Human Resources

Computing and Information Services

Instructional Technologist

Founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, Reed College is one of the country’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience. Reed College is devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and is governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity. The goal of the Reed education is that students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry and expression. Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We seek an Instructional Technologist to join our institution.

Position Summary
The Instructional Technologist maintains close collaboration with faculty, students, and Instructional Technology Services staff to facilitate selection, creation, and effective use of current and new technologies in support of teaching and learning, with particular attention to the use of technology in language acquisition, literary studies, and humanities computing. She/he consults with faculty to understand their needs and to assess the outcomes of using specific technologies. She/he works closely with other Computing and Information Services and library staff to customize and test instructional tools and plays a major role in providing documentation and training for these tools.

This is a half-time, exempt position. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation (22 days per year) and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse.

Essential Functions

  • Proactively communicate with faculty to make them aware of existing and emerging technological resources.
  • Provide hands-on instruction and training workshops for faculty.
  • Develop and maintain documentation in support of instructional technologies.
  • Collaborate with CIS and library staff to provide support for digital humanities projects.
  • Identify and evaluate foreign language learning resources, web-based cultural materials, and other electronic resources that enhance language learning and teaching.
  • Deploy and maintain relevant electronic resources for use in the language lab and make these resources available for student and faculty use outside the lab as needed.
  • Assist students and faculty in use of electronic resources in the language lab.
  • Coordinate and supervise student workers and drop-in language tutors in the language lab.
  • Maintain currency on the uses of technology in teaching and learning by developing key contacts at professional organizations and other schools, tracking current literature, and learning and evaluating emerging technologies.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree, preferably in a foreign language, educational technology, or a related field; or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with academic technologies, especially in the areas of foreign language learning and humanities computing, on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
  • Preferred: Experience in language teaching at the postsecondary level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required 

  • Demonstrated interest in language acquisition, pedagogy, and digital scholarship.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, a strong service orientation, and ability and desire to keep skills and knowledge current.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the modern languages taught at Reed (Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish). 
  • Knowledge of computing in a liberal arts environment.

To Apply
Email a cover letter discussing your qualifications and interest in this position, a Reed Application for Employment, and your resume to  As all members of Reed’s community are expected to contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus, you are invited to describe in your letter how you might use your background, education or experience to contribute to diversity at Reed. Applications will be considered as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.