Educational Technology Specialist

East Lansing
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Created: December 11, 2012


The College of Education at Michigan State University is seeking an educational technology specialist with significant experience in the area of video analysis of teaching and learning. The initial position will be available as early as January, 2013 for an initial fixed term appointment of one year. Renewal of the appointment for up to 3 years is possible.

The College of Education plans to build on its strong history of research on teaching and learning by developing a facility and associated tools to support coding, storage, retrieval, and analysis of video recordings of interactions between teachers and students. The specialist will have the opportunity to work with faculty and doctoral students as they design and conduct research projects that use both existing recordings and newly collected video data. Working in the collaboration with faculty, the specialist will play a central role in designing, constructing, maintaining, and updating a state-of-the-art system for video analysis.

We desire applicants who have a background in storage, coding, and analysis of multi-media data. Experience connected to classroom instruction in K-12 or higher education is also desirable. The successful candidate will likely have 3 or more years of successful experience working with researchers using multi-media data and/or teaching at a K-12 or university level. A master's degree or higher in educational technology or information sciences, or equivalent, is required. The candidates must have appropriate technological knowledge to design the video laboratory, including knowledge of databases and meta-data, multi-media systems, audio and video recording of educational settings, and processes for sharing, editing and archiving research data.

Applications are to be submitted to the MSU jobs site at The position number is 7104. In the application, candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing qualifications and interest in the position, provide a resume that highlights relevant experience, and provide the names and email contact information for three professional references that have knowledge of the work specified for this position. The review of applications will begin January 3, 2013 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Questions concerning the position may be submitted by e-mail to the search committee chair, Robert Floden, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research, at

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 17:10 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC