University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 92204



Working Title:
Instructional Technology Consultant
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree. Degree preferred from a discipline in L&S, Education, or a related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
* At least 1 year of experience providing instructional technology consulting and support
* Demonstrated ability to collaborate on complex projects with diverse teams (e.g., faculty, academic staff, graduate teaching assistants, librarians, technologists, and instructional designers)
* Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues
* Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work while balancing priorities and managing deadlines

* Applied coursework or professional certification in instructional design, media production, and/or educational technology
* Experience designing, developing and/or producing blended and online courses in a modern learning management system (experience with Instructure's Canvas especially helpful)
* Previous teaching experience and/or experience training instructors, especially on the pedagogically-effective use of technology
* Experience developing and deploying audio and video assets in support of strategic goals
* Familiarity with instructional design principles and an awareness of trends in the use of educational technology within higher education

The successful candidate will exhibit professionalism, attention to detail, a desire to learn, and initiative. The candidate will have the ability to adapt and respond to change, manage multiple tasks, and work independently as needed.
  Position Summary:
 L&S Learning Support Services (LSS) serves the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science, which is a diverse community of departments, programs, centers, and institutes dedicated to fulfilling UW-Madison's core educational mission and furthering the Wisconsin Idea. LSS provides technology facilities, services, and support to L&S students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to providing the highest levels of service in a collaborative, mutually supportive work environment. As an instructional technology consultant, you will be joining the LSS team that consults on media production, online learning tools and environments, instructional design, the design and use of learning spaces, the development of blended and online courses, and more. The majority of your duties will be related to general learning technology consulting, with the balance of your time focused on course development and multimedia production.

This position reports to the Associate Director of LSS. To learn more about LSS and our consulting team, visit
Principal duties:
This position will provide consultative support and production assistance on the use of a very broad spectrum of technologies and tools in a variety of educational settings, including blended and online learning, instructional design, classroom technology, and media integration. Duties to include:

60% Learning Technology Consulting

1. Consult with L&S instructors on the effective pedagogical use of a wide variety of campus-supported learning technologies (Canvas, Google Apps, Kaltura MediaSpace, Box, Blackboard Ultra, etc.).
2. Collaborate with LSS consulting team and other campus partners to develop and offer faculty development programs on technology- and pedagogy-related topics.
3. Support special projects, including researching and experimenting with emerging trends, methods, and technological advances in teaching and learning, especially as they relate to assigned projects and responsibilities.
4. Provide support for LSS-operated media facilities.

30% Course Production & Multimedia Production

1. Provide instructional design and project management support for online and blended course development projects in collaboration with instructors and other LSS consultants.
2. Design and build learning activities (interactive lectures, quizzes, assignments, discussion forums, etc.) for courses using Canvas and other campus-supported learning technologies.
3. Design production workflows that support LSS services and/or help faculty and instructional staff create their own multimedia.
4. Create multimedia as part of a small-scale video production service which creates broadcast quality, accessible multimedia designed to fulfill specific learning objectives and LSS & College multimedia initiatives.
5. Convert and transcode audio and video in support of LSS's Digital Learning Lab and other online course productions.
6. Support faculty and other content experts in the planning, development, and creation of open educational resources.

10% Departmental Service, Campus Collaboration, & Professional Development
1. Participate in relevant college- and campus-wide working groups, committees, and communities of practice.
2. Attend training sessions, campus events, and conferences related to assigned projects and responsibilities.
3. Maintain awareness of trends, methods, and technological advances in teaching and learning, especially as they relate to assigned projects and responsibilities.
4. Other duties as assigned.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Department(s):L&S/LEARNING SUPP SV
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:DECEMBER 01, 2017
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired as an Associate Information Processing Consultant, Information Processing Consultant, or Senior Information Processing Consultant title dependent upon experience. Title and salary will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact Jonathan Klein at 608-263-3828 or .

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Jonathan Klein
Phone: 608-263-3828
1220 Linden Drive   
Fax: 608-262-7579
Madison, WI   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.