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Director, Curriculum Design and Technology (CDT)

TITLE: Apply Director, Curriculum Design and Technology (CDT)
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 09-07-2023
REPORTS TO: Dean for Nontraditional Education

Full-time position, primarily weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some weekend and other hours will be required.



The Director provides day-to-day leadership for the Curriculum Design and Technology (CDT) team and serves as the first point of contact for LMS troubleshooting, requests for LMS training and course development, and instructional technology inquiries. The individual in this position collaborates with the Dean for Nontraditional Education to establish a clear vision for the role of technology in curriculum design, faculty and student instructional technology, and training and support. This position is responsible for promoting quality standards within the Canvas learning management system (LMS).

The Director supports the LMS and other licensed instructional technologies, providing technical support and professional development training to instructors. The individual in this role also works collaboratively with the Information Technology (IT) department to implement and support instructional technology. This position requires strong cross-departmental collaboration and timely responses to service requests.

The ideal candidate must understand current and emerging instructional technology trends and advancements and be customer-oriented and solutions-focused. This position is crucial to the success of our academic units in delivering the best possible educational experience for students.


Essential Functions


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions:


  1. Supervise instructional designers and provide coaching and support.
  2. Provide project management for the building, publishing, maintenance, and archiving of all courses in the LMS.
  3. Collaborate and engage with faculty subject matter experts to design and build high-quality online course templates in the LMS.
  4. Identify opportunities to incorporate various pedagogical methods and technologies to increase student and faculty presence and engagement.
  5. Perform quality reviews to ensure compliance with University standards for course design, copyright and accessibility laws, and accreditation requirements.
  6. Develop and deliver workshops, webinars, and training materials to promote effective use of Canvas and instructional technologies.
  7. Primary responsibility for daily review, response, and escalation of Canvas-related and other instructional technology service requests.
  8. Assist faculty with LMS course maintenance and work with IT on LMS performance problems.
  9. Serve as the primary business process expert for Canvas integrations with 3rd party educational software solutions and work closely with IT to support integrations with the University SIS system (CX) or other critical LETU databases.
  10. Work with vendors and technical support teams to resolvecomplex issues.
  11. Conduct research and stay current with the latest trends and best practices in course design and instructional technology.
  12. Evaluate and recommend instructional technology solutions that align with broader institutional goals and initiatives in collaboration with the Dean for Nontraditional Education and other departments.

Must possess an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and be committed to service at a dynamic, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. The qualified candidate must have prior experience in instructional design, instructional technology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills and demonstrated knowledge of educational technologies and systems, including expertise with Canvas. This highly motivated team player will have excellent supervisory, problem-solving, project management, and customer service skills and demonstrate an ability to adapt to changing demands and instructional needs in a dynamic organization. Master’s degree and prior experience with online learning required.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.

A review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until filled.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4171.

Applications are required and are available from Send completed application and current resume to:

LeTourneau University
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address:


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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