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Humanist Archives: July 16, 2021, 7:52 a.m. Humanist 35.143 - managerial position (Yale); postdoc (Kansas)

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 143.
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    [1]    From: Colin McCaffrey 
           Subject: Open Position: Digital Humanities Program Manager @yale DH Lab (150)

    [2]    From: Rosenblum, Brian 
           Subject: Digital and Public Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Kansas (151)


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        Date: 2021-07-16 06:44:21+00:00
        From: Colin McCaffrey 
        Subject: Open Position: Digital Humanities Program Manager @yale DH Lab


An opportunity at a convenient location between Boston and New York:
Digital Humanities Program Manager - 66587BR

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25053&
siteid=5248&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1467768

Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York,
offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven,
Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown New Haven with
more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual
eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters,
galleries, and museums.

General Purpose: This position is a member of the Digital Humanities Lab
(DHLab) at Yale, housed in Sterling Memorial Library. The DHLab is a
support organization for Yale students and faculty engaged in Digital
Humanities work. Reporting to the Director of the DHLab, the Digital
Humanities Program Manager conceptualizes, manages, and delivers Digital
Humanities programs and services in the DHLab and other spaces on
campus. These programs and services include quantitative and algorithmic
methods, text mining, image analysis, network analysis, dataset
curation, humanities mapping, critical big data studies, and related
areas. A partner in the DHLab’s strategic direction and future growth,
they participate in setting priorities and recommending changes to
procedures and policies.

In collaboration with the Director of the DHLab, they identify
opportunities to support DH work on campus, making recommendations for
student employment, DHLab grants, and event programming. This position
supervises DHLab student employees — hiring, training, and coordinating
Digital Scholarship Consultants who work on DHLab projects and/or in the
DHLab to provide technical and project support to Yale faculty,
students, and staff. They also manage the Digital Humanities Teaching
Fellows, setting program goals, hiring and supervising Fellows, and
providing pedagogical and technical training.

Using domain expertise in digital humanities, they effectively
co-designs and scopes projects for scholarly clients in areas such as
text mining, network analysis, digital mapping, and public humanities.
Consults regularly with Yale faculty, students, and staff, serving as an
expert resource for varying levels of technical ability. Recommends
resources and training opportunities on- and off-campus, including the
DHLab’s internal grants and support programs.

Oversees communications for the DHLab in accordance with policy and
directives of the Director of Communications and Marketing, determining
tone and conceiving, producing, and delivering textual content on DHLab
services, policies, news, and events across all communication channels
(including website, newsletter, social media, promotional materials,
etc.) Administers DHLab event programming, evaluating current offerings
and conceiving, developing, and arranging workshops and talks to be
delivered by her/himself and/or with internal and external presenters.
Identifies and coordinates with engagement partners across campus to
increase knowledge of STEAM/DH methodologies and approaches via
workshops and presentations.

Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in the humanities, or
a related field and three years of related work experience or equivalent
combination of education and experience.

Qualifications:

   * Previous experience in digital humanities, either as a student,
     instructor, practitioner, or facilitator.
   * Demonstrated familiarity with and expertise in common digital
     humanities methods and techniques.
   * Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part
     of collaborative teams. Ability to communicate effectively with
     faculty, students and staff.
   * Strong computer skills. Ability to work with digital humanities
     tools for text mining, network analysis, digital mapping, and/or
     crowdsourcing.
   * Preferred Education and Experience: PhD in a relevant field.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please
apply online at 
https://bit.ly/YaleCareers-66587BR
Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and
excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great
workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful
accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best
anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time
off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement
benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to
and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race,
color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or
ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual
orientation or gender identity or expression.

https://your.yale.edu/careers/ 

Requirements

Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in the humanities, or
a related field and three years of related work experience or equivalent
combination of education and experience.

Qualifications:

   * Previous experience in digital humanities, either as a student,
     instructor, practitioner, or facilitator.
   * Demonstrated familiarity with and expertise in common digital
     humanities methods and techniques.
   * Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part
     of collaborative teams. Ability to communicate effectively with
     faculty, students and staff.
   * Strong computer skills. Ability to work with digital humanities
     tools for text mining, network analysis, digital mapping, and/or
     crowdsourcing.
   * Preferred Education and Experience: PhD in a relevant field.

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About Yale University

Yale blends its Ivy tradition of excellence with a modern work culture
that values different points of view and thrives on respect and
innovation. The University offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding
careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel. Regardless of
role, Yale values each person’s contribution and nurtures his or her
professional development through tuition reimbursement programs and
numerous opportunities for on-campus learning. The diversity of Yale is
reflected in a vibrant and stimulating work environment. Along with
exceptional benefits such as health care, pension plans, competitive
pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance, and
long-term disability insurance, faculty and staff enjoy Yale’s
world-class museums, performing arts, libraries, and sporting events.

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research
libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and
services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.
It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the
teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly
communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of
resources, including more than 15 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives
designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.
Housed in 15 libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, and Bass
libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over
500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty
and students, participate on committees, and who are involved in other
areas of staff development.


