Director of the Digital Literacy Center
Created in 2009,
Undergraduate Studies (US) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
fosters a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success by promoting
learner success and persistence, enhancing faculty/staff engagement and
development, and cultivating integrative and collaborative learning.
Professionals in US work collaboratively and interdependently, both
internally and externally, to offer comprehensive academic support, sustain
high impact undergraduate pedagogy, create complementary faculty/staff
development and engagement, implement innovative technological practices,
and explore meaningful intersections between scholarship and
interdisciplinary learning. US
especially seeks interactive working relationships with our campus and
community colleagues to create a community dedicated to learning and
scholarship. US pledges to
function organically, constantly seeking and manifesting realignments and
new approaches in order to most ably respond to evolving responsibilities,
opportunities and necessities.
Guided by our mission, values, vision, and current strategic areas, US
further promises to create an inclusive and transparent environment of high
energy and great expectations, with unwavering mutual respect for all
The newly established Digital
Literacy Center (http://digitalliteracycenter.uncg.edu/)
is located inside Jackson Library’s
Digital Media Commons. The DLC
is part of the Multiliteracy Centers, which include Writing and Speaking
Centers. The DLC is an integral
part of a new initiative, funded in part by a U.S. Department of Education
Title III—Strengthening Institutions grant to the Undergraduate Studies unit
at UNCG. The grant will permit
UNCG to enhance its provision of excellent educational services to its low
income and diverse population.
Specifically, through a combination of developmental advising, digital
literacy, and targeted faculty development, UNCG will promote self-efficacy
among students. Advancing digital rhetorical skill among the students and
faculty is seen by UNCG and the US division as an integral component in this
Reporting to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies or his designee, the Director
of the Digital Literacy Center position is a full-time, 10-month
While initial funding for this position is grant supported, the position
subsequently will be funded by the University on a permanent basis.
Teaching assignments are possible but will require approval
of the Dean.
The Director will be responsible for all
activities of the Digital Literacy Center for both students and faculty.
The DLC’s faculty and student staff will support the development of
digital literacy for their fellow students and faculty by providing them
with the following: 1) a support
framework for digitally integrated reading, speaking, listening, research,
and critical thinking; 2) a collaborative instructional environment; 3)
access to digital technologies for all, but especially for disadvantaged,
lower income, minority, rural student populations who may not otherwise have
access; 4) resources to allow innovative work; 5) facilities to accommodate
a variety of learning styles; and, 6) support for the development of more
effective and sophisticated digital assignments and projects.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Design, implement and maintain a curricular,
pedagogical, and institutional direction for the DLC that meets the needs of
UNCG’s students, faculty, and staff.
•Develop and maintain DLC pedagogy that
supports the “Access to Education and Student Success” section of the UNCG
Strategic Plan, including access for non-native speakers, transfer and
non-traditional students, at-risk, and online populations.
•Supervise, monitor, and evaluate DLC staff in
all efforts, including ongoing staff training, Online DLC development,
faculty workshop development, and course-specific workshop development.
•Train and teach undergraduate and graduate
staff to serve as digital literacy consultants.
•Provide and maintain an organizational system
that recruits and trains up to 50or more student-staff members across a five
•Maintain and analyze records and create annual
reports, making them available as necessary to students, faculty, staff, and
•Participate in assessment initiatives for DLC
services and faculty development workshops.
• Advise individual faculty members to improve
the teaching of communication in their discipline.
•Develop and maintain the Online DLC, grounded
in multimodal composition theory and pedagogy.
•Secure funding for operation, equipment, and
personnel for the terrestrial and online DLCs and their summer services.
•Staff, train, and supervise summer DLC
•Masters required, doctorate preferred, in
appropriate field (e.g. Media Studies, Rhetoric, Composition,
•Significant training, research, and
publication in digital communication pedagogies.
•Administrative experience in
digital, writing, speaking, or other similar peer consultation center
•Undergraduate teaching experience required.
•Familiarity with current technologies used to
support innovative teaching practices requiring digital communication.
•Significant outreach, especially workshop
•Ability to work with faculty and students in a
variety of disciplines.
Please submit electronically a
letter of interest, c.v., and contact information for three professional
references to Dr. Stephen R. Yarbrough at
Review of applications will begin immediately with a
closing date of January 2, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
August 1, 2013
One of the 17 campuses in the University of North
Carolina System, UNCG is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research
university with high research activity.
It was established in 1891 and became coeducational in 1963.
Enrollment is approximately 18,500 students, including over 3,500
graduate students. The UNCG
campus is adjacent to a historic neighborhood one mile from downtown
Greensboro, a city of nearly 260,000 in the Piedmont Triad region of North
Carolina. The Triad of
Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point has a population of approximately
1.6 million and enjoys an excellent quality of life.
The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As
such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic
minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual
minority groups and others who would enrich the University’s mission.
UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.