[Humanist] 27.376 jobs at Michigan State, DuraSpace

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 376.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>                  (58)
        Subject: POSITION AVAILABLE: VIVO Project Director at DuraSpace

  [2]   From:    "A. Sean Pue" <pue at msu.edu>                               (35)
        Subject: DH Specialist Position at Michigan State University

        Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:54:51 +0000
        From: "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: POSITION AVAILABLE: VIVO Project Director at	DuraSpace

Sept. 23, 2013
Contact: jobs at duraspace.org<mailto:jobs at duraspace.org>
Read it online: http://duraspace.org/jobs

Project Director, VIVO

DuraSpace is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial Project Director for the open source VIVO project (www.vivoweb.org<http://www.vivoweb.org/>), a world-wide community focused on creating software tools, ontologies, and services. The VIVO Project Director will have the opportunity to play a major role in a collaborative movement that will shape the future of research.

VIVO is an open source semantic web application for integrating and sharing information about researchers and their activities and outputs at a single institution while supporting discovery of related work and expertise across a distributed network of institutions.

The VIVO Project Director is a new, full-time position. The Project Director, accountable to the VIVO Executive Committee and employed by DuraSpace, will lead the VIVO community in accomplishing its goals by fulfilling the following responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

Provide strategic vision
● Work closely with the international VIVO community to develop and articulate amstrategic vision for VIVO, conveying its value and impact
● Guide the VIVO community in the development of near-term and long-term strategic goals
● Help develop and gain support and participation among stakeholders for a business model that will sustain the work of the VIVO project
● Actively promote VIVO and the wider cause of research discovery and access to the international scholarly community and other key stakeholders
● Be an effective spokesperson for the project through outreach, public speaking, and advocacy.

Oversee operations
● Build and oversee a dynamic and effective core team, augmented by contributors from collaborating institutions, government agencies, and commercial enterprises
● Oversee projects and staff to ensure timely implementation of products and services
● Plan and manage budgets, fundraising, and business operations such as managed services providing revenue for the project. Provide regular status and financial reports to the executive team, DuraSpace, and sponsors. Fund raising is especially important at this stage of VIVO’s evolution
● Seek out and engage in collaborations that will leverage resources and expertise for the advancement of the project.

Community Management
● International outreach to institutions, government organizations, sponsors, funding agencies, and others
● With the Executive Committee and DuraSpace, solicit new institutional and corporate sponsors as well as providers of services to the VIVO community
● Help recruit new adopters and contributors.

Oversee Software Projects
● Help project leads to gather requirements, understand use cases, plan successful projects
● Help prioritize work
● Substantially contribute to and articulate the vision for the VIVO software and ontology and related applications
● Help establish and communicate the long-term roadmap.

Marketing and Communications
● Key role in developing marketing strategy and materials for the project
● Key role in communications with stakeholders, contributors, sponsors, partners, service providers, etc.
● Coordinate representation for VIVO community at key conferences and workshops. Skills and Competencies

● A Masters degree with at least 7-10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in a research discipline and/or business, or equivalent work experience
● Experience working with technology project teams; ability to communicate effectively with technical staff
● Excellent management skills and demonstrated success managing teams working in disparate locations
● Entrepreneurial skills, especially the ability to successfully promote innovative concepts and enroll stakeholders in new solutions
● Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at bringing concepts to realization
● Able to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of media and technologies.

● Experience working with VIVO
● Experience in the areas of research discovery, collaboration, and open access
● Experience communicating with an international community of users, stakeholders, sponsors, and partners
● Analytical skills in crafting successful funding and business models for innovative projects
● Fund raising skills in a non-profit domain.

DuraSpace (duraspace.org<http://duraspace.org/>) is a small not-for-profit organization providing leadership and innovation for open source technologies that promote durable, persistent access to our digital culture. We collaborate with academic, scientific, cultural, and technology communities by supporting projects and creating services to help ensure that current and future generations may discover and access our collective digital heritage.

