and others) to provide training and tutorials on the pedagogical use of classroom technologies that support active learning and hybrid modes of teaching.
  • Work closely with IT’s LMS Administrator and user support team to support, design, and teach multimodal delivery of curricular services for faculty and students. Administer, test, document and support LMS and affiliated integrations that apply to teaching and learning. Troubleshoot problems related to the College’s LMS and other teaching and learning applications and systems, alongside vendors when applicable for support, enhancement requests, or issues.
  • Collaborate with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Academic Media Services, Library, Information Technology, School of Continuing Education, and other units that support technology usage for instruction. Serve on or chair the iHelp /Committee to encourage collaborative technology support across the educational technology support units of the College. Collaborate to create events and programs that showcase and promote faculty use of teaching and learning technologies.
  • Train and develop student workers in the knowledge of software to develop online training materials and technical skills to support faculty projects.

Marginal Duties:
  • Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in instructional design/technology or a related field required.
  • Minimum of three years’ of demonstrated expertise working in instructional design, development of web and multimedia training materials, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience supporting faculty in the design, development, and delivery of high-quality, interactive online courses.
  • Experience with, and comfort in, assisting novice and experienced higher education faculty with the use of learning management software and other technologies.
  • Experience offering individual consultations, group workshops, and online materials for faculty.
  • Ability to work well in collegial relationships with faculty, students, and staff, and thrive in a team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills and/or experience with technical writing.
  • Facility to stay abreast of emerging technologies and their implementation.
  • Ability to work with varied and rapidly changing, technology applications.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and time management of daily department needs.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or early mornings.
  • On-call one weekend per month to monitor time-sensitive faculty requests or issues.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number AS659P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be finalized prior to start date.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will request exemption
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document

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