Curricular Technology Specialist

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Created: March 19, 2010


This is not, strictly speaking, a library job, but I hope it might be of interest to some on this list. Please forgive me if you feel this is off-topic.




Julia Bauder

Data Services Librarian

Grinnell College Libraries

1111 Sixth Ave.

Grinnell, IA 50112




Curricular Technology Specialist

Grinnell College, a residential liberal arts college, seeks a Curricular Technology Specialist (CTS) to support faculty use of instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning in classroom settings and as a supplement to the classroom.

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*Responsibilities: *The Curricular Technology Specialists (CTSs) work individually, as a team, and in concert with librarians, information technology staff, and academic technical support assistants to provide excellent support for the integration of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The CTSs work with teams to develop and offer creative workshops for faculty members to encourage advancements in teaching and scholarship facilitated by technology, contribute to maintaining an effective curricular technology infrastructure, and engage with the broader curricular technology community nationwide. The CTSs report to an Associate Dean of the College and to the Director of Information Technology Services.


*Qualifications: *Bachelor's degree and experience required; a demonstrable record of experience and expertise in instructional technology; excellent oral, written, quantitative, technical and visual communication skills; an ability to convey technical concepts effectively to different constituencies at a level appropriate to the audience; and an understanding of the mission of a residential liberal arts college.


*Preferred Qualifications: *Graduate degree, teaching experience, experience working with faculty integrating technology into the curriculum, and experience using quantitative analysis.

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*About Grinnell College: *Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a highly selective residential liberal arts college that enrolls 1500 students who come from every state and 50 countries around the world. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. Grinnell College is consistently evaluated as among the finest residential liberal arts colleges in the nation. Capitalizing on a student/faculty ratio of 9:1, the College's curricular and research programs incorporate active learning and collaborative work between students and faculty, a strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research, and an increasing focus on interdisciplinary study.

*About Grinnell: *The town of Grinnell provides an appealing setting for living and learning. An active local foods movement, well-preserved architectural gems, an excellent regional medical center, well-supported day-care and pre-school programs, the Galaxy teen center, good schools, vibrant community arts organizations, downtown coffee shops and cinema, and distinctive shops and restaurants reflect a strong local commitment to a high quality of life. Abundant local parks, nearby prairie preserves and woodlands, idyllic country roads, and a six-mile bicycle path from town to the lake and trail system of Rock Creek State Park provide opportunities for enjoyable outdoor recreation. It is less than an hour's drive to Des Moines and about an hour to Iowa City, a vibrant community with a renowned state university, well-developed arts scene, and outstanding teaching hospital. The urban amenities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago are all accessible within a four- to five-hour drive.**

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*Application Process: *Please submit applications online by visiting our employment website at Applicants must complete the online application form and attach their cover letter, resume and three employment-related references. Paper applications and resumes will no longer be accepted. Please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources at 641-269-4818 with questions. Position will remain open until filled.

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Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at

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Julia Bauder


Published: Friday, March 19, 2010 10:15 UTC

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