[Humanist] 22.649 job at Virginia

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 649.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:50:48 -0400
        From: Bethany Nowviskie <bethany at virginia.edu>
        Subject: job opening, University of Virginia

I am forwarding the following on behalf of SHANTI, a new faculty  
initiative at UVA.

Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed, PhD.
Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, UVA Library
Program Associate, Scholarly Communication Institute

The University of Virginia Center for Social Sciences, Humanities, and  
the Arts Network of Technological Initiatives (SHANTI) is seeking an  
Associate Director.

The Center represents a new faculty-led initiative at UVa aiming to  
build upon its distinguished history in digital humanities, social  
sciences and the performing arts to play a leading role in the  
creative use of technology to facilitate new forms of research,  
learning, engagement, and publication. This position will be central  
in leading this process in terms of scholarship, technology, and  

The position’s responsibilities will include consulting with faculty  
and students on scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and  
performing arts. The incumbent will help plan and execute a variety of  
research projects utilizing technology to advance innovative  
intellectual inquiry. An essential aspect of this will involve  
coordination with technologists and others on the management,  
development, implementation and sustainability of these projects. The  
incumbent will participate in the development of an atmosphere  
supporting collaboration, creativity, and community for the purpose of  
generating innovative approaches or applications of technology to  
advance research, teaching, or scholarship. The incumbent will help  
integrate the work of SHANTI with other relevant scholarly  
departments, projects and initiatives at UVa.

As an Associate Director, the incumbent will display leadership and  
skill in strategic planning, budgeting, and management to ensure the  
successful launch and operation of SHANTI.

Masters Degree in relevant humanities, social sciences, library  
science, or computer science-related field required; PhD preferred but  
not required.
Demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of the  
scholarship in the humanities, social sciences and performing arts.
Extensive technical knowledge of and use of digital technology;  
experience utilizing a variety of technologies to advance research and  
Demonstrated presentation skills, and the ability to connect with and  
communicate complex technical or scientific information to a  
generalist audience.
Experience as a project manager providing leadership and planning for  
project development and implementation as well as resource allocation  
using both direct and indirect reporting structures.
Experience providing departmental administration, strategic planning,  
budgeting and management.
Experience developing a network of researchers to share ideas,  
research interests, application of technology, and/or collaboration on  
projects; demonstrated interpersonal skills; experience working in a  
diverse community, and in a large, complex environment.

This is currently a two year position with the possibility of renewal  
for successive years.

For posting details, go to https://jobs.virginia.edu. Click on Search  
Postings and enter 0603371 in the Posting Number. Please submit an  
application, and attach a cover letter, CV, and three references.

Review of candidate materials begins March 25, 2009 and continues  
until the position is filled. For additional information, please  
contact Debbie Mincarelli at 434 -924-6957 or email  
debbiem at virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an EEO/AA employer.

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