The Instructional Technologist is a member of a team-oriented staff and shares in the responsibility of providing the St. Olaf community with instructional technology services. The Instructional Technologist assists students and faculty in developing digital humanities projects related to text analysis, digital publications, GIS, multimedia collections, and online exhibitions. In collaboration with IT and Library staff, the Instructional Technologist provides digital humanities training to faculty, staff, and students via workshops, learning communities, and summer institutes. Other important duties include evaluating and selecting digital technologies, supervising DH student interns and serving as the IT Staff Liaison to a selection of academic departments.
This is a four-year position funded by the Mellon “Digital Humanities on the Hill” grant. The Instructional Technologist reports to the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred (BA/MA in a humanities field, BS/MS in education, instructional design or a social sciences field, or MLS/MLIS).
- 2-4 years of experience providing technical support in an educational setting, teaching in a classroom or a workshop setting, and working with digital humanities projects.
- Strong background in supporting Windows/Mac OS and Microsoft Office applications.
- Proficient with technologies commonly used in digital humanities projects, such as text encoding, digital publications, GIS, multimedia editing, web publishing, and online exhibitions.
- Demonstrated experience planning and managing digital humanities or other curricular projects with a team of faculty members, librarians, and IT staff.
- Proficient with academic software applications, including course management systems, statistics packages, multimedia applications, web publishing/blogging platforms, and other technologies used in higher education learning environments.
- Experience with 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.
- Effective communication, presentation, and project management skills.
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities and technologies and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
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About St. Olaf College:
St. Olaf College, a residential campus with nearly 3000 students, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-five graduation majors, 27 intercollegiate sports, a world-renowned music program and a nationally recognized commitment to international study help St. Olaf fulfill its mission to develop and nurture mind, body and spirit.
St. Olaf is located in the picturesque community of Northfield, Minnesota, approximately forty miles south of the Twin Cities, an urban center of 3.7 million and considered the Capital for the Arts in the Upper Midwest. The area provides numerous options for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts and exposure to a diversity of cultures, interests, and lifestyles.