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AI Integration Technologist

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Location
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Jun 16, 2024
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Category
Healthcare
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

JOB DETAILS:

Position Overview: Wisconsin's Polytechnic University seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Artificial Intelligence (AI) Integration Technologist to join our Learning Information Technology (LIT) team. The specialist will support faculty and staff with the integration of AI and Generative AI into instructional practices and help the university with its dynamic technology changes attributable to AI. The position will serve as a consultant for the university-wide AI coordination team and play a vital role in enhancing teaching and learning experiences, driving adoption and innovation of AI through professional development initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual with a strong understanding of AI technologies, their potential applications in education and a growth mindset. They will be a skilled communicator and collaborator, able to bridge technical expertise and pedagogical needs.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of general AI principles, algorithms, and/or tools
  • Experience in the application of AI technologies, with a strong understanding of Generative AI
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collaborates effectively with diverse stakeholders (such as faculty, staff, students, or external partners)
  • Ability to simplify technical concepts for non-technical audiences
  • Creative problem-solving abilities with a drive for innovation and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in staying current with emerging trends and technologies
Preferred
  • Master's Degree
  • Strong understanding of copyright, intellectual property, and bias issues related to AI applications
  • Experience delivering high-quality training and professional development sessions to diverse audiences, preferably in an academic or instructional support context
  • Experience in the application of AI technologies in educational settings, and its potential impact on teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of pedagogical strategies and high impact practices
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Faculty Support: Collaborate and provide expert guidance to faculty and instructors across disciplines to identify opportunities for the integration of AI technologies and Generative AI into their teaching methods and course content. Provide ongoing support to faculty and instructors as they integrate AI and GAI into their courses.
  • Professional Development: Develop and deliver educational resources, training workshops, seminars, and other professional development opportunities to the campus community on AI concepts, tools, and application.
  • Innovation Leadership: Collaborate with academic departments, research centers and teaching & learning center to identify opportunities for innovation in AI-related projects and initiatives, fostering a culture of creativity and experimentation.
  • Technology Adoption: Stay at the forefront of emerging AI technologies, trends, and resources, and advise on their integration into instructional practices while considering copyright, intellectual property, and bias implications.
  • Policy and Compliance: Stay informed and provide guidance on AI-related policies, ethical considerations, and compliance requirements, ensuring alignment with institutional values and regulatory standards.
  • Strategy: Collaborate with campus leadership and AI coordination committee to develop and implement a university-wide AI strategy.
DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Learning Technology Services (LTS) is a unit with the Learning and Information Technology (LIT) department and serves as an instructional center focusing on teaching and learning for instructors of the University of Wisconsin-Stout community. Offering a range of services, LTS partners with faculty to provide expertise, training, and support to assist instructors with incorporating instructional technology into their teaching practice and creating technology-enhanced instructional materials.

UW-Stout's LIT Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete applications received by end of day, Sunday, June 9, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after this date may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials :
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Resume
3. Names and contact information (phone numbers and emails please) for at least three professional references.

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Preferred Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents before submitting the online application. If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact: Search Coordinator: GRETCHEN METZLER, Email: metzlerg@uwstout.edu

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application, you cannot go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: HEIDI CATLIN
Email: catlinh@uwstout.edu

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry.

At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Minimum annual starting salary of $70,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
  • Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
  • Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (wisconsin.edu)
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts may be required at time of hire.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at: 715.232.2149 (Central US time)

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7)

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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