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Instructional Designer for ePortfolio Initiatives

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Instructional Designer for ePortfolio Initiatives
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170076
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer for ePortfolio Initiatives serves as the primary point of contact for the ePortfolio program and will work closely with the Associate Director of Teaching & Learning Engagement (T&LE) and university-wide stakeholders to develop a vision and implementation plan for a new student-centered ePortfolio program. The successful candidate will work to establish faculty partnerships during all stages of ePortfolio adoption and will also work with students who are developing portfolios in courses, co-curricular programs and for career advising. While the core duties of this position will focus on e-Portfolios, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to shape parts of this position around his or her interests and skills. In particular, the successful candidate may have strengths in instructional design, faculty development, program implementation, project management and program evaluation.

Required Qualifications:

- PhD in Instructional Design or related field OR master’s degree with significant work experience in the ePortfolio field
- Demonstrated experience with teaching students at various levels in a university setting
- Experience with facilitating faculty development workshops
- Excellent communication and partnership skills with the ability to engage in cross-functional collaboration
- Ability to organize and prioritize work processes, working effectively within a team as well as being able to work independently with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience coordinating e-Portfolio or other High-Impact Practice programs
- Experience launching a university-wide program from initial conception through implementation
- Demonstrated ability to align an ePortfolio program with other university initiatives, such as General Education
- Experience leading team-based projects and supervising student workers
- Proficiency in at least one production tool such as Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, or Articulate Storyline for creating learning objects in support of the e-Portfolio program
- Proficiency in creating instructional videos or other support documentation

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin 3/27 and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $58,000 minimum dependent upon qualifications and experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Library
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm M-F or as assigned
Job Posting Date: 03/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 03/27/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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