Tuesday Job Roundup

Project Manager, Digital Projects at Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, critical-thinking, and collaborative Project Manager to join the libraries newly formed Digital Project Management Unit. Reporting to the Director of Digital Project Management for Columbia University Libraries, the incumbent will manage the entire project lifecycle of multi-stakeholder, digital projects produced in partnership with various stakeholders and library units. This will include creating project plans, timelines, resource requirements, and communicating this information to the project teams. The incumbent will also provide project management consultations to library staff working on digital projects and provide distributed project management support. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to aid in the ongoing development of the Digital Project Management Unit.

As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • Experience with digital production procedures, tools, and technologies is required.
  • Must be comfortable with project management software.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with teams across the organization to execute a project required.  

apply at: jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=169566

(please note, this is not a digital scholarship or digital humanities position as the projects that are supported may include ds/dh but are not limited to those areas.)

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Instructor, Digital Arts – Bowling Green State University

Instructor, Digital Arts. Full-time, one-year non-renewable appointment (Fall 18, Spr 19). Competitive salary with full benefits. Minimum qualifications: MFA degree or equivalent in digital arts, animation, or a related discipline such as new media studies, art and technology, interactive design, game development. Demonstrated expertise in 3D animation as an art form. Demonstrated proficiency with Maya, and at least one or more of the following software: After Effects (and Adobe CC), The Foundry Production Collective (Nuke, Mari, Hiero, Modo) and/or Mudbox / ZBrush. Duties include: Teach undergraduate / graduate courses in Digital Arts and, if required, courses in the School’s First Year Program; participate in educational, professional and technical duties and activities within the Digital Arts division and in the School of Art. Starting date: August 20, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered. For an application to be considered complete, all requirements in the following two steps must be fulfilled.

Step 1: Use https://bgsu.hiretouch.com to upload: Letter of application; current CV; statement of teaching philosophy; three letters of recommendation (dated within the past year); and, copies of transcripts showing terminal degree (an official transcript must be provided before a contract can be issued). Step 2: Use https://bgsu.slideroom.com to upload: Portfolio of your professional work (a combination of 10-20 images, animations, and/or interactive art accompanied by titles and descriptions, and a statement on software used to create portfolio work) and 10-15 samples of work produced by your students if you have teaching experience (please include a short statement containing the assignment criteria). URL links to professional and student works are acceptable but must be uploaded via Position Authorization Form – Faculty Generated by Lisa Meyer on 6/7/18 at 11:41:54 AM EDT Slideroom. Application deadline: July 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to Dena Eber, Digital Arts Search Chair. For a complete position description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421. Background check required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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DHLC Academic Specialist – Michigan State University


The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University seeks a continuing system specialist in Literature, Cognitive Science, and Digital Humanities (DH) to participate in ongoing initiatives in history of the mind, literary cognition, and digital humanities as manager of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC) and academic specialist in digital humanities. This is a 12-month position at 100% time. This specialist will join the Digital Humanities & Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC), an international leader in cultivating interdisciplinary projects across literature, cognitive science, digital humanities, and disability studies, including experiments in literary neuroscience, research in the history of the mind, outreach in the form of accessible art exhibitions, as well as the development and application of a creative array of digital technologies for interdisciplinary research and teaching. The DHLC currently houses approximately 25 students, both graduate and undergraduate, across the arts and sciences, working on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research bringing applied digital humanities to experiments on the neuroscience of novel reading, the neuroaesthetics of poetry, and narrative responses to music as well as outreach in medical humanities and accessible art. Faculty and students in the DHLC collaborate with a range of global leaders and institutions, including Stanford, NYU, Max Plank, U. Vienna, Umea University of Sweden, U. Arkansas, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as lead faculty in the College of Arts and Letters, the Cognitive Science Program, DH@MSU, Engineering, Radiology, the Digital Scholarship Lab, Music, and the MSU School of Business. For more on the DHLC, see http://dhlc.cal.msu.edu/.

This specialist’s work at the DHLC will contribute actively to the mission of DH@MSU, joining a lively community of researchers and teachers to pursue their own long-term goals as an interdisciplinary researcher and scholar in ways that build on the diverse strengths in digital scholarship and pedagogy across the MSU community. For more on DH@MSU, see http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu.

The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. CAL is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion. The Department of English has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Specific job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Interdisciplinary Research at the DHLC

  • Coordinating current interdisciplinary projects at the DHLC and generating new initiatives, working with global collaborators as well as faculty and students across disciplines at MSU to advance interdisciplinary research at the intersection of humanities, cognitive science, and digital humanities.
  • Participating in an active research agenda, including co-authored and independent publications, presentations of interdisciplinary work, and innovative project design.
  • Bringing digital humanities tools to the analysis of interdisciplinary datasets, integrating cognitive, computational, and literary-artistic modes of analysis.
  • Collaborating with lead faculty at the DHLC on grant writing and administration, applying for independent grants as desired.
  • Mentoring and supervising student researchers at the DHLC, encouraging them to develop independent research projects and to present/publish their work both locally and nationally.
  • Monitoring lab accounts, budgets, and payment, including hiring student researchers, organizing and approving bi-weekly time-sheets, and assisting department staff with student payroll and grants
  • Proctoring participants in interdisciplinary behavioral and neuroscientific studies, including work with IRB
  • Assisting with and diversifying existing public outreach initiatives at the DHLC in medical humanities and accessible art.

