Arts and Science is seeking a talented Educational Technology Specialist to join the Arts and Science Educational Technology team, with at least half time dedicated to working with the Liberal Studies (a small college-like unit of FAS with approximately 2,600 undergraduates and 84 full-time faculty). In addition to working with the Arts and Science Educational Technology team, this individual will work closely with the Liberal Studies Academic Affairs leadership and consult with faculty to design, develop, and implement technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives, including those delivered face-to-face and online.
Evaluate current technology used by faculty and provide pedagogical and technical support in curricular design and development. Create and deliver training programs including conducting training sessions and workshops, including occasional training for small groups of students on special projects. Advise and educate faculty, staff, and students in the availability of technological resources within the NYU community, nationally and internationally. Research and test emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and research. Ensure technical competence through on-going professional development.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or Master's degree a plus.
3 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination. Must include experience designing and developing interactive learning experiences for face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments at the higher education level. Experience with discussion-based pedagogy and with applying instructional design and pedagogical principles in a Liberal Arts context. Familiarity implementing project plans.
Demonstrated use of creative approaches to integrating technology in teaching and learning initiatives. Some experience in VR/AR platforms a plus.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite, internet browsers, and operating systems. Experience with one or more of the following is required: Google Apps for Education, learning management systems (ex. Canvas, Moodle, Sakai CLE), eLearning authoring tools (ex. Articulate, Camtasia, Captivate, Softchalk), presentation tools, web publishing platforms (ex. Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, wikis), social and collaborative tools, and/or digital video/audio production software (ex. Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate, Avid, Final Cut). Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary, with an ability to work with technical and non-technical staff. Ability to work as a team-member dedicated to high standards of quality and innovation and take initiative when appropriate.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience teaching informally or formally at the college level. Intermediate-Advanced knowledge of data visualization (ex. GIS, R, Gephi), multimedia production, rapid prototyping, or programming (ex. Java, PHP, Python). Experience with discipline-driven efforts such as Digital Humanities, games for learning, or analytics/data mining; experience with Humanities-focused web publishing platforms (ex. Omeka, Scalar). Passion for learning and hacking new technologies.
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