Learning Technology Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

The University of Virginia seeks a Learning Technology Specialist (LTS) to join UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE; https://cte.virginia.edu/) . The LST will serve as a point person for the identification, adoption, and assessment of institutional-level learning technologies at UVA. Reporting to the Center for Teaching Excellence, the LTS will facilitate all aspects of the learning technology lifecycle: research, pilot and adoption, integration, outreach and dissemination, and assessment. The Specialist will collaborate and coordinate with Schools and academic support units to ensure that learning technologies meet the varied pedagogical needs of instructors across many disciplines and adhere to University standards for pedagogy, accessibility, privacy, integration, and security. The LTS will use a variety of data streams and tools, as well as feedback from faculty and professional staff in the teaching, learning, and technology domain, to monitor and improve the health of UVA’s learning technology ecosystem. The Specialist should be able to take initiative, be adaptable, have a willingness to learn, and be able to build strong cross-functional relationships with diverse stakeholders.


Candidates must possess these minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of instructional computing experience.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to achieve goals

  • Willingness to learn new skills.

  • Attention to detail.


Competitive candidates will possess some, though not necessarily all, of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in a professional setting working within a team environment on projects related to learning technologies, software acquisition, or IT implementations.

  • Five or more years’ experience supporting learning technologies in a higher education setting.

  • Current knowledge of learning technologies and learning management systems.

  • Familiarity with learning technology acquisition processes.

  • Solid understanding of the implications of following on learning technology solutions: pedagogy, accessibility, privacy, integration, security, licensing, and financial risk.

  • Significant experience in one or more of the following areas: implementing learning technologies in a higher education environment; leading pilot projects; assessing the efficacy of learning technologies; advising faculty and staff on adoption and use of new learning technologies; asset management and software tracking tools.


This position will remain open until filled.  Review of Applicants will begin January 13, 2019.  This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance.  Anticipated Hiring Range: $57,000 - $70,000 commensurate with education and experience.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.


How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0012740'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0012740.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). 


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.