[Humanist] 25.19 job at Maryland

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 19.
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        Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 08:22:32 -0400
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: job at Maryland: Assoc. Dir. Digital Cultures and Creativity program
        In-Reply-To: <BANLkTimONF6Nh=8jSDSqYtBima+dPoTDow at mail.gmail.com>

Digital Cultures and Creativity Associate Director

The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland
invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Digital
Cultures and Creativity, a new living/learning program for first- and
second-year undergraduate students.

Designed for the highly motivated 21st century student who was born
into a world of windows and the web, Digital Cultures and Creativity
(DCC) provides an innovative curriculum and a residential learning
community that combines art, imagination, and global citizenship with
new media and new technologies. Depending on individual interest, DCC
students pursue activities as varied as digital music and video
production, digital art, computer game design, creative electronic
writing, virtual worlds, and developing online communities. DCC is
housed within the Honors College and sponsored primarily by the
College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), with co-sponsorship from the
iSchool, the Department of Computer Science, and the Maryland
Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

The University of Maryland is a “Top 20” ranked major public research
university, located in the Washington DC/ Baltimore metroplex, five
miles from the District of Columbia, with its concentrated cultural,
artistic, research, and public policy resources. As the flagship
university, the University of Maryland’s academic programs are sought
after as partners for a wide variety of initiatives with such cultural
institutions as the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, the
Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the galleries
and theatres of the nation’s capital.

The position is initially for 3 years with possibility of renewal.
Appointment is to the faculty rank of lecturer. Salary: $55,000 plus
benefits. This is a 12-month appointment and some evening and weekend
work will be expected on an as-needed basis. An appropriate terminal
degree in hand is required. Academic work must include a significant
focus on digital research, scholarship, and/or creative practice and
further research activity and professional development are expected.
Experience teaching and/or advising at the college-level required.
Must have extensive knowledge and use of digital technologies in the
classroom. Excellent organization and communication skills required.

Position Description and Duties:

Teaching and Advising

The Associate Director will staff one course per semester in the
program, such as Introduction to Digital Cultures and Creativity,
History of Machine-Encoded Creative Expression, Research Practicum, or
a new course designed with DCC staff. The Associate Director will also
devote significant time to advising and counseling individual
students, including their transition from the program to a regular
major.

Administrative Responsibilities

Admissions: Coordinate and implement programming at all stages of the
annual recruitment cycle, including open houses, information sessions,
etc. Serve as the primary contact person for prospective students and
their families during the recruitment cycle. Play a primary role in
the selection of students for the incoming class, which includes
serving on the general Honors College admissions committee. Work with
Resident Life, Honors College, College of Arts and Humanities and
other campus units in the development of recruitment materials and
publicity for DCC.

Programming and Planning: Design and implement DCC co-curricular
programming and special events with the director and DCC fellows.

Management: Supervise program interns, teaching assistants; supervise,
with the director, all graduate assistants.

General Administration: Work with scheduling officers in ARHU and
Honors College to develop each semester’s course offerings and to
approve selected Honors (HONR) courses for the DCC citation. Attend
administrative meetings across the campus, including Undergraduate
Program Director’s group meetings in ARHU and Resident Life
Living-Learning Program directors meetings. Process basic financial
paperwork, including reimbursement and simple procurement (e.g.,
ordering office supplies, printing orders, copy machine program, etc.)

For best consideration, interested candidates should apply by June 15.
It is expected that the appointment will begin August 1, 2011. Please
send a letter of application detailing scholarly/creative work and
teaching experience and interests; a CV; names and contact information
of three references; and an URL to samples of research or creative
activity to Professor Hasan Elahi, Director of Digital Cultures and
Creativity Program via e-mail at helahi at umd. edu. Electronic
submissions preferred. Hard copy applications can be sent to Professor
Elahi at Department of Art, 1211E Art/Sociology Building, University
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1311. The University of Maryland
is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and
minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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