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Northern Arizona University
Director, Center for Research, Development
and Assessment of Learning In Electronic Environments
Northern Arizona University is seeking a founding director for its new
Center for Research, Development and the Assessment of Learning in Electronic
Environments, funded by a 20-year voter-approved tax initiative, Proposition
301. The Center will be an institutional resource to better prepare our
graduates for success in today's technology- and knowledge-based economy
by using Web and other technologically mediated methods to enhance the
learning experiences and the technological literacy of our students.
Working closely with on and off campus faculty, this Center will assure
standards of technological literacy are achieved by all NAU undergraduates;
assure NAU faculty are prepared and supported in the integration of Web
technology into the learning environment; support technologically enhanced
learning experiences for students; assess the learning occurring in electronically-mediated
courses, and research and disseminate knowledge regarding effective pedagogy
and technologies for learning in electronic environments. The Center
will build on NAU's commitment to quality education, our track record
of Web and interactive TV offerings for both residential and distance
students, our innovative integration of technology into the classroom,
and our national reputation for distance-delivered, electronically mediated
The successful candidate will be responsible
for refining the Center's mission and implementing measures to achieve
its goals. Current Center staff include an assessment specialist and a
group of people who train and support faculty in preparing web-based courses.
Candidates must have a master's degree and five years experience with
technologically mediated learning environments including Web and at least
three years of administrative experience, including responsibility for
staff and budgets. It is preferred that the candidate also has:
- An earned doctorate.
- Experience as a faculty member in an
institution of higher education.
- Experience developing and teaching Web-
or other technologically-mediated courses
- Experience with assessment programs,
especially those involving assessment of outcomes in electronic environments
- Excellent communication skills, including
the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators
- Experience developing and implementing
plans for a new organization.
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting
and enhancing a culturally rich and diverse learning environment.
Faculty rank is possible with appropriate qualifications. The search
committee will begin reviewing applications on May 24. Nominations
are welcome. The position will remain open until filled. Applications
and a full job description are available at: http://www.nau.edu/~hr/jobs/postings/all/553597.htm.
Please send a letter of interest and application along with a current
vita and names and contact information for three references to:
Human Resources Department
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 4113
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4113