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        Date: 2021-07-15 14:00:15+00:00
        From: Rosenblum, Brian 
        Subject: Digital and Public Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Kansas

Digital & Public Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher

https://employment.ku.edu/digital-public-humanities-postdoctoral-
researcher/19562br

Position Overview

The Hall Center for the Humanities, one of twelve designated research centers at
the University of Kansas and the only research center on campus dedicated to
promoting humanities scholarship is searching for a Postdoctoral Researcher to
engage in digital and public humanities research and programming. Recognized as
an international, collaborative research center focused in the humanities, the
Hall Center provides an intellectual hub for scholars and students in the
Humanities, Arts, and humanistic Social Sciences; it fosters interdisciplinary
conversation across the university and globally. Through its public programming,
the Hall Center makes visible the significance and continued relevance of
Humanities research, engaging diverse communities across the state in dialogue
about local, national, and global issues that Humanities research illuminates.

The Digital and Public Humanities Postdoctoral Researcher will be actively
involved in a collaborative digital storytelling project funded by the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, beginning January 2022 through June 2024. Stories for All: A
Digital Storytelling Project for the Twenty-First Century is a partnership
between the Hall Center and the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
(IDRH) at KU. The project will work with community and KU partners to recover
ignored or suppressed histories and share them widely through digital media. The
project will involve over forty partner projects, around half of which originate
in community initiatives and the other half from within KU. It will address the
opportunities, challenges, ethics, and politics of storytelling in the digital
era. And it will consider the ways in which diverse storytelling traditions and
techniques can inform and enrich each other. The project will bring into
conversation digital projects that represent a wide range of traditions,
histories, and motivations. The partners range from small collectives preserving
local histories of injustice to institutions known for working at the
intersection of the humanities and social change. They use various storytelling
strategies, including oral histories, social media posts, online writing
contests, videos, blogs, interactive maps, long-form documentaries, online
companions, art installations, and place-based storytelling. Some of these
projects are already in development; others will launch during the grant period.

The successful candidate will assist the Director of the Hall Center and the Co-
Director of IDRH with programming related to this project, gaining valuable
experience in project management, and will participate in the substantive
intellectual work of the project. The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to collaborate on the development of future grant proposals. This
position is a limited-term appointment from January 2022 through June 2024..

Job Description

45% Programming and Administration
• Design and implement workshops, public events, and other programming
• Develop and maintain web and social media presence related to program
activities
• Create, develop, and manage new program initiatives in digital humanities
• Collaborate and facilitate interactions with faculty and graduate students
• Collaborate on the development of future grant proposals.

50% Research
• Conduct research on a substantial, publishable project in either the digital
or public humanities while in residence at the Hall Center;
• Participate in the Center’s intellectual environment by attending seminars,
colloquia, and other relevant scholarly development programs
• Present on research at conferences of national or international status.
• Publish research works.

5% Other
• Other duties as assigned

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to
excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the
dignity and rights of the individual are respected. Intellectual diversity,
integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount
importance. The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace
environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and
values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our
multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional
excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong
and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational
and professional goals.

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty
and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best
college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000
people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and
celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian
Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States and is
located 40 miles west of Kansas City and 30 miles east of Topeka, the state
capitol.

Required Qualifications

  1.  PhD in a humanities discipline. ABD candidates must have the PhD conferred
within six months from the date of hire.
  2.  Two years of experience working in interdisciplinary humanities
environment in a teaching, research capacity, program or administrative capacity
at an institution of higher education, museum, or library.
  3.  Excellent oral and written communication skills , as evidenced by
application materials, interview, and references.
Appointment Requirements: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title,
it is necessary to have the PhD conferred at the time of hire. Appointments made
without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are
conditional hires and are appointed on an interim basis not to exceed 6 months.
Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full
duration.

Preferred Qualifications

  1.  Familiarity with theory and/or methods in Digital Humanities.
  2.  Experience with academic project planning, management, or consultative
services.
  3.  Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to take initiative, and set
and meet deadlines.
  4.  Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative/team
environment as demonstrated by application materials.
  5.  Experience and/or interest in digital storytelling.
  6.  Commitment to contributing to a climate valuing diversity, equity,
inclusion and belonging.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include the following:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter addressing qualifications for the position, specific digital and
public humanities skills, and the research project the candidate would work on
while at the Hall Center.
• Writing sample of no more than 20 pages, published or unpublished
• Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Application review begins on 8/15/2021.

This is a limited term appointment for a period not to exceed 30 months, with a
preferred start date of January 1, 2022, and an end date of June 30, 2024. A
later start date of July 1, 2022, with an end date of June 30, 2024 may be
negotiated.

Contact Information to Applicants

Richard Godbeer
rgodbeer@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range
60,000

Work Schedule
full time

Application Review Begins
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Anticipated Start Date
Saturday, January 1, 2022


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