[Humanist] 23.790 job at Chicago

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 790.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:18:26 -0500
        From: Arno Bosse <abosse at uchicago.edu>
        Subject: Humanities Research Computing job opening at the University of Chicago

Humanities Computing is looking for a creative and energetic leader for the position of Assistant Director, Research Computing, to provide vision and direction for a growing suite of technology services supporting faculty research and digital scholarship in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. 

The Assistant Director will develop innovative solutions to academic research problems, based on a knowledge of emerging information technologies and an understanding of the methodologies and needs of academic disciplines in the humanities. Principal research areas supported by this position may include 2D and 3D imaging; visual data analysis and modeling; audio digitization and endangered language preservation; geospatial tools and analysis; interactive design and human-computer interfaces; mobile computing; metadata standards and structured data; text analysis and machine learning; collaborative online research; scholarly publishing environments and digital preservation management. The Assistant Director will work closely and collaboratively with divisional faculty and colleagues in Humanities Computing, the university library and other campus IT organizations; provide ongoing project management for research projects; supervise staff and student employees; develop research prototypes and provide technical support; keep abreast of current research methodologies; participate in divisional and campus-wide technical committees and working groups; and attend and present research findings at conferences. The position reports to the Senior Director for Technology in Humanities Computing. 

Bachelor's degree required, an advanced degree in a humanities or related discipline preferred; minimum two years of programming experience required; experience developing and deploying database driven web applications required; two years of technical support experience strongly preferred; research or teaching experience in an academic setting preferred; experience building interactive web applications strongly preferred; experience with MySQL strongly preferred; expert knowledge of HTML/CSS required; proficiency in one or more scripting languages required; experience with PHP and Javascript strongly 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.

Humanities Computing provides innovative technology services, user support, and computing resources to meet the academic and administrative needs of the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago. Our expertise emerges from our ongoing engagement with the intellectual pursuits and activities of our faculty, graduate students and staff. Our unit works closely with affiliated departments, centers, institutes and technology groups on campus as well as peer institutions, funding agencies and other professional organizations to advance the division's research, academic and administrative goals.

Important: Please refer to the official job positing on http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=207012 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.

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

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