Emerging and Digital Literacy Instructional Designer
Job location: Van Pelt Library
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-21
University OverviewThe University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.Posted Job TitleEmerging and Digital Literacy Instructional DesignerJob Profile TitleInformation Technology Support Specialist BJob Description SummaryHoused in the Educational Technologies and Learning Management team at Penn Libraries the Emerging and Digital Literacy Instructional Designer will work closely with library and campus educational technology and IT colleagues to develop and promote effective and innovative pedagogical design using emerging and digital tools for in person, hybrid, and online instruction.Job Description
The Emerging and Digital Literacy Instructional Designer will design and facilitate workshops, templates, and learning modules grounded in learning theory, practice, and principles for librarians, faculty, instructors, and staff; and will promote the use of emerging and digital technologies among schools and centers. The ideal candidate will possess professional experience designing
online courses, teaching, and producing digital media in a higher education setting. S/he collaborates with colleagues across campus to leverage the role of digital and emerging literacies as well as evaluate and contribute to other emergent educational technology initiatives on campus.
·Work closely with the Educational Technology and Learning Spaces staff to design programming that increases student engagement with the Libraries and Library material
·Design and facilitate workshops, templates, and learning modules grounded in learning theory, practice, and principles for librarians, faculty, instructors, and staff;
·Promote the use of emerging and digital technologies among schools and centers.
·Collaborate with colleagues across campus to leverage the role of digital and emerging literacies
·Evaluate and contribute to other emergent educational technology initiatives on campus.
The ideal candidate will possess professional experience designing online courses, teaching, and producing digital media, and experimenting with learning and Emerging Technologies in a University Library or equivalent higher education setting.
Master's Degree in Library Information Science, Instructional Design, or a related field and related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Demonstrated experience supporting instructional technology within a college or university setting. The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively. Effective oral and written communication skills and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience supporting the use of technology in learning in a library setting strongly preferred.*** REQUIRED*** Please submit a resume and cover letter as one attachment when applying.Job Location - City, StatePhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / SchoolUniversity LibraryPay Range$42,953.00 - $113,435.00Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.