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- DH 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University
- Art and Technology Full Time Faculty Position – California Institute of the Arts
- Assistant Professor -Electronic Media – Digital Communication – Mansfield University in Pennsylvania
- Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Media – North Central University in Minnesota
- Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Humanities – University of Cyprus
- Digital Research Studio Director – Claremont Colleges
- Postdoctoral Fellow & Project Coordinator in Digital Humanities and Popular Political Education – Smith
DH 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University
The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, located in Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, invites qualified candidates to apply for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Position Start Date: August 1, 2018
Position End Date: July 31, 2020
Supervisor: Academic Director, Sherman Centre
This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees (“CUPE”) Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows.
Founded in 2012, the Sherman Centre engages in a wide range of activities to support and build the McMaster digital humanities (DH) community. A critical need that has become apparent in the course of this work is the inclusion of DH skill instruction, methodology, and theory in the curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. From the vantage point of the Sherman Centre, we see this as the beginning of a clear trend toward increased interest in introducing students to text analysis, data visualization, and GIS and, in general, increasing their technical fluency and competency.
Working under the direction of the Academic and Administrative Directors of the Sherman Centre, the postdoctoral fellow will in general support the outreach and curricular activities of the Sherman Centre. In alignment with their own DH research agenda, the fellow will, in close collaboration with other Sherman Centre staff:
- offer training for DH tools and techniques
- offer consulting to faculty and graduate students to enable them to begin to include DH elements in their courses
- engage library staff in other functional areas to draw their expertise into the DH space and connect them to faculty who need support
- support the further development of DH workshops, talks, and events at the Sherman Centre
- prepare and deliver an undergraduate digital humanities introductory course, and
- connect with other digital humanities initiatives in the region and beyond.
Beyond these responsibilities, the fellow will participate actively in the life and activities of the Sherman Centre and represent it at key DH events such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) and the annual Digital Humanities conference at the institution’s expense.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars who have completed their doctoral degree no earlier than June 1, 2014. Candidates must have defended their dissertation and received their PhD by July 1, 2018. The optimal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a DH-relevant discipline and a digital humanities research agenda. International scholars are invited to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
How to Apply:
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Art and Technology Full Time Faculty Position – California Institute of the Arts
The School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) invites applications for a full time faculty position in the Program of Art and Technology. The MFA in Art and Technology is a unique studio based program within an Institute that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the performing, visual and musical arts.
The Art and Technology curriculum is centered on the student’s studio practice, creative research and an exchange of dialogue between peers, visiting artists and faculty. Technical instruction is offered in the creative use of computer programming, digital media and sound, immersive installation, interactive media and hybrid performance. This wide range of instruction is augmented with critiques, lectures and seminars that set out to challenge conventional ideas about what constitutes an art practice in the 21st century.
Requirements and Duties:
A cross-disciplinary studio practice is required, along with a significant record of exhibitions, the ability to engage in creative research and critical theory, art history and five years of professional experience using digital technology and software. At least three years teaching experience at the graduate level within the field of art and technology is expected.
-The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full-time workload that is the equivalent of four (4) courses per semester in the Program in Art and Technology.
– Mentoring graduate students
-Conducting mid-residency and graduation reviews
-Participating in curricular planning, admissions review and assessment for the Art and Technology program
-Attendance at program, school and Institute events
-Sustaining a vibrant exhibition record and achievement in the field of art and technology
The successful candidate will have:
-Three (3) or more years teaching at the graduate level.
-An MFA or terminal degree in a field relevant to the position
How to Apply
Include CV, letter of application (include teaching philosophy), names and addresses of 3 references, work samples that exhibit a technical and creative use of technology within a contemporary art practice. These work samples should include a relevant combination of the following: published writing samples, relevant websites, up to ten digital images and/or five video excerpts no longer than 3 minutes each. Brief course proposals are also encouraged. Please submit all media and forms to SlideRoom.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will be considered until April 6, 2018
Equity & Diversity
CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist’s growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.
