[Humanist] 27.981 jobs at ADHO, Whittier College; PhD studentship at Lugano

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 981.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrea Rehn <arehn at whittier.edu>                          (89)
        Subject: Digital Scholar position at Whittier College

  [2]   From:    Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>                         (33)
        Subject: ADHO Seeks Communications Fellows

  [3]   From:    Graeme Gooday <G.J.N.Gooday at LEEDS.AC.UK>                  (13)
        Subject: University of Lugano, Research Assistant/PhD student
                position: Origins of European radiotelegraphy

        Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:06:14 +0100
        From: Andrea Rehn <arehn at whittier.edu>
        Subject: Digital Scholar position at Whittier College

Job Announcement: Digital Scholar

Whittier College, a 4-year liberal arts college in Southern California,
seeks to hire a digital scholar. The dynamic and enthusiastic candidate
will help create and manage a newly remodeled collaborative digital
workspace to be housed in the campus library. The digital scholar will
guide a team of faculty, students and staff to support individual and
campus-wide digital initiatives. We are particularly interested in a
scholar who can inspire and implement the College’s commitment to
innovative pedagogies associated with digital technologies. A generous
Andrew Mellon Foundation grant of $750,000 provides bridge funding to
create this permanent full-time position. Visit Whittier's
 http://blogs.whittier.edu/DigLAPoet/?page_id=286 Digital Liberal Arts
Center  http://diglibarts.whittier.edu/  <diglibarts.whittier.edu>blog for
more information.

Major Responsibilities


   Promote the innovative and evolving use of technology to advance the
   liberal arts curriculum at Whittier College

   Research and lead development initiatives to identify emerging
   technologies, industry trends and best practices that are appropriate to
   the College’s environment

   Promote and support the use of digital technologies to enhance hybrid
   learning, the use of web-based collaboration tools, mobile learning
   technologies and games and simulations in multi-user virtual environments

   Serve as a liaison to faculty, informing them about options to integrate
   technology into their pedagogies

   Promote the conceptualization, design, development, and assessment of
   scholarly digital projects

   Coordinate training opportunities for faculty to increase their
   understanding and awareness of established and emerging technologies

   Engage faculty and students in collaborative scholarship and the
   creation of knowledge using emerging digital technologies

   Advance collaboration with other colleges, including efforts to expand
   undergraduate research

   Be knowledgeable in the production of audio and video content in support
   of teaching and learning, and digital media, electronic media presentation,
   production, and distribution tools

   Teach an annual course in your area of specialization, after year one

   Participate in campus governance committee work, after year one


Graduate degree in a Humanities field (PhD preferred), as well as the
following: Evidence of successfully created and managed digital projects;
Successful work experience with students, faculty and staff from diverse
backgrounds and with various levels of technical expertise; Ability to work
effectively across disciplines; Relevant experience working in higher
education; Active involvement in academic communities related to digital
scholarship (NITLE, EDUCAUSE, HASTAC, etc); Demonstrated effectiveness in a
teaching environment; Sophisticated understanding of digital projects and
publishing, including working knowledge of Learning Management Systems
(Moodle preferred); Familiar with digital repositories; Conversant with a
variety of digital methodologies, geographic information systems, data
visualization and other modes of digital scholarship; and exceptional
organizational, presentation, project management, interpersonal, and
communication skills.

To be considered for this position, please email your CV with cover letter,
a syllabus featuring your digital methodology or pedagogy, contact
information for three references, and salary history in a single PDF file
to:  lcrump at whittier.edu.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will be accepted until the
position is filled. The start date for this position is open for
negotiation, but preferably will begin in Summer, 2014.

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal
arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1600
undergraduates and is distinguished by its small size and innovative
interdisciplinary programs. The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside 18
miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of
commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body
mirrors the diversity of the region. We are an official Hispanic-Serving
Institution and have had two Title V grants. Our faculty, committed
teacher-scholars, weave issues of diversity into their work with students.
We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty

*-- *

*Andrea Rehn*
*Associate Professor of English**Whittier College*

Twitter: @profrehn
*http://about.me/andrea.rehn  http://about.me/andrea.rehn *

*Co-Director, Whittier DigLibArts Center
 http://blogs.whittier.edu/DigLAPoet/ *

        Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:40:59 -0500
        From: Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>
        Subject: ADHO Seeks Communications Fellows

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants
for its Communications fellowship. Working on a small team, the fellow will
write news releases, blog posts and announcements relevant to ADHO, its
constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community;
monitor and update ADHO’s social media presence; maintain its web site;
help to develop and implement ADHO’s outreach strategy; and perform other
communications-related responsibilities. The Communications fellow should
anticipate spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the position. The
fellowship comes with a small annual stipend of 600 Euros. It is
well-suited for graduate students who wish to develop deeper knowledge of
digital humanities, contribute to an important digital humanities
professional organization, and gain experience in social media and

Desired skills and qualifications include:

   - fluency in more than one language
   - excellent written communication skills
   - attention to detail
   - good graphic design skills
   - ability to work with minimal supervision
   - experience creating content using Drupal or another content management
   - familiarity with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook

To apply, submit a CV/ resume, a brief writing sample, three references,
and a cover letter describing your interest in the position, experience
with social media and communications, and expertise with writing, web
development, and graphic design to Lisa Spiro, chair of ADHO’s
communications committee: lisamspiro at gmail.com.  The application deadline
is May 16, 2014. Two positions will be available.

Lisa Spiro, Ph.D.
Blog: http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @lisaspiro
Phone: 832-341-0380

        Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:49:02 +0100
        From: Graeme Gooday <G.J.N.Gooday at LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: University of Lugano, Research Assistant/PhD student position: Origins of European radiotelegraphy

Open Position Announcement:

Research Assistant / Doctorate in Communication Sciences

The Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG), Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI-Lugano), Switzerland, invites applications for a combined research assistant and a Ph.D. student position in the area of media and telecommunication history.
We offer an opportunity to work on a research project (founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) on the origins of radiotelegraphy at the European level.
This projects aims to study the political, economic, and social construction of European wireless from the first international conference in which radiotelegraphy was considered (Berlin 1903) to the first in which radio broadcasting was definitely regulated (Washington 1927).

A detailed description of the project proposal can be found at: http://search.usi.ch/progetti/704/Inventing-European-Wireless-A-cultural-history-of-wireless-from-point-to-point-telegraphy-to-one-to-many-broadcasting-1903-1927.
We are particularly interested in candidates with an interdisciplinary approach, that can combine different fields of research and possess a master degree in media studies, communication sciences, history, international relations, or geography.

Fluency in written and spoken English is a must as well as basic knowledge of French and German.
The position is fully funded for a minimum of three years (contingent on satisfactory progress). During this period the appointee will undertake his/her doctoral studies and will have the possibility to interact with people within the Institute of Media and Journalism studying different fields of media research, from politics to economics, to consumption.

Furthermore, the candidate is expected to join an international network of scholars in the field and to become a credible member of the university's community.
The research activities will be carried out in different European archives, but the candidate should take residence in Lugano, Switzerland.

Contact:  Please send your application, incl. detailed CV (with 2 references), university grade transcripts, and a letter of interest electronically to Gabriele Balbi, gabriele.balbi at usi.ch<mailto:gabriele.balbi at usi.ch>

Deadline:  The call is open until the position is filled, but envisaged to be appointed as soon as possible (the project will start in September 2014 and so applications will be considered from now to late June-early July 2014).

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