Digital Liberal Arts Specialist

Grinnell College seeks a talented digital specialist to work with faculty and students in integrating digital media with liberal arts scholarship and teaching in a highly selective undergraduate, residential college.  Key responsibilities will include the promotion of faculty and student creativity in the use of digital technology in an innovative, inquiry-led curriculum, and support for student and faculty research.  Grinnell College has just embarked on a four-year, Mellon Foundation-funded collaboration with the University of Iowa to create and learn from humanities-centered collaborations in the digital liberal arts. Recent technology initiatives at Grinnell include a college-wide publishing and exhibition platform called Digital Grinnell (, based on open-source software; and the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL, which helps students and faculty members integrate data analysis, visualization, and GIS into research and classroom work.

The specialist will report to the Associate Director (Academic Technology) as part of a team that works collaboratively with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, library faculty and staff, instructional technologists, and information technology services to promote innovative teaching and learning and the development of a vibrant undergraduate curriculum.

Qualifications include: a bachelor's degree (preferably in a liberal arts field); evidence of experience with technologies and standards commonly used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies; work experience in a higher-education setting.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should apply online by visiting our employment website at  Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and provide email addresses for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.


Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.



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