[Humanist] 24.799 job at MITH (Maryland)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 799.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:33:12 -0400
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: New Job: Associate Director of MITH and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Resarch, Libraries

Position Announcement
MITH and the University of Maryland Libraries

Position: Associate Director, MITH; Assistant Dean for Digital
Humanities Research, Libraries

Category: Faculty, Full-time (12-month Appointment)

Salary: $80,000 - $110,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal
Leave, 15 Paid Holidays


The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the
University Libraries at the University of Maryland are seeking an
experienced, dynamic, and highly talented individual to fill a joint
position as an Associate Director of MITH and Assistant Dean for
Digital Humanities Research in the Libraries. The successful candidate
will have primary responsibility for developing joint projects between
MITH and the University Libraries, coordinating activities and
initiatives between the two units, and developing a digital
scholarship strategy for the Libraries and its digital humanities

Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities (MITH) is a collaboration among the University of
Maryland's College of Arts and Humanities, Libraries, and Office of
Information Technology. Since its founding in 1999, MITH has become
internationally recognized as one of the leading centers of its kind,
distinguished by the cultural diversity so central to its identity. In
recent years, MITH has achieved a track record of prominent and
successful grant funded projects from NEH, the IMLS, the Mellon
Foundation, and the NSF, among other agencies and funders. Its
collaborators include the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare
Library, the Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian, among many others.
MITH’s strength is its collegial spirit, born of the value it places
on its staff and their experiences, and the ideas they bring to the
team. The University of Maryland Libraries is the largest university
library system in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area, serving 37,000
students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The
Libraries are new members of the HathiTrust digital library and are in
a position to build upon that membership, existing library digital
programs, a new strategic plan, and planned growth. The position
therefore offers the right scholar-professional unique possibilities
to establish a new and vibrant cooperative model between a digital
humanities center and university research library. Situated just miles
outside of Washington DC, the University of Maryland’s College Park
campus also offers all of the opportunities that come from the
libraries, museums, and cultural institutions of the area.

The successful candidate will occupy a position of influence that will
serve as a platform for a complete digital humanities research agenda
spanning both a leading digital humanities center and a major
university research library. We have a particular interest in
individuals with expertise in humanities data curation and sustaining
digital scholarship. Qualifications include:

* Experience in developing strategic vision and plans for digital
humanities scholarship

* Experience in developing digital humanities projects and seeing them
to successful conclusion

* Demonstrated record of success in developing partnerships within and
between institutions

* Demonstrated record of success in writing grants

*Strong grasp of the latest developments in online humanities
scholarship, including social media

*Strong record of publication and professional participation in
digital humanities

*Ability to analyze and advise on structure and organization of
digital programs and cyberinfrastructure

*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to communicate well
and work with people from a variety of disciplines and a number of
different career paths

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is
based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant
credentials. For additional information, consult the following
website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/la/APPSC/index.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required.  Please apply online
at https://jobs.umd.edu, click faculty.  The University of Maryland
Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  You must be
legally able to work in the United States.  An application consists of
a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a
Curriculum Vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until
April 15, 2011.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity (DCC, a Living/Learning
Program in the Honors College)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
http://mkirschenbaum.net and @mkirschenbaum on Twitter

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