[Humanist] 26.935 job at Maryland

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Wed Apr 3 07:21:06 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 935.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 13:55:05 -0400
        From: Matthew Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum at gmail.com>
        Subject: job at Maryland


The BitCurator project (www.bitcurator.net), a joint research initiative of
the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the
University of Maryland, College Park, and the School of Information and
Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is
seeking a Community Lead to build an active user community for our project,
promote and evangelize our work (through both site visits and social
media), and provide expert support to our users. The position will be based
at MITH, an established digital humanities center whose location just
outside of Washington DC will afford the Community Lead easy access to the
area’s diverse cultural heritage community.

The Community Lead will be responsible for representing the BitCurator
project in public contexts; conducting site visits to work with the partner
institutions represented on our Professional Experts Panel and Development
Advisory Group; promoting BitCurator through social media, online
community-building, and at conferences; gathering and analyzing user
feedback in conjunction with our developers; creating and maintaining
documentation; and working with the project team to develop a long-term
sustainability plan for BitCurator’s deliverables.

We are seeking a candidate who has been involved with successful
information science, archives, and/or digital humanities projects, and can
work collaboratively with archivists, librarians, researchers, and
programmers. Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their strengths
as organizers and communicators, and should possess significant personal
initiative and responsibility. In addition, a strong candidate for this
position should have:

* Demonstrated experience in working in Linux environments (particularly
Ubuntu 12.04): familiarity with GUI and command-line tools, disk formats,
disk mounting and imaging tools.
* Familiarity with library and archives metadata standards.
* General knowledge of XML and XML parsing software.
* Familiarity with virtualization tools (VirtualBox, VMWare, etc).
* Demonstrated experience in compiling and using open source software, and
use of online repositories (including GitHub).
* User needs analysis skills.
* Ability to use and maintain WordPress and MediaWiki sites.

A bachelor’s degree is required; MA, MLS, or Ph.D. are preferred. Prior
knowledge of digital forensics software and a background in archives are
both desirable.

Jointly supported by the University of Maryland’s College of Arts and
Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in
collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and
humanistic inquiry. Housed in a newly renovated 4200 square foot space,
MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage
collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications,
and scholarly communication. MITH was recently selected as a host
institution for the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, and the
Community Lead will also enjoy interaction with a Born-Digital Working
Group jointly sponsored by MITH and the University Libraries.

The Community Lead is a full-time Faculty Research Assistant position at
the University of Maryland, funded for a period of twelve (12) months
beginning October 1, 2013. Salary is $60,000.  The University also offers a
competitive benefits package. To apply, submit your letter of interest, CV,
and complete contact information for three references online at
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/17167. Inquiries should be directed to
Matthew Kirschenbaum (mgk at umd.edu). Review of applications will continue on
a rolling basis until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply
by May 1st.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy
of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender
identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
http://mkirschenbaum.net and @mkirschenbaum on Twitter

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