Academic Technologist

Position: 
Staff
Status: 
Full-time
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date : 
September 1, 2020

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Academic Technologist position.

Founded in 2011, the Center for Teaching and Learning comprises teaching and learning scholars who work with doctoral students and faculty across all departments and schools. The CTL contributes to CEU's longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching and a community engaged in inquiry, debate, and discovery. For more information about the Center for Teaching and Learning please visit: https://ctl.ceu.edu/

The Academic Technologist serves as a technical expert on supported platforms, and, as a member of the CTL team, collaborates with CEU faculty and advanced doctoral students (Teaching Assistants) across a variety of disciplines and programs to develop blended and/or online learning experiences. Therefore, we are looking for someone who has a learning-centered design approach grounded in the substantial understanding of higher education pedagogies, focuses on user experience, cares for accessibility, and explores creative approaches to using technology in support of pedagogical goals.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Partner with the CTL team and CEU faculty on projects related to the implementation of technology-supported teaching enhancements.
  • Collaborate with the CTL team and other CEU members in the development and launch of blended and/or online courses and digital learning assets.
  • Create and/or modify visual design graphics used for course layouts.
  • Design course layouts and pages with focus on user experience and accessibility.
  • Collaborate in the development of work-flow processes and style guides.
  • Lead and manage relationships with external vendors including creating and managing budgets and scope of work.
  • Continually monitor developments and innovations related to effective and innovative use of technology within higher education and related markets.
  • Conduct targeted market scans of technology solutions when project-based or faculty-initiated needs arise.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, or related discipline.
  • Three years of experience in designing and developing digital learning assets.
  • Three years of experience in programming blended and/or online learning experiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated technical experience developing, deploying and supporting courses in current learning management systems (Moodle and Canvas preferred)
  • Demonstrated technical experience using HTML5, CSS3, Python, and JavaScript programming.
  • Demonstrated experience with graphic art programs, like Adobe Creative Suite; and with sound capture and editing, and video production and post-production.
  • Demonstrated experience with learning analytics and evaluation.
  • Additional qualifications that would represent an advantage:
  • Master’s in Education in addition to a degree in educational technology, instructional design, or related discipline.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Additional years of experience in designing, developing and using online learning technologies in teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience with Data Science tools (such as Rstudio and Jupyter Notebooks) or a desire to learn.

Residence
The appointment will be in Vienna, occasional consultations and project meetings might be required also in Budapest.

Compensation
We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Contact information of three references.
  • An online portfolio of past projects to demonstrate learning-design approach and technical skills is an advantage.

Please send your complete application package to: advert012@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2020/012. Informal inquiries and questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Dr. Helga Dorner, Director of the CTL (dornerh@ceu.edu). Only complete applications will be considered. Shortlisted applicants will participate in an online / telephone interview.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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