Associate Professor of Instructional Technology (The University of Alabama)

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies (ELPTS)

Associate Professor – Instructional Technology

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for an
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, with a specific interest/focus in emerging, high research activities, such as augmented reality, innovative online/remote learning strategies, artificial intelligence, computational thinking, or STEAM. The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies houses a flourishing instructional technology program that offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Instructional Technology, an online Master of Arts in Instructional Technology, and an Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate. The program also provides service courses to multiple programs through its undergraduate offerings. A successful candidate will join five active research and teaching faculty as well as a vibrant student community. The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies, along with the College of Education, is firmly committed to creating a welcoming culture and to active and ongoing practices of equity and inclusivity in which diverse and historically marginalized identities and perspectives are recognized, valued, and promoted.

• Responsibilities will include pursuing a rigorous and an innovative line of research and supervising masters and doctoral students.
• In addition, the candidate will pursue external funding
• Chair and serve on dissertation committees
• Provide leadership and partnership improvements in technology initiatives across the state
• Provide service to the department, college, university and profession
• Design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in instructional technology and related topics delivered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
• Doctoral degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field
• Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and technology theories, principles and applications
• Demonstrated record of scholarship
• Demonstrated record of excellence in both online and face to face teaching at the postsecondary level
• Demonstrated ability to secure external funding to support research or strong potential to do so
• Demonstrated record of successfully mentoring and advising graduate students
• Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse populations
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in research and teaching

Application Deadline: Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Margaret Rice at The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial
transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework are required to complete the online application process and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process. Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.


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