[Humanist] 24.103 job at Chicago

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 103.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:22:33 -0500
        From: Arno Bosse <abosse at uchicago.edu>
        Subject: Humanities Research Computing Job at the University of Chicago

Dear colleagues, enclosed below is a revised version of a recent, full-time staff job opening in digital humanities / humanities computing at the University of Chicago. 

Arno Bosse
Senior Director for Technology
Division of the Humanities
University of Chicago
1115 E. 58th St., Walker Room 213F
Chicago, IL  60637
Phone: 773-702-6177
Fax: 773-834-5867


The Division of the Humanities is looking for an Associate Director of Research Computing to provide leadership and oversight of humanities faculty research and digital scholarship projects at the University of Chicago. The Associate Director will be responsible for developing innovative and sustainable solutions for faculty research projects, based on knowledge of current technologies and best practices and an engagement with the methodologies and practices of disciplines in the humanities. The Associate Director will work closely with Humanities Computing staff for database, web, file-sharing and related services and technologies, and collaborate with colleagues at Divisional units such as ARTFL, the Visual Resources Center, the Digital Media Archives and others, as well as the university library and campus central IT groups on joint projects. Key duties will include providing consultation and developing prototypes for faculty research projects, keeping abreast of emerging technologies and best practices in digital humanities; assisting faculty with grant writing; providing project management for research projects; supervising staff and student employees; overseeing the Humanities Research Computing budget; and presenting on divisional research projects at digital humanities conferences and related venues.

Bachelor's degree required, an advanced degree in a humanities or related discipline preferred; minimum two years of programming experience required; experience designing, developing and deploying interactive web applications required; two years of technical support experience strongly preferred; research or teaching experience in an academic setting preferred; experience with MySQL strongly preferred; expert knowledge of HTML/CSS required; experience using technologies such as XML/XSLT to markup, process, and display structured texts strongly preferred; proficiency in one or more scripting languages required; experience with PHP or Python and JavaScript strongly preferred; experience with digital video and audio post-production and web-based interactive media preferred; knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices preferred; excellent analytical and communication skills required; project management experience strongly preferred; an active interest in technology-based approaches to interdisciplinary research, teaching and scholarship in the humanities required; an ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with faculty, staff colleagues and students required; ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems creatively and in close consultation with colleagues required; ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time required; ability to meet with others at various locations required; ability to travel nationally and internationally on university business required.

Important: Please refer to the official job positing on http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/ for a full description of the posting. All applications for the position must be submitted through this website. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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