Lecturer in Instructional Technology

The University of Maine seeks highly qualified applicants for a fixed-length Lecturer in Instructional Technology, with expertise in leveraging educational technology in teaching and learning. This position is anticipated to begin August 24, 2018. This appointment will teach graduate courses in the Masters in Instructional Technology, undergraduate courses in relevant field, participate in curriculum development, and support program outreach. Specifically we are looking for someone who can teach the introductory level course and has expertise in at least one of the following areas: leadership of educational technology; digital literacy; social media; computational thinking and computer science; game design; artificial intelligence; virtual and augmented reality in education. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the collaborative MEd in Instructional Technology faculty meetings, COEHD faculty committees. Two-year fixed appointment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Routine teaching of our introductory course in Fall and Spring term is required.
The successful candidate will also teach upper level courses in areas of his/her specialty along with core and elective courses.
The Lecturer will also participate in routine orientation, assessment, and program development activities beginning with the fall semester 2018.
The position will have a base 4 / 4 load, with 5/ 8 of the load related to the graduate educational technology program, and teach courses in the the COEHD at the undergraduate level.
Additionally, this person will have course release time for curriculum and program development.
Service to the department, college, and university is expected.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Required: A masters degree in educational technology, or related field with at least five years experience teaching in K-12 and/or higher education. Proven record of excellence in online teaching. Expertise in online pedagogy, adult learners, and at least one of the following areas: leadership of educational technology; digital literacy; social media; computational thinking and computer science; game design; artificial intelligence; virtual and augmented reality in education. Candidates should also have excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills to effectively represent the program.
Preferred: Ideally, candidates will have an earned doctorate or ABD status in a doctoral program. Candidates will have a demonstrated record of graduate online teaching in the field of educational technology; and experience mentoring graduate students with original projects. Experience with curriculum development and/or assessment is also desirable.
The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state's land, sea, and space grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
The University of Maine is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our workforce. Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
General correspondence about this position should be sent to Dr. Johanna Prince, co-chair of the search committee at johanna.prince@maine.edu.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or equal.opportunity@maine.edu with questions or concerns.
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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