Position Announcement: University of Nevada, Reno: Web Course Designer, Independent Learning Program

March 16, 2001

Job Description: Full-time administrative faculty position, reporting to the

Director of Independent Learning and Summer Session, College of Extended

Studies. The position is responsible for designing, maintaining, and

updating online courses using appropriate layout and design for this

teaching methodology. Current course software being used is WebCT. Works

with Independent Learning production team and faculty during design and

development phase and trains instructors who will be teaching online. This

position is also responsible for marketing the courses by researching,

locating, and connecting to appropriate links, search engines and major

educational websites. Serve as technical support to faculty and students,

as needed.

Qualifications: baccalaureate degree required in related field with two

years experience in higher education or Masters degree with one year

experience in higher education. Preference given for degrees in Educational

Technology, Computer Science, Journalism or other related field.

Job Ability Criteria:

    1. Demonstrated ability to design online courses in WebCT or comparable

    course software as well as possessing a good understanding of online

    methodologies and general curriculum design;

    2. Demonstrated understanding of hardware systems, internet browsers and


    3. Demonstrated knowledge of online marketing opportunities;

    4. Ability to plan, organize, and perform a myriad of tasks and projects;

    5. Demonstrated ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.

6. Ability to train faculty to manage online courses.

The Independent Learning Program is part of Continuing and Distance

Education in the College of Extended Studies at the University of Nevada,

Reno. See http://www.dce.unr.edu

Term of Contract: Twelve month, full time administrative faculty

appointment, renewable annually. This is a non-tenure position and

continued employment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Salary: $35,280 minimum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application: a completed application must include a letter of application,

current resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three work

references and typed responses to the enumerated Job Criteria above (1-5).

Response to each criterion is limited to one page or less, single spaced:

Web Course Designer Search

c/o Chuck Newell

College of Extended Studies/048

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV 89557

Completed application must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 27, 2001.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Employment

Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the

basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran

status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation in any program

or activity it operates. The University of Nevada employs only United

States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Kerri Garcia, Director

Independent Learning & Summer Session

College of Extended Studies

University of Nevada, Reno

P.O. Box 14429

Reno, NV 89507

Phone: 775-784-4652
Fax: 775-784-1280

E-Mail: kmgarcia@unr.edu
or Istudy@scs.unr.edu

Web: http://www.dce.unr.edu/istudy/