Assistant Director, IHR Nexus Lab, Arizona State University – Digital Humanities & Transdisciplinary Informatics

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) seeks an Administrative Professional to serve as Assistant Director of the Nexus Lab. The Nexus Lab is a project of the IHR aimed at growing the digital humanities alongside interdisciplinary collaborations that bring together humanities, science, and technology. The successful candidate will work closely with the IHR Director, Digital Humanities Advisory Board, and Nexus Lab Director to conceptualize and implement an ASU-wide initiative on digital humanities research. The successful candidate will draw upon previous training/experience in digital humanities, collaborative research, and program coordination to further the lab’s mission of building research capacity and original research in the digital humanities at Arizona State University. Anticipated start date is August 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience.

As Assistant Director, the successful candidate will be expected to work directly with researchers to define, develop, and/or analyze project design, scope, and/or needs; evaluate existing and/or emerging tools and technologies to identify potential uses in humanities research at ASU; and collaborate with other ASU units/agencies to understand and apply various technology infrastructures to maximize resources and effectiveness. The successful candidate will also work with the Director to provide training and group instruction or workshops as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Master’s degree in a humanities field

·         Experience in working in interdisciplinary humanities environments

·         Demonstrated familiarity with research aims of the digital humanities

·         Demonstrated record of effective project or program management

·         Strong written/oral communication skills

Desired qualifications

·         PhD in a humanities field

·         Demonstrated experience developing and administering programs, events, and collaborative research projects, including experience in grant development

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email, phone number). Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF document via email only to Michael Simeone, Search Chair <>. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2014, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

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ASU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See A background check is required for employment.


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