DuraSpace is an equal opportunity employer. Non-traditional applicants are welcome. We offer health and retirement benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. We are headquartered in the Boston MA area, but most of our employees work virtually and are located around the USA. We are a true believer in the virtual office and use a variety of online tools to facilitate our ability to work as a collaborative and collegial team. Extensive travel is expected for this position, both within the US and internationally.

To Apply: A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please email the cover letter and resume tovivojobs at duraspace.org<mailto:vivojobs at duraspace.org>.

Carol Minton Morris
Director of Marketing and Communications
cmmorris at DuraSpace.org<mailto:cmmorris at DuraSpace.org>
Skype: carolmintonmorris
607 592-3135
Twitter at DuraSpace<http://twitter.com/duraspace>
Twitter at DuraCloud<http://twitter.com/duracloud>

        Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:02:35 -0400
        From: "A. Sean Pue" <pue at msu.edu>
        Subject: DH Specialist Position at Michigan State University
        In-Reply-To: <20130920071220.6477930A9 at digitalhumanities.org>

Digital Humanities Specialist
The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University seeks a dynamic and creative  full-time hire for the new position of Digital Humanities Specialist. The Digital Humanities Specialist is responsible for curriculum development, research support, and teaching in the area of digital humanities (DH). The successful candidate will work in a creative team atmosphere and will provide input and guidance to faculty and units in the college on digital humanities courses, research projects, co-curricular opportunities, and community engagement projects. This person will play a critical role in supporting and expanding DH research and pedagogy at MSU.  This is a 12 month, one-year, fixed-term position based in the Academic Technology Office at the College of Arts and Letters.

The Digital Humanities Specialist will be responsible for consulting with faculty on pedagogies for digital humanities work and creating new DH offerings, will assist and participate in grant seeking, along with developing and managing funded projects; will develop and teach workshops on a variety of DH and technology focused areas in the humanities; and will coordinate internal and external DH-focused events. 
Excellent writing and communication skills are required, along with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of scholarly work in the arts and humanities, involving digital technologies, tools, techniques, and research methods.


	• Work in partnership with faculty and students to support academic research, effective instruction methods, and creative initiatives through the use of information resources and technology.
	• Work directly with researchers to provide project definition and analysis (e.g., project scope, requirements, specifications and/or design).
	• Evaluate existing tools and technologies, and investigate emerging technologies to identify potential uses in DH research.
	• Prototype demonstration projects and/or implement tools for use by others.
	• Provide technical support for DH research projects, including implementation of tools, technology, etc., to help researchers achieve their goals.
	• Conduct training, group instruction, and workshops on DH topics.
	• Coordinate, develop, organize, and lead events and programs including presentations, talks, workshops, and demonstrations to inform faculty and students about DH trends. 
Required Qualifications:

	• Graduate study (PhD preferred) in a field related to humanities scholarship or humanistic aspects of social or information science.
	• Demonstrated proficiency/fluency with one or more technologies commonly used in DH projects (e.g., social network analysis, text encoding, database design and development, GIS, data visualization, topic modeling).
	• Demonstrated experience in web development and programming
	• In-depth knowledge of one or more content management or digital scholarship platforms such as Desire2Learn, Wordpress, Drupal, etc.
	• Experience teaching or leading workshops on DH tools and/or methods to faculty and students.
	• Experience working collaboratively with other scholars and/or with IT professionals on projects related to digital scholarship.
	• Strong knowledge of current DH trends.
	• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical partners.
	• Experience working with faculty in an educational setting.
	• Experience with computer network administration
Desired Qualifications:

	• Experience with development and management of projects, grants, and/or budgets.
	• Record of professional presentations, publications, and DH project development.
	• Experience with grant making and management.
	• Experience with new media and technology applications for research and pedagogy in higher education.
	• Demonstrated knowledge of educational theory and practice in higher education.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/ (posting number 8354).  Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees."

For more information contact Bill Hart-Davidson, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, hartdav2 at msu.edu

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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