POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Instructional Technology Specialist

March 28, 2001

Instructional Technology Specialist

The University of Georgia Educational Technology Services (IS&T)

(#1462), Paygrade-19

Anticipated hiring range-$47,137-$63,247

For more information and to learn about the application process go to http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwhre/bulletin.html


Provides instructional technology services and support to faculty for their web-based courseware. Participates as a member of the project management team to develop new asynchronous courses and to translate existing course content to alternative delivery formats such as WebCT, a web-based course management software package. Maintains collaborative relationships with faculty and staff, develops instructional strategies using multimedia, participates in the development of assessment and testing

models and asynchronous course design.

Assists the WebCT administrator in course creation, adding/deleting student accounts, resetting passwords, archiving courses, and keeping faculty and students informed of server status, upgrades, downtime, and patches; Supports university faculty in their use of WebCT including but not limited to troubleshooting technical problems, restoring course materials, resetting courses, and answering technical questions with regard to the use of multiple software applications with WebCT.

Coordinates special events such as faculty workshops and discussion groups to expand the integration of technology into the classroom and to develop and enhance online courseware. Creates and upgrades existing online documentation resources.

Must have a Bachelor’s or equivalent experience. Preferences: A graduate degree in Instructional Technology or related field. Prefer instructional design experience; some project management experience; experience with WebCT or other web-based management software; knowledge and experience in an academic setting, preferably higher education; classroom training experience and excellent communication skills.

A resume, cover letter and references are required. All finalist candidates will be required to provide transcripts.

Date opened: 03/26/2001

Georgia State University (http://www.gsu.edu) is a leading urban research university in the heart of downtown Atlanta. It features six academic colleges and an educational philosophy of combining teaching, research and service into one learning experience. Because of its real-world education, problem-solving research and strong community outreach, Georgia State is rapidly becoming a first-choice university.