[Humanist] 25.24 job at BYU

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 24.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 11:53:23 -0600
        From: Jarom McDonald <jarom_mcdonald at byu.edu>
        Subject: job at Brigham Young University

The Humanities Technology and Research Support Center at Brigham Young
University is seeking to hire an assistant research professor whose
responsibilities will include program director of the Computers in the
Humanities (CHum) program and digital humanities research consultant.
CHum is an academic program currently offering a minor in Humanities
Computing and courses on the use of digital technologies in humanities
disciplines. The ideal candidate for the position should be able to
manage all aspects of developing, coordinating, and assessing a
university academic program and also to contribute to the Center's
broader goals of integrating digital humanities into the College
curricula and faculty research through both conceptual and applied
technical consultation. The position to be filled is a full-time
professional faculty position with possible continuing faculty status
(BYU’s equivalent of “tenure”).

Summary of Responsibilities

Plan, organize, and direct the Computers in the Humanities (CHum) program

Teach courses in the CHum program and mentor students seeking a CHum minor

Evaluate and assess CHum program curricula, course curricula, and
instructor activity, focusing especially on keeping abreast of current
trends in digital humanities scholarship and appropriate pedagogy, of
emerging technology tools, software, and skills, and of evolving
student needs and expectations

Consult with college faculty on digital humanities research projects
and inquiries

Assist in coordinating student support of approved digital humanities projects

Summary of Qualifications

PhD strongly preferred, though highly experienced M.A. candidates may apply

Experience in and strong understanding of college-level pedagogical
vision, planning, and assessment

Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development and instructor training

Good knowledge of the digital humanities and the problems faced in
this emerging discipline

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to communicate well
with both students and faculty from a variety of disciplines and a
number of different career paths

Significant experience with and understanding of fundamental web
technologies (HTTP/HTML5/CSS3/Javascript), as well as strong
experience in one or more of the following programming languages: PHP,
Perl, Python, Java, C derivitaves, or other major language

Fluency in a foreign language a plus

To apply for this position, please see full job description and
complete the application online at https://yjobs.byu.edu. (Posting #

Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national
origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with
disabilities.  All faculty are required to abide by the university’s
honor code and dress and grooming standards.  Preference is given to
qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the
affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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