Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies

August 14, 2013

Logo of Georgia State UniversityTenure-track Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies (Log # 15-014)

The Learning Technologies Division seeks an energetic, collaborative scholar who is well versed in the area of learning technologies. This tenure-track, full-time position requires a strong focus on research in learning technologies with theoretical and practical knowledge of technology integration in K-12 education.

Responsibilities: Associated duties will include teaching courses online and F2F at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of instructional design, learning sciences, design thinking, technology leadership, and K-12 technology integration, as well as providing advisement to graduate students. In addition, the candidate will participate in program admissions, assessments/evaluations, and contribute to overall program development. Applicants should demonstrate a broad knowledge of pedagogical and technological skills, tools and methods as it relates to the K-12 environment, as well as a vision for ways to prepare teachers to use technology in teaching and learning. Finally, the candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, and participate in service activities that support the core values of the College of Education, the mission of the Learning Technologies Division and Georgia State University.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have a doctorate in a field related to learning technologies by the time of appointment; a high level of competence and demonstrated success in advancing and researching innovative learning systems; the ability to secure external funding for research; and the ability to teach and advise graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. This candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship, as well as a willingness and ability to address diverse issues in the classroom. The candidate should show evidence of, or strong potential for, developing an active and significant research program in the area of learning technologies or a closely related field. Finally, the applicant should demonstrate a willingness and ability to assist the faculty and the community with technology integration.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Refereed research publications and presentations in national/international venues
• Teaching experience (in both traditional and online formats) at the graduate-level of courses in learning technologies or a related field
• Demonstrated ability to teach courses in instructional design, as well as several of the following areas: Interactive web or mobile learning design and development, digital video, instructional graphics, technology project management, web programming, distance education, learning theory within the context of instructional design, and/or learning technologies research methods
• Experience in securing external funding
• Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, local school districts, e-learning companies, governmental agencies and/or in areas related to design, development, research and evaluation
• Teaching and/or other technology integration experience in K-12 education in the United States

Applications/Nominations: Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcript of highest degree earned and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Steve Harmon, Chair
Learning Technologies Division
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3977
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980

Preference will be given to applications with supporting documents received by November 1, 2013, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. This assistant professor position is available starting in fall 2014. Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.