The LLC Manager must be both a capable administrator and a knowledgeable technician. The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Center and therefore must have the professional and personal skills necessary to train and to supervise the student staff as well as work with the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in order to facilitate both student and faculty use of the Language Learning Center. In this context, the Manager assists faculty in implementing courseware, streaming video, and other support technologies while making sure that the existing technology in the Center is in good working order. The manager administers the budget and oversees an on-going planning process which facilitates the timely maintenance, repair, replacement, and upgrading of equipment so that the LLC stays abreast of changes in technology. The Manager actively keeps current with changes in technology and pedagogy, and assists the Department in doing so both through professional development and actively seeking grant support to keep the Center up to current standards as well as to keep it developing into the future for the best uses of Loyola University language and literature students. In order to accurately assess the developing relationship between the Center and the classroom, the Manager will teach two introductory or intermediate Spanish language courses per academic year.
The successful candidate will have a knowledge of and experience with instructional software, modern language broadcasts, network interfacing, and emerging as well as existing technologies. They will also work closely with the Office of Technology Services on campus and will investigate the possible transformation of the LLC into an official Testing Center for students taking online courses at other institutions. They will be familiar with placement exams and will have the ability to implement pedagogy-related projects.
The candidate must have at least an M.A. in Spanish and experience in educational technology. Desirable qualifications also include an M.A. or M.S. in Instructional Technology and/or the ability to teach another language taught in the department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian). The successful candidate must possess an awareness of and interest in high impact practices in line with the mission of Jesuit higher education.
Loyola University Maryland is a selective liberal arts university in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The university is committed to intellectual excellence and social justice as it prepares students for a diverse and changing world. Recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States, Loyola has a beautiful historic Evergreen campus in Baltimore and Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and about 2,000 students in its graduate programs. Loyola is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and seeks applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
For more information about this position or to apply, please go to https://careers.loyola.edu. Application review will begin on April 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.