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Assistant Professor -Electronic Media – Digital Communication – Mansfield University in Pennsylvania
The Department of Communication is an energetic department that sponsors a variety of student/faculty events, promotes innovative teaching, and boasts a strong connection with alums and the community. The department offers bachelor degrees in Communication (including degree emphases in Electronic Media, Public Relations, Sports Information, and Organizational Communication) and has a solid track record of employment in the field for graduating seniors. See more at http://communication.mansfield.edu/
The successful candidate is expected to teach Com/Media Law, Sports and the Media, Audio Production, and Media Ethics. Additional classes will be derived from the following list: Intro to Electronic Media, Intro to Mass Media, American Electronic Media History, TV and Radio Announcing, Intro to Video Production, Advanced Video Production, Principles of Advertising, Film and Society, Electronic Media Programming, Electronic Media Workshop, Electronic Media Sales & Management, and possibly Oral Communication/Public Speaking or Intro to Public Relations. Applicant must be able to be on campus five days a week.
Education and Experience: Earned Master’s degree in Electronic Media or Mass Communication. Evidence of effective college-level teaching experience in basic and advanced courses and/or applied experience in professional TV production and completion of successful SKYPE and campus interviews which will include a demonstration of relevant knowledge and skills. Preferred: PhD or ABD in Electronic Media or Mass Communication and has the ability to help move the curriculum in a digital direction.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including the ability to work collaboratively with others; ability to teach and evaluate students; ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; possess excellent administrative and organizational skills; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University’s principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service (http://www1.mansfield.edu/mansfield-creed) and the University’s strong student-centered vision and mission. Effective and enthusiastic teaching for a large diverse audience; ability to communicate and write effectively; effective use of communication technology; continued scholarly growth and service to the department, university and community; and effective communication (verbal and written) and use of electronic teaching technology. Work cooperatively with staff, faculty and administration. Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions: May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.
For full position requirements and description, including application procedures, visit https://jobs.mansfield.edu/postings/1149 . Completing search is contingent on available funding. EEO Employer.
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Media – North Central University in Minnesota
- A portfolio of successful media creation and promotion along with an advanced degree in communication arts, film work, or related field
- Expertise in new forms of digital media, visual communication, communication theory, and UX/UI design is essential
- Candidate should have expert skills in creating media from concept to final delivery and should be knowledgeable in digital software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, HTML, CSS, and WordPress.
- Teaching 12 credits per semester in the communication core and developing/teaching course on web design
- Video production
- UX/UI design emphasizing human-centered methodologies
- Digital analytics, and emerging digital communication technologies
- Advising and mentoring students
- Working collaboratively on department and university committees
- Engaging regularly in professional development and relevant scholarly activity
- Fluency in online course delivery a plus
Compensation is based upon qualifications, including education and experience. Digital Media
is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Humanities – University of Cyprus
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the field of «Digital Humanities». This is a Chair endowed by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (“Sylivia Ioannou Chair in Digital Humantities”).
The posting is open to applications within one or more of the following research foci:
(a) Design and creation of databases
(b) Digitisation of cultural heritage (tangible and non-tangible, archival material, etc.)
(c) Digital recording and spatial analysis through GIS
(d) Remote Sensing-Geophysics
(e) 3D visualisation
Applicants favourably disposed toward interdisciplinary research and teaching are encouraged to apply. The Sylvia S. Ioannou Foundation is sponsoring the Chair with the purpose of establishing an interdepartmental postgraduate programme (MA and PhD). It is noted that for this purpose funding is included for a post-doctoral scholar and a PhD student to assist the Chair. 2
For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required.
Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage:
The official languages of the University are Greek and Turkish. For the above position knowledge of Greek is necessary.
Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.
In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the selected candidate΄s and the Department΄s responsibility to ensure that the selected academic acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language.
The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary), according to the current legislation, is:
Professor (Scale Α15-Α16) €70.303,48- €91.384,41
Associate Professor (Scale A14-A15) €62.004,54 – €84.532,89
Applications must be submitted by Monday, 11th of June 2018. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following documents in printed and electronic form (i.e., two (2) hardcopies and two (2) USB sticks with the documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word files).
- Cover letter stating the Department, the field of study, the academic rank(s) for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected.
- Curriculum Vitae.
III. Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words).
- List of publications.
- Copies of the three most representative publications.
- Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks.
VII. Applicants must ask three academic referees to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at firstname.lastname@example.org Τhe names and contact details of these referees must be indicated in the application, because additional confidential information may be requested. The recommendation letters must reach the University by Monday, 11th of June 2018.
