Digital Pedagogy Designer

Sherman, Grayson County
Jun 04, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Digital Pedagogy Designer, Austin College Austin College is accepting applications for a digital pedagogy designer responsible for providing support for a broad range of faculty-driven digital pedagogy projects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. These projects include those selected and awarded funding from a Mellon Foundation grant, “Collaborative Pedagogies in the Digital Age.” The designer consults with faculty members to identify, analyze and suggest opportunities for applying technologies to meet learning goals. The designer facilitates conversations, provides support, and works in partnership with faculty and students, serving as a resource for those exploring innovative uses of technologies to enhance teaching and learning. The designer provides workshops and individual instruction in associated technologies for faculty, students and staff members. The designer assists in developing means of assessing learning outcomes and creating new materials (especially digital networked tools) in support of digital pedagogy projects. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with credentials and experience. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. • Two or more years of experience teaching in a classroom or a workshop setting, working with digital pedagogy projects, and/or providing technical support in an educational setting. • Demonstrated experience with: o Data applications (e.g., text mining tools, GIS) o Multimedia production (e.g., digital storytelling, website design) o Web publishing/presentation (e.g., wikis, blogs, Omeka) o Academic software applications (e.g., Moodle) o Mobile devices and relevant apps for higher education • Familiarity with current classroom instructional equipment. • Experience designing and teaching workshops to groups, as well as providing technical assistance to individual faculty and students. • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively about the functional limitations and strengths of various technical platforms, programming/scripting languages, and relational databases. • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and technologies. • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment. • Effective communication, presentation, and project management skills. To Apply: Email letter of application, C.V., unofficial transcript(s), and other supporting materials you wish us to consider, and two recent letters of recommendation to Gayle Bowers (Administrative Assistant to the VPAA) at (preferred), or send them to Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Austin College, 900 N. Grand Ave., Suite 6D, Sherman, TX 75090-4400. Review of applications begins July 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the search, you may contact the Principal Investigator for the Mellon grant, Dr. Patrick Duffey at Located in North Texas, Austin College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college of approximately 1,300 students. Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.