Instructor in Educational Technology

Michigan State University College of Education

United States

Ast Inst/Instructor Fixed Term


Job no: 632184
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Instructor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at Michigan State University is seeking outstanding candidates for anticipated fixed-term (non-tenure stream) faculty positions in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program that will be filled on a recurring basis. Primary responsibilities will be teaching and revising online graduate courses and contributing to program assessment and accreditation. Applicants in this pool are reviewed as needed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy, beginning as early as May 11, 2020.

Position is planned to recur every Summer Semester

Required Degree

Masters -Educational Technology, Digital Media, N

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree (Educational Technology, Digital Media, New Media, Computer Science or related field preferred.)  
  • Experience teaching in a K-12 and/or higher education environment
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Experience with a wide range of computer software, hardware, and computing tools
  • Must be familiar with the following technologies:
    • D2L and other learning management systems
    • Wordpress and other open source content management systems
    • Google Apps and other cloud based software
    • Online communication tools  (Zoom, Google+ Hangouts, etc)
    • Web 2.0 applications
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, etc.)
    • Mobile Applications (iPhone, Android, iPad, etc.)

Desired Qualifications

A Ph.D in Educational Technology, Digital Media, New Media, Digital Writing or related field; outstanding candidates with a master’s degree in those fields will also be considered (as Instructor). Hires will be ranked based on education, experience, commitment to working as part of a team and excellent communication and leadership skills.

Required Application Materials

  • CV/resume and cover letter
  • Responses to the following questions:
  1. Provide an example of an innovative, technology-enhanced learning experience you have designed. *200 word limit
  2. Please describe how you see the role of teacher presence in an online learning environment. *200 word limit
  3. Please provide the URL(s) for your professional portfolio and or other professional work done in the public sphere.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 15, 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Feb 28, 2020 Eastern Standard Time

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