Educational Technologist

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development (ILEAD)

Role overview
The role of Educational Technologist is to contribute to the enhancement of the quality of learning and teaching across the University through the development and implementation of innovative e-Learning tools and solutions.

The Educational Technologist reports to the Manager, Educational Technologists Team.


  • Support the implementation of the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy in accordance with its relationship to Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).
  • Provide expert and specialist advice and guidance to academic staff in developing technology-assisted resources to support learning and teaching via one-to-one or group consultation and through training workshops.
  • Evaluate the development and impact of TEL across campus for the purpose of developing the University’s capacity in this regard.
  • Lead on the effective implementation of new learning technologies, social media and other web-based technologies across campus, using both on-line and blended learning approaches.
  • Assist with tasks relating to the development and administration of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (MOODLE).
  • Provide advice and guidance to faculty relating to the deployment of anti-plagiarism software and in their support to students in avoiding academic malpractice.
  • Work with the current Educational Technologist in providing advice and guidance to the Centre’s Instructional Design team (including staff located in academic departments) in the form of project oversight, technology recommendations and workflow development.
  • Assist in evaluating technology-informed teaching and research-led project funding proposals.
  • Engage with relevant committees, working groups and forums to raise awareness of service offerings, relevant pedagogic principles, share examples of best practice and highlight developments in the field.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Educational Developers to promote best practice in e-learning and blended learning.
  • Work collaboratively within the Institute of Leadership and Education Advanced Development and in particular, the EDU to contribute in achieving the strategic ambitions of the University in relation to academic enhancement and excellence in learning, teaching and research, and to contribute in achieving the EDU’s ongoing operational objectives.
  • Reflect on their own professional practice and keeps abreast with current developments in TEL through engagement with the wider community via subject associations, attendance and presentations at conferences, colloquiums and personal development days.
  • Willing to engage in personal development and training and change the focus of the role, where appropriate, to meet the changing needs of the University.
  • Carry out any other duties as required, commensurate with the role position and is required to develop the role in line with changes to ongoing University strategy.

This post is ongoing until filled.

Salary range is commensurate with experience and qualifications as are the related travel, housing and relocation allowances.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Manager, Educational Technologists Team at

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* Salary has been converted at the prevailing rate on the date placed