Chair Position Announcement: The Department of Educational Technology at San Diego State University

October 8, 2003

A doctorate in Educational Technology, Educational Computing, Instructional Systems, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field is strongly preferred. We are seeking an individual with a substantial record of open and collaborative management that includes facilitating faculty to accomplish program and academic goals, and working with administrative and technical personnel.

The ideal applicant should also have a track record and ongoing interest in empirical research and publication in refereed journals; presentations at local, regional, and national conferences; participation in grant development and/or special projects; currency in relevant areas of expertise; and the potential to develop additional areas as needed to meet personal, professional, and Departmental needs. We are looking for candidates with the ability to appreciate our past while looking to the future and guiding the department to new achievements. We are particularly interested in candidates who are attentive to creative and flexible approaches to the application of technology to teaching and learning. Specific responsibilities of the position include managing the department; facilitating faculty teaching, professional growth, and service activities; supervising and evaluating administrative and technical staff; and evaluating faculty.

The Chair’s duties also include working with faculty to renew the curriculum, expand the current undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs, and explore and obtain new opportunities and funds for research and development. A genuine interest in teaching, supervising graduate students’ work, and advising is part of the position. While the Department Chair does not teach every semester, we seek someone with a history of effective teaching and advising, and passion for nurturing an academic program long recognized for effective and innovative teaching and learning.

To apply, send a letter of application, vitae, and three references. Review of candidates will begin on or shortly after October 24 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit the College of Education at and the Department site at

For more information Contact Dr. Bernie Dodge, Search Committee Chair,
Educational Technology Department,
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1182