The Assistant Director of Technology at Brown University’s Language Resource Center (LRC) will play a lead role in collaborations around instructional design and innovative uses of technology in language teaching and learning. The Assistant Director will:
- work closely with colleagues in instructional technology and at the library to provide resources, professional development, training opportunities and services to language faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
- work closely with undergraduates on event programming for the enhancement of language learning.
- oversee operations of the Language Resource Center (LRC), a campus hub for language teaching and learning, including day-to-day operations of the LRC classroom, office, and open space.
- strengthen the mission of the Center for Language Studies (CLS) to promote excellence in language teaching and learning within the CLS and across multiple departments.
- this position may be able to teach a section of a foreign language beginning or intermediate course, depending on qualifications and enrollments
Note: This is a 10-month full-time position.
- Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years or more of experience in foreign language technologies, multimedia and web technology, placement testing and with multilingual computing issues, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
- An advanced Degree (M.A. or higher) preferably in instructional design, educational technology, or second language acquisition; is preferred.
- Experience in foreign language technologies, multimedia and web technology, placement testing and with multilingual computing issues.
- Expertise to design and lead workshops with and for language faculty and graduate students on innovative ways to integrate technology into language teaching.
- Ability to coordinate and arrange with academic coordinator student workers to lead tutoring hours and undergraduate programming.
- Technical requirements preferred include: Expertise and experience in implementing and/or supporting curricular or classroom-oriented technologies, such as learning management systems (Canvas), web conferencing (Zoom, Cisco, AdobeConnect), distance learning, video/audio editing software (Audacity, iMovie, AdobeSpark, Audition, Premiere, Camtasia), blogs, discussion tools, digital storytelling, web conferencing (Zoom, Cisco), Panopto, digitization of materials, subtitling, podcasts, online language placement testing.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal, managerial, administrative and organizational skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability in project management.
- Experience in some aspect of online teaching preferred.
- Experience in researching and willingness to stay informed of new technologies.
- Proficiency in one or more languages besides English preferred.
- Experience in teaching or learning a foreign language in a classroom setting preferred.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter that includes a description of current or past technology-related project related to the teaching and learning of a foreign language, a CV or resume, and the names and contact information of 3 references. . Review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.
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