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Stanford University Academic Technology Specialist in Stanford, California

Academic Technology Specialist

Vice Provost for Undergrad Education, Stanford, California, United States

Information Technology Services

Post Date Oct 29, 2021

Requisition # 91973

Job Title: Academic Technology Specialist 2

Working Title: Academic Technology Specialist

Location: Flexible Work Opportunities

VPUE Unit: Stanford Introductory Studies

Job Code: 4722

Job Grade: I

Status: Exempt, 100%FTE, Continuing

Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford.https://undergrad.stanford.edu/

The Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) unit in VPUE is seeking an Academic Technology Specialist to provide pedagogic leadership to support faculty, instructors, and students for integrating technology into teaching and learning activities. You would train and oversee the academic technology support teams of postdoctoral teaching fellows and undergraduate course development assistants who provide direct support to faculty. You would be a liaison to other units connected to academic technology, such as the Canvas learning management system team and the Learning By Design group. You would advise program directors on the budget, equipment, and support for VPUE’s academic technology needs. You would also collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Teaching and Learning, to create shared resources such as the Teaching Commons website related to the effective integration of academic technology in teaching and learning.https://sis.stanford.edu/people/stanford-introductory-studies

In this role, you will

  • Oversee the training and support for postdoctoral technology coordinators who support the first-year requirement courses and also oversee the course development assistant plus program, a program of a dozen undergraduate student employees who provide academic technology support for individual SIS courses.

  • Design and facilitate workshops for SIS Fellows, instructors, and students on a quarterly and yearly basis. You will create workshops for fellows to train them on the basic and more advanced academic technology tools available. You will provide direct pedagogic consultation for faculty interested in further integrating technology into their teaching.

  • Create and maintain online resources related to teaching with technology for SIS programs as well as for centralized initiatives, to avoid duplication of efforts and to bring SIS expertise around working with first- and second-year students to university-wide initiatives.

  • Establish policies in consultation with program and unit leadership, including overseeing the VPUE academic technology budget and equipment loan pool.

  • Conduct one-on-one consultations with instructors about incorporating academic technology into their course design.

**The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • A Bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • A demonstrated ability to express course material and pedagogic goals through the imaginative application of technology to existing materials and structures.

  • Excellent teaching, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.

  • Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

*-Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one’s research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

*-Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

If you’re ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and experience supporting teaching and/or learning with technology.

Please note that completed applications will be reviewed on December 1, 2021, and on a rolling basis thereafter.


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Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4722

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: I

  • Requisition ID: 91973