Teaching & Collaborating with DH@MSU

  • Teaching 1 course per year in digital humanities
  • Serving as a Core Faculty member in the DH@MSU community, acting as a liaison between the DHLC and other digital humanities groups on campus as well as the Center for Interdisciplinarity and the Exceptions Journal
  • Assisting students in managing the lab’s website and social media to sustain and raise public visibility of interdisciplinary research at the DHLC and DH@MSU


  • Graduate degree (Ph.D. desirable) in a field related to humanities scholarship, cognitive literary studies, digital humanities, or the humanistic aspects of the social, behavioral, and information sciences, with demonstrated training in literary studies and one of the following: psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience (or a related field)
  • Demonstrated proficiency/fluency with one or more technologies commonly used in digital humanities projects (e.g., social network analysis, text encoding, database design and development, textual mapping, GIS, data visualization, sentiment analytics, topic modeling)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with methods, research, and technologies commonly used in cognitive studies of the arts, music, literature, film, and/or user experience
  • A clear understanding of different publication processes in humanities and sciences
  • Demonstrated interest in building inclusive learning environments, including experience in research, teaching, and/or community outreach that engages issues of accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated interest in building inclusive learning environments, including research, teaching, or community engagement and outreach experience engaging issues of accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical partners and across disciplines


  • Experience exploring diverse data (qualitative and quantitative), demonstrating a basic knowledge of statistics and the ability to move between key questions and methods in the humanities and in cognitive science
  • Strong knowledge of current digital humanities trends and experience teaching digital humanities concepts
  • Experience with development and management of projects, grants, and/or budgets.
  • Hands-on experience working across humanities and sciences
  • Demonstrated experience leading or collaborating with researchers (students and professionals) in the humanities and sciences across colleges and departments
  • Strong organization and leadership skills
  • Record of professional presentations, publications, and digital humanities project development
  • Experience proctoring behavioral studies in line with IRB confidentiality and ethics   requirements
  • Interest in the use, refinement or development/design of digital humanities tools for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach
  • Demonstrated strengths in problem solving, teamwork and adaptability to change, focus on service and continuous learning for self ­improvement

Review of applications will begin July 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, http://careers.msu.edu/ (posting number #511890). Applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees, and a statement that summarizes experience with diversity in the classroom, in past or planned research endeavors, in mentoring diverse students, and/or in community outreach initiatives, and explains how the applicant will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.

For more information contact Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, kfitz@msu.edu

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Assistant Professor in Public Law with a Special Focus on Digitalization – University of Zurich

The Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is seeking an

Assistant Professor in Public Law with a special Focus on Digitalization

without tenure track, immediate starting date.)

The assistant professorship is embedded in the group Public Law and in the interdisciplinary Digital Society Initiative (DSI) of the University of Zurich.

Candidates must hold a PhD in law of high standing and have either planned, elaborated, or begun a habilitation project. They must furthermore have a research focus in a partial area of public law (constitutional law, administrative law, European law, or international law) that specifically deals with public law issues regarding digitalization. The position is for a limited term of three years, with a one-time option to extend the term by another three years.

The University of Zurich aims to increase the percentage of women working in teaching and research, and therefore specifically encourages qualified women to apply.

Individuals with a proven track record who do not speak German as a native language are also explicitly invited to submit an application as long as they are willing to become acquainted with the German language over the course of their employment.

Candidates are requested to send their CV, a list of publications and presentations as well as a teaching portfolio by regular mail and e-mail to the following addresses

University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, Dean’s Office, Ms. G. Üstün, Rämistrasse 74/2, CH-8001 Zurich, E-mail: berufungen.dekanat@ius.uzh.ch

The closing date for applications is July 18th, 2018. Submission of publications may be requested at a later stage. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Nadja Braun Binder (nadja.braun_binder@uzh.ch).

Details regarding the job requirements are available at:

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Project Manager for the Colored Conventions Project (CCP) – University of Delaware


The University of Delaware seeks a Project Manager for the Colored Conventions Project (CCP). The Project Manager will lead efforts to continue existing projects and partnerships and implement new national initiatives. Collaborating closely with the CCP Team and the University of Delaware Library’s technical team, the incumbent will also work on the development of a new WordPress site integrated with the Library’s UDSpace repository and an Omeka-S database. This is a three-year, grant-funded position, with time split between the Colored Conventions Project and the University of Delaware Library.

