Call for Applicants: Digital Media Learning Coordinator

Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow/Visiting Instructor Position

Digital Media Learning Coordinator

Applications Due: April 17, 2018

Decision expected: end of term

Funding: The position will be compensated at the level of the TA or TF position that the successful applicant would/might otherwise hold. If awarded to a graduate student with a Visiting Instructor position, the DMLC responsibilities represent two course releases (1 in spring, 1 in fall)

Position Description:

The University of Pittsburgh English Department invites applications for the position of Digital Media Learning Coordinator (DMLC). This one-year position (Fall 2018-Spring 2019) is a unique opportunity to learn about and implement digital approaches in humanities research and pedagogy. The ideal candidate for this position will begin with strong experience in one or more areas of digital media (composition in audio or video formats, web design, writing in online environments, social media, video games, computational humanities, or digital pedagogy practice and theory) and will build on that foundation throughout the duration of the position through independent work and by working with the Digital Media Lab Director. The DMLC provides technology consultations and tutorials to the department, organizes departmental events, helps develop web-based materials supporting departmental uses of digital methods, and covers additional administrative duties related to the department’s Digital Media Lab. Additionally, the DMLC will have a role in the Spring 2019 digital pedagogy practicum, which serves graduate students in the department.


Graduate students from all four programs in the English Department are welcome to apply for this position. MFA candidates should be in their first or second years. PhD candidates should be in their third year or beyond. To apply, you must be have secured or be under consideration for a 2018-19 TA/TF or VI appointment. The DMLC position is not separately funded but rather is an assignment awarded to a graduate student with TA/TF or VI position.

To Apply:
Create a folder for the application materials and share with Matt Lavin ( Each applicant should add to the Box folder by the deadline the following materials:

  • An application letter (single-spaced) addressing your goals for the position
  • A current CV
  • A teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a complete set of OMETS for one class, and syllabi for 1-2 courses with digital media components (preferably courses you’ve taught). If possible, please also include in your portfolio two sample assignments focused on digital media that you have designed (preferably assignments you’ve used), and links to two examples of student work.

Further questions about the structure of the position can be sent to Digital Media Lab Director Matt Lavin (