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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1274040
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Director of Academic Technology

Classification: Administrator III-Range A

AutoReqId: 10607BR

Department: IT- Academic Technology Development

Sub-Division: Information Technology

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:
Information Technology continuously strives to produce a higher quality of services designed to meet the expectations of the campus community. We provide a leading-edge technology environment for students, faculty and staff to advance the University's mission, vision and goals. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Director of Academic Technology. This is an exciting opportunity for technically savvy, helpful, and resourceful individuals . The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Director of Academic Technology reports to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Technology Support Services and the Assistant Vice President of Faculty Support Services. Directs the development, management, and evaluation of all central academic technology services and technologies that support teachinglearning, and research at CSUF. Guides the research, evaluation, and facilitation of innovative applications of technology in on-campus and online learning programs as well as decisions surrounding technology tools such as the learning management system.

Responsible for the strategic leadership and direction for all campus academic technology applications, initiatives, and support services. Works in collaboration with the departments within Faculty Support Services, including Faculty Affairs and Records, Faculty Development Center, Online Education and Training department to create a Faculty Commons space that equips faculty with support and resources.

Collaborates with Academic Affairs and Academic Senate for operational and strategic planning and analyzes policy related to academic computing such as e-learning, instructional technology, and research and assessment. Ensures that academic technology issues and requirements are incorporated into the university's overall technology plan. Establishes oversight and direction for our technology footprint in distributed campus classrooms, including computerized labs and classrooms. Investigates and responds to faculty and administrative technology needs. Identifies business process improvements when possible. Provides project leadership, which may involve the selection and deployment of new technologies. Maintains an external focus regarding learning and academic technology needs, such as how they may relate to course delivery options and classroom technologies.

Understands industry trends to provide leadership in identifying, prioritizing, researching, deploying and assessing emerging technologies that support the Campus missions. Provides a technology-rich learning environment. Manages and develops professional and technical staff. Supports academic quality in our teaching and learning environment and promotes teamwork and a positive environment for students, faculty, and staff. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Doctorate or Advanced degree (Ed.D, Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university with at least eight years of professional work experience required including a minimum of five years of related experience. Experience teaching in higher education, in both online and face to face environments. Experience with developing and managing digital content. Experience with operational planning and success in aligning with academic priorities.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Special Working Conditions:
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 40,000, including international students representing 86 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 57 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks the campus as 5th in the nation in terms of bachelors degrees awarded to underrepresented students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and second in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Application Deadline: 30-Aug-2018

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