I’m terribly excited to be the new Academic Technologist for Instructional Technology at Carleton. This position opens up a wonderful opportunity for me to work as part of the AT team on a wide range of initiatives and projects that shape how technology is incorporated into pedagogy and scholarship in interesting ways going forward. Starting in this role is the culmination of a lot of work over the last 5 years during my doctoral program to find ways to blend teaching and research in the service of learning.

The job description for this role is appealingly broad, and it gives me the chance to weigh in and shape a variety of projects and programs. It also made putting together a job talk incredibly challenging. In the end, this is what I came up with. I’m sharing the outline* for my job talk here for those at Carleton who would like to read it but also for those looking to go on the job market soon and apply to alt-ac jobs. I am inspired by Amanda Visconti’s generosity in sharing this kind of document and can testify that it helped demystify the alt-ac job talk tremendously.

*I know that the script below is not how it was delivered in the room, but this is the general outline, transition notes and grammatical errors and all. If you are interested in the slides, please let me know. I didn’t publish them to some image use restrictions but would be happy to share on a case-by-case basis.