[Humanist] 24.170 employment stats? ACH Exec Council?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jul 3 07:37:38 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 170.
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  [1]   From:    "Katharine K. Liu" <katharine.k.liu at gmail.com>            (63)
        Subject: Employment Stats?

  [2]   From:    John Lavagnino <John.Lavagnino at kcl.ac.uk>                 (37)
        Subject: Citizens, help run the ACH!


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        Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:09:40 -0400
        From: "Katharine K. Liu" <katharine.k.liu at gmail.com>
        Subject: Employment Stats?


Do we have a sense of how many applicants are competing for jobs like this?

Katharine K. Liu
Research Assistant
The Folger Shakespeare Library
Washington, DC

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 1:30 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 163.
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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

979-845-8319
m-ives at tamu.edu



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        Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 23:49:48 +0100
        From: John Lavagnino <John.Lavagnino at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Citizens, help run the ACH!

If you're involved in the digital humanities, start thinking about 
nominating yourself for the executive council of the Association for 
Computers and the Humanities!  Elections for the council will occur in 
the fall, but now is a good time to consider it anyway, especially as 
members of the community mix at the Digital Humanities conference and 
other events, and ideas about what to do and how bubble up.  If you're 
coming to DH we'll be talking about it at the ACH's general meeting on 
Friday the 9th, and you can also buttonhole current ACH officers and 
find out more.

Together with other officers, the councillors are the people who form 
the ACH's policies, decide how the ACH will spend its funds, and oversee 
its activities. They meet for an annual meeting at the Digital 
Humanities conference every year, and hold discussions during the rest 
of the year by email and occasional phone conferences.

You need to be a member of the ACH and need to commit to attending 
council meetings at the annual Digital Humanities conference.  You don't 
need to be in an old-fashioned academic job: graduate students have 
often served on the council, for example, and commitment to the 
organization and to the field have usually counted for more with the 
membership than job titles.

Current officers of the ACH are listed at

http://www.ach.org/ACH_Officers/index.html

For more information on the responsibilities and obligations of ACH 
officers, see

http://www.ach.org/documents/ACH_Constitution_Bylaws.html

A formal call for nominations will appear in the fall, but until then 
I'll be fielding inquiries and early nominations.

John Lavagnino

-- 
Dr John Lavagnino
Reader in Digital Humanities
Centre for Computing in the Humanities and Department of English
King's College London
26–29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 20 7848 2453
www.lavagnino.org.uk





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