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Director of eLearning and Academic Technology

Department: Academic Affairs
Position: Full-time, 12 month
Salary: $40,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: December, 2016


The Director of eLearning and Academic Technology will work with the provost and faculty to promote and support use of academic technologies for instructional use.  Candidate must have a passion for emerging educational technologies and a demonstrated ability to work with faculty for successful technology adoption.  The position reports directly to the provost and collaborates with the School of Outreach dean, Information Technology Services director, faculty, and staff.


The Director of eLearning and Academic Technology is responsible for the research, recommendation, development, implementation and management of emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learning.  This position also provides primary vision, training, support, and maintenance of the online learning management system (Moodle). 


The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications.

  • Experience supporting enterprise learning management systems
  • Ability to develop and express strategic vision for online teaching and learning
  • In-depth knowledge of instructional and universal design strategies through online teaching experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated adoption of social media and emerging technologies in educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally with students, faculty and staff
  • Experience delivering academic or professional training and conducting evaluation and assessment
  • Hiring preference may be granted for master’s degree in instructional technology, education or related field


To apply, submit a letter of application, current vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.  To be fully considered, the letter of application must address all of the job qualifications.  Send application materials to:
Dr. Anneliese Ripley
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT  59725

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2017. 

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,418. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff choose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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