Director of Educational Technology

The Templar School of Education at Johnson University invites applications for the position of full-time Director of Educational Technology on the campus of Johnson University Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) beginning Fall 2020. Successful candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Education or related field of study, a strong commitment to teaching, and a commitment to Johnson University’s mission, core values, and statement of faith. Teaching experience in the elementary and middle grades in educational technology is preferred.

Job Summary

The Director of Educational Technology (DET) holds a full-time faculty position that includes responsibilities in both teaching and administration. The DET works closely with the Director of International Relations (DIR) and International Teacher Education to supervise relationships between the Templar School of Education and partner schools in the People’s Republic of China. The DET holds primary responsibility for academic programs and services, while the DIR focuses on partnership development and student support. The Director of Technology reports to the Dean of the Templar School of Education.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching: Teach graduate-level courses, as assigned, in on-ground, online, and/or hybrid formats.

Administration: Serve on the Dean’s Cabinet, which consists of the Dean of the School of Education (chair), Director of Undergraduate Education, Director of Graduate Education, Director of International Teacher Education and Educational Technology, and Director of International Relations. The Cabinet oversees the academic functions of the School of Education, with each Director taking primary responsibility for efforts in his/her own division.

New Program Development

  • Assist with curriculum design and development of new academic programs (in cooperation with the Dean of the School of Education, School of Education Curriculum Team, and Assistant Provost for Distance Learning as applicable).
  • Assist in securing and maintaining program accreditation in cooperation with the Dean of the Templar School of Education.

Program Management

  • Assist and advise the Dean of the Templar School of Education in developing the academic calendar, master course schedule, faculty roster, classroom assignments, and other materials needed for a smooth, organized educational operation.
  • Cooperate with the Dean of the Templar School of Education, as well as Admissions and Advancement Departments, in the development and implementation of marketing and recruiting strategies.

Program Assessment and Revision

  • Advise and assist the Dean of the Templar School of Education to ensure that all academic programs reflect the mission, values, and educational objectives of Johnson University.
  • Work with the graduate Educational Technology faculty to continually revise the curriculum of the MAET and EdS degrees to ensure that it is kept current with the discipline.

Academic Policies

  • Advise the Dean of the Templar School of Education regarding the setting of academic policies, such as admission standards, grading policies, and graduation requirements.
  • Evaluate, along with English speaking teachers in China, the applications of Chinese educators for acceptance into the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program.

Faculty Oversight

  • Assist the Dean of the Templar School of Education, upon request, with locating, screening, interviewing, and hiring new faculty members, including adjuncts.
  • Provide faculty orientation, training, and mentoring as needed.
  • Assist the Dean of the Templar School of Education in creating a bilateral system of communication, conducting university business, building morale, and otherwise ensuring a coordinated effort in accomplishing Johnson’s educational mission.
  • Encourage and assist the facilitation of faculty professional development.
  • Advise teachers in the MAET program.

Staff Oversight

  • Assist the Dean of the School of Education with screening, interviewing, and hiring of support
  • Provide staff orientation, training, and mentoring as needed.
  • Encourage and assist with the facilitation of staff professional development.
  • Monitor the performance of support staff, ensuring a smooth, organized educational operation, and advise the Dean of the Templar School of Education if problems develop.

Student Relations

  • Cooperate with the Career Services Office in its efforts to help graduates find employment.
  • Assist the Dean of the Templar School of Education in leading faculty in developing meaningful “learning communities” for students in the School of Education.
  • Attend key student functions, such as Opening Convocation and Commencement.


  • Carry out additional duties assigned by the President, the Provost, or the Dean of the Templar School of Education.

Application Process

Initial Application: The following materials should be emailed to

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Documents Required for Semi-finalist Candidates: 

  • Official undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts
  • Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching. (Student evaluations, letter of recommendation, etc.)
  • A signed Statement of Faith.

Questions: Contact Dr. Roy Miller, Dean of the Templar School of Education, .

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Priority will be given to applicants who apply before February 29, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions on the basis of religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.