The Curriculum Vitae and the statements of previous work and future research plans should be written in Greek or in Turkish, and in one international language, preferably English. 3
Selected candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Ministry of Education (for certificates received from Universities in Cyprus) or from the Issuing Authority (for foreign Universities).
Applications, supporting documents and reference letters submitted in response to previous calls in the past will not be considered and must be resubmitted.
Applications not conforming to the specifications of the call, will not be considered.
All application material must be delivered by hand to:
Human Resources Service
University of Cyprus
Council/Senate Anastasios G Leventis Building
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
by Monday, 11th of June 2018, 2:00 p.m.. Alternatively, applications can be sent by post; they will be accepted as valid as long as the sealed envelopes are post-marked by the deadline of June 11, 2018, and they reach the Human Resources Service by June 18, 2018, on the sole responsibility of the applicant.
For more information, candidates may contact the Human Resources Service (tel.: 00357 22 89 4158/4155) or the Department of History and Archaeology (00357 22 89 2180).
Digital Research Studio Director – Claremont Colleges
The Claremont Colleges are seeking an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and highly organized Digital Research Studio Director (DRSD) to play a key leadership role in developing and supporting the Digital Humanities within the consortium. This position is funded by a five-year grant from the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation. The colleges are currently in Year 4; the award ends on September 30, 2019. The purpose of the grant is to create and sustain an integrated system of support, training, and research for The Claremont Colleges that will make the consortium a model learning community where Digital Humanities’ (DH) methods and tools inform the work of scholars and students at all levels. The funds are being used to host an annual set of DH programs and events; train faculty and educate students; support digitally-infused course development; and maintain the collaborative capstone effort known as the Digital Humanities Research Studio.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The DRSD will report jointly to the Project Director and to the Lead Dean of Mellon DH. The Lead Dean is also Dean of the Claremont Colleges Library. The library is a key partner in Mellon DH and the DSRD will be based there. The DRSD will have responsibilities in the following areas:
- Digital Research Studio: Working in close collaboration with the Library Leadership Team (LLT), the DRSD will oversee planning, organizing, staffing, and budgeting for this vital aspect of the Mellon DH award.
The DRSD will lead a research studio program that provides undergraduates with significant collaborative research experience. The studio supports faculty research by providing trained teams of student researchers under the oversight of the DRSD. To maintain the program, the DRSD will teach or co-teach one or more project and research-based undergraduate courses.
- Summer Institute: Designed to increase DH capacity at the colleges, the institute features intensive courses on a small set of curated tools and methods, taught by domain experts and designed to support faculty who plan to utilize these skills within an existing or newly proposed course. Working closely with the Project Director, the Project Manager, and an Administrative Assistant, the DRSD will oversee and teach in the 2019 Summer Institute.
- Community Programming: The DRSD develops and oversees a regular schedule of colloquia, lectures, workshops, and other programs that showcase new DH work at The Claremont Colleges. The DRSD also works closely with the Directors of the new Mellon-funded Center for Teaching and Learning to develop approaches, services, and programs that are designed to improve inclusive pedagogy, digital literacy, and the integration of educational technology into classes.
- Grant Oversight: The DRSD collaborates closely with the Project Director, the Lead Dean, and the LLT to oversee and implement the grant initiatives. The DRSD engages in planning, organizing, staffing, administering, and budgeting for the various aspects of the project. The DRSD also collaborates closely with the Project Director in writing interim and annual reports to the Mellon Foundation on the status of the award.
- Staffing: The DRSD supervises a 1.0 FTE Project Manager and part-time graduate students that staff the DH Team.
- Sustainability: The DRSD will work closely with the Project Director, Lead Dean, DH Steering Committee, DH@CC team, LLT, advancement staff, and other key stakeholders to craft a sustainable plan for the DH program and services beyond the term of the Mellon award. This may include revising the transition plan to outline sustainable, long-term support, and writing grants.
This position offers a wonderful opportunity for a recently graduated Ph.D. in the Humanities, or an individual completing a post-doc, to gain valuable experience as a teacher, researcher, and grant administrator in a collaborative, consortial environment.
The DRSD will bring a knowledge and understanding of, and significant experience in, digital scholarship development within higher educational or other research environments. The incumbent will be sophisticated in new and emerging technologies and concepts surrounding digital scholarship and scholarly communication. She/he will have broad appreciation of, and familiarity with, digital literacy; pedagogy; visual culture; multimedia production; content management systems; metadata creation; and producing innovative DH projects.
