Computing & Information Services
Technologist (Foreign Language)
Department: Instructional Technology Services
Reports to: Instructional Technology Manager
Classification: Regular, half-time, Grade 8
Updated: November 3, 2011
The Foreign Language Instructional Technologist maintains close collaboration with foreign language faculty, students, and the Instructional Technology Manager to facilitate selection, creation, and effective use of current and new technologies in support of teaching and learning. She/he consults with faculty to understand their needs and to assess the outcomes of using specific technologies for language learning. She/he works closely with other CIS staff to customize and test instructional tools and plays a major role in providing documentation and training for these tools.
- Identify and evaluate foreign language learning resources, web-based cultural materials, and other electronic resources that enhance language learning and teaching.
- Proactively communicate with foreign language faculty to make them aware of existing and emerging technological resources.
- Deploy and maintain relevant electronic resources for use in the Language Lab and make these resources available for student and faculty use outside the Lab as needed.
- Assist students and faculty in use of the hardware, software, and other electronic resources in the Language Lab.
- Provide hands-on instruction and training workshops for faculty.
- Develop and maintain documentation in support of instructional technologies.
- Supervise student assistants and drop-in tutors for the Language Lab.
- Maintain currency on the uses of technology in language learning and teaching by developing key contacts at professional organizations and other schools, tracking current literature, and learning and evaluating emerging technologies.
- Experience with academic technologies, especially in the area of foreign language learning, on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
- Demonstrated interest in language acquisition and pedagogy.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong service orientation.
- Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability and desire to keep skills and knowledge current in a rapidly changing field.
- Working knowledge of one or more of the languages taught at Reed (Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish).
- Experience in language teaching at the postsecondary level is preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in a foreign language, educational technology, or a related field; advanced degree is preferred.
- Knowledge of computing in a liberal arts environment.