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Academic Specialist - Coordinator of Academic Programs and Instructional Design

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Position Details

Title Academic Specialist - Coordinator of Academic Programs and Instructional Design
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Technology Leadership and Communication
Position Summary

The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC) in partnership with the Office of Student Services in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks applicants for an Academic Specialist. Building on existing strengths in teaching, research and service in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contexts, the TLC department and the Office of Student Services are searching for an Academic Specialist with expertise in the field of adult education, instructional design, and high education student affairs. Responsibilities for this position include: academic program coordination, instructional design coordination, adjunct faculty coordination, branding coordination, student recruitment and advising coordination, and peer mentoring/peer led team learning coordination. The position will begin in August of 2018.

Basic Qualifications

Below are the requirements, the preferred qualifications, and the responsibilities for this position:


• M.S., M.A., or Ph.D. Adult Education,
Higher Education and Student Affairs,
Instructional Design or a related field
• Relevant experience and evidence of
leadership in academic program
• Relevant experience and evidence of
leadership in instructional design
related to faculty and adjunct faculty
development, creation of courses using
a variety of course management
• Relevant experience and evidence of
leadership in academic branding
• Relevant experience and evidence of
leadership in student recruitment and
• Relevant experience and evidence of
leadership in the development of peer
mentoring programs
• Evidence of service to the profession
• Excellent oral and written
communication skills
• Certification to work in the United


• Promote and manage the Human
Resource Management and Technical
Communication Certificate programs
including scheduling, curriculum
development, oversite, and student
• Advise 1st year students for all TLC
academic programs
• Develop and Coordinate mentoring
programs in Coordination with the
Office of Student Services for ET
student peer mentors for various
programs including Peer Led Team
Learning (PLTW) and Women’s
Engineering Network Peer Mentoring
• Serve as course coordinator for various
OLS and TCM courses
• Support student learning outcomes by
leveraging the use of instructional
technology and serving as a resource
for TLC Department in both
undergraduate and graduate degree
and certificate programs
• Work with TLC faculty to use the latest
technology to design dynamic, high
impact online, hybrid, and traditionally
delivered courses that link to course
learning outcomes and enhance student
• Use university, campus, and school
resources to stay abreast of
instructional technology trends and
provide “just in time” training to all TLC
full and part-time faculty regarding new
technology and cutting edge design
• Assist with design, development, and
utilization of TLC branding and
messaging for internal and external
stakeholders using existing campus,
school and department websites, social
media platforms, and traditional
communication channels
• Develop and implement strategic plans,
programs, and relationships in
conjunction with the ET Office of
Student Services (OSS) for student
recruitment (especially first time-full
time students) and retention for all TLC
degree and certificate programs
• Work with Office of Student Services to
design and develop first year seminar
• Collaborate with OSS to assist with
professional development, internship,
co-op, job shadowing, and placement
opportunities for students and
graduates of TLC degree and certificate

Department Contact for Questions

If you have any further questions, please contact Michelle Haug via email at or by phone at 317-278-1311.

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 12/17/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2017

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
Optional Documents