Academic Technologist

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Department: Information Technology Services
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Information Technology Service

Benefits Eligible?

Pay Classification: Exempt (Salaried)

Month Worked Per Year: 12 Months

Hours per week:40

Position FTE: 1.00

Pay Grade Exempt: Grade 11 or 12 (Dependent on the skills, education and experience of the pool of applications)

Position Overview

This entry level position in central IT is situated in two main areas of Academic Technology:  the learning management system (LMS) and the digital presence platform Carleton offers students, faculty and staff.  In this position, the candidate will help administer and maintain the LMS and its use by faculty through ensuring ongoing stability, regular updates, and custom solutions for innovative use of the system.  In addition, this position will manage users, digital spaces, and databases in the digital presence platform primarily Wordpress-based but also including other tools like Omeka or Scalar to allow for flexible digital presence design.  This position is part of a team of 7, supporting teaching, learning, and research technologies for 270 Carleton faculty.  In addition, this position will participate working on digital scholarship projects.  While work is designed for regular business hours, some flexibility in hours is possible, and the occasional off-hour work may be required.  Work tends to happen in a standard office environment.

Carleton’s Academic Technologists specialize in the application of information technologies to higher education, and are dedicated to supporting faculty, staff and students who strive to achieve excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship through innovation, collaboration, and creative solutions. Academic Technologists work closely with various academic research and support entities, on and off campus, to provide coordinated and effective support.

Education/Experience/Skills (supported by job duties):

Please note that this position is posted at two grade levels: Grade 11 and Grade 12. To be considered, you must meet the appropriate criteria for the grade levels.

Must meet one of the following required for Grade 11

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Education, Instructional Design).


  • Associate degree and two years of full-time relevant work experience.


  • High school diploma/ GED and four years of full-time relevant work experience.

Must meet one of the following required for Grade 12

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of full-time relevant work experience.


  • Associate degree and four years of full-time relevant work experience.


  • High school diploma/ GED and six years of full-time relevant work experience.

 At both levels you must meet the following required experience and skills:

  • Experience with WordPress, Moodle and PHP
  • Basic knowledge of SQL databases, sufficient to query and troubleshoot
  • Basic understanding of web design
  • Basic proficiency with CSS, HTML
  • Communication and customer service skills appropriate for Carleton's diverse student body, faculty, and staff
  • Self-direction in a small, lightly supervised, flat team environment and curiosity to learn and problem solve individually and collaboratively
  • Commitment to equity, specifically universal design principles of learning (UDL)
  • Familiarity with principles of digital scholarship & the digital humanities       

For a detailed information on job duties and requirements please click here Academic Technologist

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Friday, May 21, 2021 Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level staff position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  


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