Utah State University

Professional Practice Instructor - ITLS

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/21/2021 6:39 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Instructional Technology & Lrn Scis
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University invites applications for a Professional Practice Instructor in the internationally recognized Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) in the areas of Education, Library Sciences, Human Experience Design or Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Individuals who bring professional experience and practical expertise, as well as regional or national professional networks, are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence, or the potential for future excellence, in teaching, working with students in mentoring roles, program oversight and outreach.


Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a non-tenure track 12-month full-time position. The role assignment for this position emphasizes teaching and service with program coordination as part of that role. Review of applicants will begin September 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2022 dependent on the availability of the final candidate.


This position is eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship.


Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kristy Bloxham (435-881-5138; kristy.bloxham@usu.edu). This position is eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship.


The successful candidate is expected to advise, mentor, and recruit students in the ITLS Master of Education (MEd) and/or School Library Media (SLMA) Endorsement programs. Candidates will sustain and build upon an existing professional network to facilitate student and program success. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses both in-person and online.
  • Advise and mentor students in the MEd and SLMA programs.
  • Facilitate student creative projects and internships.
  • Facilitate students’ pursuit of post-degree employment.
  • Sustain and build upon an existing professional network to facilitate student and program success. 
  • Recruit working professionals into the degree programs of the department at the graduate levels.
  • Program manage the ITLS MEd and SLMA degree programs. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Learning Sciences, Information Science, Educational Psychology, Education, or a related field, at the time of appointment.
  • Established record of professional experience in instructional design, technology development, education, school library media, human experience design, or related fields.
  • Ability to teach and mentor at the collegiate level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in a related field.
  • Experience advising and mentoring students at the collegiate level.
  • Experience designing and developing educational materials, tools, or programs.
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Experience in online and distance education.
  • Background in education or school library media.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) A resume or curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2) A cover letter to be uploaded into the Candidate Profile in the Documents 1-10

3) A statement describing the applicant’s teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) to be uploaded in the Documents 1-10

4) Contact information for three professional references to be provided in the Candidate Profile


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences department is composed of eleven full-time faculty with specializations in several areas including gaming, STEM education, assessment, the Maker movement, mobile technologies, cognitive science, computer science education, digital libraries, learning analytics, and computational thinking. The department offers Ph.D. and Master’s degrees along with endorsements in School Library Media Administration. The department also offers an undergraduate degree in Human Experience Design and Interaction, with emphases in game studies, esports, and multimedia development, as well as an undergraduate Multimedia Minor. The department was recently ranked 3rd in the nation among all online graduate education programs and ranked 1st in our field by US News and World Reports. Faculty have received national awards for teaching, research, and service, and serve in a variety of leadership positions in professional and scholarly organizations. The ITLS department has a strong track record of procuring research funding from the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other funding organizations.


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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