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Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video

Joshua Nelsonby on Aug 9, 2018
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, United States
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Library and Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically in the past decade, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and information technology departments. Since 2008, the organization, comprised of eighty-five staff members, has been led by Param Bedi, Vice-President for Library and Information Technology. Under his direction, Library and Information Technology's leadership team has helped usher in a new spirit - a paradigm shift that has moved the organization from transactional to transformational ( The division cherishes and carefully maintains its highly interactive work environment, and as such anticipates hiring a Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video who is committed to hard work, collegiality, and laughter as a member of a team-oriented group. In general, we seek colleagues who are naturally curious, exhibit an openness to our existing affinity for inclusion and diversity of all sorts, who possess a willingness to change, and who embrace all that is made possible through collaboration.

As a member of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Group, within the Library & Information Technology Division, the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to support the development and production of a wide range of audio, video and multimedia materials and projects. This includes serving as the primary contact for support issues related to media editing, production, storage, and delivery.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
• Responsible for the oversight of a dynamic digital media program that effectively supports faculty and students at all levels of expertise.
• Serves as a primary teaching resource for media-intensive courses focusing on media production and editing.
• Provides guidance to develop curricular projects with faculty that support Buckell's teaching and learning mission. Such course projects might include: digital essays, digital stories, animations, short documentaries, and interactive documentaries.
• Provides guidance to faculty members to facilitate digital scholarship projects (focused on audio and/or video) including: project vision and definition, advice about project scope, requirements, specification, and or design.
• Collaborates with faculty to explore audio and video technologies that may represent new opportunities for Bucknell faculty in the classroom, in support of student learning or scholarship.
• Trains and supervises student assistants who provide direct digital media production support and other advanced application support in the Digital Video Editing Lab.
• Participates in decisions about the priorities of various instructional technology projects.
• Keeps apprised of developments in the field, makes recommendations on new technologies and purchases.
• Coordinates, develops, organizes, and leads events and programs such as presentations, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and learning communities.
• Serves as project team member (as appropriate) for digital scholarship projects.
• Serves as project manager (as appropriate) for digital scholarship projects.
• Moves forward team, organization, and University strategic plans.

• Works closely with other L&IT teams (classroom support, tech services, equipment desk) to ensure that the Digital Video Editing Lab, One-Button Studio, classrooms, and loaner video equipment are properly configured, imaged, and functioning as expected.
• Documents faculty and student interactions to aid in resource planning.
• Highlights multimedia (video) projects by:
• Developing and maintaining content for our web showcase.
• Writing content for other venues such as The Next Page, L&IT Matters, and University Communications.
• Participates in and helps implement assessment efforts in the department.
• Demonstrates discipline and independent judgment in furthering departmental and L&IT initiatives.

The Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video must keep abreast of changing technologies and their application in higher education. Specifically, the specialist maintains a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in faculty outreach, instruction, information literacy/technology competency, blended learning, multi-media production, web technologies, digital scholarship, and desktop tools.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree
• 2 years of demonstrated work experience with audio and video production
• ability to write clear, accurate communications, and other documentation
• ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently
• experience planning and executing workshops or evidence of instruction and/or teaching
• effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness

An overview of the position including additional information about our video program (facilities, software etc.) can be found at: (pdf document)

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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