Grinnell College seeks a digital academic specialist to work with faculty and students to integrate digital technologies with liberal arts teaching and scholarship in a highly selective undergraduate residential college. Key responsibilities include promoting digital pedagogies in an innovative, inquiry-led curriculum, providing technical expertise and support in the implementation of digital applications and resources in faculty and student projects, and encouraging the imaginative use of technologies in teaching, learning, and research. The specialist will work as part of the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative (DLAC) within the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, and will partner with other DLAC team members, library faculty and staff, instructional technologists, and information technology services.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a liberal arts field. Demonstrated experience with technologies, applications, and standards commonly used in higher education and the digital liberal arts/humanities, such as digital media production and editing, digital mapping and geospatial applications, text mining and analysis, the development and maintenance of websites, and common scripting languages. Skills in project management and documentation.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in a liberal arts field. Teaching experience in higher education, preferably in a liberal art context. Master's degree or equivalent background in digital studies, instructional technology, or related field. Participation in professional communities of inquiry and practice in digital studies, academic technology, or digital pedagogy and design.
About Grinnell College
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.