Reporting to the Faculty Director, The Colored Conventions Project, the Project Manager will:

  • Support digital scholarship projects
  • Work closely with the Digital Scholarship Librarian to manage faculty and library collaborations
  • Coordinate the CCP Low Residency Fellows & Creative Partners initiative, in collaboration with CCP team
  • Help manage budgets and grants alongside the director and department administrator.
  • Manage CCP member payroll alongside department administrators.
  • Coordinate undergraduate and graduate student project work with the project coordinator and faculty director
  • Communicate with appropriate UD leadership team and national directors at various institutions.
  • Work with CCP coordinator in metadata creation and editing, in collaboration with UD Library staff

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research, the Project Manager will:

  • Serve as team lead for selected faculty digital research and teaching projects, coordinate activities among team of librarians, data specialists, developers.
  • Plan, track, and communicate resources, tasks, and processes for projects.
  • Provide consultation for digital publishing software and methods, including WordPress, Omeka, ARTstor/Shared Shelf, open access, and open educational resources.
  • Provide training in digital scholarship tools and methods.


  • ALA-accredited graduate library degree or MA or PhD. Must have significant familiarity with nineteenth-century African American subject areas. For example: undergraduate/graduate degree(s) in African American studies, Africana studies, American studies, history, English or other area, with an emphasis in African American content.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a member of a large, diverse, multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional team.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and commitment to collaborative ethos and horizontal management.
  • Proficiency with web design and development.
  • Experience with content management systems, ideally WordPress and Omeka.
  • Familiarity with descriptive metadata standards.
  • Familiarity with digital technologies, archives, and public humanities/history

General Information: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence.  The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.  More information about the Library is available at: https://library.udel.edu/

The Colored Conventions Project is a collaborative team dedicated to bringing new digital life to nineteenth-century Black organizing. ColoredConventions.org endeavors to transform teaching and learning about this historic collective organizing effort—and about the many leaders and places involved in it—bringing them to digital life for a new generation of students and scholars across disciplines and for community researchers interested in the history of activist church, educational and entrepreneurial engagement. The large project team includes graduate student project leaders, undergraduate researchers, and library professionals–who meet weekly–as well as satellite partners and national teaching and library partners. The University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press (UD Library) provides technical support for the project, hosting its web site and database, and providing guidance on metadata creation, rights, software, design, and digital preservation.

Benefits:  22 vacation days. Generous 403B retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouse, and course fee waiver for employee. Funding for professional development. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at:  http://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/benefits/

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Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow – Williams College, Massachusetts

Williams College Museum of Art invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The Fellow’s work is part of WCMA Digital, a major initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that aims to make the museum’s collections open and accessible to all, and develop a set of digital tools to support new pedagogical, creative and intellectual explorations of the collection.

WCMA’s Mellon Fellow for Digital Humanities will explore and encourage digital humanities scholarship and methodologies within a museum context, with access to collections and involvement in exhibitions and public programs. WCMA is uniquely suited to connect and collaborate with programs, people and projects across campus. The project builds on digital humanities projects across the College in the departments of English, History and American Studies, and the College’s Library.

Reporting to WCMA’s Mellon Manager of Digital Initiatives, the Fellow will be part of the vibrant and collaborative staff at WCMA.

The Fellow will also be art of Williams’ academic community, including its postdoc peer group, which spans academic programs. Undergraduate research is an emphasis at Williams, and this position will have the opportunity to work closely with talented, research-oriented college students.

Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. In your cover letter, please highlight your experience with and commitment to supporting diverse and inclusive communities.


  • Explore, investigate, and evaluate emerging tools and technologies related to your research and the WCMA collection.
  • Develop (or lead the development of) tools for the investigation, visualization, and curation of the museum’s open collections.
  • Hold individual and group DH research training and informational sessions for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Help curators and faculty members develop and implement digital projects arising from the museum’s open collections.
  • Co-organize a convening with the Clark Art Institute exploring the questions of computation in art history, museums, and collections-based scholarship. Share work with the wider museum and digital humanities communities.
  • Co-organize an exhibition based on DH tools and research, in collaboration with curators and faculty.
  • Possibly teach one class per semester.
  • The Fellow will collaborate with the faculty advisory committee of WCMA Digital.


  • Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline after January 1, 2010, but before beginning the fellowship in July 2018.
  • Experience in the use and application of one or more DH methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS, network analysis, database design, digital editions) for creating and transmitting scholarship.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary humanities environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the opportunities of digital research to scholars in the humanities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Demonstrated digital project management experience.
  • Deep familiarity with museum collection databases, metadata standards, folksonomy projects.
  • Knowledge of open scholarship trends, resources, and applications.
  • Programming experience.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

For optimal consideration, please submit resume materials by June 30, 2018. Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.

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