[Humanist] 27.690 job at Yale; NEH Summer Program grants; essay prize

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 690.
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  [1]   From:    Education <education at neh.gov>                             (16)
        Subject: Grant Opportunity: Direct an NEH Summer Program in 2015

  [2]   From:    "Noelle A. Baker" <noelle.baker at me.com>                   (12)
        Subject: Boydston Essay Prize

  [3]   From:    Colin McCaffrey <colinjm at GMAIL.COM>                       (87)
        Subject: Digital Humanities Job at Yale

        Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:08:36 +0000
        From: Education <education at neh.gov>
        Subject: Grant Opportunity: Direct an NEH Summer Program in 2015


The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for grants to direct a summer program for college faculty or schoolteachers on a humanities topic of your expertise.

For examples, see this year's list of NEH summer programs: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs.

Why direct an NEH summer program?

* Directors influence their fields of expertise through intense collegial study, often resulting in participants' publications.

* Directors strengthen teaching and research at the undergraduate and K-12 levels.

* Directors join a distinguished roster of NEH summer program leaders and bring distinction to their home institutions.

* Directors choose participants from across the country, including graduate students.

* Directors receive compensation ($15,000-$22,500) based on the duration of the program.

Interested in applying? Consult the application guidelines:

* NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes:


* NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops:


The deadline to propose a summer program for Summer 2015 is March 4, 2014.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your proposal with NEH staff, who will answer questions and critique drafts. Call (202) 606-8500 or send e-mail to sem-inst at neh.gov<mailto:sem-inst at neh.gov> or landmarks at neh.gov<mailto:landmarks at neh.gov>.

        Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 15:35:25 +0000
        From: "Noelle A. Baker" <noelle.baker at me.com>
        Subject: Boydston Essay Prize

2014 Boydston Essay Prize
Call for Nominations

The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2014 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between 1 July 2011 and 31 December 2013, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded at the ADE annual meeting in July 2014.

Nominations are by 31 January 2014.

Noelle Baker
noelle.baker at me.com<mailto:noelle.baker at me.com>
Noelle A. Baker, Ph.D.
Editorial Consultant, The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
110 Ridgewood Ave.
Davenport, IA 52803
noelle.baker at me.com<mailto:noelle.baker at me.com>

        Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 18:15:27 -0500
        From: Colin McCaffrey <colinjm at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Digital Humanities Job at Yale

Original Posting Date28-Nov-2013STARS Requisition number23739BRDepartmentITS
Academic IT SolutionsUniversity Job TitleAcademic Technology AnalystPosting
Position TitleAcademic Technology Specialist for the HumanitiesBargaining
UnitNoneJob CategoryManagerial & ProfessionalType of EmploymentFull
TypeFixedIf Fixed Duration, Period2 years from date of hireIf Fixed
Duration, is continuation possible?YesSalary GradeP5Work LocationCentral
CampusWorksite Address55 Whitney AveWork WeekStandard (M-F equal number of
hours per day)Total # of hours to be worked:37.5Position Focus:Digital
Humanities is a rapidly growing area of scholarship and teaching at Yale
University. Reporting to the Sr. Director for Educational Technologies, the
position will interact with a diverse range of collaborators including
faculty, curators, research staff, Librarians, and Academic Technologists
to facilitate the use of digital technologies in the Humanities. This
position will partner with faculty and graduate students in Humanities
departments, developing, deploying and supporting technologies in support
of the unique aspects of Humanities scholarship and teaching; recommending
strategic directions, participating in prioritizing projects, and tracking
and disseminating advancements in the field. This position will move
between independent work, one-on-one collaborations with faculty, and
project work with colleagues in Academic IT Solutions.
This position is for a two-year term appointment, with the possibility of
further extension.Principal Responsibilities1. Maintains an up-to-date and
detailed knowledge and understanding of the research and teaching interests
and activities of faculty.
2. Actively engages with scholars on aspects of technology in support of
all phases of their work, including grant proposal preparation, selection
and budgeting of technology solutions, and the delivery of technologies
throughout the project. Coordinates cross-functional digital project teams
as needed, and collaborates with those providers to ensure the highest
level of support is available to faculty.
3. Provides the leadership and technical expertise necessary to envision
and execute exceptional, innovative projects. . Within the corresponding
departments, this will involve innovations in technology-enabled pedagogy
and scholarship.
4. Researches, analyzes and evaluates potential projects, Fellow-driven and
faculty-driven; designs, develops and executes project plans in
collaboration with faculty and graduate students.
5. Identifies and pursues opportunities for external funding..
6. Provides advice and consultation on technology aspects matters relating
to teaching and research technology; this may range from custom programming
and data base methods to web-based application development and data
7. Organizes campus-wide discussions, and identifies new opportunities to
advance the University’s activities in this domain.
8. Collaborates with an extended cohort of other professionals, including
Library specialists, and other teaching and IT specialists across the
campus. These collaborations will be directed towards the development of
technology solutions that cross the disciplines and bring value to the
University research and teaching landscape.
9. Teaches or co-teaches classes and workshops.
10. Engages professionally in related scholarship through professional
organization activities, publication and/or presentation of research.
11. Develops new competencies among staff and expand institutional
knowledge of current and emerging best practices, tools, and standards.
12. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and ExperiencePhD
(attained or expected).

Must have University teaching experience, either as a graduate student,
teaching fellow, or faculty member.Required Skill/Ability 1:Excellent
interpersonal, instructional, oral and written communication skills.Required
Skill/Ability 2:A proven record of success in implementing technology
projects and bringing them to a successful conclusion.Required
Skill/Ability 3:Knowledge of the principles, practices and future
trajectories of teaching and research in the digital humanities.Required
Skill/Ability 4:Proven ability to manage a complex workload.Required
Skill/Ability 5:Demonstrated ability to establish effective, on-going
relationships with varied levels of a diverse faculty, staff, and
Education, Experience and Skills:1. A PhD in a field of Humanities, and a
record of digital scholarship in the Humanities.
2. University teaching experience.
3. Experience in supporting users of computer technology in an academic
setting.Weekend Hours Required?OccasionalEvening Hours Required?OccasionalDrug
ScreenNoHealth ScreeningNoBackground Check RequirementsAll external
candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background
screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit
checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers
are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit
www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional
information on the background check requirements and process.Posting
DisclaimerThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative
summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position
and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and
responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned
specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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