Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist
Library & IT
As a member of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Group, the
Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist collaborates with
faculty, staff, and students to utilize technological solutions in
the fulfillment of teaching, learning, and research objectives. The
Specialist contributes to faculty and staff development by
organizing events such as workshops, learning communities, and
seminars on topics of relevance to the Bucknell community, as well
as by vetting new technologies and communicating their findings to
the University. The Specialist has an opportunity to make a real
difference across campus, has the capacity to learn digital
scholarship tools and pedagogies, and may serve as a liaison to one
or more departments. This position reports to the Manager,
Instructional Technology. All Library & Information Technology
staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment
to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Library and Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified
organization that has evolved dramatically, shedding over time many
of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and
information technology departments. Library & Information
Technology takes pride in its accomplishments and its important
role at Bucknell. Staff members are committed to professionalism,
excellence and service through: innovation and creativity;
collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; trust and
trustworthiness; and communication and transparency.
- Implement emerging technologies that may foster new modes of
learning and scholarship in collaboration with faculty, students,
- Provide support to faculty and students for (some of the)
instructional technologies currently in use at Bucknell. May
include Wordpress, Moodle, Zoom, iClicker, Kaltura Mediaspace,
Gradescope, GIS, audio / video production, etc.
- Participate in the academic technology/instructional
technology/digital scholarship profession at both the national and
- Determine what practices/tools at other institutions are worth
examining and potentially implementing at Bucknell.
- Share information about L&IT's achievements and challenges
as related to their role as digital pedagogy & scholarship
- Develop knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and
best practices in outreach, instruction, information
literacy/technology competency, blended learning, multi-media
production, web technologies, digital scholarship, and desktop
- Provide specialized instruction, advice, and guidance to
faculty and students in the application of technology in teaching,
learning, and research.
- Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to explore new
- Coordinate, develop, organize, and lead events and programs
such as presentations, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and
- Provide initial guidance to faculty members to facilitate
digital scholarship and pedagogy projects, including: project
vision and definition, advice about project scope, requirements,
specification, and or design; serves as project manager or team
member (as appropriate) for digital scholarship projects.
- Collaborate with Research Services librarians to promote
information and digital literacies and resources across
- Actively identifies possible points of collaboration with other
areas within Library & Information Technology and other
stakeholders across campus.
- Support other members of the Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship
team in providing coverage to the campus community.
- Collaborate with Library and IT staff on building community and
establishing the Library as a central site of scholarly
- Serve on appropriate campus committees as representative of
Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship and/or Library & IT.
- Attend academic department lectures, colloquiums, etc.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Graduate degree in a related field (Educational Technology,
MLIS, or related field) or bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2
years experience teaching or working with instructional
- Demonstrated desire to learn technologies related to teaching
and learning in higher education
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
- Demonstrated effective oral, written and interpersonal
communication skills; ability to write clear, accurate
communications and other documentation
- Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines
- Capacity to learn how to analyze data and make local decisions
based on national and local trends and to design processes that
enhance services while maximizing university resources
- Enthusiasm for teaching, and capacity to learn how to
effectively plan and execute workshops and other
- Exempt employees are required to work as much time as is
necessary to fulfill the requirements of the position without
additional compensation, even if the work is performed beyond
“normal” work hours.
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/496740/digital-pedagogy-scholarship-specialist
- Classroom teaching experience
- Higher education work experience