The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) in the College of Arts, Languages & Letters is seeking a self-starting graduate student with a keen interest in learning design technology and program management. Our graduate assistantships open up opportunities to develop technical, pedagogical and administrative skills working with a dynamic group of language professionals in 23 U.S. institutions of higher education. Positions are contingent upon continuing availability of federal grant funds.

 

Duties:

1. Provide assistance with day-to-day operations of The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center).

2. Assist in the creation of simulations for language learning (Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, etc.), in the ongoing development and maintenance of the Flagship culture app and dashboard, and in the coordination and execution of Tech Center activities, which include annual events on the national stage.

3. Work as part of a team of educators on the day-to-day maintenance of online course management systems and various online applications for language learning as they relate to Tech Center projects.

4. May include maintaining websites, keep an active Tech Center presence in social media, participating and assisting in the organization of faculty development activities and student gatherings, face-to-face and online.

5. Participate in weekly Tech Center meetings and keep regular weekly work hours on site (due to COVID-19, GA duties are currently performed remotely).

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Classified graduate status in foreign languages, SLS, linguistics, educational technology, or related fields;

2. Excellent organizational and communication skills;

3. Familiarity with basic principles of instructional design;

4. Working knowledge of online learning technologies;

5. Demonstrated ability to design and create instructional materials (portfolio or classwork accepted as evidence);

6. Ability to provide technical support and guidance to users regarding computer applications and operating procedures;

7. Ability to organize and lead online meetings, workshops or webinars.

 

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Academic interest in language teacher development or project management;

2. Ability to work effectively in evolving projects that may at times be ambiguous or have little structure;

3. Demonstrated ability to design and develop web pages;

4. Familiarity with social media technologies and email newsletter/automation software (e.g. MailChimp);

5. Experience storyboarding instructional materials;

6. Familiarity with rapid prototyping strategies;

7. Familiarity and/or experience with image, sound and video editing software;

8. Working competency in a language other than English, preferably a Flagship language;

9. Knowledge of HTML and web design.

 

Work Schedule: 20 hours per week maximum; Monday-Friday; work hours between 8:00am-5:00pm (with some flexibility). 11-month GAships are on duty year round with 21 off-duty days annually. Start date is January 3, 2022.

 

Salary Information:¬†Master’s – $22,140 (step 8); PhD – $23,028 (step 9)
To begin January 2022, salary commensurate with degree standing, extension contingent upon funding availability and satisfactory performance.

 

How to Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, CV, completed application form (https://thelanguageflagship.tech/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Fall-2021-Tech-Center-GA-application-form.docx) and a copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire) to Angela Haeusler at tech.center@hawaii.edu.

We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, November 22nd, 2021, at noon (HST) and continue until the positions are filled.