Academic Technologist

University of Minnesota
July 14, 2021
Duluth, MN
Job Type


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field of study plus two years of related educational technology experience or four years of experience for non-related bachelor's degree. At least one year of professional experience is required with a related Master's degree.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in-person and virtually.
  • Able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple priorities and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to learn new skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with faculty and instructional staff in higher education or a comparable environment.
  • Adept at supporting faculty and instructional staff in the exploration and implementation of evolving educational technologies within a highly decentralized organization.
  • Highly experienced and comfortable with participating in and facilitating in-person and virtual small and large group trainings, workshops, discussions and sessions related to educational technology and faculty development programming.
  • Demonstrated ability using an LMS (Canvas, Moodle) to help accomplish teaching and learning goals across different instructional environments (classroom, hybrid, flipped, online).
  • Knowledge of universal design and experience with accessible/inclusive technologies and course design/course content practices
  • Experience with training instructors on practical use of classroom audiovisual technologies (interactive monitors or projects) with or without video conferencing tools (Zoom or similar).
  • Experience with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online, and hybrid teaching and learning, including the design and development of accessible course materials/activities.
  • Experience working independently on projects, managing time, and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution/university or equivalent international university.

About the Job

Are you a detail-oriented person who would enjoy supporting faculty in a higher education teaching and learning environment? Join the University of Minnesota Duluth as an Academic Technologist!

The position is part of an academic technology/course design team that supports the mission of the University by working with faculty to identify and apply modern educational technologies to advance student and learning- centered education and to enhance and support strategic campus initiatives.

The position provides expert guidance in the application of technologies and provides consulting, training, and support in the use of both existing and emerging technologies.

The academic technologist works with team members and other campus and system partners to advance the use of technology in teaching and learning and the development of course content that is accessible, engaging, and pedagogically sound.

Additionally, this position will initially assist with training instructors on the practical instructional use of updated classroom technology eventually focusing on course content and course site development that supports all aspects of course delivery (in-person, hybrid and online) as well as other academic technology-related processes, workflows, and resources.

How To Apply

This is a 100%, 12 month position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Complete applications must include:

  • Letter of Application addressing the qualifications
  • Current Resume

To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 341772.. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

Please Note: If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.

***Smoking and chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.***


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About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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