Head of Digital Learning and Scholarship

at Trinity College
Published October 7, 2022
Location Hartford, Connecticut
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2782
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 63,400
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 98,200
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

Head of Digital Learning and Scholarship

 

Department: LITS

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Hours per Week: 40

FLSA Determination: Exempt

Weeks per Year: 52

Open Date: 10/05/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Trinity College is seeking a Head of Digital Learning & Scholarship to join the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division, a forward-thinking and merged IT, library, and data team. The Head of Digital Learning & Scholarship will join our community at an exciting time, as we reimagine our technology systems to support student success as part of our ambitious Summit Strategic Plan. LITS is a key partner in academic and co-curricular programming, collaborating closely with Academic Affairs to align technology to promote innovative teaching, learning, and research in the liberal arts. Trinity College prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their work.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Libraries & Distinctive Collections, the Head of Digital Learning & Scholarship is responsible for Trinity’s Digital Liberal Arts strategy and associated programs that ensure effective technology-enabled pedagogy, scholarly research, and successful implementation of instructional design initiatives across the curriculum. The Head serves as a member of the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division’s leadership team and assists with organizational management, strategic planning, and fostering an inclusive, high-performing, collaborative, and innovative merged division.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide institutional leadership for the Digital Liberal Arts at Trinity.
    • Collaborate with key campus partners to define the vision and goals.
    • Promote strategies for technology-enabled pedagogies that enhance teaching and learning and align to the college’s overarching strategic objectives.
  • Provide leadership for the digital learning and scholarship team in support of the effective use of technology in instruction, scholarly research, and knowledge production.
  • Foster digital scholarship projects that utilize data science and other STEM research, arts and humanities research and leverage library collections to support faculty and students in their research and scholarly activities.
  • Partner with the Learning Space Manager and Media Technology Specialist to design and assess Trinity’s technology-enabled classrooms, labs, and studios.
  • Lead the development of assessment models, rubrics and other tools to measure the efficacy of technology-enabled teaching and instructional design across the curriculum.
  • Implement and manage a continual assessment and improvement process for the Digital Learning Team in collaboration with team members.
  • Work with the Associate Vice President of Libraries & Distinctive Collections to develop and administer the team budget and allocate resources effectively.
  • Participate in professional networks to maintain current knowledge of best practices and future trends in all areas related to the Digital Learning & Scholarship Team, including but not limited to instructional design, inclusive pedagogy, digital scholarship, and data services.
  • Encourage experimentation and risk-taking as part of professional growth and innovation.
  • Serve on college-wide working groups, project teams, and committees as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in instructional design or academic technology, with knowledge of pedagogical principles and practices.
  • Proven ability to build and manage high-performing projects and professional teams.
  • Experience designing and delivering high quality faculty development programming.
  • Proficiency with applications and technologies used in teaching, learning, and scholarship.
  • Experience with instruction or training in a classroom or online course setting.
  • Commitment to continuous assessment and improvement with experience identifying, establishing and reporting on learning, project, and team-based metrics and outcomes.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information in a compelling and empowering way.
  • Strong commitment to building relationships within teams and across an organization.
  • Willingness to build awareness and support for digital learning and scholarship programs and services in face-to-face and virtual environments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access; knowledge of cultural competency with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in any field and professional certification or advanced degree in instructional design, educational technology, librarianship, online teaching and learning, or a related field
  • Background in a Liberal Arts Discipline.
  • Experience leading a team of instructional designers, librarians, and/or educational technologists.
  • Experience leading change management initiatives.
  • Experience collaborating and working across reporting lines to achieve goals.

All applicants must apply online at https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2782 by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.