Hiring: Graduate Assistant, Office of Instructional Consulting – 2010

ic_logo_smInstructional Technology Consultant, GA
Office of Instructional Consulting
Application Due: Friday, March 12th, 2010

The Office of Instructional Consulting, School of Education announces the opening of one Graduate Assistant position for the coming 2010-2011 academic year.  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 (example 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, Google Apps)
  • Web Design & Development (Dreamweaver, XHTML, CSS, Javascript/AJAX)
  • Graphic Design (Photoshop, Fireworks)
  • Learning Management Systems (Sakai/Oncourse, Blackboard, Moodle)
  • Other Learning Technologies (E-reserves, Turnitin.com, Surveymonkey, E-portfolios, Adobe Connect, Presenter)
  • Interactive Design (Flash, Silverlight, Javascript/AJAX)
  • IU/SoE Computing Environment (Webserve, DotNetNuke, streaming media service, podcast portal)
  • Information design (MS Office and MS Access, MS Excel, Prezi, MS Powerpoint)
  • 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 will ideally have the abilities and skills to excel at the following activities:

  • Assist faculty and associate instructors in the development of digital video production; use of Oncourse; course websites; classroom presentations; course evaluations; and other projects.
  • Ability to guide faculty through instructional technology selection, and to problem-solve potential issues.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward client service.
  • Advise on the effective use of distance education teaching strategies and distance learning technologies.
  • Update and revise the Instructional Consulting website, blog, delicious links, and podcast series.
  • Research and identify online and print resources in instructional design, educational technology, and pedagogy.
  • Research new technologies (hardware and software) related to the educational/informational goals of the school.
  • Continuously learn and update knowledge of instructional technology best practices and share with other staff.
  • Strong communication skills (e.g., client consultation, workshops, blogging).
  • Collaborate with team members to create workshops, jobaids, newsletters, seminars, and other useful resources.

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, 2010 – June 30, 2011.  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 are past the first year of their graduate classes and can commit to two years.

To Apply:
Send an up-to-date resume or 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, not reference letters or emails at this point), by 6:00pm Friday, March 12 to:

Karen Hallett-Rupp
Director, Office of Instructional Consulting
W.W. Wright Education Building 2008
hallett@indiana.edu

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