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Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology

Five Colleges, Incorporated, a consortium whose member institutions are Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and University of Massachusetts Amherst, is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology (hereinafter Coordinator). The Coordinator of Five College Blended Learning Instructional Technology is responsible for coordinating and providing support for a broad range of faculty-driven pilot projects (6-10 per year) exploring blended learning in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. These projects will have been selected and awarded funding from a grant supporting the Five College Blended Learning Project. The Coordinator consults with faculty members to identify, analyze and suggest opportunities for applying appropriate technologies to meet curricular and pedagogical goals through blended learning. The Coordinator facilitates conversations, coordinates support, and works in partnership with other information technology staff members of Five Colleges and the campuses and serves as a general resource and support person for faculty members and other instructional technology staff members at the campuses who are exploring and seeking innovative uses of technologies to enhance teaching and learning in humanities courses. The Coordinator provides workshops, individual instruction in associated technologies for faculty members, students and staff members at the campuses and Five Colleges. The Coordinator assists in developing means of assessing learning outcomes, creating new digital materials (print, video, audio, tools), and/or frameworks in support of blended learning pilots undertaken by teams of faculty members and staff members. This is a 3-year, grant funded position (June, 2014 – June, 2017). Salary range $60,000 – $75,000, depending on experience.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities: Five Colleges

With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Five Colleges, Incorporated invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities beginning in the academic year 2013-14. The position will be based at one of the consortium’s associated institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst). While the Ph.D. field and the eventual assigned department(s) are open, we especially seek candidates engaged in interdisciplinary work in the humanities who bring to their research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, and technical practice of digital technologies. Along with fluency in the intellectual and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities, we expect candidates to have experience in computational approaches to interpretation, whether the interpretive focus rests on performances, architectural or urban settings, texts, images, and/or other artifacts. Expertise could be in geographic information systems, visualization, text-mining or other modes of computer or internet-based work, as well as new modes of presenting work in electronic formats.