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University of Texas-Pan American
Director, Center for Distance Learning,
Scope of Job: Supervises the daily operation of the Center for Distance Learning under the direction of the Director, and performs the duties of the Director in his/her absence. Under the guidance of the Director, oversees the Center budget and makes recommendations for budget changes, develops and writes various reports, and develops and maintains internal
Center policies and procedures. The Assistant Director directly supervises those persons reporting directly to him/her as shown in the current organizational chart, and monitors the supervision of all other students and regular employees in the Center. The Assistant Director expressly oversees the instructional design function of the Center, and monitors the technical aspects of the Center's mission. Working in concert with the Director, helps develop and execute the Center's Strategic Plan.
Required: Master's degree in instructional technology, adult learning, instructional design, educational technology, or comparable degree. Three years experience in the development, design, and/or teaching of web-based courses in a higher education environment. Two years experience in an administrative position in higher education. As the Director may be absent for an extended period of time, must be able to think and act using sound independent judgment. Must be able to work effectively under pressure and irregular hours. Must be able to thrive in a rapidly changing, often unpredictable, work environment. The successful candidate will innately enjoy exploring new uses of computer technology.
Preferred: Demonstrable experience with a course management systems such as WebCT, Blackboard, or Prometheus, and moderate experience with web authoring software.
Salary: $55,000 per year, plus a generous benefit package.
To Apply: Submit a UTPA application to the Personnel Office. Forms can be found on the Web at w3.panam.edu/www/personnel/JOBS/STAFF.html. The position will be filled September 1, 2002, or after, and will be open until filled. Applications accepted immediately, with interviews taking place beginning July 24.
Douglas Young, Director, Center for Distance Learning, University of Texas-Pan American, 1201 West University Drive, ASB 2.132, Edinburg, TX 78539