[Humanist] 27.761 job at Michigan State

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 761.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:23:27 -0500
        From: Dean Rehberger <dean.rehberger at matrix.msu.edu>
        Subject: Director of Digital Humanities and Social Science Lab

Director of Digital Humanities and Social Science Lab, Michigan
State University, Department of History

The Department of History at Michigan State University seeks a specialist
in Digital Social Science and Humanities to coordinate its new digital
initiative, LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital
Research). The successful candidate will have knowledge of digital
research methods and tools; experience developing collaborative research
projects; strong oral and written communications skills; expertise with
website development and design; and the ability to work with students
and faculty members. The full time, annual year position is renewable
annually, contingent upon funding and job performance. Salary is
commensurate with experience. Travel and research budget negotiable.
LEADR is a joint, forward-looking, student-centered venture of MSU
History. The cutting-edge lab will be housed in Old Horticulture Hall, home
of the MSU History Department. It will be a place for History and other
MSU undergraduate and graduate students to develop innovative digital
and web-based projects in collaboration with other students, faculty, and
the digital humanities specialist who manages the lab.


• Establishing and managing LEADR;
• Working with students and faculty members on digital projects;
• Working with faculty and students on grant applications;
• Working with faculty to develop curriculum around LEADR;
• Working with faculty to develop internships around LEADR;
• The job could involve offering an undergraduate course.
Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree (MA, PhD or ABD in a PhD program) in history
digital humanities, library information or other humanities fields;
• Knowledge of data mining and data visualization research and tools;
• Knowledge of website development methodologies and applications.

Applicants must apply at www.jobs.msu.edu. Posting #9013. There
you will receive instructions about uploading a cover letter, CV and
three confidential letters of recommendation. In addition, include on
the cover letter a link to a website containing your CV and links to
projects you have been involved with. Review of applications will begin
on February 10 and continue until a hire is made.

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups
are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to
request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Contact: Jeanna Whiting, whitin31 at msu.edu


Michigan State University
Natural Science Building
288 Farm Lane, Room 409 
East Lansing MI 48824-1120

Direct: 517.353.4969
Main: 517.355.9300
Fax 517.355.8363

rehberge at msu.edu
deanreh at gmail.com
AIM: deanreh
Twitter: @deanreh

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