Hiring: Graduate Assistant, Office of Instructional Consulting

ic_logo_smGraduate Assistantship- Instructional Technology Consultant,
Office of Instructional Consulting
Application Due: Friday, April 10th, 2009

Position Description:

The Office of Instructional Consulting, School of Education announces the opening of one Graduate Assistant position for the coming 2009-2010 academic years. The IC specializes in consulting with faculty in areas of course design, technology integration, assessment and evaluation, and instructional innovations. This Graduate Assistant will join an instructional consulting team that works with School of Education faculty members and associate instructors. Projects are varied, ranging from just-in-time consulting with walk-in clients to extensive, team-based development projects.

Applicants should have knowledge and experience in the following (relevant technologies in parentheses):

  • Digital Video Production (iMovie, Adobe Premiere, iDVD, Sony Vegas Video)
  • Digital Media Production- podcasting, screencasting (Audacity, Garageband, iTunes U, Camtasia)
  • Emerging Web 2.0 Educational Technologies (Blogs, Wikis, Social networking sites)
  • Web Design & Development (Dreamweaver, XHTML, CSS, Javascript/AJAX)
  • Graphic Design (Photoshop, Fireworks)
  • Learning Management Systems (Sakai/Oncourse, Blackboard, Moodle)
  • Other Learning Technologies (Raptivity, e-reserves, turnitin.com, surveymonkey)
  • Interactive Design (Flash, Silverlight, Flex)
  • Information design (MS Office and MS Access, MS Excel)
  • Experience with Mac and Windows operating systems

We realize that no one candidate may have expertise in all of the above areas, but candidates should have expertise in at least some of the above technologies and the willingness to quickly learn about others. Experience in teaching at the higher education or K-12 level and/or consulting is also useful, but not required.

IC Graduate Assistants are likely to be involved in the following activities:

  • Assist faculty and associate instructors in the development of course websites; digital video production; use of Oncourse; classroom presentations; course evaluations; and other projects
  • Update and revise the Instructional Consulting website
  • Develop graphics and Flash animations for course websites
  • Use online databases and search engines to find online and print resources in instructional design, pedagogy and/or course content.
  • Use online databases to research topics related to educational technology
  • Research new emerging technology options (hardware and software) related to the educational and informational goals of the school.

About the Position:
The Instructional Consulting Office is a friendly, comfortable, though demanding work environment, located within the School of Education. Applicants should be team players and comfortable working with firm deadlines. The Graduate assistantship is a 12-month position, July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010. It is a half- time GA position requiring a regular schedule of 18 hours per week. It includes 9 hours of fee remission per semester with the possibility of summer fee remission, as well as a monthly stipend. We are looking for applicants who can commit to two years.

To Apply:
Send an up-to-date CV with mention of specific qualifications, including experience and expertise with the software and hardware systems mentioned above, and including specific examples of past projects (provide URLs or a CD or DVD), and at least two references (names and contact information), by Friday, April 10 to:

Karen Hallett-Rupp
Director, Instructional Consulting
W.W. Wright Education Building 2008


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