The Assistant Director of Technology at Brown Universityâ™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.
Bachelorâ™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.â‹
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. â‹
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Assistant Director of Language Resource Center
Center for Language Studies
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Internal Number: REQ152087
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