Instructional Technology Consultant / STEM Specialist

published Feb 12, 2018 2:24pm
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Indiana University Bloomington has an opening for a Principal Instructional Technology Consultant, STEM Specialist. This individual will work on a variety of tasks related to instructional technologies—consulting with individual faculty, giving workshops, doing outreach to departments to identify/meet their unique needs, and working across CITL teams on broader teaching and learning initiatives. We are trying to find a candidate who has experience with this type of instructional technology support within a STEM discipline, not because this individual will only serve STEM faculty/departments, but because we they should be able to address some unique needs and contexts of those disciplines—e.g., being able to think through quantitative quiz approaches in Canvas, being familiar with LaTeX, understanding approaches to using clickers to support peer-based learning of concepts in chemistry, engineering, physics, etc.


The Principal Instructional Technology Consultant – STEM Specialist acts as a senior resource in the design and development of instructional technology services to faculty clients with a special emphasis on STEM-related disciplines and applied instructional approaches for these disciplines in active learning spaces. Located within the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) on the IU Bloomington campus, the position works within the larger context of the strategic goals and initiatives of UITS Learning Technologies (LT), campus-specific initiatives where instructional technology is a requirement, and across all of the CITL. Informs all consulting and support via a range of evidence-based instructional best practices and emerging technologies and instructional design. Actively collaborates on the evaluation and review of proposed new learning technologies. Collaborates with the CITL staff and LT leadership in aligning the role of instructional technology within broader initiatives. Serves as a mentor and coach to less senior consultants, leading through example and collaboration.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in related field. At least five years of instructional technology or related experience in a STEM discipline that includes consulting with faculty; conducting workshops and training; and creating instructional, training or informational materials, etc. Broad knowledge of and practical experience with implementing technologies in a teaching and learning context. Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills. Excellent organization and presentation skills. Excellent ability to analyze and resolve conflicts and employee concerns and issues. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff. Ability to collaborate successfully with others and to organize and lead effective teams.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree or higher; experience in developing, implementing and communicating about technology-related programs and initiatives that encompass multiple stakeholders; college teaching experience in a STEM discipline.