[Humanist] 24.388 jobs: at Michigan & Maryland

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 388.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Paul Edwards <pne at umich.edu>                              (73)
        Subject: Faculty position in Digital Environments/Digital Humanities
                at UMSchool of Information

  [2]   From:    Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>                          (30)
        Subject: 3 New Positions at MITH

        Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:40:09 -0400
        From: Paul Edwards <pne at umich.edu>
        Subject: Faculty position in Digital Environments/Digital Humanities at UMSchool of Information

Faculty Position in Digital Environments/Digital Humanities

Rank: Assistant Professor

The University of Michigan's School of Information (SI) seeks an outstanding
tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to help
establish a vigorous program of research and teaching in Digital
Environments/Digital Humanities. New technologies and digital environments
offer transformative opportunities for the humanities. At the same time,
they bring unheralded challenges for accountability, authority,
representation, intelligibility, and the assessment of value. Candidates for
this position should have a demonstrated research record investigating
topics of concern in the digital humanities. Potential areas of research
include (but are not limited to) virtual collaboration in the humanities;
design of interactive humanities-related media; credibility and authority of
digital content; ethnography or history of digital culture; and curation of
digital resources.

This position is part of a Digital Environments faculty cluster aimed at
transforming humanities scholarship and engaging faculty and students in new
modes of research, teaching, and learning. The Digital Environments cluster
represents a partnership between the School of Information; the departments
of English Language and Literature and Communication Studies; and the
Program in American Culture, each of which is hiring a new faculty member
through independent searches. Candidates for the School of Information
position will engage with these new faculty as well as colleagues across the
university, through such venues as research projects, a speaker series,
reading groups, and teaching initiatives.

For more information or to apply, please visit
http://www.si.umich.edu/about-SI/digital_environments.htm. Application
letters for this position must discuss the candidate's ideas for interacting
with the cluster group. Before doing so, please read the full description of
the Digital Environments cluster (see full job description on our website
for details).

The mission of the School of Information, where this position will reside,
is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The
School is home to a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching program, with
35 FTE faculty, 49 doctoral students, and 404 students in its professional
program, the Master of Science in Information. In partnership with other
units, we recently launched a new undergraduate informatics major. The
School of Information is internationally recognized for its research
strengths in social informatics, network analysis and text mining, human
computer interaction, digital archives, cyberinfrastructure, digital
preservation, and information seeking, sharing and use. More about the
School, its vision, and its activities can be found at the School's website:

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished
history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of
only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten
universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in
the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With
more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has
the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the
nation. The University has an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and an
endowment valued at more than $7.57 billion. Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in a relevant area, such as literature,
history, cultural studies, cultural anthropology,  archaeology,
communication studies, design, information science, library science,
archival studies, or technical fields involving significant interactions
with the humanities Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels Demonstrated potential for high scholarly
impact A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, creative
activity, and cultural diversity Review of applications will begin Nov. 1
and continue until the position is filled.

-----Paul N. Edwards, Professor of Information
Director, UM Program on Science, Technology & Society
A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of
Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010)

Terse replies are deliberate (and better than nothing): five.sentenc.es

University of Michigan School of Information
3439 North Quad
105 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
(734) 764-2617 (office)
(206) 337-1523  (fax)

        Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 18:20:22 -0400
        From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
        Subject: 3 New Positions at MITH

Dear all,

 I'm delighted to say that the Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking to
fill three new positions:

 *·**  Software Architect/Lead Developer*

We're looking for an experienced developer and software architect to lead
the technical direction of all MITH software projects. In other words, we're
seeking someone with ninja coding skills who can continue professionalizing
our agile development process.

*·**  Software Developer, Research & Development*

This programmer will focus on building shareable and reusable tools to
manage and analyze large bodies of "diggable data," or structured text.
We're looking for someone creative and experienced to prototype future
funded work.

*·**  Project Coordinator*

We're looking for someone to coordinate project activities for the
Mellon-funded Project Bamboo's Corpora Space. This position will involve
working with partners across the country to organize a series of workshops
and white papers related to the project.

More information about each of these jobs can be found here:


Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

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