Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited online degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education.

CUNY SPS seeks a creative, dynamic leader to direct the Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director will develop and implement a new vision for online course development and faculty support at the fastest-growing unit in the City University of New York. By leveraging existing experience within the office and identifying gaps, the Director will establish instructional design teams that will collaborate with faculty subject matter experts to develop courses that meet the learning outcomes of our undergraduate and graduate online degree and certificate programs and serve the needs of our adult learner student population. The Director will also provide targeted faculty development on teaching and learning with technology through consultation and workshops, both for CUNY SPS faculty and for faculty throughout the university.

The Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology will also:

  • Direct and lead application of instructional design in the design and delivery of high-quality online courses;

  • Provide strategic direction for faculty development and instructional technology that will enable the School to meet established goals and objectives;

  • Oversee the development of new online courses and assessment of existing courses;

  • Ensure that online courses are created and updated on schedule per recognized quality assurance standards;

  • Oversee use of the Media Studio by SPS faculty and staff;

  • Support full-time and adjunct faculty teaching online courses through the development of targeted trainings and workshops, offered in-person and asynchronously;

  • Orient new faculty to online teaching through workshops and peer mentoring;

  • Oversee the development and tracking of metrics for faculty help requests, professional development/training, and feedback, using data to improve services;

  • Evaluate and adopt new academic technologies, including criteria for ADA compliance;

  • Oversee LMS Administration and user support including third party integrations;


Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Eight years’ progressive experience working in Higher Education environment in the field of instructional design or academic technology

  • Advanced degree in Instructional Design or Educational Technology, or, a closely related field

  • Expert knowledge of LMS Blackboard or Canvas, including third-party integrations

  • Experience developing, implementing, and supporting faculty development programs for online instruction

  • Experience with screen capture and authoring tools

  • Knowledge of and experience with using emerging technologies and open source educational materials

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory

  • Experience managing individuals and teams

  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills


Directs ongoing faculty development activities supporting the delivery of high-quality instructional services to students.

  • Conducts needs assessments and outcomes assessments, creating plans to provide and expand faculty development offerings

  • Develops and implements programs to enhance faculty skills

  • Identifies and promotes best practices through partnerships with outside organizations, faculty, and administrators

  • Teaches and/or mentors faculty on a variety of issues including instructional design, general orientation, use of technology, preparing meaningful course materials, etc.

  • Manages professional and administrative staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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December 7, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology

Job ID: 17767

Location: School of Professional Studies

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular