In addition to submitting your application to the University system, please forward the following directly to the LRC hiring committee, [email protected]
portfolio and/or samples of your work (urls, cds, dvd, lesson plans, etc) as well as an explanation of your role and contribution to project; include workshop materials/documentation if applicable
a short written personal statement (not more than one page) on the role of technology in foreign language teaching and learning
Review of applications will begin February 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Target start date is April 1, 2021.
The University of Michigan Language Resource Center (LRC) seeks an instructional technology expert who is a creative, user-centered, energetic individual to provide leadership, vision and technical expertise/support to the development and implementation of strategies for the use of technology in enhancing instructional activities for University of Michigan foreign language, literature, and culture courses. Additionally, we seek a team-oriented person with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Support and coordinate the creation and development of effective, engaging, and high-quality video and multimedia learning resources in collaboration with faculty and the instructional learning team, this may include providing consultation, individual training, workshops, as well as hands on production.
Develop and produce pedagogically sound video content based on best practices for world language instruction. Collaborate with instructors and instructional learning team on storyboards and planning documents to facilitate effective integration of online learning content, learning management system, slides, and student assessment. Knowledge and understanding of production of instructional video is key to this position.
Develop documentation on instructional media strategies, appropriate uses of instructional media and best practices.
Maintain appropriate files and records, including archival plan based on industry best practice. Responsible for the coordination between media production and instructional design.
Offer day to day support of faculty integrating digital video into the learning management system, in collaboration with LRC library staff, and aligned with University copyright policies.
Evaluate and recommend software, hardware, audio/visual equipment, and peripherals for incorporation into LRC media lab and video studio. Work in studio shoots and on location.
Participate in campus-wide instructional technology collaborations and programming, disseminating information and developing best practice standards.
Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years work experience in instructional technology, instructional design, information science, or related field.
We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following: experience with and understanding of foreign language pedagogy; the ability to learn, adapt and evolve with technology and pedagogy; the ability to analyze and align technology solutions with instructional needs, current educational and technological trends, as well as departmental, college and campus-wide goals/priorities and campus infrastructure; the ability to work in both Mac and Windows-based environments; general knowledge of copyright issues in the realm of education; leadership, delegation and direction of a team consisting of faculty, students and staff; able to work productively under pressure with multiple priorities; excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively with people at varying levels of computer literacy; and the ability to establish collaborative working relationships at all levels of the University is required.
Masters degree with 3 to 5 years work experience in instructional technology, instructional design, foreign language pedagogy, or related field. Experience teaching language literature or culture to adult learners. Experience studying, living, or working abroad.
Salary range: $47,500 to $63,000
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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