Executive Director of the Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources
Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) seeks an Executive Director of the Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources. The person appointed to this faculty position will provide leadership for the operations of the Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources and participate as a faculty member within the Department of Academic Affairs Faculty, Division of Education Innovation and Student Life, and the University.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Associate Provost for Education Innovation and Student Life, the Executive Director of the Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources provides positive and effective leadership in the development, implementation, and support of educational technology across the University. Partnering with faculty, students, and staff on the design of learning experiences through the purposeful use of technology, the Executive Director provides training and support to faculty and staff and advises University leadership in the uses and best practices of educational technology.
The Executive Director will oversee a diverse team of employees, including both faculty and staff. Candidates must be committed and passionate about furthering the innovative spirit and mission of MUSC.
Provide and support faculty professional development opportunities in best practices in teaching and in the use of educational technology
Ensure that faculty, students, and staff receive sufficient training and support to effectively utilize the university's educational technology systems
Establish strong partnerships with members of the faculty to develop dynamic and effective learning scenarios using educational technology
Ensure course offerings are accessible to all students and technology is being fully utilized to improve accessibility across the University
10% Scholarship: Presentations/Publications/Professional Development
Engage in scholarly activities including publications and presentations at conferences and workshops focused on effective teaching and the use of educational technology
Work with colleagues in the pursuit of grants and partnerships for the University
30% Service: Institutional/Community
Serve on University committees as needed to review, interpret, and determine implications of University practices on educational effectiveness; and coordinate and participate in the development and analysis of related data
Collaborate with other Higher Education institutions around the state, nation, and world
Work with academic leaders to support their vision for student, staff, and professional learning
Support the development and maintenance of contractual relationships as they relate to online and technology-enhanced offerings
Develop, articulate, and implement MUSC's vision for educational technology across the enterprise
Continuously scan the environment for innovative trends and opportunities in educational technology and health care education
Lead the educational technology team in supporting best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design
Leverage knowledge of research, competition, and trends to develop strategies for marketing online programs and evaluate the feasibility of new initiatives
Serve as a liaison between faculty, students, staff and Information Services to ensure the availability and integrity of educational technology and the learning management system (LMS)
Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools, and assist senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving educational technology hardware, software, and programs
Assess the effectiveness of, and lead efforts to improve the university's implementation of technology tools for instructional purposes
Supervise a team of instructional designers, educational technology professionals and support personnel
Oversee the university's new Learning Management System (LMS) and develop an ongoing assessment by routinely analyzing faculty, student, and staff needs through surveys and other feedback mechanisms
Collaborate with the Executive Director of Administration and Associate Provost for Education Innovation & Student Life in EISL to submit budget requests annually and respond to budget issues as required throughout the year that aligns with targeted department and institutional goals.
5% Other duties as assigned
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: An advanced terminal degree in educational technology, health or science education, or business-related field. At least 5 years of experience of direct involvement in educational technology required as well as administrative and project management experience. Possess the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with diverse individuals.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities preferred: Display leadership and managerial experience in a comparable academic healthcare and/or public University environment with a demonstrated ability to effectively lead the educational technology affairs of a complex organization.
Be a thorough and detail-oriented professional with the insight to anticipate issues and to create new and innovative solutions
Exhibit a strong commitment to the enhancement of diversity, inclusivity and equity within the University
Understand the importance of cross-divisional collaboration and foster the development of partnerships designed to increase the effectiveness of the University
Exhibit superb verbal, written and interpersonal skills and have outstanding persuasion and presentation skills; be an articulate communicator and good listener with an open and honest personal style who is equally effective in formal and informal settings.
Demonstrate the highest level of personal ethics and professional integrity to engender total confidence in business and moral conduct.
Possess a high energy level and an ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects, with the adaptability to move equally between long-term strategic issues to short-term tactical implementation.