[Humanist] 26.896 jobs at Virginia, Wilfred Laurier

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 896.
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  [1]   From:    "Johnson, Eric (ej9k)" <ej9k at eservices.virginia.edu>      (16)
        Subject: Head of Graduate Programs position at the Scholars' Lab at
                the University of Virginia

  [2]   From:    Jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>                           (52)
        Subject: Assistant Professor Positions in Communication Studies at

        Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:06:21 +0000
        From: "Johnson, Eric (ej9k)" <ej9k at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: Head of Graduate Programs position at the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia

Are you our new Head of Graduate Programs?

We are delighted to announce an exciting job opportunity here at the Scholars’ Lab (http://www.scholarslab.org/) as the Head of Graduate Programs, which includes both the Praxis Program (http://praxis.scholarslab.org/) and the Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities program (http://www.scholarslab.org/graduate-fellowships/). Read on for more details!


The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced, versatile digital scholar and administrator to lead programs for graduate students in our internationally recognized Scholars’ Lab, home of the Praxis Program and a vibrant community of Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities. The ideal candidate will have: deep familiarity with humanities scholarship and digital methods at the graduate level; an interest in experimental approaches to analysis, authoring, and publication; experience in teaching and administrative roles in higher education; and a commitment to the training of emerging scholars and alternative academic humanities professionals. Reporting to Bethany Nowviskie, the Director of Digital Research and Scholarship for UVa Library, the Head of Scholars’ Lab Graduate Programs joins an accomplished and forward-looking digital scholarship team, and is eligible for the self-directed research time that all of our staff members are granted for professional engagement and to pursue their own, often collaborative, R&D projects.

Primary Responsibilities
Mentoring, managing day-to-day operations, and coordinating staff support for both team-based and individual graduate fellowship programs at U.Va. Library. Developing intellectual programming in the digital humanities for the Scholars’ Lab and building community among emerging scholars at U.Va. Fostering collaboration on humanities training and research support with internal and external partners, including the Praxis Network (http://praxis-network.org/).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of digital humanities technologies and directions. Strong interest in mentoring junior scholars from project conceptualization to published outcomes. Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience and a clear understanding of humanities perspectives and needs. Previous experience in higher education administration and experience in scholarly research, writing, and digital project development preferred.

Graduate study (PhD preferred) in a field related to humanities scholarship or humanistic aspects of information science.

4 to 7 years, with demonstrated ability as an instructor, mentor, writer, and researcher. Familiarity with development and delivery techniques for digital humanities content and software. Project management or supervisory experience highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience, and expected to range between approximately $65K and $75K per annum. Excellent benefits, including paid leave, TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans, along with generous funding for travel and professional development.

For full details, and to apply for the position, please see the official posting at http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69950. (If you need to search the Jobs at UVa portal at http://jobs.virginia.edu/, the posting number is 0611761). The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

Don’t miss a chance to work with our wonderful students and incredible Scholars’ Lab team!

        Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:24:23 +0000
        From: Jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
        Subject: Assistant Professor Positions in Communication Studies at Laurier
        In-Reply-To: <9563_1363814040_514A2698_9563_208_1_5149EDE90200002F000818C6 at gwvia03.wlu.ca>

The Department of Communication Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 
invites applications for:

1. a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level
commencing July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.
We are seeking a communication studies scholar in critical media
studies whose teaching and research address media and communication in
a global context. The preferred candidate will have a strong research
record, as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed sources, and a
demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, especially at the
undergraduate level. The teaching workload norm at the University is
four one-term courses. Ability and willingness to teach undergraduate
and graduate research methods would be an asset.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, up to two selected publications, and a teaching
dossier. The teaching dossier should include copies of course
evaluations, selected course outlines and a two page reflection on
teaching and the applicant's teaching experience. Candidates should
also provide contact information for three referees.

2. a 12-month limited term appointment beginning July 1, 2013, subject
to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two or more of the
following courses: CS310 Globalization and Communication; CS341
Critical Advertising Studies; CS350 Political Economy of Communication
and Culture; as well as a 400-level (fourth year) course in their
area(s) of expertise. The normal teaching workload of a Limited-Term
Appointment is five one-term courses.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample
syllabi, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email
addresses of three academic references.

All applicants must have a completed PhD in Communication Studies or a
cognate discipline by the time of the appointment.  All application
materials should be sent to:

Dr. Penelope Ironstone, Chair,
Department of Communication Studies,
Wilfrid Laurier University,
75 University Avenue West,
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5.

Questions can be directed to pironstone at wlu.ca.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 30, 2013. Hard
copies of application materials are required.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and
values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and
men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons
with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible
minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered
for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to
the Dean of Arts, Dr. Michael Carroll (mcarroll at wlu.ca). Further
information on the equity policy can be found at:

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