QATAR UNIVERSITY

Technology and Digitization Specialist

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
04 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Ref
IRC17498
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location Doha, QA      

Department Name Technology Innovation & Engineering Education Unit 

College/Department Profile            

Established in 1980, the College of Engineering offers programs in the fields of Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science engineering with the primary goal of preparing Qatari engineers with outstanding scientific and technical competencies to enable them to participate and contribute in the various developmental aspects of the country.      

Duties & Responsibilities            

Leads innovation in the area of design and technology-enhanced pedagogy in teaching and learning and immersive technologies like VR and AR. The coordinator works to engage the university community and provides strategic leadership in creating institutional culture and capacity for innovative design with emerging technologies. The coordinator works closely with the university’s academic groups, faculty and IT in the design, development, management and evaluation of new digital learning initiatives with educational technologies. In addition, the coordinator will manage the multidisciplinary aspects in the college such as the proposed Multidisciplinary Senior Design course.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibility: 

  • Provide leadership in innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective educational technology innovation 
  • Develop outreach strategy to encourage faculty across the college (and university) in their teaching and mentoring 
  • Promotes the integration of technology into the educational environments of the university. 
  • Provide design consultation for individual faculty and academic units to advance innovative digital learning initiatives. 
  • Provide faculty development offerings which foster collaboration and adoption of effective practices for design and digital learning. 
  • Coordinate with the Information Technology Service (ITS) to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced curricula. 
  • Supports and enables key initiatives and curriculum development programs via digital learning technologies and AR/VR learning environments. 
  • Conduct and disseminate research and alaysis on emerging and immersive (VR/AR/MR) technologies, instructional design theories and approaches. 
  • Engage the community across campus to accelerate knowledge sharing, experimentation and prototyping with mobile, VR/AR platforms. 
  • Promote the integration of technology into the educational environment of the university. 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with faculty throughout the university to provide pedagogical and technical consulting and training to design, develop projects that enrich teaching and learning through the use of immersive technologies. 
  • Measuring the outcomes of the work and working on how these technologies are transforming learning. 
  • Conduct research and evaluation plans for use of immersive learning products and vendors. 
  • Coordinate and promote multidisciplinary collaboration in the college via research, student groups and design courses. 
  • Manage the assessment strategy for multidisciplinary efforts in the design courses.

Qualifications            

  • A Bachelor's degree in instructional design, education technology or related field from an accredited institution. 
  • Master’s degree in instructional design is preferred. 
  • Three years of experience as an educational technologist in an academic setting is strongly preferred. 
  • Broad understanding of learning theories and instructional design models. 
  • Competencies in learning technologies. 
  • Ability to manage and collaborate on complex projects with diverse teams including administrators, faculty, instructors, grade teaching assistants, technologists, and instructional designers. 
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to higher education and addressing the challenges that it faces. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, balance priorities, and manage multiple projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, balance priorities, and manage multiple projects. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of information.Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Documents            

  1. University online application; 
  2. Curriculum vitae with cover letter; and 
  3. Degree certificate and transcript 
  4. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.

Benefits            

  1. Competitive tax-free salary; 
  2. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies; 
  3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies; 
  4. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies; 
  5. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members in accordance with QU HR policies 
  6. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies; 
  7. End-of-contract indemnity in accordance with QU HR policies.

How To Apply            

  1. Returning Applicant: Please login to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position. 
  2. New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online  System and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Job Category Non-Academic

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