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Director of Learning Technologies

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas
$80,000 - $100,000
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

Emporia State University is seeking a dynamic, people-oriented Director of Learning Technologies to join our Academic Affairs leadership team. We are searching for a candidate with demonstrated experience in mentorship and management of learning designers, a record of successful collaboration with faculty, along with experience as a Quality Matters peer reviewer, and experience with LMS management, including Canvas. This is a 12-month position located in Emporia, KS.


Management of Learning Technologies Team

  • Oversee and ensure appropriate administration and delivery of services within Learning Technologies, including the delivery of technical support for all academic and instructional technologies, learning management systems, multimedia, and related technologies.
  • Participate in overall learning technologies organizational management through strategic and operational planning and preparing and maintaining documentation and budgetary information related to Learning Technologies.

Faculty Support & Development

  • Develop and execute strategies to assist faculty in identifying, developing, exploring, and implementing pedagogically relevant instructional strategies, software, devices, and services that support the advancement of teaching, learning, and research.
  • Support faculty professional development by providing group and individual activities to increase faculty awareness and understanding of various new and emerging learning technologies and help make learning experiences a strategic differentiator for the University.

Innovation & Excellence Through Instructional Design

  • Evaluate new and emerging instructional design strategies and technologies as well as their ability to meet both teaching and learning needs, including the assessment and recommendation of innovative models for online and blended learning.
  • Develop and maintain a system for ongoing quality improvements, related to learning technologies, through continual campus feedback.
  • Advocate for learning technology by participating in relevant University policy and planning committees and meetings. 

Currency within Discipline

Teach at least one course per academic year in a learning technology related field. Direct and oversee efforts to stay current with accessibility standards, Such as Section 508 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)



  • Master’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, or related field with significant experience.


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in related field.

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of the application of technology in teaching, learning and research, and trends in higher education technology applications and usage.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accessible technologies and accessibility support for online and on-ground courses.
  • Demonstrated coursework or experience in project management.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Record of effective teaching in higher education employing instructional/learning technologies.
  • Evidence of engagement, involvement, and contributions to regional and national professional organizations such as EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE).


  • Salary scale begins at $80,000 and is dependent upon training and demonstrated expertise.
  • Emporia State University offers a generous benefit package. Find out more about our health benefits, retirement options, paid time off, dependent and spouse tuition waiver program, and many other benefits at this link.


To apply, upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references at

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Review of Application Materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position preferred starting date: August 15,2023


For more information

Jose Pavon

HR Professional


Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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