The DRSD should be familiar with major issues in higher education that affect digital scholarship and the Humanities. The incumbent should have a record of scholarly engagement as expressed through presentations and publications. She/he should have excellent spoken and written communication skills and be willing and able to become a primary advocate and public face for digital scholarship at The Claremont Colleges. The DRSD should be collaborative, collegial, team-based, faculty and student-centered, outreach-oriented, and consortial in approach.
Postdoctoral Fellow & Project Coordinator in Digital Humanities and Popular Political Education – Smith
Smith College seeks a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Coordinator in Digital Humanities and Popular Political Education to assist with design, development and management for the project Putting History in Domestic Workers’ Hands, a two-year collaboration between Smith College and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). The position is a full time appointment with full benefits, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020 and includes an appointment in the Smith College Department of History and/or Latin American and Latina/o Studies for that period.
Putting History in Domestic Workers’ Hands will produce research on domestic worker history and create digitally-based products to support key elements of NDWA’s capacity-building initiatives. These initiatives include creating greater web presence for NDWA through web-based educational videos, facilitating access to and knowledge of domestic worker organizing history through a digital, interactive timeline, and developing a core political education curriculum that is digitally-distributable for curation and use on multiple scales—local, state, regional and national—to build the movement base and train NDWA staff, membership, supporters and the larger public in the history of domestic work and domestic worker organizing in and beyond the United States.
The Fellow will assist with research, content development and design for the core political education curriculum, provide expert assistance in popular education pedagogy, including advising on best practices for designing a multi-scalar, non-academic curriculum, and develop digital content management skills as applicable to the project’s goals, including content digitization, digital archiving, content maintenance and copyright clearance for digital materials. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work with Smith College faculty, staff, and undergraduate students, the NDWA Field Director, NDWA Field Coordinator, the NDWA Technology Development Manager, as well as other members of the project team.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on April 16, 2018.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/49529 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, graduate school transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement that addresses your experiences with popular political education (see prompt in the Interfolio application).
- Strong research skills.
- Bilingual command of Spanish/English, with strong writing skills in each.
- Ph.D. in a related discipline such as History, Women and Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, American Studies, Latin American Studies, with specialization in transnational social movements, labor and/or women’s histories.
- Experience with popular education methodologies and/or curriculum design.
- Experience in digital content management, including digitization, archiving and/or maintenance of digital content.
Additional valuable skills/experience
- Previous experience in project coordination.
- Interest in or experience with grassroots organizing, movement building and campaign development with immigrants, workers, and/or women of color.
- An understanding of the impacts of oppression and trauma on individuals and communities.
- Demonstrated ability to translate complex ideas into formats that are accessible to multiple audiences, including people with limited literacy or formal education.
- Experience in using social media and other digital platforms for public outreach.
- Experience connecting academic and community-based institutions.
Roles and duties
- The Fellow will act as Project Coordinator, with responsibilities for advising on popular education pedagogy, and assisting in the planning, design and development of multi-scalar, digital and multimedia popular education curriculum.
- The Fellow will develop expertise in digital humanities, especially the curation, archiving, management, and dissemination of digital content.
- Teach two courses per year relevant to the Fellow’s interests and expertise.
- Participate in annual convenings of the project team: faculty from Smith College, NDWA partners, and members of the project’s Advisory Board.
- Work collaboratively with the project team to assist in designing and implementing the History of Organizing training for NDWA in Summer 2020.
- The Fellow will work under the supervision of the faculty co-directors, Jennifer Guglielmo, Associate Professor of History and Michelle Joffroy, Associate Professor of Spanish at Smith College.
- The Fellow will consult as necessary with NDWA Field Director, Lisa Moore on the overall direction on the content, learning objectives, political orientation, methodology and flow of the curriculum and other materials to ensure their alignment and applicability for NDWA’s work.
- The digital infrastructure of the project will be managed by the NDWA Technology Team
Salary and Benefits
- Salary is $65,000 in year one; $66,950 in year two.
- Smith College offers a robust benefits package that includes $3,000/year in research funds and participation in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This will enable the Fellow to build a professional network with other recent Ph.D. graduates who are developing this unique skill-set for innovative academic/non-profit partnerships, including gaining a broad understanding of the importance of data and information management to the emerging research environment.