20.090 Job Opening: Assistant Director of MITH

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 08:52:34 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 90.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 08:30:55 +0100
         From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Job Opening: Assistant Director of MITH


The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the
University of Maryland, College Park announces an immediate search for
the position of Assistant Director.


Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities (MITH) is a collaboration among the University of
Maryland's College of Arts and Humanities, Libraries, and Office of
Information Technology. Since its founding in 1999, MITH has become
internationally recognized as one of the leading centers of its kind,
distinguished by the cultural diversity so central to its identity.

Located in McKeldin Library at the heart of the campus, MITH is the
University's primary intellectual hub for scholars and practitioners
of digital humanities, new media, and cyberculture, as well as new
home of the Electronic Literature Organization, the most prominent
international group devoted to the writing, publishing and reading of
electronic literature.

Projects have typically taken the form of electronic editions,
scholarly databases, or high-end teaching materials (examples here:
<http://www.mith2.umd.edu/research/index.php>). MITH is also
increasingly supporting research in creative new media. MITH's house
research includes projects in text mining, visualization, digital
libraries, electronic publishing, and digital preservation. We
collaborate actively with allied campus units, including the
University Libraries, the College of Information Science, and the
Human Computer Interaction Lab. Situated just outside of Washington
DC, MITH also offers all of the opportunities that come from the
libraries, museums, and cultural institutions of the area.

In addition to participating in MITH's house research, the Assistant
Director will bear primary responsibility for the conceptualization
and development of MITH's Fellows' projects and the supervision of a
staff that includes a full-time Web designer, graduate assistants, and
interns. We are therefore seeking a data architecture specialist
experienced with both relational database and XML data representation.
Ability to work at the command-line level with Unix/Linux based
applications such as mySql is required, and preference will be given
to candidates with scripting and programming expertise. Strong
organizational and project management skills are also mandatory, as
are excellent communication skills. A humanities background is welcome
and desirable. MA, MLS, or Ph.D. preferred.

The Assistant Director is a full-time staff position at the
University, with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience,
ranging from $50,000-$63,000.

To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, and contact
information for three references. Best consideration by August 1,
2006. Application materials may be sent electronically to mith_at_umd.edu
or to Neil Fraistat, Director, MITH, McKeldin Library, University of
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Consideration of applications to
begin immediately. Applications from women and minorities, as well as
faculty at HBCU's is encouraged.

Neil Fraistat, Director
Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Director

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Assistant Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
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