Position: 12-month full-time, supportive professional staff position.

Position Description: Function in a dynamic environment researching best practices in teaching tools and technologies and assisting faculty development staff with special projects and programs, overseeing faculty development data management and reporting, researching other institutions for developing peer benchmarks on faculty development activities, managing center’s tools and technologies and developing special tutorials and documentation to assist center staff, facilitating interactions with faculty and other units on faculty development issues, and handling other non-routine duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities: Research faculty development-related teaching tools and technologies, acquire, and manage them for the center; Assist faculty development staff with special projects and programs such as teaching effectiveness institutes, teaching assistant orientation, teaching with technology institute, etc.; Offer high-level individual and group training and consultations to faculty development staff on emerging faculty development tools and technologies to help them assist faculty; Oversee issues related to management and analysis of faculty development program and consultations data, and prepare progress reports; Facilitate interactions between the center and other units on campus on faculty development needs, and identify opportunities for improving the operations of the center; Research faculty development centers at other universities, develop peer benchmarks on programs, tools, and technologies, and assist the center with implementing similar efforts; Assist faculty with unique faculty development needs related to teaching, technology integration, professional development, etc.; Manage center’s specialized productivity tools and technologies, and develop tutorials and documentation to assist center staff as necessary; Represent the center in faculty development-related committees and groups within the university; Work closely with the Director and center staff on various activities as assigned.


Master’s degree in computer science, instructional technology or related fields is required; At least 1-year experience in managing and participating in multiple projects in both lead and support roles, and solving unique problems is required; At least 1-year experience with instructional technologies and pedagogies in a higher education environment is required; Ability to research emerging faculty development related teaching tools and technologies and train others is required; Experience using Windows, Mac, office productivity tools, database tools, and online teaching tools for faculty development purposes is required; Excellent communication skills, planning and organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, and ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment are required; Ability to diagnose and resolve problems related to range of teaching tools and technologies is required; Experience designing and disseminating tutorials and informational materials is required.


Doctoral degree or experience teaching in a higher education environment is preferred.


Send a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for three recent professional references related to the position by May 25, 2014 to . 

The position will remain open until filled. This is a campus search, but all applications received from outside the campus will also be considered. Contact (815) 753-0595 or for more info.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. 

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.