Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Instructional Technologists facilitate the use of digital tools and methods in teaching, learning, and research (TLR) in Harvard's largest school, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic Technology, Instructional Technologists are part of a dynamic, collaborative team of experts in digital tools, methods, and approaches. Instructional Technologists assist and partner with faculty, staff, and students to support the most effective use of Harvard's vast resources, both by developing and maintaining a strong understanding of the University landscape and by maintaining a holistic awareness of digital approaches to TLR; develop strong working relationships with faculty, teaching staff, and administrative colleagues; expand and evolve their expertise in new digital tools, methods, and approaches; and communicate their work, both in presentations and in print. They are also actively engaged in technology and instructional communities of support and practice at Harvard and beyond, including University-wide initiatives like the Digital Scholarship Support Group, the Teaching and Learning Consortium, and the Digital Futures Consortium.
Higher education experience, especially in support of teaching in the liberal arts and sciences
Work experience in collaborative team environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially in communicating with non-technical audiences
Enthusiasm, interest, and flexibility in acquiring new or emerging technology skills
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Consultative approach to applying technological solutions to teaching and learning
Some schedule flexibility required at certain times of year (e.g. weekend support coverage, occasional evening workshops)
Experience with emerging technologies in research, teaching, and learning (RTL). These may include:
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
Data science tools (such as RStudio and Jupyter Notebooks)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47317BR
About Harvard University Information Technology
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.