[Humanist] 24.163 job: Institute Director, DH at TAMU

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 163.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:34:19 -0500
        From: "Maura Ives" <m-ives at tamu.edu>
        Subject: job opening reminder: Director of Institute for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture, Texas A&M University

Just a reminder:  review of applications will begin August 6.

Texas A&M University seeks a dynamic scholar with an established record in
digital humanities research and academic leadership to establish and direct
an interdisciplinary Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture.
The Director will be a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in
the Department of English, Department of Performance Studies, or another
academic department within the College of Liberal Arts.

The Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture supports
interdisciplinary scholarly and creative work that broadly explores the
relationship between computing technologies and culture. The Director's
responsibilities include initiating and developing internal research program
and facilities (including a new digital humanities laboratory), actively
engaging external partners (including other research programs, educational
institutions, and leaders in the technology industries, and securing
supplemental funding from such external agencies as NEH, Mellon, ACLS, and
NEA. The successful applicant will have an outstanding scholarly record in
digital humanities, including substantial experience in interdisciplinary,
collaborative research and in obtaining and administering grant funding. 

The Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture has been designated
one of six Texas A&M Landmark Research Areas (and thus is the recipient of
substantial start-up funding). The proposal which led to the funding of the
Institute can be read at
http://www-english.tamu.edu/pers/fac/may/DHwhitepaper.pdf. Texas A&M
University already supports a variety of high-profile and emerging projects
involving digital humanities and offers a Digital Humanities Certificate
(http://dh.tamu.edu/certificate). The Director will develop these existing
strengths into a top-echelon, interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Institute
and program.

Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is anAA/EEO employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs
of dual-career couples.

The review of applications (including a curriculum vitae and at least six
letters of reference) will begin on 6 August 2010. The committee plans to
invite finalists for campus visits early in the Fall semester. We hope to
have the new Director in place by 1 January 2011. Applications, letters of
reference, and inquiries should be addressed to: Professor James L. Harner,
Department of English, 4227 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-4227;
j-harner at tamu.edu.

Maura Ives
Director, Digital Humanities Program,
College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor
Department of English
Texas A&M University
4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227

m-ives at tamu.edu

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