The Language Resource Center (LRC) is seeking an Educational Technology Specialist with a strong background in second language acquisition theory and practice to support the purposeful application of innovative and pedagogically appropriate technological approaches to language and intercultural teaching and learning. Specific responsibilities include:
*Assess language faculty pedagogical needs and expand current offerings, specifically with respect to digital technologies, effective instructional strategies, and second language acquisition (SLA) applications *Provide consultations and training for faculty related to digital technologies and SLA *Develop and implement a social media strategy *Collaborate with student interns on online advocacy campaign to raise awareness about the importance of language and intercultural learning *Support a core suite of tools in collaboration with the LRC Media Development Manager, including sound editing, video editing, audio recording technologies, video game technology, dubbing and subtitling, presentation tools, etc. *Monitor developments in the field of L2 pedagogy, instructional design, and technology in order to remain current on effective strategies and best practices in these fields *Other duties as requested by the LRC Director
The LRC is a hub for language innovation and collaboration at Cornell University. Our mission is to connect, support, and empower language learners and teachers. The LRC provides flexible physical and virtual spaces, facilitates access to resources, and advocates best practices. Our vision is to raise awareness of the value of language learning, leverage technology in service of cultural and social experiences, and grow the language community within and beyond Cornell. Learn more about the work of the LRC at https://lrc.cornell.edu
This position is full time, 12 months per year.
Bachelor's degree with up to 2 years of relevant work experience
Knowledge of educational theories and interest in applying technical expertise to solve educational challenges
Ability to work closely with diverse faculty members in a research university
Ability to identify and recommend appropriate instructional technologies
Must have sound judgment and sophisticated problem-solving, facilitation, and analytical thinking skills
Strong interpersonal communication, writing, and presentation skills
Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities
Well-developed multi-tasking ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgement
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to learn new skills
Strong collaboration skills, including listening skills and a commitment to inclusive practice
Master's degree and language teaching experience preferred
Programming and/or visual media skills (e.g., DSLR, Lightroom, Photoshop) desired
Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 22nd. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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