Instructor and Academic Coordinator in Instructional Design and Technology

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology
  • Innovation / Design
Posting Number FAE1041
Advertised Title Instructor and Academic Coordinator in Instructional Design and Technology
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number L16256
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Position Summary

Instructor & Academic Coordinator in Instructional Design and Technology in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

This full-time instructor has expertise in PK-12 technology integration and evidence of excellence in face-to-face teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They also have a demonstrated track record of mentoring graduate students through scholarly productivity, research, and degree completion or significant potential in this area. Primary duties will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and oversight/coordination of the undergraduate courses (e.g., curriculum, team of instructors, mentoring and advising, recruitment, etc.); other duties may be periodically assigned based on the current needs in the program and department.

About the IDT Program
Our program is recognized nationally for excellence and innovation. Our primary offerings are our Master’s and Doctoral degrees, which are completely online. We have a Certificate in IDT with tracks in Educational Technology, and Design and Development, also completely online. We offer undergraduate and graduate EdTech courses to support the Teacher Education Program.
We have a strong history of partnering with schools, companies, and organizations throughout the region, and there are many opportunities to engage with the education, business, and professional communities. We have advanced lab and work spaces for product development and media production.

You can learn more about our program and faculty at:

About the University of Memphis
The University of Memphis is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated “research-extensive” university serving over 20,000 students, with an attractive campus environment. The Memphis metropolitan area has a population of over 1,300,000. Memphis features a large tourist industry, major airport, vibrant entertainment scene, abundant parks and recreation, low cost of living, and is the home of organizations such as FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, ServiceMaster, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There are many opportunities for partnerships with industry, cultural, health care, nonprofit, and educational entities. Learn more about living in Memphis at:

The Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL) offers undergraduate degrees that lead to both licensure and non-licensure tracks. The department also offers graduate degrees leading to licensure with the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and non-licensure options with the Master of Science (MS), Education Specialist (EdS), and Doctorate of Education (EdD). In addition, the department also offers nationally-recognized certificate and endorsement programs. We also benefit from strong partnerships with three university-affiliated lab schools—The UofM Early Learning & Research Center, Campus School, and University Middle which collectively serve over 500 children from preK to 8th grade. The College of Education is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, equity and innovation and seeks to prepare students for careers as educators, practitioners, researchers and leaders in their respective areas. The University of Memphis is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has seven colleges and six professional schools serving a diverse population of over 20,000 students, including 4300 graduate students. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by each faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education and community outreach.

For additional information please see the websites of the university (, the college (, and the department (

Affirmative Action:
The University of Memphis, a State of Tennessee Institution of Higher Education, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. The successful candidate must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.

Minimum Position Qualifications


  • Teach primarily on-campus courses in the area of educational technology; coordinate IDT’s undergraduate course and instructors

  • Represent IDT in undergraduate teacher education matters within the department and college

  • Oversee edTPA and accreditation matters related to IDT courses

  • Assist in the coordination of the IDT Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

  • Provide open lab hours each week to assist students in any EdTech class (undergraduate and graduate; especially for students in online sections) with the class projects and lesson plans.

  • Support IDT’s graduate programs by co-chairing research projects and dissertation studies, and serving on advising and dissertation committees.

  • Assist in the management of the EdTech Lab, IDT’s maker space/STEM hub, and all equipment related to IDT’s educational technology courses

  • Help with IDT’s EdTech Badging program

  • Contribute to recruitment for the graduate certificates and degree programs

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience, commitment, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate educational technology courses

  • A doctoral degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a closely related field, awarded no later than August 2020.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of K-12 teaching experience

  • Experience, commitment, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching online

  • Identifiable success in advising/mentoring students and serving on dissertation committees

  • Demonstrated success in scholarly publication and/or presentations

  • Identifiable action plan for teacher preparation and professional development related to educational technology

  • Identifiable success obtaining external funding and managing funded projects.

  • Eligible for Full Graduate Faculty status, as described here:

Special Conditions  
Posting Date 10/08/2019
Closing Date  
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applicants will begin on November 29, 2019 and may continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is March 1, 2020 (negotiable).
To apply, submit the following to WorkforUM (

  1. Your letter of application that clearly and specifically addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications listed above

  2. Your current curriculum vitae

  3. A one-page research statement or a one-page position statement regarding innovation in educational technology courses

  4. A one-page teaching and mentoring statement

  5. Email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references

Your letter of application should specifically address your qualifications for the position, and highlight your teaching and leadership experience connected with teacher education and professional development. In your letter you should also delineate both your experience and your agenda in terms of teaching and professional service. Your letter should be no more than two pages in length. You may include URLs to publications, projects, etc. but your letter should stand on its own as a comprehensive summary of your professional identity.

Choose your references based on their ability to respond to the search committee about your qualifications and experience to fill this position as described. Provide both email addresses and
phone numbers.

If you have questions, contact the search committee chair at:
Dr. Craig Shepherd
University of Memphis
406 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152

Instructions to Applicant regarding references

Choose your references based on their ability to respond to the search committee about your qualifications and experience to fill this position as described. Provide both email addresses and phone numbers.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No