We are seeking a dynamic professional to provide visionary leadership to advance educational technology across the Institute. This person will report directly to the Executive Director of the Center for 21st Center Universities (C21U), a unit of the Office of the Provost. The successful candidate for this position will be technically proficient in current educational technologies, have a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the higher education marketplace and the forces shaping it, and be comfortable with strategic processes such as technology road mapping. Programming proficiency is not a requirement for this position, but leading consulting, software development, and planning projects will be required, and software development experience will be an advantage.
This person must have experience in managing and studying the deployment and effective use of educational technology in a Research-intensive university. It is strongly preferred that this Director has prior project management experience of large complex projects, with an understanding of the software development life cycle.
Key Responsibilities: • Conduct research on new and emerging educational technologies • Consult with users, analyze requirements and recommend technical design and specifications • Evaluate and manage the deployment and effective use of educational technology • Manage large complex projects • Supervise tech staff • Oversee software integration with the campus Learning Management and data systems • Convene and Chair the GT Educational Technology Steering Committee • Develop and maintain the GT Educational Technology Roadmap • Lead procurement efforts for new Ed Tech Systems • Lead diffusion and adoption efforts for new Ed Tech Systems
Required Qualifications: • A Master’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, or • A Master’s degree and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree or • A Doctoral degree and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications: • A Doctoral degree and four (4) years relevant full-time experience in Educational Technology or related field.
Institute Description: The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, and students in our online programs come from all over the world. Combined, more than 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based, top-tier education. The Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Design, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Business, and Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Reports top ten public universities in the United States. In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century.
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Department Description: The Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) is Georgia Tech's living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. As higher education rapidly evolves, Georgia Tech is committed to leading the initiatives that will define the next generation of educational practices and technologies. Working in tandem with campus administrators and faculty, the center develops and tests new educational platforms and techniques. Today, traditional colleges and universities face escalating operational challenges, including reduced funding, changing student demographics, and questions regarding quality and value, and increased competition. Their success requires transformative change to enable new teaching and learning approaches. By testing educational techniques in actual classrooms, C21U develops proven technology-driven solutions that result in optimal student outcomes through creative institutional change. Combining technological solutions with practice and process modifications, C21U leverages beneficial industry and educational connections, offering important first steps toward defining the University of the 21st century.
More on the C21U can be found here: https://c21u.gatech.edu/
Primary Location: Georgia-Atlanta
Organization: Center for 21st Century Universities
Hiring Range: NS
How to Apply: Apply via Georgia Tech's hiring portal: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psc/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=03000&JobOpeningId=245980&PostingSeq=1