Cornell College
  • 23-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • $50,000-$55,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

full benefits package

Cornell College is accepting applications for a full-time Digital Liberal Arts Coordinator to begin on July 1, 2022.

The Digital Liberal Arts Coordinator works with faculty and students to integrate digital methods, applications, and media with liberal arts scholarship and teaching in a highly selective undergraduate residential college.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting faculty and student experimentation and creativity with digital technologies in an inquiry-based active learning curriculum, as well as providing support for student and faculty research.
  • Providing up-to-date faculty development in the digital liberal arts and humanities.
  • Collaborating with the Grant Writer, faculty, and Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) staff to identify and pursue grant opportunities.
  • Demonstrating a high level of experience with technologies, applications, and practices commonly used in higher education, especially within the digital liberal arts/humanities, including digital media production and editing, digital mapping and geospatial applications, text mining and analysis, and the development of websites for academic projects.
  • Coordinating a Digital Liberal Arts lab space.
  • Collaborating with faculty and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) consultants and librarians to identify and explore the academic and pedagogical implications of technological innovation as it relates to the liberal arts.
  • Fostering scholarly conversations about cultural, historical, and social intersections with academic technology.
  • Cooperating with the CTL consultants and librarians to share complementary expertise with students and faculty.
  • Participating in decisions of the College on the purchase of software and hardware to support the digital liberal arts.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Master's degree or equivalent background in digital studies, instructional technology, or related field. Has familiarity with trends and topics in digital liberal arts pedagogy, instructional design, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Skills in project management and documentation.

Preferred Skills

Teaching experience in higher education, preferably in a liberal arts context. An understanding of effective applications of technology to teaching and learning. Expertise in a web content management system, image editing software, presentation software, digital video and audio. Knowledge of web design principles. Strong teaching skills and commitment to service. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment. Excellent interpersonal communications skills. A commitment to lifelong learning and engagement with an actively changing technology landscape.

Application Process

The position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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